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Moms’ Night Out
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.
I’ve read a lot of Tricia Goyer’s Amish Fiction and I’m a huge fan of her writing so I was really excited to read a fun comedy by her, especially one like Moms’ Night Out that has an accompanying movie. And she did not disappoint!
I LOVED this novelization of Mom’s Night Out. Tricia Goyer did an amazing job bringing the characters from the movie to life in the book. It is a funny, clean comedy that not only shows us how difficult being a parent can be, but also shows is the fun side to life. A life that includes God! Christians can have fun too and while Allyson’s night out went a little haywire (ok, a lot haywire) she still shows us that if you have a little Faith, things will work out. She learns some pretty big lessons from some very unlikely folks.
I feel like the characters are spot on and that this book will follow right along with the film. I think reading the novel first gave me a deeper understanding and connection with Allyson, Sondra, Izzy, Bridget, the dads and kids, Cabbie and especially Bones. I think that by reading about them, they will make more sense when I watch the movie. (The cab driver did seem a bit younger to me in the novel than what he is portrayed in the movie. His character was the only one that seems a little off to me. But that’s just my opinion.)
I connected with Allyson. As a mom and blogger I could really relate to not always feeling like you’re a good mom. When the kids won’t listen and you feel like you’re invisible it’s hard to feel like you’re doing anything right. I’m not one who really ever wants to get away from my kids. I’ve never had a mom’s night out away from them. More like moms’ night in and with everyone, not just the girls. We usually have family and friends over at our house and set something up in one room for the kids and then the adults hang out together. The girls may watch a movie or do our nails, etc. while the guys play corn hole or something. The dad’s are in charge of making the kids behave but we’re still right here with them if they need us. That’s not to say that I can’t still relate to Allyson needing a few hours away from home. I get it.
This book chronicles her night out perfectly and had me laughing so hard I had tears. It also had me crying and worrying for the ladies. It is such a great story! Reading the book really got me excited to go out and watch the movie! Read the novel! Watch the movie. And be prepared to laugh your butt off!
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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.
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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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 Monday (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 a Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.
Not only is it wonderful to have a book of devotions geared toward mom’s, but it’s fantastic to have one that brings humor to our everyday lives. Loving God doesn’t mean that we don’t have the same trials and tribulations as everyone else. It also doesn’t mean that we don’t know how to laugh it up, have a good time and try to make the best of a bad situation. It also doesn’t mean that we don’t get angry and need a little help along the way.
Having this fun daily devotional that makes me laugh at the things I go through as a mom is something I am truly grateful for. I love how Kerri Pomarolli adds humor. I love that I have something to brighten each day. I have 4 kids. And believe me, being a mom to 4 wild little monkeys is NOT easy. Taking just a few moments each morning to read Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive gives me just a little sanity to my otherwise insane day.
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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.
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