Saturday, December 18, 2010

Diapers and Wings and win a copy of You’ll Lose the Baby Weight (And OTHER LIES About Pregnancy and Childbirth)

‘Tis the Season for giving……. a Baby Shower! Popular blogger and author, Dawn Meehan helped host a baby shower for Wings as she launched her latest book: You’ll Lose the Baby Weight (And OTHER LIES About Pregnancy and Childbirth) . Here’s a quick Flip Clip of Dawn discussing her new book.

For those of you who may not know about Wings (women in need growing stronger), it’s a great charity based in the suburbs of Chicago. As full disclosure, I am on the Leadership Advisory Board. This non-profit provides a much needed Safe House in the suburbs along with transitional homes and programs to help women who are fleeing from domestic violence to get a new start in life. There are some babies in the Safe House now so they need diapers, formula and other items. Many of the attendees for this latest event brought along some great donations for the Baby Shower. As you think about ways to give during this holiday season, please keep Wings in mind. Donations don’t even have to be monetary. If you are cleaning your closet as a New Year’s resolution, please think about donating your clothes to Wings which will either give the items directly to those in the Safe House and transitional homes or generate revenue by selling the items at the Wings retail stores. Also, please consider doing some of your Christmas shopping at the resale stores. Great gifts at much lower prices. Click here for the locations.

Beth Engelman, (aka mommy-on-a-shoestring and a supporter of Wings), wrote a great column for Pioneer Press/SunTimes Media about crafting with a purpose for the holiday season. She gives instructions on how to decorate onesies with a stamp pad. She donated some beautiful onesies to the babies in the Safe House.

Please share your stories about the most memorable baby shower you attended. Any tips on home made gifts? Are you a Dawn Meehan fan? Leave a comment and you will be entered to win an autographed copy of Dawn’s book!


  1. I would love to win a copy of Dawn's books. I have been following her blog for a couple of years. She is truly an inspiration and hilarious to boot.

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  3. Dawn Meehan rocks! I'd love to win this book! Thank you for the contest!

  4. Most Memorable shower. . . my very good friend who had waited for years to have this baby suddenly had her water break the day before the shower. I believe she was just about 28 weeks so they did what they could to delay deliver. She "attended" her shower via speaker phone and her husband, shy, quiet guy did all the Mama's games . . . it was great. And Baby did well and is now a healthy happy grade schooler. Love Dawn and love to have her book, I'm recently unemployed and trying not to spend money on unnecessary things, but here I am with a little time to read!

  5. I would love to win a copy of the book. My most memorable baby shower was one where we each brought a bead and made a bracelet for mom to wear in labor to remind her of our love and support. It was really touching.
    dnahamp at gmail dot com

  6. I love Dawn!!! She is totally real and "everyday"!!! She doesnt put a front up and is pretty "frank" when it comes to her "personal" life. She is such an inspiration to women. She is amazing raising those six "babies" by herself and still having a positive attitude about it.
    I would love to win a copy of Dawn's new book!! She is great and I totally cracked up reading her first book!! I told My husband that he should even read it!! LOL

    Thanks so much!
    shopgirl2u2000 at yahoo dot com

  7. I want it, I want it! She is great...followed her blog since Pokemon cards....she is an amazing woman.

    Thank you
    Kris Roach (

  8. I too love Dawn's blog. I appreciate her writing style and the way she shares her parenting highs and lows with her readers. I LOVED her first book, and am very interested in reading her 2nd book as well.

    Memorable shower: We had a shower for 2 co-workers who were pregnant for the 1st time and due 1 week apart. Their husbands "competed" in a timed competition---who could "appropriately" put a diaper on 3 dolls within 2 minutes. SOOOO funny to watch them struggling with the diapers. :)

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