Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More -- Win a Copy!


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More has arrived! People have been asking for a Chicken Soup book about twins and multiples for many years, and it has finally been delivered. I am honored to have coauthored this book with the Chicken Soup for the Soul series founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. This newest book is a collection of heartwarming and hilarious stories from parents of “twins and more,” and from multiples themselves, filled with time-tested advice from those who have “been there, done that.” Twins mom and CNN journalist Soledad O’Brien lends her hearty recommendation to this book, saying “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More is funny and moving, insightful and inspiring. Life with twins is a chaotic, wonderful, joyful experience -- and this book captures it perfectly!”

Inside Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More, you’ll read about:

• A mother of newborn twins, desperate for “nap time,” who tossed an expensive ham over the fence to keep the neighbor’s barking dog from waking her twins
• Toddler twins who escaped from the bath and led their mother on a naked chase around the neighborhood, until one of the twins crouched on the neighbor’s lawn and used it as a toilet
• International singing twins who convinced villagers in Papua New Guinea that multiples are a blessing, not a cultural curse
• A frustrated mother of triplet girls who got great advice from the cable repairman: Toilet train them one at a time by setting up a competition that included stickers and mommy's “potty dance”
• The new mother who was so sleep-deprived that she panicked over how she would tell her twins apart after their hospital bracelets were removed, forgetting that they were a boy and a girl

These days, it’s hard not to see twins or multiple children smiling back at us from every television screen and glossy magazine. From Jon & Kate Plus 8 to Angelina Jolie, twins and multiples are bounding into our lives from all corners. In fact, according to The Nemours Foundation, between 1980 and 2004 the number of twin births increased by 70 percent. And during the same time span, the number of births involving three or more babies quadrupled. It’s no wonder that people are fascinated by the world of twins!

If you’d like to win a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More, simply leave a comment on this post with the name(s) of a famous twin or parents of twins. For additional optional entries:

2) Put a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is at the top, right side of this page.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

3) Tweet this giveaway on Twitter or post it on your blog. Leave a comment with your Twitter name or a link to the post.

4) Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS or as a Follower on Blogger. Leave a comment with your subscription method.

A winner will be randomly selected from the qualified entries on Friday, March 13, 2009.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to justicecw, who won a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More!



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44 comments:

  1. Oooh, pick me, pick me!! I have two sets of twins! I should be a famous twin mama. Haha!

    Um...how about...Julia Roberts?

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  2. Anonymous12:00 AM

    Jenna and Barbara Bush! Parents are the former President George Bush and Mrs Bush. I really hope I win, because I used to make a living as a child care provider and took care of TWO sets of twins!! Whew!! shadowsangell(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. One famous couple that comes to mind is definitely Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez!


    texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  4. the bushes- didn't angelina jolie just have twins>?

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  5. Julia Roberts is the Mom that comes to mind. I love reading all the Chicken Soup books,great stories
    Thanks
    matternu@aol.com

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  6. I know the women who wrote the Ann Landers and Dear Abby columns were twin sisters.

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  7. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt...

    I have a girlfriend who Needs this book!

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  8. I subscribe via email!

    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  9. Tweeted


    greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)


    http://tinyurl.com/bsc573 Win a copy of Chicken Soup for Twins & More...

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  10. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I would love this book because I have twin boys!

    twincere[at]hotmail.com

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  11. Ally in WA8:43 PM

    Jenna & Barbara Bush


    espressogurl(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Ally in WA8:45 PM

    Email subscriber

    espressogurl(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Michelle Duggar- famous mom of 2 sets of twins. (or is it 3?) --- she's got 18 kids in all.

    I'd like to think I'm famous, but I'm not--- I AM, however, a mom of boy/girl 2 year old twins!

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  14. I would love to win.

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  15. Lisa Marie Presley, Nancy Grace, Michael J. Fox and Robert DeNiro are just a few!

    gidgles@yahoo.com

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  16. My sister in law had 7 lbs twins.

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  17. I have identical twin 5 1/2 year old girls. You can see their pictures at my site.

    But a famous mom of twins would be:
    Jennifer Lopez
    Marcia Cross
    Rebecca Romjin
    Randy Quaid's wife
    Angelina Jolie
    Julia Roberts

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  18. I'm looking forward to reading this! Margaret Thatcher had boy/girl twins.

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  19. I'm now following your blog through blogger.

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  20. Jenna & Barbara Bush. And of course my mom and her twin sister - though maybe they're not on the famous list yet!

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  21. The only one I could think of it George Bush unless you consider John and Kate (from plus 8) although with 2 sets of twins I should be famous! Or how about Angelina Jolie?

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  22. Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  23. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are famous American twins that we all know! I've read other Chicken Soup books in the series and can truthfully say that they are entirely optimistic and exceedingly inspiring and I'd love to read this one!

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  24. I'm a mommy of 5 children including 8 month old twin boys. Marica Cross is one of the more famous twin parents I think of ...

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  25. Mario and Aldo Andretti.

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  26. Anonymous6:27 PM

    Morgan and Paul Hamm

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  27. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

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  28. The Olsen twin...the bush twins.

    charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Bridgette Boyd10:46 PM

    I also subscribed to email updates!

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  30. sara m10:01 AM

    the twins from the show sister, sister come to mind!! and my daugther just had twin boys so this would be perfect for her! samarcy59@yahoo.com

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  31. How about Arnold Schwarenegger and Danny Devito in the movie Twins?!!? :) That was funny! The Olsen twins come to mind too! My friend is pregnant with twins so this would be perfect for her. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  32. I am a follower. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  33. Tammie12:07 PM

    Does the movie 'Twins' count? - because I have a pair that were not, shall we say, matched in heaven?!?! :)

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  34. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are the parents of Twins.

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  35. Did you know Alanis Morissette has a twin brother named Wade? Well, "You Oughta Know"! (groan)

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  36. The Olsen Twins, Mary Kate and Ashley. I want to win this, my friends Matt and Robin has just had triplets and will bring them home in about a month. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  37. Jenna and Barbara Bush..

    I'm also a mother of twins. Please enter me :)

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  38. Julia Roberts has twins.

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  39. I subscribed by email.

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  40. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are the first famous twins that came to mind! Thanks for the giveaway!

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