I’m Feeling Generous: Mom, Inc. Giveaway

July 19, 2012

Whoa! After yesterday’s events with Daily Candy, I’m just in a giving mood. I feel very blessed and I’m lucky to have what I have. Because I’m essentially working 6+ jobs, I find that it’s crazy-difficult to balance everything at times. How do I keep my head up? How do I persevere? How do I know which projects to take on and which ones to let go of? I’ve spent the last year figuring that out, but the biggest help has been this book:

MOM, INC. was written by two amazingly talented women – Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto. These ladies put us all to shame, but in a good way. MOM, INC. is one of those books that lights a fire inside you and gives you the drive to create. It shares tips from other women in the creative world and how they balance motherhood and work. While I’m not a mother yet (hopeful!), I took so much away from this book. I’ve been given a headstart and will be able to plan for the future I want. I’m honing my organizational skills and learning how to prioritize more efficiently. There are interviews from awesome women like Gabrielle Blair from Design Mom and Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty for moral support.. It’s a great read that you’ll keep coming back to.

This book encourages women everywhere to reach for the sky. Women can have it all. You can have a career and raise a family. It proves that anything you dream for yourself is attainable if you want it to be. It’s like the creative bible for working women everywhere and YOU HAVE TO READ IT.

I’m giving this book away to one of you lovely people. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question:

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW YOU COULD NOT FAIL?

Giveaway closes Tuesday, July 24th at Midnight (MST)

The winner will be announced Wednesday, July 25th

Good night and good luck!

Watch this book trailer to get pumped!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8s2apUZFEUY

25 thoughts on “I’m Feeling Generous: Mom, Inc. Giveaway

  1. amy c

    love that quote. and I’m fairly sure I would continue doing the same things I am doing now but I would have more confidence that I was moving in the right direction.
    congrats Lexy on your successes!! way to go!!

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  2. Amy Ward

    I would so love to be a wildlife-type photographer! But, alas, there are children. So, I guess I still do take plenty of pictures of animals! :). Loves!

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  3. Ashlee

    If I knew I couldn’t fail…I would give my small “just keeping track of my favorite recipes” blog more attention so that I can share my awesome recipes with others. Because I have some AWESOME ones!

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  4. Jessica

    I’d open a Bed & Breakfast! Ideally, it’d be an an old, run down house that I could build back up. It’s a dream i’ve had for about 6 years – one i’m hoping to actually do in my thirties!

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  5. Erica

    What wouldn’t I do?!?

    And why am I not doing it already? Funny how much we talk ourselves out of… I think I’m my own worst critic :) I need to work on that.

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  6. Kristin

    If I knew I could not fail I would do EVERYTHING! Seriously. Learn to play instruments, learn to speak foreign languages, open my own bed and breakfast on the coast, bake pies every day, become a teacher, sell my photography, travel the world. The list could go on and on and on.

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  7. Karen

    If I couldn’t fail I would go back to school! My education based on my head not my passion, although I don’t regret that, I’d love to say I did both :)

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  9. Amanda

    run for president… that was the first thing that came to mind. it’s weird because i’ve never really thought about that before, but if i knew that i could not fail, i just might do it.

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  10. Christine L.

    If I knew I could not fail, I would run my stationery business and parent my son without any fear or doubt in regards to the whole balancing act! It is definitely a struggle to balance sometimes, without certainty that what I’m doing is “right” or of what the future holds!

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  11. Carly smith

    I would continue to sew and bless others with the things I make. and run a marathon.
    and finish school.
    no I’ve got it!!! I’d play the lottery!!!! :)

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  12. Abbie

    I would quit my day job and train to be a graphic designer. I’ve wanted to do it for years, but I’m too chicken… especially now that I have a little one. I’m afraid of not being able to make enough to support us financially.

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  14. laurel

    Id move to europe! Although that is not really about failing, it is more I have a one year old, a husband who likes his job, etc, etc…
    :)

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  15. Kaitie Myers

    Lexi, good food for thought question. If I knew I could not fail, I would tackle my ever growing bucket list:)

    This looks like an amazing read!

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  17. Kara Callan

    Is this how I leave a comment?? (Lol. I guess I’ll find out). Well, CUTE blog Lexy!!! I love what your doing. How inspiring you are! :) So, what would I do if I knew I could not fail… Wow! For one, I would be more confident in my Art work and maybe even try selling some. I would experiment more, create, sew, and build things to my hearts content. It would be magical. :)

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  18. Katie

    If I knew I could not fail…among the millions of things I could think of, the first that comes to mind is to bring peace to everyone on this Earth. Whether that be hunger, health, or happiness. Just to know that everyone in the world fell asleep that night would be the greatest gift of all. Thanks Lexy for making me think about this, it puts my heart in the right spot!

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