Smart Mama's Green Guide by Jennifer Taggart: Giveaway (6/23) CLOSED

Monday, May 18, 2009 Posted by Dina N

I am a mom, and by definition, I am very concerned about the impact of chemicals and environmental hazards on my family's life. I try to take steps to minimize this impact - I buy organic produce, subscribe to the recall lists, check labels, etc. However, I find that it becomes increasingly harder to keep up - without getting an advanced degree in, say, chemistry.

I am very excited to introduce to you a new book by Jennifer Taggart that can help you navigate the complex world of environmental risks and make informed decisions about reducing or eliminating what your children may be exposed to. I do not have a copy of the book yet but am looking forward to reviewing it. The book will be published on June 24, 2009, and you can be among the first to read it!

Book Information

Parents often feel overwhelmed and defenseless against a never-ending recall list of toys and baby products. Deciphering unpronounceable chemicals they encounter every day can be daunting if not impossible. With environmental exposures being closely linked to 70 percent of birth defects, new parents faced with the overwhelming responsibility for their babies' health frequently turn to organic products. But they quickly find they don't have the time to practice a completely green or natural lifestyle.

SMART MAMA'S GREEN GUIDE delivers the information busy parents want and the tools to make informed, individual choices without the demand to go all-out green. Packed with practical tips on eliminating or reducing the hidden dangers of toxic chemicals that lurk everywhere, this book will empower readers to control what comes into their homes and make informed decisions instead of relying on government regulation of harmful chemicals.

The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away FIVE copies of Smart Mama's Green Guide!

To enter, please leave a comment below. Please make sure to leave your e-mail address if not visible in your blogger profile.

For extra entries, you can do one or all of the following - please leave a separate comment for each:
  • tell me what was the last book you enjoyed reading;
  • tell me how you handle recalls and/or environmental risks;
  • follow my blog (see right sidebar);
  • subscribe to my feed by e-mail (see right sidebar);
  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
  • email three people about this giveaway and copy me;
  • follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name;
  • tweet about this giveaway and comment with the link to your tweet – you can do this once a day;
  • add this giveaway - or any of my current giveaways - to a Mr. Linky and let me know where to find it - you get two entries for every giveaway that you help promote, leave a separate comment for each;
  • add my blog to your Technorati favorites (click on link or see right sidebar);
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did.
The deadline to enter is June 23, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another winner will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!


  1. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    Oh - what a great book! The last book I read was only nuns change habits overnight, but I did just get a new cookie cookbook that I skimmed through, LOL - does that count?

  2. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    I make all my own natural cleaners so I am not harming the environment.

  3. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    I follow

  4. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    You are on my fav's :)

  5. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    I entered the giveaway for the murder mystery book :-)

  6. Michelle E. said...

    Right now I'm finishing up a book called "Robbing the Bees" (about beekeepers/making honey) and I love it. It's by Holley Bishop and recommend it!

    jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

  7. Michelle E. said...

    I've subscribed to receive updated recall lists and try to make as many of my own toys as possible in order to avoid buying yet more plastic junk. Having said that, though, there's still a ton of plastic toys around. Basically I just try to keep informed and do the best I can and try not to stress myself out about it.

    jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

  8. Michelle E. said...

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

    jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

  9. MIchelle E. said...

    I follow you on Twitter @ espacemichelle

  10. gahome2mom said...

    I would like to win this one. Thanks.

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

  11. gahome2mom said...

    Win Green Mamas Guide book at @aitmama


  12. gahome2mom said...

    twitter follower @gahome2mom

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

  13. Carlene said...

    Please include me in your giveaways. I am a follower.

  14. Carlene said...

    I entered you giveaway for Girls in Trucks.

  15. Esme said...

    I enjoyed 3 Weeks with my Brother-environmentally I grow my own herbs.

    Thanks Esme

  16. tryingtobegreener said...

    I'm doing my best to make "safer" choices and would love to read about what Jennifer has to say. I just love her site!

  17. A Reader said...

    Would love to win this.


  18. A Reader said...

    I really enjoyed Jantsen's Gift.


  19. A Reader said...

    I recylce and try to buy green products whenever possible.


  20. A Reader said...

    Follower (liane66)


  21. A Reader said...



  22. A Reader said...

    Entered Mix Shake Stir Giveaway.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Belinda said...

    I would love to win a copy of this.
    1bmore @ gmail . com

  24. Belinda said...

    I really enjoyed reading "Prayers for Sale".
    1bmore @ gmail . com

  25. Nickolay said...

    Sounds like a great book.. Thanks for the chance


  26. Carrie M said...

    This sounds like the perfect book for me. I had a baby a few months ago and now I am obsessed with making sure I use the greenest products for her and eating organic produce.

  27. Carrie M said...

    The last books that I read were the 4 Twilight series books.

  28. catsnbooks12 said...

    I would love to win a copy. This is the only Billie Lett's book I have not read.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  29. catsnbooks12 said...

    Hope you delete the last post--let's do this again. I would love to win this Green Guide. I like that it is written in a common sense approach.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  30. catsnbooks12 said...

    Follower. (rubymoon/Blogger)

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  31. catsnbooks12 said...

    Email subscriber

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  32. catsnbooks12 said...

    Technorati Favorite

    tech name: rubymoon

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  33. Cindy said...

    I would love to win a copy of Smart Mama's Green Guide.


  34. Cindy said...

    I pay close attention to recalls and product warnings and I make sure that I throw out any products that have been recalled.


  35. Cindy said...

    I follow your blog.


  36. Cindy said...

    I subscribe by email.


  37. Cindy said...

    I follow you on Twitter. Username Soccermom213


  38. Cindy said...

    I signed up for the Mix, Shake and Stir giveaway.


  39. Cindy said...

    A book that I recently read that I enjoyed was Marley and Me, by John Grogan.


  40. Anonymous said...

    Hi yes count me in. I really try to be environmentaly conscious. I read labels and my friends call me overly cautious, but my moto is better safe than sorry. Cheers.
    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

  41. Anonymous said...

    Yes I did enter one of your other book draws. Cheers
    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

  42. Anonymous said...

    The last book I read was City of Glass. I enjoyed this and so did my daughter.
    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com


    Please enter me. mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

  44. quiltingreader said...

    Sounds like a great book.

  45. christin said...

    This sounds great! Thanks for the chance:)

  46. christin said...

    Jantsen's Gift:)

  47. christin said...


  48. wendy said...

    I am really trying to leran more about how to be green so please enter me.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  49. budletsmom said...

    This sounds like this could be a very good book = we are trying to be as green as possible in our house.


  50. budletsmom said...

    I am a follower,


  51. budletsmom said...

    I am subscribed to your email list.

  52. budletsmom said...

    One of the last books I read Heiress for Hire was really cute (by Erin McCarthy).

  53. budletsmom said...

    I have entered many of your other giveaways.


  54. Sammie said...

    I think everyone should be forced to read this book, but me I would love to read it out of wanting to..

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  55. Sammie said...

    I am a follower.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  56. Sammie said...

    The last book I read was by Billie Letts (made in the USA).

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  57. Sammie said...

    I have entered your Girls In trucks and Photo Canvas giveaway.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  58. Cindy said...

    I tweeted about your blog and giveaway! My username is Soccermom213

    Thanks for the great blog and giveaways!


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