Thursday, May 15, 2014

Moms' Night Out by: Tricia Goyer

This book was inspired by the hit movie, Mom’s Night Out. What happens when three mothers want a night off to go out on the town, have some fun, without the responsibility of motherhood? Anything and everything can happen! Including figuring out what this thing called life is about and what is really important.

Life getting away from you, whether it’s the house never stays clean, or the kids are always out of control, or everyday is filled with noise and work, causes stress paralysis. You never feel caught up. You feel overwhelmed. You just want a night out, to de-stress, with friends who understand what you are going through. Or maybe they don’t, but they make you laugh and forget. I loved these three ladies and could relate to what they were going through. One was a pastor’s wife. She felt like she had to be perfect; she couldn’t be herself; she was always on display for others to watch. If others don’t know what you’re going through, they can’t help.

Part of the story is how the husbands managed while their wives took the night off. Kids say the funniest things. I laughed out loud at their antics. But then, something happens and the ‘kid’ acts like an adult and you realize, it’s going to be ok.

Learning that life is about your family, your work, being content with who you are, is a huge step. Being happy, peaceful, content with our life is not what we’re taught. We have to enjoy life, not let it drag us down. “No matter who you are, what you do, how far you run. Jesus will always be lovin’ you with His arms open wide. Just for bein’ you.” In God’s eyes we are enough, just the way we are.

I received this book free from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT | No More “Frumpy Mommy” Challenge! ($200 Visa Card Giveaway!)

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer has written the novelization to the much-anticipated movie, Moms' Night Out. Don't miss this hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

And, look for the companion devotional written by comedian Kerri PomarolliMoms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

Tricia and Kerri have teamed up for the "No More Frumpy Mommy" challenge.

Moms Night Out Tricia Goyer Kerri Pomarolli
Motherhood can sometimes seem like survival of the fittest. Every day brings its own troubles, and by the end of the day, you’re spent. Between school, soccer practice, cleaning, laundry, cooking dinner, putting away dishes, and keeping your kids from going at each others’ throats, the last thing on your mind is getting away for an evening. If that’s you, you’re invited to take part in Tricia and Kerri's No More Frumpy Mommy challenge.

Tricia and Kerri will choose 10 winners to receive a Fandango gift card to see Moms' Night Out, as well as copies of Moms' Night Out (the book) and Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss. One grand-prize winner will receive $200 to put toward her own moms' night out or her own moms' night out "ride" (getting her car detailed and cleaned).

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