Monday, July 6, 2009

Born in the USA, Baby!: Made Here, Baby! Book Review and Giveaway

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When I started this journey to find products for moms, babies and families that are made in the USA, I was lost on how to begin. I spent hours on Internet searches and contacting companies (when the website did not list where the product was made). Just recently, I found the perfect resource for any mom who is looking to buy American made baby products. It is a book called, Made Here, Baby! by Bruce Wolk. I wish I had this book from day one.

Made Here, Baby! contains a wealth of information. The book starts off with a brief introduction about why the book was written and why someone should consider seeking out products made in the USA. Each chapter addresses specific product categories such as products for infants, children's clothing and accessories, children's furniture, sports and fitness equipment, and toys and games. The information is well organized and very easy to read. What I really like too is that Mr. Wolk also includes an interesting fact about the manufacturer. In the financial climate today where we are often so concerned about the lowest price, it is refreshing to see what good manufacturers are doing and what our money, when we choose to buy a product produced in the United States, which is often a higher priced item, is supporting. The book ends with indexes of women-owned or founded companies, green companies, and companies that have been in operation for over a century. This book is loaded with valuable information for any parent who wants to buy high-quality American made products.

This book is an invaluable resource and I am so thankful to Bruce Wolk for his hours of dedication in compiling the information so that parents can easily find products for their family that are made in the USA.


If you would like to purchase, Made Here, Baby! You can purchase it through Amazon for $12.21.

or,

You can win it!

One lucky reader will win a copy of Made Here, Baby!, signed by author Bruce Wolk!

To enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me why you would like to win this book.

For extra entries (You must complete the first entry before you can do any of the extra entries). Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

2. Follow me on blogger.

3. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway. (Please leave url to the tweet in the comment.)

4. Grab my button.

5. Blog about the giveaway. (Make sure you link to the post in your blog entry. Please leave a link to the post in your comment)

Giveaway will end July 31, 2009 @11:59 PM. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you in your comment.

Good Luck!

21 comments:

  1. Oooo, me, I wanna win the book! It looks great! I have been interested in doing this type of thing for quite some time and this would be a huge help to me in my journey! Please enter me in the contest...can't wait!
    Kristy

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  2. I'm now following you on here...that gets me another chance to win, right?? Yeah!
    ~K~

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  3. Hello, sorry to be a pest, but I blogged about your giveaway, nothing fancy, but it gives a link to this one and that's the important part, right? :) Here is the link for you to find it on my blog http://themancrew.blogspot.com/2009/07/check-this-out-its-free.html and I'm also trying to get your button, but it's giving me rtrouble, I'll keep trying. Have a great week!
    ~K~

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  4. OK, got the button to work, that took some doing, but more due to my lack of computer using ability to it actually being difficult..hee hee! So that leaves me with 4 tries at the book giveaway...I can live with that. Since I am not on Twitter, I guess I can't enter anymore times....um, but does it count that my blog is imported to facebook, so all of my friends will see it on there, too?? PLEASE?? Just kidding, but thanks again gfor this fun opportunity!
    Blessings,
    ~K~

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  5. I'd love to win because I am interested in revitalizing American economy and see and feel the affects of the car industry's crash. I have a strong committement to purchasing American made products and want to stop sending so many of our dollars overseas.

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  6. Follow on Twitter and Tweeted: http://twitter.com/KTnestingspot/status/2504853201

    PS: Can you tell me how you added the numbers to your comments? I'd appreciate knowing how to do that! Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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  7. My husband has awakened me to the fact that nearly everything we (Americans) buy is made in China. We've made a concentrated effort to avoid adding to the problem and buying American whenever possible. The problem? Exactly what you said - it takes hours of work to (sometimes unsuccessfully) track down desired items. We'd love to have this resource for what we hope will be the first of many, many children.

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  8. i want to win this for my husband and me becuz we are making a sincere effort to buy american made and it's hard!! this would help us in our quest.

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  9. I would like to win this book because although I do what I can to support our great country, I'm sure there are areas that I could improve upon.
    nhmummab@comcast.net

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  10. This looks great. I didn't know this kind of resource was even available, and I'd love to win it. I have a cousin about to have a baby, so it would come in handy!

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  11. I think this book sounds very interesting. I would definitely like to read it and own it for a reference and to make me think twice when purchasing an item and support the USA.

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  12. I follow you on twitter and tweeted the giveaway here http://twitter.com/kmonce/status/2662973537

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  13. would love to win - would be a very interesting book to read ;)

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  14. I'd like to win this book so I have a good resource regarding what things are american made.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  15. I am trying to pay more attention to the chemicals, etc. that are in our everyday products. Often times, products made here in the US have much stricter standards.

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  16. I have a 4 month old and I am trying to purchase toys and clothing etc made in the USA. I know these toys will be much safer than those made in China. And my husband and I want to support our country.

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  17. I would like to read this because I think it would really open my eyes.

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  18. I want to win because my husband and I are interest in supporting our own country by buying products made in the USA.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  19. Follow blog.
    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Already have button @ http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com/

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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