Monday, March 30, 2015

Real Moms, Making It Up As We Go Along by Lisa Valentine Clark, LDS Blog Tour

Book Summary:

 I didn’t have gold shoes, and I didn’t have time to go shopping, but I thought I could just spray-paint some heels I owned that I never really wore. I spray-painted them and tried them out for three hours at church where they held up perfectly. I felt pretty good about myself. “Suckers who buy gold shoes when they could just spray-paint them,” I thought, congratulating myself for my frugality and my foresight for testing them out.
As moms, we improvise. We get along. We make things word. And we make a lot of things up as we go along because, let’s face it, no manual is ever going to cover all the bases a real mom needs to touch. But if laughter and perspective and a renewed energy to face the day are what you’re after—if you too are a “real mom”—this is the book for you!

My Review:
What I love about this book is how straight forward she addresses moms. She speaks to the reader as if they are having a conversation, not like she is trying to instruct them. She has rants and side rants, which made me feel like I was listening to a friend discuss motherhood with me! The section about how mom's spend their time hit home to me and it was like a light bulb went on in my head! Why do people want mothers to justify how they spend their time? I feel like any mother can relate to this book! I was saying in my head, "yeah" and "uh-huh" and things of that nature while I read! A fun read that all moms can relate to, this is a must have for all moms!

About the Author:

LISA VALENTINE CLARK graduated with a B.S. in English from Brigham Young University. She was part of the sketch/comedy troupe "The Garrens" in Provo from 1995 to 2000, and co-founded the theater-as-improv troupe "The Thrillionaires." She has done a variety of voiceover and acting work in independent features, including "Gracie" in the award-winning webseries Pretty Darn Funny," which she also writes and produces. Lisa spends most of her time in Provo with her husband, Christopher Clark. They are the parents of five children who seem to make up a unique comedy troupe all their own.

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Deseret Book.

Source:  Publisher for review

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