October Baby- A Coming of Age Film (Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

Have you ever felt like you were unwanted or you were out of place? I know I have many times. I grew up in a family where love was not all that present on the maternal side. As a teenager, that left me asking a lot of questions about my life, my faith, my family, and where my place was in this world.

Today I watched October Baby and I immediately connected with that movie. The movie is one of finding your way in the world, learning to forgive those who have wronged you, and also learning to accept God’s forgiveness from mistakes in your past.

If you are someone who has suffered the loss of a child, have had an abortion, has adopted a child — you should see this movie. It is very moving. Make sure to grab a box of tissues to keep beside you as you watch.

During the movie, all I could think of are all the children who go through life asking the question — doesn’t anybody love me? I think that is why I am so adamant on making sure my own children  know that they are loved beyond a shadow of a doubt.

We are giving away the movie and the novel!

We are giving away a Blu-ray copy of October Baby and a copy of the novel to one reader here at 5 Minutes for Mom. While watching the movie with your family, you can use this handy study guide to ask questions. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second videoon how to enter!

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I received a copy of October Baby to watch in order to write my review. All opinions listed are my own.



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1 Jessica September 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I write notes to him for his lunch box.

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2 Jill Robson September 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I used to do that until he informed me that wasn’t cool anymore, sniff, sniff, they grow up way to fast, but i grapple him into a hug as often as possible.
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3 Elizabeth September 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I tell them often with words. But I also let them know how important the time we spend together is to me, that being with them makes it very special. We keep family time a priority.

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4 Rachel September 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm

This movie was filmed in my city (Birmingham) by some friends of mine. It’s excellent! I’m so glad you guys are giving it away.
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5 Whitney L September 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Taking time to listen and play one on one with them. Time is everything to children.

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6 Bonnie Way September 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Every night before bed, I say “Mommy loves you!” I also say it when we say goodbye, but I want to make sure they hear it at least once a day. :)
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7 Stephanie Hanes September 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I tell my kids every day “I love you!” :)
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8 Tish September 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I tell my children both all the time how much I love them and how proud of them I am (they are 5 and 3). When we are away from each other whether it be while I’m running errands alone or when they are in school at church, I let them know how much I missed them while we weren’t together. We also give LOTS of hugs and kisses! I can’t get enough of their sweet little faces!!!

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9 Adrienne Gordon September 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

hug them every night

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10 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I spend as much time as I can listening to what they have to say!

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11 lana September 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm

send a text message

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12 Elena September 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I tell him that I love him every day

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13 Jenny September 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I always tell them how much I love them.

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14 Jennifer Rote September 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm

tell him and show him daily

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15 Kimberly September 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I tell my children often that I love them. And I try to make a point of spending time with them every day. They value time with me above anything else.
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16 Shannon Baas September 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I tell them so.

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17 ANGEL JACKLYN September 13, 2012 at 11:27 pm

TELL THEM EVERYDAY!

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18 Chelsea September 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm

tell them I love them as much as possible

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19 renee walters September 14, 2012 at 12:26 am

I tell them that I love them every day! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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20 Debbie September 14, 2012 at 12:45 am

My daughter lives 6000 miles away. I try and do one of the following: send her an e-mail message, a what’s app message, facebook message or call her everyday.

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21 Susan P. September 14, 2012 at 1:47 am

6,000 miles away – OMG! You must miss her so much.

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22 Susan P. September 14, 2012 at 1:46 am

Well, let’s see… really talking to them as if they know what they are doing (which they do), making lunch for both girls every day of 4 years of high school (they were not in high school at the same time), volunteering at school a lot, driving to bring things that were forgotten, buying tickets for us to a play that she really really wants to see even though I may hate it, and telling them I love them no matter what – as in unconditionally.

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23 Nichole September 14, 2012 at 7:32 am

I tell all of the I love them and look for the thing I know each on loves to do and encourage it. Even if it is silly to someone else. It matters most to them.

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24 Kathy Stevenson September 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

I tell them all the time that I love them no matter what!

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25 Stephanie September 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

i tell them i love them everyday

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26 Valerie Taylor Mabrey September 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

Always tell them and always have snuggle time before bed
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27 April Brenay September 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

I always kiss my boys goodnight :)

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28 Margaret Rogers September 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

There is no more direct way than just telling them. I try to tell my children every single day how much I love them!
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29 edq143 September 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I tell them every day

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30 Leslie W September 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I tell her “good morning sunshine!’ every morning & “I love you sweet pea” everynight. Through out the day both me and my daughter like to say “hey, guess what? I love you so so much!” it makes us both laugh and smile.

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31 Kimberly B. September 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I try to spend time with them individually and listen to what they’re feeling or if they just want to talk.

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32 HappyMomC September 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I tell her that and assure her that I’m there for her.

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33 Vickie Couturier September 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm

tell them an show them everyday in many different ways

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34 Jessica Rose September 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I dont have any kids, but when I do I’ll soo tell them that I love em every day

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35 Suzanne September 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I tell them I love them every night before they go to sleep.

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36 Miranda Ward September 15, 2012 at 2:10 am

I tell them I love them all the time and encourage them to be better people and to help the world

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37 BusyWorkingMama September 15, 2012 at 8:42 am

I tell her she is always in my heart.
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38 Brandi September 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Hugs and kisses every day

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39 maria September 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

actually listen! :) active listening and communication are key. thanks!

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40 Melissa P. September 16, 2012 at 1:36 am

I tell him with lots of hugs and kisses.

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41 Andrew Smith September 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm
42 Maryann September 18, 2012 at 12:40 am

I tell them I Love Them every day and every night

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43 Daniel M September 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

tuck them in with love & kisses every night

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44 PinkySwayers September 19, 2012 at 5:31 am

I tell her that I love her every day. Thanks for the giveaway!

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45 christal c w September 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

I try to stay involved in all they do as well as tell them I love them on the phone and when they leave

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46 Ashley S September 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I spend quality time with them

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47 Tamar September 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Positive reinforcement, and lots of hugs/kisses.

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48 Christine September 20, 2012 at 1:34 am

I always tell them how much I love them.
Thanks for the chance!

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49 Heather Hayes Panjon September 20, 2012 at 9:26 am

LOTS Of Hugs :)

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50 Cindy B September 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I tell them and show them with my actions EVERYDAY

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51 april yedinak September 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Whenever someone leaves the house, hands up the phone or goes to bed at night we all always say ‘I Love You’

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52 Robyn L September 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

put notes in their lunch bags

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53 vera September 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I give one on one time with each of my kids, I tell them every day with words and I show them with my actions.

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54 Kristina G September 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

Every night I tuck my boys into bed, say our prayers and read a quick Bible story.

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55 Anne N. September 22, 2012 at 1:20 am

When I put her to bed i tell her I love you!

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56 Kathy S September 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I tell them often. I never had that from my mom.

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57 Diane Baum September 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Tell them constantly

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58 corrie September 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

tell them every day. and show it by my actions also

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59 Jennifer September 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I believe time is the best gift you can give someone!

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60 Teresa Thompson September 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm

By telling them and showing them constantly.

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61 Chloe S September 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I tell and show her.
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62 Chelsea M September 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Write little notes telling them how special they are and how much I love them, then leave them around the house for them to find.

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63 DC Jarreau September 25, 2012 at 2:03 am

Always make time for them and show them

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64 Mary Jensen September 25, 2012 at 3:52 am

Plain and simple, I tell them <3

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65 Jill L September 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

I give lots of hugs and make sure to tell them daily that they are loved.

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66 Angela Neynaber September 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

My children know that I love them because I tell them everyday and I make sure to spend one on one time with each of the regularly.

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67 Jason September 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

We like to put notes in their lunches telling them

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68 patricia edwards September 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I don’t have any children, but I would still love to win the movie and book.

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69 Susan Smith September 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I tell her I love her and spend quality time with her

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70 Jodi September 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I tell them every day, several times a day.

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71 Tanya White September 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I show them and tell them everyday how much I love them

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72 Karen September 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Lots of hugs.

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73 Ed Nemmers September 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

We listen and love!

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74 phxbne September 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

tell them each night and before school

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75 kathy pease September 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I tell them I love them daily :)

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76 Robby Rob September 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm

tell them i love them every day and read to them every night

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77 Tammy September 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I always tell my boys that they could not do anything to make me stop loving them I tell them always that I love them

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78 michelle September 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

everyday we give each other butterfly kisses and then see who can hug who the hardest

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79 Tonya Froemel September 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Lots of hugs and kisses every day!

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80 Nicole C. September 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I tell them how much I love them every day!

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81 Erica C. September 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm

I tell them everyday and give them big hugs.

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82 cassandra (rab pom) September 26, 2012 at 12:49 am

I always give lots of hugs and kisses daily!

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83 vikki Billings September 26, 2012 at 12:59 am

I tell my children and grandchildren everyday how much they mean to me and how much I love them!

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84 susan smoaks September 26, 2012 at 5:30 am

everyday i tell my children that i love them with all my heart!

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85 Karen Medlin September 26, 2012 at 5:59 am

lots of hugs and words of encouragement

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86 brenda Elsner September 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

Hugs, kisses, and I love you’s everyday!

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87 Kerrie Mayans September 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

I have four kids and I make sure that I spend at least 15 minutes of one on one time with them listening and talking to them alone without their siblings interupting or bothering us.

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88 Cheryl Reinhardt September 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

HUG THEM AND KISS THEM AND TELL THEM I LOVE THEM!

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89 Jennifer Peaslee September 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm

make sure to tell them!

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90 Jane H September 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I put little notes with her lunch. It’s not all the time, which makes it more exciting for her. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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91 coley r September 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

tell her spend time with her snuggle her

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92 Saver Sara September 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I tell him I love him multiple times a day

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93 Melissa P. September 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I tell them and I make time for them.

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94 Charlene Kuser September 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I listen to their problems and don’t judge them.

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95 Tonya D September 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I make sure I tell him ALL DAY long how much I love and adore him, My family was’int the mushy type and I decided to break the cycle. :)

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96 Carolyn N. September 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Lots of hugs!
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97 Robert Pyszk September 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I give lots of hugs

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98 Laurie Emerson September 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I tell them how much I love them and always tell them how lucky I feel to be their mom.

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99 Laura Unger September 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I always tell them how much I love them, and make sure to have time with them individually each day.

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100 Stacey B September 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I tell him everyday, and often let him choose a special place to go ; his choice

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101 Veronica Garrett September 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm

At bedtime I always talk with them and tell them I love them.

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102 Beverly M September 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I always told my children I loved them when they little. They are all adults now and I still tell them I love them. Thanks.

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103 Sand September 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Tell them constantly!

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