Pink Tiara Cookies For Three (Plus a GIVEAWAY)- Things I Love Thursday

TILT  I am growing three readers. Serious readers. Kids who rarely can be seen without a book under their nose. We are also library regulars (so much so that I am only days away from becoming the mayor. WOOT!) and have amassed quite the library at home.

So when a friend of a friend contacted me about reviewing her new children’s book, my ears perked up. Even more so when I saw the topic. So let me digress a minute.

I have to girls. I worry about their friendships a lot. A LOT. I am constantly raising concerns to Ryan about I am afraid they are getting left out, not making close friends, sad about how other girls treat them, the list goes on. Ryan usually looks at me like I am a bit of my rocker and says, “Jill, you are projecting, our girls are doing really well.”

I am beginning to think he is right. I stink at girl friendships. I have been burned several times and now live my life quite guarded when it comes to friends. If you knew me you might say I have a lot of friends because I am quite social and have a pretty active social life. But scratch the surface a little and you will see that I keep most people at arms length. It is something I really want to work on, but truth be told, I am wary. But also a little lonely. So that is my little therapy session.

One of the things I always found hard in my friendships growing up was the friendships of three. Did you have those? They are kind of the worst. You feel like you have a bestie but then this other person appears and suddenly THEY are besties and you are just the leftover friend. Someone is always feeling hurt and left out.


Well, what if you could teach your kids a way to navigate the waters of “three’s a crowd” and keep their friendships in tact? Pink Tiara Cookies For Three is a resource for parents to help their kids do exactly that. And I have to admit, I might have learned a thing or two myself.

Perfect for little girls, Pink Tiara Cookies For Three, is totally relatable and adorably illustrated. It reminded me a lot of another MAJOR favorite in our house, Pinkalicious. I think your little girls will love this book and it will lead to some great dialogue in your house.

Maria Dismondy is a mom herself and is passionate about using books to teach kids to do the right thing whether the topic is bullying, difficulties with friendships or respecting those that are different. Her blog tour is going on through the end of the month and you can find out all about it, over at her blog.

You can get a copy of the book at the author’s site and she will autograph it for you. Or you can win one from me along with an adorable tiara cookie cutter so you can make cookies just like the book!! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. Maybe about your great female friends. Or lack of. It will be like therapy.

For extra entries (please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry:

  • Participate by linking up to Things I Love Thursday and leave a comment letting me know you linked up
  • Tweet about the giveaway (sample tweet: Enter to win @mariadismondy ‘s new children’s book over at The @DiaperDiaries: http://tinyurl.com/84byepl)

The winner will be chosen at random on Thurs. Jan. 25th. Best of luck!

So what do you love this week? Write about it and then link up below. Just a reminder to please make sure you are linking to your actual TILT post and not just your blog. All of the other Things I Love Thursday guidelines are here. Link away!



  1. I linked up, thanks for hosting!!
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  2. nicolerenae says:

    I would love to win this book for my daughter!

  3. Thanks for hosting! I shared a coconut oil review and a post on how to use coconut oil for skin care.
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  4. Pink and a tiara? My daughter will love this. Learning something along the way will just be a bonus for me. :)
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  5. Sounds like we have a similar friendship history and I worry for my daughter as well. I’d love to win, thanks!

  6. You make me want to be a blogger Jill. :) And my girls would love this book.

  7. Stephanie P says:

    I already see issues beginning with my kindergarten princess – I’d love to give this book to her!! Thanks for hosting! :)

  8. We are definitely book-lovers around here. I was in one of those threesome friendships in high school. Yes, difficult. But treasured! We’d love to see the book and make tiara cookies!
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  9. So excited to read your new story… we are huge fans at our house…
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  10. Jen H. says:

    My daughter LOVES Pinkalicious so I’m excited for her to see this new book!!

  11. Jen H. says:

    tweeted 1/19 JenHep

  12. Jessica says:

    I know my daughter would love this book! I think as parents we always worry about our kids…my daughter is 4 and is getting ready to start K soon…she is extremely shy and I am worried that she won’t make friends once she starts school :-( I guess only time will tell.

  13. My girls would LOVE this book! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win one! :)
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  14. Christie says:

    My hubby has tons of guy friends. Me? My best friend is my mom. While that’s great, it’s hard when hubby wants to go hang out with the guys in the evening, and Mom is home with Dad for the first evening all week and not wanting to go out more.

  15. Teresa Young says:

    Growing up on my street there were 3 of us girls who were always together – only 1 hair-pulling incident I can remember that we soon were over. We broke up when 1 moved away, but the other friend & I are still in touch. We didn’t have all the activities available nowadays so that’s what we did – hang out with out friends.

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  17. I have tons of friends but my absolute best friend is my husband. My all-things-frilly 7-year old daughter would LOVE this prize… not just because she likes things girly but because she loves cooking! (Cake Boss is one of her favorite shows!)
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  18. I would love to get this for my girls. I’m kind of like you- been burned and I don’t like to go deep. Let’s just stay on the surface where things are nice and tidy. I really want my girls to learn how to have true deep friendships so it sounds like the book might be good for all of us :).
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  19. Lori S says:

    I would love to win this for my niece. I have a few close friends but not many.