Friday, October 12, 2018

Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms

Pages: 224
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: September 1, 2018

About the book:

Do you feel like you’re drowning in the everyday stress-pool? . . .

Wish you could make busy-ness a business so you’d be a millionaire? . . .

Welcome to the maternal order of slightly sagging sisters of the 'hood. The motherhood.

With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, popular inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of moms drowning in the churning stress-pool of busyness. In her beloved mom-to-mom, grin-provoking style, Coty offers empathy, laughs, real-life stories, practical parenting survival tips, and fresh biblical insights to help you hear Papa God’s still, small voice through life’s chaos.

Whether you're struggling with stress related to attitude, time-management, guilt trips, patience, or something in between. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the peace we all crave—the peace that passes all understanding.

My thoughts:
The wonderful!!  I love the colors, the flowers, and the font!  What mom wouldn't want to pick up a copy of this book?  Or better yet, who wouldn't love being gifted a copy of this book?


No one is immune to stress, least of all moms.  That's why Debora M. Coty, author of the best-selling Too Blessed to be Stressed series decided it was time to write an edition specifically addressing the stresses and needs in the daily life of moms.  In Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms (Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing), Deb offers empathy, laughs, real-life stories, practical parenting survival tips, and fresh biblical insights to help frazzled moms of all ages hear God's still, small voice through life's chaos.

To celebrate the release of Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms and to bless a mom that needs to de-stress, Deb is giving away a "Take a Day for Mom" $75 VISA Cash Card.  The card can be used by a mom for a day of pampering or just getting away and enjoying a day to herself.  Do you need a day away or know a mom who does?  (Is that a trick questions?)  Then, enter the giveaway and share it with all your friends.  (Another little don't have to prove you are a mom in order to win!)

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Things I Never Told You - Beth Vogt

Pages:  432
Publisher:  Tyndale
Publication Date:  May 8, 2018

About the book from Amazon:

It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine―as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length.

But with her middle sister Jillian’s engagement, Payton’s party-planning skills are called into action. Which means working alongside her opinionated oldest sister, Johanna, who always seems ready for a fight. They can only hope that a wedding might be just the occasion to heal the resentment and jealousy that divides them . . . until a frightening diagnosis threatens Jillian’s plans and her future. As old wounds are reopened and the family faces the possibility of another tragedy, the Thatchers must decide if they will pull together or be driven further apart.

My thoughts

First of all, let's talk about the cover of this book.  I love it!  The simplicity of it, with the model looking down, goes perfectly with the title.  You can tell she has some secrets that she's not sure about sharing.  

Readers not familiar with Vogt are in for a treat.  She's a seasoned writer who handles sensitive topics and relationships delicately.  Great character development, vivid imagery, and an intriguing story-line are just a few of the delights you will find.  

I highly recommend this book for every female reader and would definitely recommend it as a gift. I give this book a 4 star rating.

**I was provided a copy of this book in exchange of my honest opinion.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stretched Too Thin - Jessica N. Turner

Pages: 240
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: September 18, 2018

About the book from Amazon:

Working mothers constantly battle the pull to do all the things well. From managing work and home responsibilities to being impacted by a lack of self-care and time for deep friendships, the struggle is real. At the end of each day, many working moms are exhausted and stretched too thin. But this does not have to be the norm.

In her latest practical and inspiring book, Jessica Turner shows the working mom how to

- work and parent guilt-free
- establish clear work boundaries
- set achievable goals
- discover more flexibility
- develop home management solutions
- prioritize self-care
- invest in her marriage
- cultivate deeper friendships
- feel like a good mom, even while working

Full of compassion and encouragement, Stretched Too Thin will empower women with useful insights and tools to thrive as working moms.

My thoughts:

Let's be honest, the term "working mom" can bring different thoughts and different feelings to different people.  Let's get one thing straight...if you're a mom, you are a working mom.  Whether you work outside the home, or in the home, a mom knows no rest.  Every mom is a "working mom".  

Regardless of where you work, this book is for you!  Peruse the chapters and read what pertains to your particular situation, or do a sit down and read through from cover to cover (which, as a mom, you know is not going to happen in one sitting, and that's okay).  

Full of helpful advice and insight, Turner delivers a book that will leave you re-evaluating your life and longing to make those changes you've only dreamed about.  Easy to read and easy to follow, you'll want to include a copy in each and every new mother's gift bag you give away.  Share the advice with your friends, spread the word.  You don't have to be weary and tired all the time.  With a few changes in your life, you can thrive and be the mom you were meant to be!

*I was provided a copy of this book as part of the author's launch team.