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Monday, April 22, 2013

Carry On, Warrior

To think of living life unarmed is compelling. The opening, the honesty, the celebration of the warrior inside that steps out of her armor. This past weekend, I heard the unarmed Glennon Doyle Melton, the creator of and author of Carry On, Warrior speak at the Mothers of Multiples Convention in nearby Annapolis. Imagine my shock when I had two realizations: 1. I am a mother of multiples so I could technically go and 2. I live near Annapolis. Sometimes the stars just align. I will give you this suggestion, if you ever have the opportunity to hear this woman speak, do not turn it down.

Carry On, Warrior is currently #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list and there is no mistaking why. Glennon is an endearing storyteller and joyously human. She doesn't sugarcoat the journey of being a "recovering everything" or a wife or a mother and her honesty is as refreshing as it is empowering. Life is messy. And that is okay.

Her words speak to my soul. I am not alone. On last check her blog has 76,395 likes, so if you are among the five people that haven't yet had a chance to like her, I urge you to do so. It would be impossible to not be enamored by this woman (and that will bring her up to a nice, even 77,000).

Signing the giveaway book.
Thank you Glennon.

Lucky for you my dear friends and fellow warriors, I picked up an extra copy of her book and she signed it with love. Literally. I had to hug her twice because I was so thankful for having met her. This is a Mother's Day book giveaway and all you have to do to enter is to answer the following question in the comment section below or on my facebook page and then share the giveaway. The winner will be announced next Monday, the 29th. Here goes:

If you could describe motherhood in three words or less, which would you choose?


  1. "Llluphhh!!!" and "Mmmmm" Only because the "llluphhh" describes the sentiments that my son and I share every morning before I go to work. It entails a nice lick on my cheek with the sound effect too, and the "Mmmm" because my husband, Kyle taught our son, Finn to give nice big hugs with the "mmm" sound effect. And if I had to use an actual third word/phrase, it would be "Buckle up!" in the Cat in the Hat Voice from the cartoon...because as a mom you just have to take it all in and enjoy the ride..which includes all the falls, bumps, bruises, cuddles, tantrums, meltdowns, cuddle times and my favorite the silly laughter!!!

    Thanks again for sharing...if I win, I am sending this book to my dear friend, Emma who lives in Australia. She and I started off as pen pals 22 years ago and now are life long friends. She is a mother of 4 (and that includes a set of twins).

    1. Love this Sarah! Thank you for these wonderful words and I adore your friend Emma already...

  2. Crazy, wonderful, consuming. That's all I have time for!!!