The Pre-Baby Bucket List

Posted Feb 26 2013, 11:13 am in , , , , ,

This week is my birthday. I’ve said before that I don’t really celebrate my birthday and this year I had to renew my driver’s license. I was in and out of the DMV in under 30 minutes (scary, right?). Anyway, to celebrate, I’m going to give away a copy of my book, More Than This.

In More Than This, my heroine, Quinn, is challenged by her sister to complete a list of adventures over the summer before attempting to get pregnant. The idea for this came from some articles I had read years ago about things every woman should do in her lifetime. Here are some examples, which I found for the purpose of this post. In looking at them now, I’m glad I wrote Quinn’s list the way I did. 50 Things every Girl Should Do in Her Lifetimeย and 50 Things a Woman Should Do Before She Turns 60

Without spoiling the book, here’s Quinn’s list:

1. Play hooky

2. Sing karaoke at a crowded bar

3. Ride a motorcycle

4. Indulge at an expensive restaurant

5. Take a vacation alone

6. Pose nude for a photographer or artist

7. Have a fabulous summer romance

8. Have a night of multiorgasmic, mind-blowing sex

Quinn spends the book working on the list, with Ryan’s help. For some people, the items on this list are tame and for others, there’d be no way you could get them to try. That’s really what the book is about — stepping out of your comfort zone. I believe that it’s important for everyone to step out of her comfort zone at least on occasion.

So, if you want a chance to win a copy of my book, all you have to do is comment here and tell me one thing every woman should experience before she has kids. It’s fine to steal an idea from somewhere, but tell me why you chose it.

The contest will run until Friday noon. Then I’ll pull a random winner.



5 responses to “The Pre-Baby Bucket List”

  1. Tina Moss says:

    Travel, travel, travel! As much as possible. Hubs and I plan to travel with kids too, but nothing like backpacking in a foreign country to get that adrenaline rush. Love it!

  2. I didn’t make such a list(sigh). Now I really wish I did – instead, I’m working on a “What I’ll Do When the Kids Are Grown” bucket list. I’ve heard many women say every girl should go on a vacation alone at least once in her life…so that is on my list for sure.

    And I often rode on the back of my dad’s motorcycle when I was a kid, but I don’t think that counts…I need to find me a Griffin. Just to borrow for the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Please don’t enter me in the contest, I read and enjoyed the book already!


    Happy Birthday lady!

  4. Becky says:

    Every woman should live by herself at some point in her life. So many of my friends have gone from living with Mom and Dad to college dorms to roommates to boyfriend to husband. Being by yourself, totally responsible for everything, is important. I also think it gives a person the space to be entirely selfish, to organize their life exactly to their whims. All of life can’t be that way, but that experience can tell you a lot about who you are as a person, what you want and don’t want, and what you’re willing to compromise on.