Oh. My. Goodness. I loved this book.
It was an easy read, which I enjoy because of the busyness of life. Whereas the last book review I did, Team Us, not really fit this season of my life…this book reminded me of beauty memories, as well as, pertaining to my life, today.
Becky is “mom”…seasoned, lover of her husband, lover of Jesus, empty nester, finding herself again after the kids have left.
Rachel is “daughter”….fresh, beginning, getting her feet wet, first kid and the chaos of starting a family, maintaining her marriage, her career, and remembering who she is.
Any section, of any book, ever written that says “Make Peace With Your Jiggly Bits,” has got to be something that captivates any mom, at any stage of life.
This book made me laugh (out loud and in public places).
I don’t laugh enough.
I related more to Becky because of the stage of life I am in, right now. On the other hand, I found myself nodding at all that Rachel had to say in remembrance of what I went through as a young mom. It caused me to take pause and to see where I was, how far I’ve come, where I am now, and where I want to be in my future.
Oh, this book is a gem and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I will draw a winner on February 12, 2015. Please like or comment here, on my facebook, twitter, or google + for a chance to win!
About the book:
Order-loving, thirty-something Rachel, and her laid-back, messy mother, Becky, are opposites in many ways. But they both believe that women long for a life that nourishes them inside and out. In this book, the mother-daughter duo will help you make that dream a reality by tackling the “Top 10 Stressors” that mess with a woman’s mind, such as:
•Cluttered Surroundings •Exhaustion of parenting
•Time-starved marriages •Feeling like a spiritual slacker
•Crowded Schedules •Negative Body Image
Following a series of trial-and-error experiments, Becky and Rachel share laugh-out-loud stories, fascinating research, and practical tips to design and a nourished life that fits your personality. By learning how to embrace “nourishing compromises,” you’ll never put happiness on hold again. If you are feeling drained, discontent, or discouraged, join a couple of understanding, entertaining companions on the journey from overwhelmed to nourished.
About the authors:
is the author, coauthor, or collaborator of more than forty books. She’s a natural storyteller who has inspired and entertained audiences for years. Most recently she co-authored We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
alone with a blog by the same name with her daughter, Rachel Randolph. She and her husband, Greg, live in Denver, Colorado. Website/blog: http://www.laughcrycook.com
writes and speaks with humor and honesty about parenting a toddler, young married life, and her mostly plant-based cooking adventures. Rachel is married to Jared, a high school football and baseball coach. They live near Dallas, Texas with their son, Jackson. Nourished
is her second book. Website/Blog: www.nourishedmama.com
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