Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters {Giveaway}

by Jennifer Donovan

Reading Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters, the impression of author Darlene Brock comes through loud and clear. She’s a smart, driven, caring, and uncompromising mama. If only I could claim all of those labels.

Yes, it’s a book about all that goes into parenting girls, but Brock also gives an informative perspective on many issues of our day: the educational system, feminism, media, marriage and more.

Motherhood is a calling. You can give birth and raise kids and never fully say “yes” to all the job truly entails, but Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters gives you the want to and the know-how to make the most of the time we are given with our daughters with equal measures of pep talk, personal narrative, and awareness-raising.

What are the roles she challenges us to fill as moms?

  • Coach
  • Creative Counselor
  • Time Manager
  • Media Advisor
  • Academic Advocate
  • Professor of Gender Studies
  • Relationship Counselor
  • Sex Ed Teacher
  • Financial Consultant
  • Bodyguard
  • Communications Specialist
  • In-Home Decorator
  • Military Strategist

Some of these are exactly what you might expect, while others will probably cause you to reevaluate some of your gut reactions to situations. I love books that challenge my thinking and yet still leave room for me to process and reach my own conclusions!

We have one copy of Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters to give away. Please leave a comment if you’d like to win. We’ll announce the winner in our May 7 book review giveaway column.

Keep up with Darlene Brock at her blog and learn more about her Grit & Grace Project.

The winner of Confessions of a Scary Mommy is #37 Garrett.



Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Krissi April 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

I would love the book…I have three daughters & am always looking to grow in my parenting!

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2 Mamatha April 23, 2012 at 12:56 am

I would like to have this book!

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3 Carla April 23, 2012 at 1:52 am

I have an 8 year old daughter, would love to read that book.

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4 Victoria Robinson April 23, 2012 at 2:45 am

That sounds like a book I would defintely enjoy. I have 2 daughters 11 yrs going on 20 and 1 yr going on 10! lol. Raising girls can be tough, emotionally!

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5 Kevin Cook April 23, 2012 at 3:24 am

Sure good book i would buy it for my wife, i have two kids..and i think this book could help her..

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6 Marietjie Barrow April 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

I would love to have a copy of this book. My daughters are 5 and 10. They are wonderful kids, they deserve the best mom also.

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7 Rebecca April 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

I would love to win! I have twin girls!

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8 JoannaTopazT April 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

I have one daughter, and my sister has three! Would love to win so I could read and share!

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9 Sue Borowiak April 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

Hi
I would welcome any advice about raising a daughter, even though I am one of three sisters being a mom to a darling tween is quite the challenge.

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10 June April 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

I raised one daughter and three son’s.

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11 Kari April 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

Sounds like a great read! Thanks

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12 Lori D. April 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

I know raising daughter’s was not easy for my mother, I am 1 of 6 girl’s.

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13 samantha w April 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

I have a daughter who I’m pretty sure is gonna have an attitude when she gets older

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14 Christine April 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

I would like to have this book.
Thanks for the chance!

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15 Shelagh April 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds like a great read. I have 2 daughters – a 5 year old and a 10 year old.

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16 Reagan April 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I would love some pointers on being a better mom for my 9 year old daughter!

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17 Nicole R April 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I would LOVE to have a copy…I have 3 kids 10 year old twins (boy & girl) and a 9 year old daughter! So with 2 daughters I need all the help I can get!! :)

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18 Garrett April 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

My sister could relate to this book, she was the only girl in our family.

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19 Tami April 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I have 2 daughters and think I will need all the help I can get! Thanks for the opportunity.

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20 Dawn April 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I need all the help I can get…count me in! I wanna win!

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21 Jeff April 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Good information I’m sure.

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22 Beth April 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

This looks like a wonderful book! I would love a copy.

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23 Susan April 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

This sounds like a wonderful book, tackling some of today’s parenting/teen issues.

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24 Liz April 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Definitely have a friend in need of this book. Thanks for giveaway.

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25 HappyMomC April 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I would love to win this for my two daughters!

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26 nadia April 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

i would love to win this book.. i have a son and i so truly deeply madly want a daughter now.. this book can help me prepare in advance :)

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27 Salena Council April 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Hi Darlene, I would love to have a copy of this book. I am raising three daughters, well my oldest is 22, and I have two younger daughters and always welcome advice, comments and tidbits from other mothers. I just feel and
believe this book would be very beneficial, since now have to play both mom and dad due to the loss of their father back in June 2011. They’re coping better, but I feel I need that little something extra. Lastly, I look on the sunny side of life, in the event I don’t win this wonderful giveaway, I will most definitely purchase the book! Besides May 7th is my fathers birthday, and May 8th is mine..lol it would be a Birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day type of celebration for me! haha

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28 Joy April 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I would love this book :)

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29 Kelly April 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I really need this book….my tween is 11 going on 16!! At this point I need all the help and advice I can get, before I’m sent off somewhere!!

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30 Lori April 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I have 2 daughters and they are very different. I would love this book to get good advice.

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31 Carolyn April 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Need all the help I can get! :)

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32 martha c April 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Would love this book to help me through the teens….and know of a bunch of friends to share it with.

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33 Natalia April 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Would like to win, thank you!

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34 John April 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Great book, I’d like to win it.

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35 Stephanie April 24, 2012 at 12:12 am

I’d love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway

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36 Mary Preston April 24, 2012 at 6:07 am

What a fabulous book, invaluable thank you.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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37 Angela E. April 24, 2012 at 8:14 am

I know I would enjoy reading this book, I am the only daughter with three brothers.

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38 LaVonne April 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I think this looks like a great book. I have one daughter.

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39 Chuck April 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

My wife & I have two daughter’s, both grown.

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40 Maria K April 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

LOL…oh man! What great timing! Even if I don’t win the book, I will definitely go out and purchase this one. A little guidance on helping both my daughter and myself survive? these years would be awesome. She is going to be 10 in June and I feel like we never see eye to eye anymore. Raising a daughter so far hasn’t been exactly like I thought it would be :-)

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41 Van April 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I could give this book also to my Mom for Mothers Day.

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42 Jen April 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I think if I don’t win, I will be looking into getting this book anyways. I have 4 girls, youngest is 6, oldest is 16. Life is never dull here, if anything, I’d like to be reassured I’m not alone

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43 Allyson L April 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I am the mother of a 15yo girl and I think this book sounds fabulous! Would love to win it!

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44 Tammy Gordon April 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Would love to win this!

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45 Don April 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

Good one for my sister being’s she is the only girl.

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46 Linda Kinsman April 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

I would love this book as well. With a 13 and 9 yr. old, I am always open to new parenting ideas and help. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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47 Kimberly April 26, 2012 at 9:13 am

This would come in handy. I like to read books that have solid advice.

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48 Jennifer N April 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

I would love to read this book as I am “in the trenches” of raising two daugthers. A blessing and a challenge as I desire them to be girls who love the Lord and serve Him wholly!

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49 Idaho Jill April 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I have a 5 year old daughter and would love to win this!

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50 Tia April 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I would love to win this book!
nhmummab at comcast.net

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51 Lisa R April 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I have a daughter who is 11 and can use this book

Sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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52 Angie April 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

I have two daughters and we could really benefit from this.

Thanks!

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53 Caitlin McClure April 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’d love this

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54 Susan Smith April 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Sounds like a great book

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55 Mary A April 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I’m sure my dd would use this as she has a daughter of her own now.

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56 brandy c April 29, 2012 at 8:02 pm

As a feminist expecting a daughter any day, this sounds like a great book

bcmama2012[at[yahoo.com

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57 Angela W April 30, 2012 at 4:52 am

I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

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58 Tonya Dean April 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm

My daughter is 14 and I swear from a different planet! I don’t understand her at all and it drives me nuts.

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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59 shelby May 1, 2012 at 12:07 am

would love the win this

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60 tamar May 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

Sounds informative. Thanks for the giveaway.

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61 Tabitha Walker May 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

I would love to win this book. I have a daughter and very strong willed child and this would help me to see what good she has in her. Any info about raising a daughter would really help.

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62 Carol Rodriguez May 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I would love to get a copy of this book. I am always feeling ill equipped when it comes to raising my daughter, like I’m not doing the best job that I can. A book like this one would definitely come as a blessing. Thank you.

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63 Roxann Clark May 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

this book would enrich our lifes greatly

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64 Valerie Taylor Mabrey May 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

i would ,like to win
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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65 Tina May 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I was blessed to hear Darlene interviewed on moody radio. What a transparent sister in Christ with wonderful wisdom on raising daughters! She sounds like someone I would love to have as a friend!

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66 Ed Nemmers May 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Yes, I woulds love to win!

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67 James Coyne May 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I would love to win

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68 shirley pebbles May 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I would love to win this. Thanks

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69 shawna May 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I have two daughter’s and can use all the help I can get.

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70 Erin E May 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I would love to win this book. I have a 9 month old girl, and another little girl due 2 months from today! Oy! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Erin E
busymom369 at gmail dot com

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71 Gianna May 6, 2012 at 12:14 am

I’d love to win for my four daughters.

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72 DanV May 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

It would be great to read this

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73 Karen Gonyea May 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I would LOVE to win this :)

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74 valencia williams May 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I would love this book I have a 5 month daughter and I am lost when it comes to why she do the things she do.

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75 Kat Emerick May 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I would love to win this for my daughter.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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76 tamra childers May 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

i would love to have this book

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