Thursday, April 17, 2008

Review & Giveaway: Quarterback Dad

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is Danielle of Searching for Sanity.
Congratulations!

I recently had the opportunity to read the book Quarterback Dad by Bobby Mercer and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The book is written using many football terms which Dads will find themselves relating to. The Dad is called The Quarterback, Mom is The Teammate, and the baby-to-be is Future Star or 1st Round Draft Pick. It's written in a very simple yet humorous tone that even Mommies will find entertaining.

From the book: "You've just signed a new star player to your home team - but are you really ready for kickoff? With Quarterback Dad, you can suit up and take the field with the cool competence of an All Star! From learning the plays to clinching the playoffs, you'll triumph every yard of the way."

But it's more than entertaining, it's informative. This book talks about everything from the moment you find out the exciting news, to shopping for the nursery, morning sickness, baby showers, dealing with mood swings, delivery, nursing, talking to the pediatrician, and everything else involved with a brand new baby. And it's all delivered (so to speak) in a way that guys can understand. How cool is that?

How would you like a copy for yourself? To enter, just stop by Quarterback Dad's official site before April 23rd then come back and mention one newborn/toddler tip listed there. That's it! A random winner will be selected and notified on April 24th. The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, just subscribe to my feed and/or mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Quarterback Dad. Please let me know if you're doing the extra credit so I can make sure you're entered properly. Also, don't forget to leave a way to contact you in case you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide. Good luck!

53 comments:

Steph said...

One QB Dad tip in dealing with toddler temper tantrums is to stay calm and ignore the outburst.

pcbdolphins said...

I would love the chance to read this

Shannon said...

Spend time with her in your arms.

Lesha said...

Sounds great! :)

dwarzel said...

Keep romance alive after a newborn...easier said than done, but very true.

windycindy said...

What a cute concept to a book! I see he was a coach for many years and has applied some of that knowledge in his book. One tip is gives is the ability to cajole! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
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mverno said...

can't wait to peruse this one

Mary_Freebies said...

"You cannot spoil a child with too much love."
Mom would disagree! :)

Mary_Freebies == internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

Lilith Silvermane said...

Change diapers- Keep a scoreboard. Someone will do this more often due to circumstance, but definatly keep up with your end!

I love this giveaway. My best friend is due in July, and I'd love to give this to her big football, bass playing boyfriend. Something he can relate to!

Toasters said...

"I don't respond to that tone of voice."

LINDALSHOT said...

Keep romance alive after a newborn...

Tara said...

Keep romance alive after a newborn. Ya. Right. :)

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angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

LOLOL MY favorite.. as Connor's dad needs help with this one..

stay calm during a temper tantrum.

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aBookworm said...

Interesting! I'm blogging it tomorrow.

Thanks,
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Anita said...

Keep romance alive after a newborn.

Also, I subscribe to your feed!

chromiumman said...

You cannot spoil a child with too much love

goalmom said...

Never forget - You only get one chance to raise a child.

Sharon said...

'Turn off the TV, close the laptop, and listen to your kids'
This holds true for all kids of all ages...great advice!
Thanks

Kari said...

My husband would enjoy this!!

Ginny said...

Remove her from an audience

Danielle said...

I have to remind myself to ""STAY CALM" all the time!
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Danielle said...

Subscriber!
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Jessica said...

This would be great for my husband because he loves football! My favorite is "Talk to your little one. She will hear you and she will grow to understand what you are saying." which is so true and a very important thing to do.

quiltingreader said...

"You cannot spoil a child with too much love."

cdrury said...

you cannot spoil a child with too much love - as a psychotherapist I would be out of business if this was followed more carefully!!!! well not out of business but I would have a lot less!

K.Cleaver said...

One of the tips for dealing with Temper Tantrums is, in your sweetest voice, simply say "I don't respond to that tone of voice."

Princess Golden Hair said...

I know a new baby tires you but gosh knows I can use some romance. I think that's a great tip

idahomom said...

Looks like interesting reading. Thanks for the chance.

Erica G said...

Hold her in your arms

RoyalCheryl said...

Sounds like a great read. I know the best thing you can do, is to always tell your kids you Love them. It doesn't matter how old they are. Thanks for the giveaway.

blueviolet said...

Stay calm.

Thanks for the contest!

kaylee8 said...

Never give in!

Bobbye said...

A toddler tip that should be remembered even as they get older is to "stay calm". Having teens as well I try to remember to stay calm! LOL

Anonymous said...

"I don't respond to that tome of voice."

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Brittany Rebello said...

"You cannot spoil a child with too much love."

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jaydonco1 said...

"Learn a couple songs to soothe your savage beast. Music will work wonders to calm your star".

Jinxy & Me said...

Stay calm during a temper tantrum

Anonymous said...

Sound good...

klp1965 said...

please enter me :)

Timster said...

One QB Dad tip in dealing with toddler temper tantrums is to stay calm and ignore the outburst.

masonsgranny59 said...
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masonsgranny59 said...

sounds great!:)

purango said...

Spend quiet time with her in your arms. You cannot spoil a child with too much love. garrettsambo@aol.com

Taryn said...

"Change diapers. I suggested a scoreboard to keep track of who changes how many. I am competitive and would have tried to win! One person will probably change more because of circumstances, but share the wealth when possible."

dolls123 said...

NEVER give in

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Brooke said...

You can't give em too much love.

Susanne said...

You cannot spoil a child with too much love.

Anonymous said...

Love the movie that partially was bed upon the book. However, turn off the tv,dvd player, laptop; and simply devote your time, undivided attention to the most priceless gift you have received, your child.

lilyk said...

Spend quiet time with her in your arms. You cannot spoil a child with too much love. I subscribed to your feed.

peekab00 said...

10. Spend quiet time with her in your arms. You cannot spoil a child with too much love.

calgirl said...

Tip when tantrums occur they are put on the sidelines until they can continue.

calgirl said...

Tip when tantrums occur they are put on the sidelines until they can continue.

Ivan Girl said...

yay, i love this book. definitely would love to own a copy..:)

subscribed to your feed as well. :)