Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Momumental by Jennifer Grant Review/Giveaway

One mom's humorous and candid memoir shows would-be supermoms how to create a realistically balanced family life without losing their minds.

Being a Mom is probably the hardest and most rewarding job I've ever had.  I'm truly blessed to have two children, but as they've crept into their teenage years, it's not gotten any easier.  MOMUMENTAL is a refreshing read that had me nodding my head in agreement in the escapes some of these children have gotten into and well as making me take a look at my own life and re-evaluating.

Some of the choices we make for our children we question.  Am I a bad mom? If I had done things differently, maybe they would have made smarter choices.  Right? Do I feel guilty sometimes? Absolutely.  Momumental takes in depth look into parenting, choices we make, learning to not judge ourselves so harshly or other moms.  Sometimes the best way is to let the kids work it out for themselves and just be there to listen and help guide.  Filled with many personal stories of Jennifer's life, her childhood and her own children, Momumental took me for a ride and I enjoyed every minute of it. 

About the Author

Jennifer Grant is mother to four children and author of Love You More: The Divine
Surprise 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.

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  2. What is a good parent? We moms often set impossible standards for ourselves, and feel that we can never be “a good mom.” Or at least a good enough mom. Momumental was so encouraging to me as a mom. Jennifer Grant offers solid advice, not just on parenting but on how to be intentional about building a family culture. She writes honestly about her own mistakes, her own perfectionism, and how her own family of origin impacted her. She also tells beautiful stories about her family that made me laugh and cry. I’m recommending this book who anyone who is raising children—which is a messy but beautiful art.


The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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