Allyson and her friends desperately need a moms’ night out, filled with peace, quiet, and adult conversation. Allyson arranges a night for them – husbands watch the kids, reservations at an upscale restaurant, and fancy clothes and high heels. What could go wrong?
This is a hilarious book. I can’t remember the last time I laughed out so much when reading a book! Actually, it was so funny that I didn’t even feel self-conscious laughing out loud from reading it, even in public! I think what makes this book so funny is that it is sometimes difficult for moms to arrange to leave their home responsibilities behind, even for one night. Even with the best of husbands, we seemingly feel like bad things will happen if we are not there at home with the family. This book exploits those feelings in a hilarious way.
Not only is this a funny book, it also has a good message in it. Allyson, Izzy, and Sondra are all having personal struggles, but are hesitant to share them with each other. Readers come away with the message that it is acceptable for women to share their difficulties and short falls with one another and support one another. In this age of the war between work-at-home and work-at-work moms, we need to remember that every mom has struggles. Parenting is not easy – it is messy, demanding, hilarious, and the best job in the world.
If you are a fan of crazy, how much more can possibly go wrong humor, this is a must read. If you are a mom that has not had a night out and are feeling like you are going to go crazy if you can’t get away, this book might provide a welcome respite. If you need a laugh, read this book.
The companion devotional is a nice read as well. Some of the readings are funny, while others are encouraging. I still smile when I think about the one where Pomarolli talks about making her husband one of her mother’s specialties – broccoli cheese cornbread. The only problem was that she mistakenly used the blueberry muffin mix instead of the corn bread mix. Funny stories like that are interspersed with reminders to take time to pray with our kids, say something nice to our spouse, and smile at our kids. The devotional book serves as a reminder that moms have a lot of power to impact life in their home.
Both of these books are great for moms to read who need encouragement. If you are a mom, I think you will enjoy these books.
I received complimentary copies of both of these books from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.