About the book:
Moms' Night Out is a novelization of the hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life---where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours-what could go wrong?
Chronicling one night out gone awry, three harried moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlor owner, a motorcycle gang, and a bewildered cabbie all learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting. This book spotlights the unfulfilled expectations and serial self-doubts many moms feel . . . then reassures us that the key is raising kids in a loving home. Mom's Night Outis an endearing, true-to-life comedy.
My thoughts: As a rule, I don't like novelizations. I try to avoid them. MOM'S NIGHT OUT is about par for the course. It doesn't read like a novel, it does read like a novelization. But Tricia Goyer did a good job with it. Some of it was laugh-out-loud funny, and exciting. I actually want to see the movie now, it sounds hilarious.
This is a great portrayal of the crazy life with young kids and clueless men. I actually related most to Sondra as I am that woman. The pastor's wife with the man who needs me to keep track of where everything is, and a teenage daughter.... But I've been in Allyson's position too. So any mom could relate to this book, whether as Izzy, Sondra, or Allyson.
I do recommend MOM'S NIGHT OUT. I give it 4.5 stars. $15.99. 276 pages, plus discussion questions.
Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/wAT15
About the author:
USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series andLead Your Family Like Jesus (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.
Moms' Night Out and other things i miss . . .
About the book:
As a Mom, couldn't you use a good laugh?
Inspired by the endearing, true-to-life movie Moms' Night Out, comedian Kerri Pomarolli has created this light, yet inspiring devotional that will definitely make you laugh, but will also help you discover that indeed you are not alone, and that God's gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in your life and of your loved ones.
Whether you're running full-speed-ahead or disappointed that it's(again), you'll find joy in these devotions where Kerri shares hilarious stories and insights on daily life. Messy homes, messy kids, lost pets, never ending casseroles, forgetful husbands, and the desire to just take a long bath . . . This world can be a funny place, and these stories are bound to prove it. Read a devotion to brighten your morning, or catch a few words to make you smile before bed. There's never a bad time for a good laugh, and as a Mom, you need aMoms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.
My thoughts: THE MOMS’ NIGHT OUT AND OTHER THINGS I MISS Devotional is a fun set of funny stories and insights of daily life as a Mom. Not a full fledge, grow-in-the-Lord set, this will give you a verse to consider as you start your day and a prayer, and even a few questions for you to think about as you start your day. There are also fun lists included in the book (that aren’t devotions) such as Top Ten Things to do While Breastfeeding.
For the ultra-conservative crowd that doesn’t approve of going to movies or watching TV this is not a devotional you’ll be interested in. Especially since it mentions Disney as drawing you closer to God. For those who are looking for a learning in the Lord study devotional, this isn’t the book either. This is a lighthearted look at motherhood, good for a few laughs, and to start the day off with a verse and a prayer. Great for Mother’s Day for new moms or mom’s of preschoolers. $14.99. 208 pages, hardcover.
Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/wAUa1
About the author:
Called Hollywood's "God Girl," Kerri Pomarolli is an accomplished actress, comedian, published author, Christian speaker and veteran of television---with credits that include 29 appearances on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central.
About the film:
The Moms' Night Out film features Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (EVERBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE MIDDLE), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD), Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).
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