Thursday, March 1, 2012

Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo + Giveaway

Crunchy momma, Julia Bailey, has taken her love for making healthy foods for her children and turned it into her own small business, Julia’s Child. Julia’s Child is all about making healthy snacks for toddlers and Julia dreams of the day when she can get Whole Foods to sell them in their stores. After a chance meeting, Julia’s Child begins to really take off. Great right? Well, as the business grows so does the debt while the time she can spend with her family begins to shrink.  

When things begin to look like all hope is lost, a life preserver suddenly appears but is it what it appears? Julia finds herself struggling between holding fast to her ideals or becoming a sellout. The question becomes is there a middle ground and can she find how to live in the moment?

I really enjoyed Julia’s Child, I found it to be a light hearted read with some real life lessons to be learned. As a mom, I can appreciate Julia’s struggle with finding a happy balance to her life and to her dreams. I’ll be honest; when I first started the book I felt a little mommy judgment. I am not a crunchy momma. I’m not. Yes, I feed my children fruits and vegetables and when we go out to eat mine will yell in unison for a side of steam broccoli over French fries any day of the week. But I don’t mind them eating some amount of processed foods at the same time. By the time the book ended I could really appreciate where Pinneo went with the story. She really conveyed how we as moms do have our things we feel strongly about and truthfully we all look for some shortcuts along the way and we each need to find the ones that work for us and not judge each other. This really hit home for me and I couldn't agree more! A book mom’s can really appreciate (and some recipes in there too, I can’t wait to make my shopping list this week)!

Would you like to read Julia’s Child? I’m recommending it and I’m going to give a copy away! All you need to do is leave your name and email address below for your chance to win! Winner will be chosen by and the giveaway closes March 8 midnight EST. The giveaway is for US/Canada residents only (no PO boxes) sorry! The winner will have 48hours to reply to my email (make sure to check your spam folder, too). Good-luck!


  1. Have been wanting to read this! Sounds great! And I always like a character with my name! ;)
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  2. Hi, wanna read this, hope I win. leonelescota AT gmail Dot com

  3. Sounds good. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Char Semenchuk

  4. Sounds like a good book.


  5. I would love to read this! So glad to see Canada included because it is not on a lot of blog giveaways. Thanks!


  6. Sounds good! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. This books sounds really good.

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  8. wendy AT wendychenbooks DOT com

  9. Have heard so many good things about this one! Would love a copy.

  10. Definitely interested in reading Julia's Child and like the clever title. Thanks for the review!

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  11. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  12. I have been wanting to read Julia's Child - thanks for the chance!


  13. Being a mom, struggling to feed her kids healthy food on a tight budget and being I love books and cozy mysteries related to food. Sounds like something I would love to read just from reading your review.

  14. This sounds like a great book - thanks for the giveaway! :)


  15. Thank-you to everyone who entered! This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified (make sure to check those spam folders).


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