UPDATE: Give away is now closed!
MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family by Jennifer Grant was a book that I had zero expectations of because I knew nothing about the book or the author (that makes me a little nervous - who wants to put valuable time into reading a book just to find out that that time was wasted?). I was not disappointed at all. It is an excellent book! I love the whole book, from the cover to the prayer on the last page (and everything in between). I had an extremely hard time putting the book down most of the time (I carried it with me everywhere) and at other times, I would pause and meditate over what I had just read - I needed time to absorb it.
Jennifer gives you glimpses into her life and the lives of others. REAL life - you know...the good, the bad and the ugly (which all families have and seem to try to hide from those on the outside). While I was reading the book, I felt like it was a letter from a friend. I could feel her emotions - being a mother I could share her emotions. She shares practical advise on raising a child and how to be a good mother. Jennifer has cute, funny, and serious MOMumental moments!
I highly recommend this books to mothers that are currently raising children (of all ages).
You can read a sample chapter here.
About the Author: Jennifer Grant is mother to four children and author of Love You More: The DivineSurprise of Adopting My Daughter (2011). For more than a decade she wrote for papers in
the Sun-Times newsgroup. Currently she freelances for the Chicago Tribune and is a
regular contributor to hermeneutics, Christianity Today magazine's blog for women. Grant
is a Wheaton College graduate who received her master's in English and Creative Writing
from Southern Methodist University. She lives outside of Chicago, IL.
Well, I am lucky enough and excited to have a copy of the book to share with you (I only wish I had enough to give one to every mother I know). You can enter a drawing for your chance to win a copy of the book by telling me about one of your own MOMumental moments. You have until midnight CST Friday, May 18th to enter.
Stay tuned, tomorrow I will have a guest post from Jennifer herself.