Monday, April 5, 2010

Cosleeping winners! (or, Hey, I'm going to be in a book)

[April 10 ETA: Ah, here they are officially announced finally!]

I found out some good news!

That co-sleeping contest I entered?

Well, turns out … I kinda sorta … WON! Can I get a "woot"?

My essay on "Finding out what not cosleeping is like" will be featured in the chapter of Are You Co-Sleeping? Me Too! about getting better sleep through cosleeping.

Hooray! I'm going to be published in a real, live book! And, I'm going to have my essay featured on the site www.CosleepingSurvey.com.

Even better?

So are a bunch of my friends!

Because I can't find the winners list published online yet, I'm taking the liberty and pleasure of doing so here, since I know some of you fellow winnahs didn't get the email. I've tried to link to your posts if I could find them and tried to honor any pseudonyms, but please do let me know if you want your name or link removed, added, or altered. Thanks!

1. Oppression or negativity they received…
Joy (When Does Daddy Come Home?!) & Ian D

2. How bed-sharing enriched their parenting experience…
Acacia (Be Present Mama)

3. How bed-sharing helped breastfeeding…
Astrid P & Dionna (Code Name: Mama)

4. How they got better sleep…
Lauren W (Hobo Mama) (that's me — see?!)

5. A Dad’s perspective, written by a Dad…
Tom (Code Name: Papa at Code Name: Mama) & Cave Father (at Cave Mother)

6. How it saved their child’s life…
Emily N

7. How they intended to use a crib, and chose not to…
Melodie (Breastfeeding Moms Unite!)

Additional chapter winners

8. Different cultures…
Danielle (born.in.japan)

9. General I love it…
Paige (Baby Dust Diaries)

10. Transitioning…
Cristy (in a garden … somewhere)

11. Working moms…
Karissa

And the grand prize winner of a Humanity Family Sleeper is…
Paige (Baby Dust Diaries)!

Check back at www.CosleepingSurvey.com in the coming weeks to read all the winning entries as they're posted, and get a hold of the book when it's published later this month!



Carnival of Natural Parenting -- Hobo Mama and Code Name: MamaAnd how could I let a post go by without reminding you that the deadline for the April Carnival of Natural Parenting is sneaking on up? Tomorrow, my friends, tomorrow — have your posts asking for parenting advice emailed to us by 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday night. We've gotten so many varied topics so far — I love it! And you're going to love reading them and giving out advice to your heart's content!

12 comments:

navelgazingbajan said...

Aww, congrats!!!

(and to all of the winnahs too)

Lisa C said...

Congratulations. I wish I got in it. Mine was about how co-sleeping makes me a better parent. I swear it does. Just the simple act of sleeping with my child makes me feel closer to him, makes me feel more love for him, and throughout the day, it even makes me more patient and in-tune with him.

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

Thank you!!

Lisa: Are you going to post yours? I'd love to read it. There were several essays I read where I was really surprised they didn't get in. I'm guessing yours would be one (just guessing, but it's a guess with good odds).

Cave Mother said...

Congratulations! A couple of the winners had submitted via my blog, so I'm really chuffed about that :) Sadly mine didn't get in, but Cave Father's did! Woohoo!

Dionna @Code Name: Mama said...

I'm glad you linked to some of the other winners, I didn't recognize all of the names!

Alexandra said...

how exciting!!! I am going to have to look for the book. I wish I had known about it...I would have written something! :)

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

Cave Mother: Honestly, your post was one of the ones where I was totally shocked it didn't win. Maybe it accidentally got left off the list like Dionna's originally did. Seriously, I really loved it and I would have chosen it. I'll update the Cave Father link — that was a great one, too!

Geeks in Rome said...

excellent job!!!
Thanks for linking to the other entries, too.

Melodie said...

Thanks for finding all the links to the other winners. I can't wait to read them all. And congrats! I love being in such fine company!

Joy said...

Thanks for the link! Unfortunately for me I didn't even keep copies of my entries. I just wrote them on a whim and hit submit (I entered more than one). So I'm bummed I can't even share my winning piece or any of my other submissions.

BUT... I got in! Woot! And so did you! Double Woot!

Amber said...

Woot! I'm so happy for you. :)

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

Here's the official winners list that was finally posted!
http://cosleepingsurvey.com/Essaywinners.html

It includes Paige's winning essay. Sweet!

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