GIVEAWAY: This is Your Book!

You’ve seen baby books before. Maybe you’ve even made a scrapbook for your kid. But you’ve never seen a book like this. It’s modern, beautiful, and full of unique prompts about pop culture and what a latte cost when your kid was born – it’s a baby book even a dad would love to fill out. Our friend and her husband created this book for their kid, and now it’s available for your kids too. This Is Your Book: A fill-in journal for all the things that happened when you were a baby was designed by this dad and graphic artist when he couldn’t find a fill-in journal that captured all of the things he wanted to share with his newborn daughter about her start in this life.

The best part about This Is Your Book is the personal questions like, “your hair was this color” and the pop-culture prompts like “a thirty-second commercial during the Super Bowl cost…” You can check out the author, Ryan Maconochie’s site, for even more glimpses inside.

Today we are giving one lucky Prudent Mama a copy of This Is Your BookRead on to see how to enter for a chance to win a copy…

To enter for a chance to win a copy of This Is Your Bookleave a comment telling us what the headlines were the day your baby was born. Out of curiosity I looked mine up and it read, Monkeys as Helpers to Quadriplegics at Home. Who knows what you will find?

For extra entries, share the giveaway of facebook or twitter, follow author Ryan Maconochie Facebook and/or Twitter and leave an additional comment each time letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. You can enter from now until October 17th.

Yup, that’s the author himself and his little girl. Cuteness overload!




most of my lil one's was very sad (the war in Iraq) so this was the least depressing one * In the largest bank failure in U.S. history, federal regulators seized Washington Mutual Thursday and struck a deal to sell the bulk of its operations to J.P. Morgan Chase for 1.9 billion dollars.

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This wasn't the only thing happening this day, I'm quite sure, but it's sure the most fun to think about explaining to my six-month old when he's older: "Eva Longoria Has Wardrobe Malfunction on David Lettermans Show"


"Earth hour 2010 is Saturday, March 27, 2010"
Apparently people around the world were conserving energy the day our baby girl was born! I love this! (Although I'm glad our hospital did not observe Earth Hour!)


Well I am pregnant with my first so I am hoping for a good headline! Mine was "Pres Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil" (1979)


No babies at our house, but my own headline was delightful: Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win an Academy Award as best actor. And my mom loved Sidney Poitier, so that's quite nice.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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On Feb. 8, 2010, the headline in New Orleans read, 'Amen! After 43 years our prayers are answered.'" This was because the Saints won the Super Bowl the night before.


The headlines on the day my daughter was born were all much the same (in the US anyway) "Obama Sworn in as 44th President." She was born January 21, 2009! My son was born July 25, 2004, and all of his headlines seem to have been about the 9/11 commission reports or the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. No wonder I didn't watch the news while I was pregnant with him!


New York Transit Strike Enters Second Day… not very exciting stuff for Dec in 2005! One on the way though so we'll see what happens!


My son's read "Terror Attacks Spike in Afghanistan, Pakistan" hmm…. not the most uplifting news day I guess. 4/28/10. I LOVE THIS BOOK and can't wait to buy it for the next baby shower I'm going to!


I haven't had a kid so no headlines, I hope when I have one it will be something funny.

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com


September 14, 1981: "Top Scientology Officials Removed From Church"
My first baby is due in January…perfect timing for this book!


This book sounds so cool! I can't find the exactly headline, but I'm pretty sure is was about the Egyptian Revolt. (1/25/11)

Retweeting now!


My baby hasn't come yet… so I used MY birthday… "Rainfall Snarls Traffic and Drenches Crowds" – 6.30.84! That would NOT make headlines in the NY Times these days!


I couldn't figure out how to look up what the headline was for that day, but it might have been "Blizzard coming" because the next day we got 19" of snow!


I liked on FB! Another headline was: Nurses Face Edict: Off With the Caps
Poor British nurses.
(oh yea, my babe's not here until February, so this is news 6/24/86)

Life with the Olsens

There's an app for that, too? The Catholic tradition of saying the rosary goes high tech, with online prayer groups and software applications tailored for the iPhone, reports the Wall Street Journal.
4.2.10 Good Friday…


Well my little guy isn't here yet, but out of curiosity I looked up my date (1/19/1981): "United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity." Huh, I never knew that happened on my birth date


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