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PARENT AT THE HELM’S April Book Giveaway!

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The lucky winner of April’s giveaway will receive a copy of Laura Brodie’s beautiful  new book, Love in a Time of Homeschooling: A Mother and Daughter’s Uncommon Year. This hardcover book, valued at $25.99, is, as Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls wrote, “…funny, heart cracking, and ultimately profoundly educational.”

I was moved to write of the book: “After decades of immersion in the modern homeschooling movement, I am convinced that love is vital to its successful practice, an ingredient ignored by homeschooling’s critics and sometimes lost by practitioners in a search for the perfect curriculum, textbook, or field trip. Laura Brodie shines a spotlight on love as an essential ingredient, creating a well-earned space on all homeschoolers’ bookshelves and, optimistically, on the bookshelves of all parents.” Linda Dobson

If you’d like the book on your shelf, here’s your opportunity to go for it!

Contest Details

CONTEST DEADLINE: April 30, 2010; 11:59PM (EDT)


To enter, submit a comment on the PARENT AT THE HELM April Giveaway blog article. You are allowed one entry with the exception of BLOGGERS: I know your pain! [g]! Blog about this giveaway, include the link to your post in your comment, and you will receive an extra entry in the contest as a thank you for all of your hard work! PARENT AT THE HELM is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to receive entry information by PARENT AT THE HELM on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any Web site or at any combination of these.

WINNER SELECTION: The winner shall be selected using’s “Randomizer” on the morning of May 1, 2010.

ODDS OF WINNING: You’ve got great odds! Odds are determined by the number of entries received.

OBTAINING YOUR PRIZE: We will contact winner by email only. PARENT AT THE HELM will make a reasonable effort to contact you on the day you are determined as winner, but we are not responsible for misdirected notification because of problems with the e-mail address you provide to us. If we cannot reach you, you may be disqualified, with an alternate winner selected. In addition, a winner who does not comply with the Official Rules will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as “undeliverable” will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

CONDITIONS: Your participation binds you to these official rules. By participating, you waive any right to claim ambiguity of said rules. All decisions regarding this contest, including, but not limited to, selecting winners, will be made by PARENT AT THE HELM. That decision is final. As winner you are solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes.

ANNOUNCING THE PRIZE WINNER: We’ll let you know who won on this blog after the May 1, 2010, drawing.

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33 Responses to “PARENT AT THE HELM’S April Book Giveaway!”

  1. Kimberly Sharpe-Slag says:

    I love this blog and post from it all the time on Florida Unschoolers!

  2. Chanda says:

    Love all the great info on this blog!

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  4. Erin says:

    Sounds like a great book! Would love to add it to my bookshelf.

  5. Arwen says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  6. Ann Clay says:

    Love this blog, love Linda, love homeschooling!

  7. Kim H says:

    I love this website!

  8. Thank you, ladies, both for your nice comments and for being here. I wish all of you the best of luck!

  9. Amy G says:

    I would love to win this book!

  10. Christina T says:

    Sounds like a good book! Excited to have found this site!

  11. Dawn B says:

    I am SO glad to have found this site!

  12. Hi, ladies,

    I'm glad you found Parent at the Helm, too – welcome aboard, and GOOD LUCK! Linda

  13. Wendy D says:

    Sounds like a great book; I'd sure love to win it!

  14. Deborah in IL says:

    I love your current endeavor here. And there's always room for one more book!

  15. Laura T. says:

    Thank you for such a neat website and an opportunity to own a great book!

  16. Dawn says:

    Love your blog and your book!

  17. Dr. Pipher has figured out that homeschooling can not just revive Ophelia, but save her from drowning in the first place.

  18. Shari DeVoogd says:

    I just found this site and am new to homeschooling. So, excited to start this journey with my family and glad I found this blog to help me!


  19. Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far…won't be long now! A special welcome to Shari, both to Parent at the Helm AND homeschooling…we look forward to hearing more from you!

  20. Jodi says:

    Looks great!

  21. Abby says:

    I look forward to the chance to read this book – and maybe even add it to our collection!

  22. Marian says:

    Just found your site, thanks to Home Education Mag's FB page. I could spend all day here, thank you for so much information!

  23. shadowspring says:

    Same here! i navigated over from Home Education Magazine (the web site, not the facebook page). Great site. Glad I found it.

  24. Ann says:

    Looks like a sweet book.


  25. This book looks GREAT! Thanks for the chance to win. 😀

  26. Juliana says:

    Would love to read this book and be able to pass it on to other homeschoolers in my area. Thanks for the chance to win a free book! I love books! So do our kids…hmmm

  27. Kirsten says:

    Always love your work! Thanks for clearing the path!

  28. Would love to have this to add to our lending library.

  29. Terri G says:

    I would love to give this book to my best friend. I am without daughters, sniff, sniff.

  30. Meadow R. says:

    I am a mother of two energetic boys and I hope to start homeschooling this year. This sounds like a very intresting book to read! We live in a rual area and there is not very many homeschoolers that are close to talk to about this very big step in our life. Glad I found this on FB.

  31. Hi, Meadow R! The April book giveaway is closed, so I added you to May's – I hope that's alright with you.

    WELCOME to the wonderful world of homeschooling! We're glad you found Parent at the Helm, too, and hope we can assist as your family begins this terrific learning and living adventure! Please consider signing up for RSS feed, email feed, Twitter and/or follow the blog on Networked Blogs – Welcome aboard! Linda

  32. Katherine A says:

    Thank you for your website. Please enter me.

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