I’ve seen the previews for the new movie I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammar (and more). The cast is incredible, and the previews look great. It looks like a fun mom’s night out sort of movie — one that I figured I’d rent when it came to DVD.
It’s the kind of movie that I figure I’d enjoy, but is it too real to be entertaining? After all, even though I’m not a working mother as Sarah Jessica Parker is in the movie, I am quite aware of the difficulties of balancing personal growth, motherhood, and marriage, and oh yeah, what about housekeeping, sleep, and leisure? However, knowing that it’s based on a book tells me that it might be more than just a fluffy chick flick. I actually enjoy reading books that feature characters with lives remarkably similar to mine, and the same goes for a well-made movie.
Heck, it’s cheaper than therapy, right?
I was recently approached with an offer to give away the book on which the movie was based along with a movie poster (pictured), and I jumped at the chance.
Check out the preview below and keep reading to see how you can win:
You can also “like” them on Facebook and find out more at the website. The movie opens this weekend!
If you’d like to win a copy of the book I Don’t Know How She Does It and a movie poster, please leave a comment below.
To make it fun, leave a comment telling me how YOU do it. What’s one secret to multitasking that you’ve mastered? Or if you are too busy to be creative, just leave a comment, and you still might win the book and the poster.The giveaway is closed.
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Jennifer Donovan doesn’t really do it all, but she does try to foster an independent spirit in her children so that she doesn’t have to it. The words “I’ll do it myself” are music to her ears. She blogs at Snapshot.
How do I do it! Just set goals for each day and throughout the day I mentally check them off as a go through the day. I would love to read this! Thanks!
Never mastered multitasking but gave it a good try sometimes by:
checking in with elderly parent while cooking dinner–phone nearly went into pot on occasion.
vacuuming while watching tv–easy enough to follow most plots even w/o sound
reading while eating–a bad choice as not good for the digestion
Much more effective, for me, to list tasks by priority and plow through list.
I’m a total list person. If I finish something not on my list I’ll even put it on my list just to cross it off that I finished it!
That waking up in the middle of the night and making mental lists is so me! I have lists for my job, lists for my writing and lists of things I have to do at home. And I also have a calendar to organize the family’s (and my own) events and appointments.
What a nice giveaway. Thanks for the chance!
Rica berg says
would love to win a copy!
Corina S says
Honestly, I ask myself the same question all the time..how do I do it?! 4 girls at home, (6-15yrs), 2 dogs, a husband and 2300sf home…I’m exhausted!
Everyone asks me how I do it and my reply is a daily list and PATIENCE, lol. I would love to read this. By the way, I saw the preview and loved the part when she asked her nanny if she cut her son’s hair and then cried because it was his first haircut. I cried for a week when I found out that my nanny cut my daughter’s hair and it was her first haircut.
I never make a list that has more than 5 things on it for each day. That way I am on top of it.
I also set my alarm for the same time each day. The only day I get to sleep late is Sunday morning and that is just until 6.
Mary Preston says
I’m big on lists. I find if I plan ahead & get myself super-organized I get so much done.
i use a calender for planning and i delegate responsibilites
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How do I do it? Day planner, Sunday baking and making time to de-stress!
Linda Kish says
I would love to win a copy of this book.
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I love multitasking! Not only does it keep you on your toes at all times, it also makes you a faster thinker I believe. This book sounds great.
I totally can identify with the making lists instead of sleeping. I was so worried I would forget the list that I began placing a pad of paper and pen on my nightstand. Then I would write down anything that I needed to add to the list and turn over and go back to sleep. It worked! The book sounds great and would love to read it before seeing the movie.
Here’s one of my solid-gold multitasking secrets: I sleep during the 11:00 pm news! 😉
Cross my fingers and hope for the best.
i try to do something productive every day during my daughter’s afternoon nap
I don’t do it! I have a slightly messy house and am late for things but I make time for my family and that is what matters most to me.
Staci A says
I’m not sure I actually can do it! But to get through the day, I make sure to prioritize. I put the kids first, the rest can always wait.
Peace Love and Rainbows says
list list list and packing backpacks the night before, getting everything ready that we can the night before. and I’m a major list maker, so dry erase to do boards are my friend 🙂
Right now I’m trying to prepare for my oldest son’s wedding reception on October the 8th. He & his new bride are in Hawaii on their honeymoon right now. So I still have a little time left. Wish me luck. I’m gonna need it to pull this one off!
June–you won a book that you can relax with after the wedding chaos is over! Congrats.
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melissa n says
i can’t multitask at all! *lol* my son is almost 10 months old and im still learning how to do it all