Free Book Friday (with a side of Funny) – Mother’s Day edition





An extra-special giveaway today—1003 Great Things About Moms by Lisa Birnbach, Anne Hodgman, & Patricia Marx, plus a “Beary Best Mom” teddy bear from the Boyds Bears collection. :happysun

But special rules for a special holiday…

PhotobucketTo enter the giveaway for this book, leave a comment to today’s post that includes the code FBF—for “Free Book Friday,” of course—to let me know you’re interested in the drawing…AND tell us one thing you really love about your mom.

U.S. residents only for the prize, please, but everyone is welcome to chat.

Winner will be announced during our Happy Sunday post on…well, you know, Sunday.

Winner is responsible for contacting me with her mailing information—i.e. I will not be contacting you—so be sure to check back in or you might not even know you won! :happysad

(If prize isn’t claimed within 14 days, another name may be drawn or item may be tossed back into the goody bag to be re-used for a future giveaway.)


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  1. DebraG says:

    FBF. Great funnies. Age has not been kind to my mother. But I do have some nice memories of holidays and the wonderful things she did. She was very caring.

  2. Ruth Chestnut says:

    FBF. Lost my mother when I was 15, that was 44 years ago. From what I can remember she was a very loving person. She put her children’s needs before her own. Three weeks before she past from cancer, she talked my father out of cancelling our vacation to the mountains. She took some pain medication and made the 3 hour trip just so my sister and I would not be disappointed. Years later, when I became a nurse, I realized how much pain she must have been in, but at 15 you are only thinking about you and what you want.

    Happy Mothers Day to everyone whether you have children or furbabies who are your children. :happysun

  3. Ruth Chestnut says:

    OMG Heidi, I just reread the kitteh comic and finally got it. Laughed so hard I nearly p’d myself.

  4. Rhiannon says:

    The vagina one is hilarious to me! Love it. I am always saying that to my hubby about our son…he weighed 10 lbs at birth and lets just say multiple episiotomies didn’t help much. And after countless stitches..things just aren’t the same! Sorry, TMI!


    And Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!

  5. Angie M says:

    What a great giveaway! FBF! :patrick4
    My favorite thing about my Mom is her sense of humor. We are blessed that we laugh a lot together.
    Hope you have a great day with your Mom!

  6. Mary Kirkland says:

    Love this giveaway! Happy FBF!
    I lost my mom last June but my brother’s and I tell each other stories about her all the time. One of th best stories was back when I was little my mom told me and my little brother that our genital area was called a “Woo woo” and I guess it didn’t matter if it was female or male, it was a woo woo nonetheless. I asked her why she called it that when I got older and she told me that she learned her lesson when I had asked her earlier that year what her boobs were called and she told me boobies and that when I got older I would have boobies too.

    she said for weeks after she told me that, I went up to everyone and told them I was going to have big boobies like mommy when I got older. LOL

  7. Heidi says:

    Well, now I feel like a heel…I didn’t realize so many of you had lost your moms & I *know* how hard these holidays are when they roll around. I lost my dad & you’ll notice I *never* celebrate Father’s Day here in The Dungeon. I might put up a simple graphic, but otherwise I tend to put my head in the sand & just hope the day passes quickly.

    So apologies to anyone who’s found this post difficult or painful. That definitely wasn’t my intention. :happysad

    I maybe should have asked what your favorite thing is about *being* a mother, if that applies. So feel free to answer that question instead from now on, if you prefer. I’ll totally count a response to either for the drawing. :roadrunner

    • Ruth Chestnut says:

      Heidi, no apology needed for me. It’s sometimes nice to remember the one’s we lost. I too don’t celebrate Father’s day since I lost him in 1985.

      • Heidi says:

        Thanks, I appreciate that. I know how painful it can be, tho. When I went in for surgery, one of the nurses while I was getting a spinal read my name off the chart & asked if I was any relation to her jr. high science teacher (my dad). I said yes, but then had to tell her he’d passed away & nearly started crying all over the place. Naked, on a gurney, hanging nearly upside down while the dr. stuck a needle in my spine. :nowait

        P.S. Check the sidebar. Your reminder did not go unheeded—Mr. Hunk of the Month for May is finally there! :happysun

        • Mary Kirkland says:

          Don’t apologize, it’s hard but I like sharing memories of my mom. She was such a goof. lol I have many great memories of her. It was hard at first but I found a letter she left for me that told me not to be sad and to remember the good times. So that’s what I’m going to do. 🙂

  8. Hollie says:

    Love the funnies!!! FBF me..and hell yeah on the entering me in the drawing!!! Woohoooo!!

    Not pleased with my mom right it’ll be hard to think of something positive…but I’ll try… :scratchhead :scratchhead :scratchhead :scratchhead
    Oh I have one…she always thinks she is helping….even when she isn’t!! And after both of my kids were born, she took me grocery shopping…buying us a weeks worth of groceries. That was something positive!! ( we are either getting her a computer or a new flat screen tv for mother’s day) Would love to get her a basket of flowers..but she would only kill them and why do that to the flowers??? :Cukoo

  9. April Kirkland says:


    My favorite thing about my mom has to be how close she is to my daughter. We have always been close and I have always loved her dearly but when my daughter was born and she became the best grandparent anyone could ever ask for, that love just deepened even more. I didn’t know it was possible but it did. My favorite thing about being a mom is seeing how pure and loving my daughter’s heart is and knowing I had a hand in that. :cheer

  10. bn100 says:

    How funny. FBF

  11. Quilt Lady says:

    FBF, what great funnies! :lolol My fondest memories of my mom was her setting around telling storys about things her and her twin brother done when they were young. Mom’s been gone for many years now but I will never forget some of her stories.

  12. Cheryl S. says:

    FBF. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms.
    My favorite thing about my mom is how she’s not tech savvy at all but she tries really hard to be. Just the other day she told me she was messing around on her “Spacebook” page, planting crops on Farmville. I thought that was so cute!!!

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