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Moms’ Night Out by Tricia Goyer
About the book:
Moms’ Night Out is a novelization of the hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours-what could go wrong?
Chronicling one night out gone awry, three harried moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlor owner, a motorcycle gang, and a bewildered cabbie all learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting. This book spotlights the unfulfilled expectations and serial self-doubts many moms feel . . . then reassures us that the key is raising kids in a loving home. Moms’ Night Out is an endearing, true-to-life comedy.
About the author:
USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and Lead Your Family Like Jesus (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.
My thoughts: Since I first heard the buzz about the movie Moms’ Night Out, I wanted to see it. And I did—twice. But before I saw the movie, I read the book. It is a fast read because it’s action-packed from beginning to end, and I found myself laughing and crying at various points throughout.
The story really hit home. I am the mom who has a hard time relaxing anytime I go somewhere because I can easily imagine the worst case scenario happening while I’m away. In truth, nothing worse happens while I’m gone than the usual that happens when I’m there! The book showed me just how silly this is, and instead of feeling condemned because I’m a worrywart, I was able to laugh at Ally and at myself.
Like so many other moms, I am my toughest critic. I needed the beautiful reminder in Moms’ Night Out that I am enough, just as I am. It’s time for me to forgive myself for my shortcomings. Doing this doesn’t mean I stop trying to do better in areas that need improvement, but it does mean that God’s love and grace and my family’s willingness to share the journey mean that I can quit beating myself up and live out my days with joy!
For those who are wondering, Tricia’s novelization of the movie is excellent. She managed to capture every detail.
About the film:
The Moms’ Night Out
film features Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (EVERBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE MIDDLE), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD), Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).
|Moms’ Night Out: Official Trailer
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