Sending Love. Book giveaway!

by singlemomseeking on June 4, 2009


First, the winners of 113 Things to Do by 13, chosen by


Ria from My Mommy Manual

Coach Dad from Coach Blogger. Congrats to you three!


Ready for another great book giveaway?

In the midst of packing, I’ve been going through our favorite single parent books. When M was a baby, it was hard to find books about families like ours. Fortunately, that’s changing — especially for kids 10-and-under.

A couple of my favorites, which are currently deep in boxes:

Who’s in a Family?, by Robert Skutch, an illustrated paperback with a page in the back for kids to draw;

and Love Is a Family by Roma Downey, about Family Fun Night at school, in which the daughter is positive that she and her mom will be the weirdest family there.

But I’m always on the look out for a new angle on the single parent family — and at last! I’ve found a new book I love: Sending Love, My “Different-Functional” Family.


When Lori Hilliard’s book Sending Love came in the mail, M dove right in and read it from cover to cover. As we noted at Singlemommyhood recently, Lori tells the story through the eyes of her five-year old son, Joshua. The illustrations are actually photographs of Lori’s family, and the story is very real.

“‘Different functional’ is a beautiful reality: just because a family is ‘different,’ this does not mean that something is wrong,” explains Lori.

Now, how about that contest? Lori is sending books to three of you!

What do you need to do?

Leave a comment about how your own family is “different functional.” Ready, set, go….


P.S. You can always order Sending Love here, too.

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