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My day With The Bellyflops

Kids & Family, Momprenuer Balancing Act - Jenna - July 17, 2012

My boys and I snuggled in this evening after baths and teeth to read a few books on the couch as is customary in our home around this time. It had been a long day and to be honest I was spent and still had at least two hours worth of work hanging over my head.  I got all the wriggly bunch of boy tamed long enough to crack open a library book. I hadn’t even looked at the title now or when I tossed it into the library bag last week. Gone are the days of lingering and here are the days of just get it done so this is normally thank God I belong to a good library and stay in the kid section otherwise I might have read them some horror book due to my absent minded book selections. Give me  a break at least I am reading to them right….

Any way back to the couch. We opened the book with a cute family of five pigs on it. Thinking back this is probably the exact reason I chose it.

A Day with the Bellyflops

As I got about 2 pages in I started to snap out of  my half engaged fog and realized this book was about my family and could have been written by anyone visiting my house on any given day. The cute little family of pigs has a dad that works away from home and a mom that cares for her three piglets and works from her home office . Of course this is a children’s book so it is full of cuteness and tender words. Francine Bassede must be or know a work from home mom because she hit the nail right on the head with this one.

This book was so cute and really captured just what it is that us mums work from the house have to go through. Even my oldest son stopped and said “wow this sounds like us mom”

Don’t take my word for it. Go get it and read it and tell me what you think! What is it like in your work from home house now I am curious is it just me and Mrs. Bellyflop that share the same story or are there more of us out there!


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The power of a Praying Parent/ wife

Kids & Family, Mom Time - Jenna - February 24, 2012

 So I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and I love love love love it! Then since my birthday was two weeks later I got an amazon gift card! So of course I have been going book crazy! I downloaded several, among them were two Stormie Omartian books I have been wanting to read for some time now. The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Parent.

I purchased them back in January & they have been on my Kindle bookshelf for about a month. I finally opened them up last week. Don’t get me wrong I was excited to read them but the issue of Glamour I downloaded looked like a lot more fun each time I powered up my e reader. Any way I  started them because I ran out of other good material for the most part.

Man was I wasting my time with that issue of Glamour! These books have transformed my life and offered a sweet quick way to connect with my heavenly father regarding the most important people in my life. The simple prayers touch areas of my heart in regards to my kids and husband that I have wanted to say but find it hard to express.  I am not very far in & normally wouldn’t recommend a book until I had devoured every last page. However this is a little different.

I don’t want any wife or parent to miss out like I did. Even if you have a wonderful marriage and have the parenting thing on lock down, I would still recommend these books as a way to connect and release the power of God on behalf of the most important people & relationships in your life.

So check them out, they are pretty cheap. I think I paid $5 for the kindle versions, and worth every penny. They are short. I have a new baby and a ton on my plate , So I get not having time to even shower let alone read. I purpose to only read one entry from each, each day. I just read one it takes about 3 minutes. Then I let that prayer roll around in my heart all day and by the next day I am hungry for another.  Trust me you can & should do this!


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Mommy Tracked

Mom Time - Jenna - June 28, 2010

I don’t usually post book recommendations on this blog, however I am an avid reader & love books. Why the hesitation to recommend you may ask?

 I shy away from recommendations due to the fact that I am no respecter of authors, and will read anything on any subject. My reading  go’s in cycles . I may hit series every now & then, but I am in no way a genre specific reader.I find when I recommend a book people may get an impression of the kind of things I am into, so I try to avoid the pain and judgment that comes when someone thinks they know what you like, and in turn sends tons of stuff your way that is on a certain topic you have no interest in.  Then you are faced with either letting them carry on with the junk, or breaking their heart with the news that you could care less about vampires you just wanted to read Twilight to see what the fuss was about.

On the other hand nothing help me unwind better than a quiet place and a good book.

Any way……….

I did read a book a few weeks ago that was so perfect for busy moms that I had to share it! Mommy Tracked By Kate Gaskell !

Maybe it was the martini next to the toy on the front cover that got me or the tag line “Even moms need a time out”  but something made me pick this one up & I am glad I did.
This book is the tale of  4 moms all with different walks, mothering styles, and parenting experience. The four are friends and the book fallows each’s story as they all intertwine to one novel.

I loved this book as, I do all books that I stick my neck out to recommend, because it was well written! In a funny, quick whit , practical humor that you would only understand if you are a mom! Therefor I highly recommend it to my Juggling Mama readers. It is a quick read, and if you are a busy mom I am sure you will find one or more of the moms in this book to identify with.

Whitney also has four other titles in her pocket. One of which Pushing Thirty is very cute, and I just started it. So grab a martini, pick up this book & enjoy!


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