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Christmas Thank You Giveaway

By Emily Milner

Announcing our Christmas thank you giveaway: comment between now and midnight December 24th, Utah time, and you could win a copy of The Mother in Me. Tell us why you read our blog, or why you want to win the book, or both.

And thank you for coming to our blog, for reading the journal (and The Mother in Me), and for being part of our community.

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About Emily Milner

(Poetry Board) graduated from BYU in Comparative Literature, but it was long enough ago that most of what she learned has leaked out. She would like to mention other hobbies or interests, but to be honest she spends most of her free time reading (although she does enjoy attempting yoga). She used to blog at hearingvoices.wordpress.com. For now, though, Segullah is her only blogging home, and it's a good one.

21 thoughts on “Christmas Thank You Giveaway”

  1. As a mom of 5 busy kids I enjoy reading the blog because it allows me just a moment to relax, reflect and regroup. LDS women have much to share, we can lift one another.
    I am looking forward to reading "The Mother in Me" for the same reasons that I enjoy the blog.

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  2. I loved the book and would love another copy to give away as a gift. I love reading this blog because of the realness of the conversation–things are genuine and people disagree, but it is usually an uplifting place to be. I love the writing–thanks for all you guys do!

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  3. I've been wanting to buy and read this book, because I've heard so many good things about it, and because I love reading about motherhood from different points of view–I learn so much from other mothers. I enjoy this blog because the topics are interesting and relevant to me, and the writing is thoughtful and intelligent.

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  4. Blog Segullah is a breath of fresh air each time I visit. I love the perspective and writing styles of each contributer
    The book…I have wanted it from the moment I heard about it. Without cracking the cover or reading a review, I know I am in for a treat.

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  5. I read because it gives me strength, and hope, and joy, and something to think about. The stories are beautiful, and the discussions are thought-provoking in the best way. I rarely comment, but it is not because I'm not touched by what I see here.

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  6. I love the beautiful writing and how "real" everyone seems. I bought this book for my mother for her birthday and she has enjoyed it, so now I want one for me!

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  7. Why I read Segullah. To know that what I do has validity. To feel like I have friends who really, really understand me. To open my heart up and receive some healing. I usually add links on my blog to my favorite websites, but I can't with Segullah. I need this place to be my secret, where I can open up with my friends and tell them things I don't necessarily want my mom or my old boyfriend (who lurks on my blog) to see. I read Segullah to strengthen my faith and to feel loved. I love being a small part of this circle of sisters. That's why. And if I don't win, I'll have to ask for an early birthday present, since I swore off Christmas presents for charity this year (but already bought three books for myself from Santa).

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  8. Hello! I just found your blog!! It's like walking into a room of friends and at once feeling like your in a belonging place. I'd love to have a copy of the book to share with listeners of my talk show. Merry Christmas =)

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  9. Segullah is my last read of the day . . . I don't want to be rushed through it, so I save it until just before I turn the lights out. I read it because it's real to me. It's real life.

    I bought my daughter a copy of the book the night before Conference and managed to get a signed copy from Kathryn Soper. I've regretted it ever since that I didn't get my own.

    I love Segullah. Thank you. Merry Christmas.

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  10. Reading the posts brightens my day and occasionally gives me hope as I struggle with particular aspects of being a Mormon woman. The magazine is extraordinary in its breadth and purpose. Thank you.

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  11. I am a mother of young children and the rumor is that this book will give me some much needed perspective. Being the perfectionist that I am can make me feel like such a failure when I'm not a perfect mom, in control and calm all the time. I would love to read this book to find all that is rumored to be there.

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  12. i don't always leave comments, but i do read this blog. i love that i feel like i can relate to so many other women out there. i hardly know anyone in my area, and the ones i do know i feel very out of place with. on this blog i feel like i fit in.

    i have been wanting a copy of this book for a very long time, because i have come to love and respect the writers here and all over the blog world. i saw it in barnes and noble last week but was unable to purchase it. this book would make my year. 🙂

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  13. I am a daily part of Seggulah. It fills in the quiet lonely hours far from my family and friends. This strengthens my soul, prepares me for daily battles. Sometimes they are even with myself, as I ponder and search for where I stand on the issue of the day.
    This site is so unique in the blogging world, hardly ever a harsh word, just open-ness to understanding and learning.

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  14. I love reading this blog because it connects me with other like-minded LDS women. I started reading because I respect Heather H. from knowing her friends and being in the ward. Since I've enjoyed reading others' posts–I almost feel like I'm sitting in a cafe chatting here.

    I want to read this book because I've heard so much about it. I started following CJane and NieNie's journey and I'd love to read their stories along with others in this book.

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  15. I love reading this blog because it helps me heal and grow. A friend of mine sent me the Sweetwater post when I was struggling after a complicated miscarriage. That post gave me the nudge of perspective I needed and I've been reading ever since. This beautiful blog is like Women's Conference, in my own living room. I feel connected to so many fantastic women whom I've never met. I am grateful for the honest sharing that happens here. I have been encouraged, uplifted, filled with laughter, and chastened a bit. I've even been inspired to write more of my own feelings and experiences. Thank you for sharing your stories, they have blessed me.

    I want to read the book for the same reasons I read this blog. It's on my wish list, although Santa informed me he isn't going to be bringing it. I'd really love to read it!

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  16. I like reading the Segullah blog because I'm always trying to "be around" people I can look up to. There have been posts that I have completely identified with, and some that left me wondering how on earth anyone could stand such a trial, yet seem to be living through it with such grace and acceptance. I imagine the Mother in Me book would have much the same feel. I don't care if I win it though, I just really wanted to say how much I appreciate Segullah. Thanks.

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  17. I find the Segullah blog often resonates with experiences I have had in my life as a wife and mother. I enjoy seeing those expereices from a fresh perspective. The book looks interesting, and the part shared certainly reminds me that HF knew what he was doing when he sent me four children, however questionable that may seem at times!

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  18. Congratulations, Shauna! My husband randomly generated a number between one and twenty on a spreadsheet program (who knew you could do that), and number four came up! I will contact you tomorrow.

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