And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Real Struggles

I received a copy of this book free for the purpose of review.

The real life of stay at home moms must be mysterious to other people. In fact some people seem shocked and outraged at the idea that stay at home moms even exist much less are happy with their lives. I can assure you we do exist and in large numbers. We aren't all members of cults and we aren't all hoarding weapons. We're normal people. Normal families called to cherish the short span of time our children will be children. We want to raise and nourish our kids instead of paying someone else to do it. We've been blessed to be able to stay at home. We don't take that for granted (most days). We're also tired, overworked (because trust me raising kids 24/7 is WORK), and a little crazy.

I haven't seen the movie Moms' Night Out YET but I hope to very soon. I told you a little about the movie and gave you a clip on this post. Now I'm so excited to tell you about the book Moms' Night Out from Tricia Goyer. She actually took this movie and turned it into a book. How's that for different?

Y'all this book is hilarious. It is the wacky and really crazy tale of some moms trying to have a peaceful night away from the kids. They are a eclectic group of ladies- Allyson the stay at home mom that's at her wit's end, Izzy the one that just got life changing news, and Sondra the pastor's wife. These ladies are all so easy to relate to. Their thoughts and personal dilemmas make perfect sense. Throw in Bridgett a single mom, a cabbie, and a biker named Bones and the evening takes an interesting turn. Don't worry you also get the story of the dads as they wrangle the kids without the moms. 

The book is fast paced and holds lots of laughs. Some of it is a little over the top but hey that's what fiction movies are all about! Moms Night Out has more than enough real mom reality in it. If you need a break from your own Mom reality I totally recommend this book. Tricia Goyer brings her well loved writing style to the mom movie of the year. 

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. 

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