All Is Calm book {Giveaway}

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Today’s giveaway is for a daily reader, All Is Calm: A Daily Reader From Thanksgiving to Christmas by Randy Schlichting and Amy Shirley. I received a free digital copy of this book to preview before writing this post.

This book is designed to be a daily reader that you read each day from Thanksgiving to Christmas. You read one small chapter a day that gives you an idea for helping you remember the reason for the season and keep everything calm as you celebrate the Christmas season. You can read the entire book in under an hour, so it is something you have time for! At the end of each chapter, the authors list scriptures to refer to that speak about their point of the day.

You have the chance to enter to win your own copy to enjoy this season! Three lucky winners will win a copy of the book (your choice of paperback or Kindle). Enter below:

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  • You must enter the giveaway to have an entry.
  • You must fulfill the rules of each entry for each entry to count. If I see the entry is not valid (did not meet entry requirements), I will disqualify your entry. Trust me, I check.
  • Entries will be accepted until 12:00 midnight November 29, 2013.
  • The winner will be randomly selected through Rafflecopter.
  • The winner will be announced sometime after the winner is chosen. I will email the winner.
  • Once the winner is announced, you will have one week to contact me or another winner will be chosen. Be sure to check back and/or check your email. The only thing worse than not winning is to win but not realize it in time.
  • I will not use your email address for any purpose other than contacting you if you are the winner (and FYI, I don’t have access to the email addresses except for the winner).



Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Reba
    November 22, 2013 / 5:50 PM

    This book seems like it would be a great help around the holidays to remember the Reason for the Season!

  2. Catalyn Crookston
    November 22, 2013 / 6:04 PM

    We remember the reason for the season by getting together as an extended family after Thanksgiving and helping my grandma put up all of her nativities. She has collected them over the years and also received many as gifts which has resulted in a collection of over 250 individual nativity sets (no two are alike). When you're together as a family putting up that many nativities and hearing the story behind each one you can't help but remember why we celebrate Christmas. This book seems like it will be a great accompaniment to our family tradition.

  3. Maryea Flaherty
    November 22, 2013 / 6:27 PM

    I love this giveaway!

  4. MM
    November 22, 2013 / 7:33 PM

    Sounds like a wonderful read!

  5. LKD
    November 22, 2013 / 8:16 PM

    We remember the reason for the season by having a birthday party for Jesus. We have a cake in the shape of a cross and sing Happy Birthday!

  6. Amanda
    November 23, 2013 / 1:03 AM

    This would be a wonderful reminder each day of the REAL reason for the season!

  7. Lorrie
    November 23, 2013 / 1:43 AM

    I like to be mindful about gratitude and be engaged in serving others as much as possible.

  8. amykpt
    November 23, 2013 / 11:24 AM

    This year we're doing truth in the tinsel, but normally I just try to take it slow – don't overcommit, get as much "have to" (cards, shopping, etc) done ahead of time, and take advantage of the time to read extra to my children and talk about why we celebrate what we do.

  9. Lisa
    November 23, 2013 / 11:44 AM

    What a great idea for this book, this mama could use a little dose of "calm" this time of year!

  10. Landonsmommy
    November 23, 2013 / 8:28 PM

    We participate in Advent Conspiracy, donating money for wells in Africa. The kids make crafts that we sell/over for a donation so everyone can contribute.

  11. Paige Wilson
    November 24, 2013 / 11:59 AM

    I have never heard of this book so I am so glad you blogged about it! This looks like the perfect book to read during the holidays and I love the title! Your blog is wonderful!!! It has helped me so much with my 2 boys (1.5 and 3.5) and I have another baby on the way! Thank you for all your help!!!

  12. ~Nikole~
    November 26, 2013 / 4:56 AM

    I love reading the Bible account of our Savior's birth and having all the grandkids on my side of the family act it out on Christmas Eve. It really helps me the night before opening gifts, to remember the reason for the giving of gifts and to feel the Spirit of the season.

  13. kmbutrfly
    November 26, 2013 / 1:55 PM

    we love our advent candles and wreath

  14. philologic
    November 26, 2013 / 5:24 PM

    I would love to give this to my sister.

  15. ~Nikole~
    November 29, 2013 / 5:15 PM

    Not that it's hugely important because the contest is over, but in the rules it states that entries will be accepted until midnight Friday November 29. But the contest closed sooner than that… 🙁 oh well….

  16. Valerie Plowman
    December 2, 2013 / 8:55 PM

    Thank you everyone for your comments! I love your ideas. Catalyn that is a lot of nativities!

  17. Valerie Plowman
    December 2, 2013 / 8:56 PM

    Nikole it was Midnight of Friday–which is the AM of Friday. Not the PM of Friday 🙂

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