Monday, March 28, 2016

Blog Tour/Review: Everyday MOMents by Jessica Poe

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Everyday MOMents, by Jessica Poe
2016, 144p, LDS Non-Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Discover the divine purpose in your motherhood! Each inspiring chapter moves through another hour in a mother's day, highlighting spiritually symbolic insights and describing how Christ is by your side even during the daily routine. From sun-up to bedtime, this entertaining and uplifting book will help you find the inherent divinity hidden in the everyday details of motherhood.

Motherhood has it's tough moments and there have been many days that I've felt like a failure or that I haven't made the most of my time with my children. It's getting better as my children are getting older and there are some stages that I'm so grateful are in the past!

I love books like this! There are so many great ideas that won't take much time but can make a huge difference. The chapters are set up as an hour in a day and the types of experiences and challenges mothers face as their day progresses (it's not, however, meant to occur all in the same day). One of my favorite chapters was Chapter 5, "Grocery Store Stories," 9:00 am. I actually can't relate to the types of experiences the author has had while grocery shopping, but one of the quotes she shared really stood out to me and is something I needed to be reminded of right now. It's by Spencer W. Kimball: "We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve. It will do us little good to speak of the general brotherhood of mankind if we cannot regard those who are all around us as our brothers and sisters." (p. 34) There are lots of other great gems to be found in that chapter alone. At the end of each chapter, she has a "Your Turn!" section where she shares a tip you can do to apply what you've learned in the chapter. Again, these are small things to do but it will take a little time to get through all of them.

This is a book that I needed to read quickly this time around but plan to go back and read it more slowly. Looking for Christ in everyday MOMents is a fantastic idea. I loved the author's experiences and insights and enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I look forward to reading it again and applying these concepts in my daily life!

Jessica Poe has spent the last decade writing professionally for healthcare systems across the nation. Prior to freelancing, she worked as a communications specialist for Intermountain Healthcare and earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Brigham Young University. She and her husband homeschool their three children under the lively green trees of Oregon; basking in the small, natural moments. Jessica maintains a collection of divine details from their daily doings at and she’s a regular contributor at


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