Friday, March 20, 2015

Real Moms by Lisa Valentine Clark {Written by Emilee}

Today, I have a hilarious book to share with all of you. This book is perfect for Mother's Day which will be here before you know it. Or, you could always give it to a friend who is having a bad day. It is called,

Real Moms
by Lisa Valentine Clark


About:
I didn’t have gold shoes, and I didn’t have time to go shopping, but I thought I could just spray-paint some heels I owned that I never really wore. I spray-painted them and tried them out for three hours at church where they held up perfectly. I felt pretty good about myself. “Suckers who buy gold shoes when they could just spray-paint them,” I thought, congratulating myself for my frugality and my foresight for testing them out.
As moms, we improvise. We get along. We make things word. And we make a lot of things up as we go along because, let’s face it, no manual is ever going to cover all the bases a real mom needs to touch. But if laughter and perspective and a renewed energy to face the day are what you’re after—if you too are a “real mom”—this is the book for you!

About the author:

LISA VALENTINE CLARK graduated with a B.S. in English from Brigham Young University. She was part of the sketch/comedy troupe "The Garrens" in Provo from 1995 to 2000, and co-founded the theater-as-improv troupe "The Thrillionaires." She has done a variety of voiceover and acting work in independent features, including "Gracie" in the award-winning webseries Pretty Darn Funny," which she also writes and produces. Lisa spends most of her time in Provo with her husband, Christopher Clark. They are the parents of five children who seem to make up a unique comedy troupe all their own.

In my opinion:

This was the perfect book for me to read at a time that I needed a laugh. Things are definitely difficult in my life at this time so I appreciated Lisa's humor. This was a funny and engaging book. I loved when she said, "Motherhood changes us. It has us constantly adjusting for the unexpected. And it has a way of revealing the best and worst in us, which is a beautiful, humiliating way of life. Living on the edge." So true! We adjust all the time especially when you have a child with special needs. 

Also, I appreciated the chapter on her son Owen because I too have a son who is similar. Lisa is hilarious and in a way just like me. One way or another we are trying to get it right yet we fail often. But, we keep going for our children. We want to teach them to learn and grow. We want them to succeed. We want the best for our children and as moms we can make it up as we go and do the best we can. I definitely recommend this book to anyone. And, if you haven't watched her web series Pretty Darn Funny, check it out on YouTube {HERE}.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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