Give away time is here again! As usual we want to say thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who have become part of our community. We appreciate everything that you do! Giving away free copies of books written by our parent-authors is the perfect way to say thank you.
This week we’re giving away three copies of Margaret Meder’s book: Uncommon Beauty-Crisis Parenting from Day One.
Parents of children with special healthcare needs face many challenges. Uncommon Beauty – Crisis Parenting from Day One is the guidebook written by a mom who’s been there. It contains over 100 tips covering diverse topics such as dealing with insurance companies, setting up a schedule, advocating for your child, and staying positive. Each tip includes current information and an excerpt from Meder’s journal when Evan was very young. Margaret delivers specific, pragmatic strategies for everything from crossing emotional hurdles to handling financial realities; from navigating hospitals to becoming your child’s best advocate; from accepting the help of others to finding an inner strength.
Meder’s down-to-earth wisdom comforts and empowers the parents who need it the most, and her words of hope reveal the secret to living a life more meaningful than ever thought possible. Discover the truth of Uncommon Beauty. Her advice provides practical examples, as one about how to prepare for the arrival of paramedics and an ambulance shows. Meder suggests creating a vital information sheet – long before a crisis, of course. A five bullet point list outlines what the sheet should contain. On the same page, Meder explains what to pack in an emergency visit backpack and how to tailor the contents to your child’s specific medical condition.
Margaret Meder grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a bachelor of music degree in 1990. She spent the next sixteen years teaching general and vocal music in the public schools and private lessons. During this time she worked with young children, teenagers, and individuals with special needs. Expanding on these experiences as an educator and musician, Margaret served three years as development director for a nonprofit fine arts organization. Discovering a void in practical resources on how to survive as a parent of a medically fragile child, Margaret combined her education skills, her love of writing, and her own experiences to create her book, Uncommon Beauty – Crisis Parenting From Day One.
Her mission is to create accessible resources that provide information, understanding, and inspiration for all parents who find themselves in similar situations. While raising her two children, Margaret pursues the joy in her life: writing, gardening, singing, playing the piano, and—most of all—spending time with her family and friends. You can find Margaret blogging at Marg’s Memos.
Giveaway starts: Monday, March 4th at 8:00 am eastern time.
To enter: Answer the following question:
- “What one strategy have you used to keep your household running smoothly during difficult times?”
Giveaway ends: Friday, March 8th at 8:00 pm eastern time. The winner will be privately contacted and publicly announced on Saturday, March 9th!
Join the fun by leaving your comment to our giveaway question on this page!