Thursday, December 13, 2012

Failed Family Mottos book give-away

You know what would be a perfect Christmas gift (besides my books, that is)? This awesome book of failed family mottos.  You know those samplers and plaques with uplifting, motivational saying that you frequently see in peoples homes?  These are the ones that didn't make it.  Here are a few samples from the book:


See, you can tell the author had lots of boys. (Four, I believe.)



I actually have a Return With Honor plaque hanging in my house. Now I will think of this one when I see it.


                                            This is frequently how our family prayers at our house go. Sigh.

For a chance to win this book, leave a comment about your family's motto (failed or otherwise) I'll choose a winner on Sunday and mail the book out on Monday so that hopefully it will get to you or your loved one by Christmas.

Or if you'd rather just pay the 7.95 and order the book, here's a link to the website so you can do that:

http://middle-agedmormonman.blogspot.com/search?q=failed+family+mottos

You'll see the book in the right hand corner. Click on it for buying info.

22 comments:

Shawnette Nielson said...

I think our family motto is 'everybody present' but it rarely happens!

Enna Isilee said...

We have two, a serious one: "Promises Kept." And a more practical one: "When all else fails, turn on the TV."

Melinda said...

I'm pretty sure our family motto is "STOP YELLING!" Maybe we should work on that?

L.G. Keltner said...

"Our family puts the 'function' in dysfunction." Though I'm not sure if this is actually true!

Sierra said...

We haven't used it in a while, but when I was younger "People not things" was our big motto. It was useful for settling arguments about a toy when me and my siblings were still little. (I have 3 younger) Just wanted to let you know that I read and absolutely LOVED Slayers and Erasing Time! I'm going to buy at least one of them when I get the chance :D Sierra
Keep growing beautiful!

Anika Arrington said...

"Just love each other, already!"

Dena McMurdie said...

Our motto is "Let's just be nice already!" It usually is said when there is a tug of war going on over a pony or barbie.

Linda Kish said...

Ours is the one my mother taught me... nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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Eliza said...

No fighting
No biting
No chewing
No pooing

Beedubbs said...

Our family has matching shirts that say FAMILIES ARE LIKE FUDGE. THEY'RE SWEET, BUT THEY HAVE A FEW NUTS.

If you ever met my family, you would find yourself saying "How true that is..."

Beedubbs said...

Or here's another one I forgot.

FAMILIES ARE FOREVER. SO YOU BETTER GET USED TO IT.

My mom loves to say that one.

Janette Rallison said...

Ha! Great family mottos, everyone! I love Family is Forever so you better get used to it. Maybe I'll have to start using that one on my kids . . .

And I'm glad you liked the books, Sierrs!

Leigh Seeley said...

In my family, our motto is What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... sometimes :)

Shay, Chelsea and Jonas Allen said...

Our family motto is, "There are two kinds of eaters, the quick and the dead." We take this very seriously and are always first in line at every function with food.

Natalie Erickson said...

I love those. Ours is "be nice or go away."

Lara said...

Growing up my mom would always tell us as we were going out the door...
Be Good
Have Fun
Learn A lot.
She felt that this phrase covered every situation.
When my kids leave to go to school or whereever, I say the same thing to them.
And our family motto is Eyes on Eternity.

flip flop mama said...

Listen to your mom...or else. :)

Anah said...

Fake it till you make it. (You know, the whole become by doing thing. :) )

Melinda said...

My mom always said, "if you treated your friends like you treated your family, would you have any friends?"

Janette Rallison said...

The thing I always told my son as I dropped him off for gymnastics every day was: "Love you! Don't break your neck!"

He would probably claim that as my motto

Steelefamily said...

"If mama's not happy nobody's happy" was my Dads constant phrase to us. I am always asking my kids "are you the mom? Then let me do my job and you be be Big Sister/Big brother."

I have also recently got my mom reading all of your books. She loves them as much as me.

:) said...

For my family of seven, it's: "It's not about how clsoe you park to the store, it's about how close you park to the cart return."