Ever After: Life Lessons Learned in My Castle of Chaos #Giveaway

by Jennifer Donovan

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Wives and moms like to dish. We like to share our troubles and ask for advice and share our successes (sometimes perceived as bragging). Many of us also like to read books or blogs from other women in the trenches, hoping for some sort of connection, cure, or at the very least, encouragement.

Vicki Courtney is awesome at delivering all of the above in her new book Ever After: Life Lessons Learned in My Castle of Chaos. I’ve read one or two of her more serious-minded parenting books. I don’t remember a whole lot about them. I remember the advice was sound and they were easy to read. But in Ever After she’s so funny, warm and relatable that you know you can trust her.

She also writes with experience and perspective under her belt. Though I love to talk with moms and hear from women who are IN the trenches, I sure appreciate that balanced approach that comes from women who have already been there done that. She’s learned from her mistakes, and they are far enough behind her that she’s not timid about sharing. That kind of approach, delivered with humor, makes you want to keep reading.

She tackles all sorts of topics regarding marriage and motherhood including

  • finances
  • being a Proverbs 31 flunkie (or mythbuster)
  • dating your husband
  • sex
  • busyness
  • bully moms
  • beauty

Win it!

One of you can win Ever After: Life Lessons Learned in My Castle of Chaos (U.S. only). Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

Start off by leaving a comment telling me which of the topics above most interest you.

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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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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 drina m. June 24, 2013 at 1:37 am

Dating my husband. It’s hard to remember to make time just for the two of us.

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2 Charlene S June 24, 2013 at 3:24 am

I want to read about busyness.

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3 Laura June 24, 2013 at 4:03 am

dating my husband

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4 Kerrie Mayans June 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

Bully Moms is something I want to read more about.

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5 JR June 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

It sounds like a great book to read and share with others.

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6 Susan Daggett June 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

Busyness is the topic I would be interested in.

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7 Beckey Wolfe June 24, 2013 at 11:36 am

Busyness would be the topic I would select.

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8 Anne June 24, 2013 at 11:36 am

Busyness is ideal. thanks for this chance.

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9 Patricia Wojnar Crowley June 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

Finances interests me most!

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10 Ginny June 24, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Dating the hubby, for sure.

Just to clarify: does leaving a comment here enter us in the contest, or do we need to use Rafflecopter? Thanks!

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11 Brandy W. June 24, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Dating your husband is the topic that interests me the most!

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12 bn100 June 25, 2013 at 2:18 am

busyness sounds interesting

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13 Martha C June 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

I am looking to start a book club this summer and this would be a fun one to start with!

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14 Annette {This Simple Mom} June 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I think I’d like to learn most about what she says about dating your husband and being a flunkie. This has been on my wishlist, so I’m hoping to win!!

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15 Melanie Montgomery June 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

About being a proverbs 31 flunkie

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16 riTa June 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I’m interested in more than one.
Finances; busyness; dating my husband…

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17 Kari June 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Finances and sex

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18 Jessica T June 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Proverbs 31 and sex ;)

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19 Anne Lehnick June 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Finances are something I’m interested in

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20 Jessica To June 29, 2013 at 9:06 am

I want to read about finances.

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21 vickie couturier June 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm

dating my husband

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22 Christine July 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Dating my husband and business.
Thanks for the chance!

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23 Debby Chandler July 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

I would like to learn more about finances

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