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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mom NEEDS Chocolate: Hugs, Humor and Hope for Surviving Motherhood...Review

About the book:
Your spirit yearns to soar, but your feet—and faith—are stuck in the diaper-by-diaper mud of everyday responsibilities. How can you de-muck when you’re chronically exhausted and relentlessly robbed of abundant life by the joy-sucking dully-funks? Mom Needs Chocolate will help you get back in touch with rejuvenating joy and empowering faith! In mom-to-mom, smile-provoking style, humorist Debora M. Coty paints her offbeat picture of reality with a tangy twist, and offers outrageous coping tips, off-the-wall insights, sisterly hugs and warmencouragement.

With witty frankness and wild abandon, she tackles the highs and lows (and mediums) of marriage, the horror of embarrassing children, the defeat (and re-defeat) of depression, aging grossfully (er, gracefully), and a veritable grocery list of othermud-between-your-toes issues. You will glimpse the all-too-familiar in these hilarious and heartwarming stories, and remember how to hear God’s still, small voice above blathering kids, howling pets and snarling traffic!

A delightful little book full of wisdom and humor. I was not familiar with Debora M. Coty before picking up this book, but she's hysterical.

Debora uses humor and faith to offer encouragement and insight to those who often feel rundown and exhausted from our lives as mothers. Each short chapter covers a particular theme: Pregnancy, Repentance, Forgiveness, Motivation, Gratitude, Self-Image and Loving Your Neighbor (one of my favorites), to name a few. With quotes, scriptures, anecdotes and vignettes, you find yourself enlightened. A short, "Faith in Action" section at the end of each chapter gives you some food for thought and possible actions to improve this particular area of your life. Each chapter can stand alone, but together they will brighten your day.

This is the perfect book to leave in your purse. I read it over the course of a couple of days while I waited to pick up my son after school.

Thanks to First Wildcard and Rebeca Seitz of Glass Road Public Relations, LLC, for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Debora M. Coty here. You can read the first chapter here. You can purchase the book here.

Read 10/09

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4/5 Stars


  1. I have to say that I love this cover and title - they are so perfect, lol! It sounds like a really nice little book too!!

  2. Thank you for such a delightful review of Mom NEEDS Chocolate! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! I'd like to invite any gals between 18-65 to hop over to my website www.DeboraCoty.com and fill out a 5-min time management survey for my new book about how women deal with stress. The data collected will appear in my new book!

    Many thanks,

    Debora M. Coty
    Author of Mom NEEDS Chocolate,
    The Distant Shore, Billowing Sails,
    and Everyday Hope.