And so are the people at the Co-Sleeping Survey, "Promoting safe co-sleeping, family bed safety, and night-time parenting". They are looking for YOUR stories of sleeping in a Family Bed, and you could WIN! The seven prospective winners will have their story included in the book, "Are you Co-Sleeping? Me, Too!". The top essayist will win the Dr. approved bed-sharing aid, The Humanity Family Sleeper, a U.S. $200.00 value!
Read on, for details:
"Entries need to be received by March 23rd 2010. Winners will be chosen and announced by April 1st. The grand prize will be delivered to the winning entrant before April 20th. Contestants need to log their entries at the Co-Sleeping Essay Entry form HERE.
More about the survey and it's creation...
Modern society has worked tirelessly at isolating, ostracizing, and condemning bed-sharing families. That very negativity created the fuel source, and parents who had been hurt stood up for themselves. By logging in at www.co-sleepingsurvey.com these families created a number that can not be refuted. In the process, men and women alike left strong comments that painted a very clear picture...We love bed-sharing! Those comments were compiled and the “you are not alone” book emerged. The book has been completed but, true to it's "participant created nature", we wanted to offer you and your readers the opportunity to be included! The book, “Are You Co-sleeping? Me Too!” is not another doctor written, scientifically scrubbed, manual of “how to” or “why to”. Significantly, it’s a community of peers who relayed from the heart their very personal experience. We all know that a friend’s kind voice resonates a very powerful message. Through this book, parents who are currently experiencing, or have experienced negativity about their bed-sharing will easily be able to find community and acceptance. So, in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, many voices will be heard in unison!
Essays (250 words or less) should focus on the writer’s personal experience with one of the following topics. Bloggers are also invited to enter their own essays. There are no international boundaries, all countries are invited to enter. Prizes will be shipped for free (essays need to be in English).
Essays should be on ONE of the following topics:
1. Oppression or negativity they received (Mother-in-law, parents, media, doctors, general society).
2. How bed-sharing enriched their parenting experience.
3. How bed-sharing helped breastfeeding (extended duration, adverse physical limitations, etc.).
4. How they got better sleep.
5. A Dad’s perspective, written by a Dad.
6. How it saved their child’s life.
7. How they intended to use a crib, and chose not to.
The 7 winning essays will be included in the book (the blog name associated with the entry will be listed as well). "Are You Co-Sleeping? Me Too!" will be ready for delivery before April 10th!"
I know that my readers are also great writers (judging by your hilarious and wonderful comments!) so get writing, and you may win something useful and family bed-friendly for yourself or a loved one.