Giveaway: Win A Copy Of My Book Rattled!

Happy Saturday! I’m giving away 2 copies of my memoir Rattled! (Broadway Books, 2009) As you all know, getting pregnant at 26 sans boyfriend at my side was a huge, life-altering moment in my life. Everything changed. One minute JD’s father and I were eating toast in my bed — the next we weren’t.

That’s what my book is about, catching the curve ball and seeing where the fork in the road leads. To win a copy of Rattled!tell me about the most life-changing moment in your life. I’ll select 2 winners and will send you a book. Can’t wait to read your anecdotes! (Already own a copy? Win one for your friend — Makes a great gift!)

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12 Responses to “Giveaway: Win A Copy Of My Book Rattled!”

  1. says:

    Life changing moments #1 and #2…. Who knew after “surviving” ONE NICU baby, I would have another! Having two babies who decided to make statement on how they entered the world definitely made me appreciate it all so much more – I am going to be a parent advocate for the NICU now – to help other moms with their life changing NICU miracles.

    Thanks for the giveaway Christine!

  2. jjenni08 says:

    My most life changing moment was when I graduated college and realized I had to really be an adult. I knew there would be no more watching soap operas. My life is now consumed with 1st graders and grading test. I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world though.

  3. andreacooper says:

    my most life changing moment is when I decided to join the military. It was a spur of the moment decision that lead me to everything I have today, a wonderful husband and two beautiful children that I am fortunate enough now to stay home with. I came from a tiny town in Kansas and I know had I not joined the Air Force I wouldn’t have had some of the life experiences that have molded me into the person I am today. It wasn’t always easy but I wouldn’t change it for anything.

  4. JBurke says:

    The moment that changed my life is when I met my husband. We were both 20 years old when we met, and here we are almost 12 years later. We will be married 5 years this year. We have been through a lot together, good and bad, and I know I can count on him to be there for me. We are both going to school right now so we can make a better future for ourselves, and then hopefully we will start a family.

  5. says:

    I think the most life changing moment in my life was when I found out I was pregnant. It was unplanned, and I was 20 y/o. Turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me, my daughter motivates me every day work as hard as I can so that she will have a great future. I’m now married to her father, and she is 1 and 1/2 years old!

  6. jaxmom says:

    When I was 15 years old I found out that I had the eye disease histoplasmosis. It’s kind of complicated to explain but basically the disease causes abnormal blood vessels to develop in the macula of the eye and sometimes this can cause scarring or leaking of blood which can lead to vision loss. This is exactly what happened to me. It was December 1996 and me and my mom were doing last min Christmas shopping when I noticed that the road signs seemed wavy, like looking through water, in my right eye. I went to the eye Dr and the next day I was seeing a specialist and having laser (photo coagulation) surgery to stop the leakage. This caused a permanent scar and blind spot in the central vision of my right eye. There is a chance that this could happen to my left eye as well. Looking at me you cannot tell anything is wrong and I try not to think about it, but it is always in the back of my mind that someday I may become legally blind. This changed my perspective on life. We tend to take things for granted like our eyesight. You don’t realize how something like this can affect your life. So I no longer take for granted simple things like being able to read, drive, enjoy a sunset, seeing my baby’s happy little face…cause you never know when it can be taken away. Sorry to get so serious and sentimental! LOL!

  7. jen says:

    My most life changing moment was the same as yours. Almost. I had a long time boyfriend and got pregnant at 20. He decided being a dad wasn’t what he wanted so he drove me to my mom’s and left. I sat with my mom while I was crying and she was very supportive. I of course decided to have the baby and on December 6, 2005 my world shifted. My son was born – the most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on. My life had totally be turned upside down. I grew up FAST and my entire existence is now all for him. Because of my son, I now have my feet firmly planted on the ground.

  8. kjweber says:

    My life changing moment happened this past summer. I am already the mother of two, and found out I was expecting a surprise number 3. After totally uncomplicated pregnancies with the first two, we were stunned to learn I suffered a missed miscarriage with this one. I had a D&C that lead to bleeding out in the recovery room. Thankfully, I have a wonderful doctor who got me stabilized. One week later, though, I still had tissue inside and needed a second emergeny D&C. This time, I hemmoraged in the OR and required an interventional radiologist to stop the bleeding and save my life and uterus. It was a long hard summer and winter, and my due date just passed. I still have some issues coping, but my family is wonderful and we are healing together. I thank God I had such a wonderful doctor who saved my life!

  9. mkb says:

    My life changing moment was being diagnoised with a autoimmune disease. It was a long hard road to the diagnoisis and I was happy to find out that there was something wrong with me and I wasnt a pill popping, depressed, physically hurting hypochondriac. I always tell anyone who is uncomfortable with their diagnosis or doctor to get a second ot third opinion. No one doctor knows everything! I am lucky enough now to be able to manage my disease and have a beautiful son to share my days with.

  10. says:

    I left my comfortable job of 5-years (yes, during this economy) to better balance my time between my preschool-age children and my career. Our family’s schedule is constantly changing and I’m still working towards balance, but in retrospect, the decision to leave was a good one. Our budget is tight, but I get to spend time with my children and do the work I love most. There’s nothing better than that.

  11. victoriareina says:

    My life changing moment was the day my first baby Ashley was born. I too for 10 years was a single Mother, until I married this year and had another one.

    Giving birth to Ashley and realizing… it is just the two of us against the world was a life defining moment.

    Now she is a 4th grade honor student with a great Dad, new sister, and Mom who loves her to the moon and back.

  12. chriscop says:

    And the winners are AndreaCooper and TheMaven — you both had such empowering and life-changing moments to share! Thank you! I enjoyed reading all of the others too — everyone has a story! :)

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