October Baby- A Coming of Age Film (Giveaway)

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.


  1. Elizabeth says

    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.

  2. Tish says

    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!!!

  3. Debbie says

    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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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.

  6. Leslie W says

    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.

  7. Chelsea M says

    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.

  8. Angela Neynaber says

    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.

  9. Kerrie Mayans says

    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.

  10. Jane H says

    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.

  11. Beverly M says

    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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