If you are an avid blog reader like I am, you've probably heard of Big Mama. She, her husband, and daughter live in Texas. She's a "regular" stay at home mom who happens to be on the New York Times best seller list at the moment. She's written the book Sparkly Green Earrings. Even though we've never met (which I dream of doing one day), I'm incredibly proud of and for her. When I found out she had wrote a book, I immediately put it on my wish list for my Nook. I'm so excited that I did.
Y'all, I read the book in just a few short hours. It's that good. Melanie is able to convey the true aspects of motherhood through out the book. Although I haven't given birth to any children, I found myself through the pages. As a nanny, I found myself laughing out loud at some truths she shares, because it's a "been there, done that" situation. Melanie offers a delightful and completely relateable glimpse into the pleasure of raising a child. Full of many laughs and moments of tears, this book is by far one of favorites. One sentence that stuck out with me the most is "Sometimes the best families are the one God builds using unexpected pieces of our hearts." There is such wisdom and truth in that one statement for me.
I love and enjoy this book so much that I'm giving away two copies along with some fabulous green earrings to two of you readers. Just leave a comment under this post and on March 10th I will announce the winners. I would love to hear a memorable moment in motherhood or dealing with children in your life.
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