I flew to Dallas this past weekend to attend my sister Sarah’s Kentucky Derby-themed bridal shower. It was SO. MUCH. FUN. Big hats, pretty dresses, to-die-for cupcakes, and the best (and strongest!) mint juleps I’ve ever had.
On the flight out to Dallas, I read the book Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being a Mom, by Lisa-Jo Baker.
…And I laughed and nodded my head and underlined and highlighted and cried the ugly cry. It was just what I needed – like a hug, a pep talk, a kick in the gut, and a challenge all at the same time. Jennifer Fulwiler endorsed the book as “the best book on motherhood I have ever read” and Ann Voskamp called it ” “straight-from-the-hip honest, straight-out-hilarious, and straight-from-God holy” and I couldn’t agree more.
Mama friends, I so wish I could send each of you a copy of this book for Mother’s Day. We all need to hear Lisa-Jo’s words. I hope you have a chance to read it some day soon – you’ll be blessed, promise!
I also wanted to recommend the film Mom’s Night Out, coming to a theater near you THIS WEEK (May 9th)! Mom’s Night Out is hilariously funny without being corny or overly cheesy. And the message for mothers – and really all parents – is spot on. This would be the perfect film to grab a bunch of girlfriends and go see the movie together and then head out for margaritas afterwards, but it’s also a great date night movie with your hubby.
So – my top pick for the best mom book and the best mom movie this Mother’s Day. I hope y’all get to experience BOTH, and bask in the encouragement that you’re doing the hardest, the craziest, the most glorious job in the whole world.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mamas!