There are few blogs that I can honestly say I have followed for years but Matt Logelin has one. MattLogelin.com was one regular man’s blog about his wife’s bedrest before the birth of their daughter Madeline. Within 27 hours of Madeline’s birth, her mommy died of a pulmonary embolism, leaving Matt a widowed single-dad. All the dream of their family were suddenly changed and Matt was left to grieve, morn and raise a baby girl all on his own.
Well, not exactly. That little blog started generating lots and lots of hits. Strangers sent packages, diapers, tips and books to help Matt navigate the uncharted waters he was suddenly faced with. More and more people started reading and the national media picked up his story. After all of the attention to his story, Matt decided to help out other widowed single-parents through a foundation in memory of his wife and Madeline’s mother. The Liz Logelin Foundation was formed and donations started coming in. The foundation was able to provide the basic essentials to those who were suddenly without their partner and their child’s parent.
Even with the blog, the thousands and thousands or readers demanded more. Matt Logelin responded. He wrote a book.
“Two Kisses for Maddy” comes out on April 14.
Through Grand Central Publishing, Detroit Mommies has been able to secure three copies for a giveaway. The contest will run through 6 p.m. EST, Sunday, April 10,2011.
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**The book club will read this book beginning April 20 to allow those who order a copy to get one and get going on it.**
No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected randomly through https://random.org. Detroit Mommies writers and contributors are ineligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Detroit Mommies is not responsible products shipped from outside vendors or sponsors. Open to participants in the US 18 years and older. Contest ends at Sunday, April 10,2011 at 6:00 p.m. EST.