Thursday, October 29, 2009

Review: Mom Needs Chocolate by Debora M. Coty

Mom Needs Chocolate: Hugs, Humor and Hope for Surviving Motherhood by Debora M. Coty

Publisher: Regal
Release Date: April 1, 2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224

I received this through FIRST Wild Card Tours for review.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

About the Book:

What's a rundown, run-ragged mom to do? Her spirit yearns to soar, but her feet---and faith---are stuck in the diaper-by-diaper mud of everyday responsibilities. How can she de-muck when she's chronically exhausted and relentlessly robbed of abundant life by the joy-sucking dully-funks? This offbeat glimpse of reality with a tangy twist pitched in to help busy mothers get in touch with rejuvenating joy and empowering faith!

In mom-to-mom, smile-eliciting style, humorist Debora Coty doesn't lolly gag around the hot topics such as enduring marriage, embarrassing children, defeating depression and grossfully (er, gracefully) aging. Unique insights and outrageous coping tips are shared alongside sisterly hugs and warm encouragement.

Mom Needs Chocolate is a veritable grocery list of mud-between-your-toes issues, tackled with witty frankness and wild abandon. Young-at-heart mothers of all ages will enjoy hilarious and heartwarming stories that apply Scripture to real life and remind them how to hear God's still, small voice about blathering kids, howling pets and snarling traffic!
My Review:

I am enjoying this book so much. I haven't made my way completely through it as I am enjoying it. It's chapters are set up as daily devotions and that is why I haven't finished it. I plan on finishing it though. I am enjoying one devotional a day.

The devotionals are great - they are written in a down-to-earth way by another mom who goes through normal life with herself and her kids. I enjoy her stories and her insights into her behavior and how God can help us get through these moments. So far all have been very pertinent to me. At the end of the devotions are questions to get you thinking about what you have just read and apply it to your life. I enjoy these and if I were a good journaler - these would be wonderful to journal, but instead I just reflect on the questions in my mind throughout the day.

This tiny book is packed with insight for moms at any stage of the game. From babies to teenagers to grown children, I believe all moms can derive pleasure and learning from this wonderfully put together book.

Mrs. Coty has a delightful sense of humor and a love of God that shines through on every page.

For more information see my FIRST Wild Card Tour Post here.


fredamans said...

Great review!

Cindy said...

Sounds fun! I'm a new follower!

sumanam said...

Good review..

Debora M. Coty said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review, Crystal! I'm so glad you're enjoying MNC.

I'd like to invite your readers to help me out with research for my new book on how women deal with stress by taking a 5-min time mgt survey on my website The data will be included in my book.

In the meantime, remember my MNC mantra: God, Godiva and Girlfriends...what more do we need?

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