I am one of those moms who is not afraid to admit I don’t have all my crap together. Half the time we’re late to appointments and class because one of the kids can’t find their shoes or someone forgot their important papers, or even their musical instrument. Sound familiar? I’m always running, running, running playing taxi driver, teacher, hairdresser, cook, maid, you name it. The only time I sit during the day is my “working hours.” This momma is in desperate need of some “time outs,” so I was super excited when one of the authors of the upcoming book Mommy Time-Out contacted me to review their new book.
Here is a little incite and background information on the book:
“Feli says, “I was inspired to create this Mommy Time-Out book after watching an episode on Oprah in 2008 in which an overwhelmed mother had accidentally left her child in the car, with fatal results. I thought of my own close calls with my children, and how they all happened when I was trying to do too much and became overwhelmed. My heart went out to this mother – and all mothers – that have experienced this type of trauma in their lives. And I felt that could so easily be me on any given day. Then I wondered how many more women feel that way and struggle to take time for themselves, or maybe never do. And so the inspiration was born.”
“Colleen says, “My own close calls with my children because I was overwhelmed or distracted is what pushes me to help other overwhelmed moms. We don’t pretend to be perfect about having our regular MTOs, we just want to provide tools, ideas, and create a supportive community to help moms everywhere take a regular Mommy Time-Out. We want to get people everywhere talking about Mommy Time-Outs like they are the norm, expected even.”
So, what did I think of the book?
I really enjoyed it.
My favorite part, “Mommy Time-Out means mommy can have a facial not made up of spit, snot, or dirt.” Wow, I can’t count how many times I’ve received a similar facial full of a combination of the above. Or here is another fabulous quote from the book, “Mommy can eat the whole thing all by herself…..BEFORE it melts.” My kids are always sneaking bites, especially of my ice cream! Oh how nice it would be to take a mommy time-out to get ice cream all by myself.
The book was a super easy read, in fact I read all of it as I soaked in my own bubble bath. I was glued to it, and thus I came out super wrinkly. The book purposefully emulates a children’s picture book with large print and many pictures. It keeps things easy for overwhelmed mothers like myself. The pictures were fun and depicted real life moms as opposed to the models we so often see in many books that has been way too long since they ate their last burger.
In the back of the book there is a lot of handy resources. You can actually track your mommy time-outs.
Subscribing to Mommy Time-Out is FREE, so why wouldn’t you want to? Subscribers receive a “weekly MTO reminder” with a link to that week’s blog article, advanced notice of products and events, and subscriber only discounts. Starting April 15th, FREE PDF downloads from the back of the book will be available on Mommy Time-Out.
The book retails $19.95 (USD) + S&H + 7.25% tax (TX only). You can purchase your very own Mommy Time-Out book (just in time for mother’s day) at (www.mommytimeout.com/Products) They have a PayPal option which makes it super easy. I love PayPal because that means I don’t have to bother entering all my credit card info. Beginning April 15th, through midnight April 21st subscribers can pre-purchase the book at a 10% discount (+S&H). Beginning April 22nd (the official release date of the book) on www.mommytimeout.com site the book can be purchased by anyone for 5% off until Mother’s Day.
Stay tuned for a giveaway coming up very soon!!! You could win your very own book for FREE here.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Mommy Time-Out for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated for this post and no money exchanged hands. I was not required to give a positive review. Please read my full disclosure policy.