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Book Review and Giveaway: My Mommy’s on a Business Trip

Posted May 16 2009 10:12pm

As the economy worsens and unemployment grows, more and more moms are returning to the workplace to make ends meet. Sometimes, that means they must go out of town on business trips, leaving the children at home with their father, grandparents or other caregiver. Needless to say, this separation can be difficult for a child to understand, especially if her mommy has never left home before.

The children’s book, My Mommy’s on a Business Trip, by Phaedra Cucina, is a wonderful way to open up a conversation with your child about an upcoming trip or to help her understand your absence while you’re gone. The book features a little girl whose mother has gone on a business trip. Although her mom gave her a big hug and kiss when she left, and calls every night, the little girl still misses her! The book talks about what Mommy might be doing on her trip, like riding on trains or flying in planes, staying in a hotel and eating out. It also explains that Mommy works to help their family and that it makes her happy! Best of all, this book assures children that their traveling mother loves them very much and always comes back! As a bonus, there are maps of the United States and the world at the end of the book so you can show your children where you’re going or have been.

My Mommy’s on a Business Trip was featured in the February/March 2009 issue of Working Mother Magazine as a Top Pick for Children’s Books. This beautifully illustrated hardcover book is available exclusively at www.mommytrip.com. And if Daddy’s the business traveler in your family, you can pre-order Daddy’s on a Business Trip, which will be published soon!

GIVEAWAY: Phaedra Cucina has offered to send a copy of My Mommy’s on a Business Trip to one lucky winner! To enter, leave a comment on this post naming a place you or your spouse has traveled to on a business trip.

For optional, additional entries:

- Put a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is in the upper right-hand column of this site.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Follow me on Twitter ( @ParentingAuthor ) and tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with the URL to your tweet.

- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a link to the post.

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

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by midnight on Sunday, May 24, 2009. Be sure to leave an email address if you don’t have it posted on your Blogger page. The winner will be emailed and must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be selected.



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