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Once There Was a Mom Hardcover – April 3, 2017
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About the Author
Emily Watts is a senior editor at Deseret Book as well as a favorite Time Out for Women speaker and the author of severasl books, including Being a Mom: 10 Coping Strategies I Learned by Accident, Confessions of an Unbalanced Woman, and The Slow-Ripening Fruits of Motherhood. She is the joyful mother of five children and grandmother of ten. Emily and her husband, Larry, live in Taylorsville, Utah.
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Top Customer Reviews
Once There Was a Mom is a sweet book for any mom (whether you are a Mother's Day fan or not). It's very short (perfect for the mom who hardly has time to read), but loaded with little instances where all mothers can relate.
There is a page that talks about a mom coming home and the children yelling that they missed her. I noticed that with my sister last week. She visited for a couple of days and when she called her family to say she was heading home they were all shouting with joy!
Motherhood is rough at times. And it can feel thankless, but as moms we make a HUGE difference in our kiddos lives. I think this would be a great book for any mom that needs a little reminder about the difference she is making, and how her kids are making her different too.
Moms and non-moms alike-- even boys and men!
For within these pages you will find out what being a mom means.
Even with all of the ups and downs--
No one can take the place of a mom!
ADORABLE book with a PROFOUND MESSAGE!
The book arrived in today's mail. It's a small, fun shape - less than 6.5 inches tall and 7.5 inches long. And it's a bright pink!
Once There Was A Mother by Emily Watts, Illustrated by Destin Cox
I read it to my 14 year old daughter and my 4 year old son (the oldest and youngest in the family who happened to be nearby when the mail arrived). My daughter said it was adorable. My son said it didn't have enough explosions (note: It had zero explosions). I thought it was cute. It's definitely not a book geared to kids, but meant for moms... moms of all ages. It doesn't gloss over how hard it is being a mom, but it doesn't drag you down with how hard it is either. The page below is one of my favorites. My daughter and I both especially loved that the books the mom has are titled "Again" and "Again." And the artwork, simple but beautiful!
It made me smile. It made me tear up. Overall, this would be a cute gift to give to a mom for Mother's Day (coming up May 14th)! I would be happier to receive this than to receive chocolate. Well... who am I kidding, I'd like this AND some chocolate!