MOMumental by Jennifer Grant

Momumental by Jennifer Grant

Book Review

  • Are you a woman who dreams of motherhood and raising the perfect family?
  • Are you a new mom who is both excited and anxious about your new role?
  • Are you an overworked mother of six who is yearning for a time out?

No matter where you fall on the “mom” scale – Jennifer Grant’s new book, MOMumental – Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family, is for you!

MOMumental is a delightful memoir that pays tribute to the highs and lows of motherhood. Jennifer approaches motherhood as an adventure. Here’s a sampling of the destinations she’ll take you to in her book:

  • Do you dream of being the perfect parent? Make Velveteen Parenting – Adventures In Becoming Real your first stop!
  • Have you ever wondered if you’re raising a compulsive liar or a potential sociopath? A quick visit to On The Bwight Side – Adventures In Mistaking Kids For Mini-Adults is in order!
  • Do you sometimes feel like you’re losing your sense of self? An Escape To Gordon’s House – Adventures In Friendship will revive you!
  • Have you ever felt like you’re a terrible mom because of something you’ve done? You’ll find yourself in good company over at Mommy Misdemeanors – Adventures In Messing Up!

Sometimes, we need a little help from our friends to get through our days! Here are a few of the aids – some helpful, some humorous – Jennifer provides:

  • Are you a stress mess? Take the Signs You Might Be Burned Out and in Need of a Getaway With Friends test to see if you need a girl’s night out!
  • Are you on overload? Discover Five Multiple-Duty Products Busy Moms Shouldn’t Be Without!
  • Do you pray? You’ll appreciate A (Sort Of) Serenity Prayer for Mothers Of Young Children in an Anxious Time!

Jennifer’s book is helpful, humorous, insightful and poignant – a real joy to read. If you’re ready to take a foray into the MOMumental world of parenting – let Jennifer Grant be your tour guide!

MOMumental – Video Overview With Jennifer Grant

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Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant - Momumental

Jennifer Grant is a journalist and mother of four who currently freelances for the Chicago Tribune and regularly contributes to her.meneutics, Christianity Today magazine’s blog for women. In 2011, Thomas Nelson published her first book, a memoir entitled Love You More: The Divine Surprise Of Adopting My Daughter; Momumental from Worthy Publishers is her second book. Jennifer is also the co-founder of the Redbud Writers Guild.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Worthy Publishing for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

16 Responses to “MOMumental by Jennifer Grant”

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  1. ashley picco (mamawee) says:

    I haven’t heard of this book before – I need to check it out! SASS

  2. Kelly says:

    I haven’t heard of the book or writer befor but will check it out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. anna-marie says:

    I will be looking out for this book. thanks for sharing on the NOBH

  4. Heidi says:

    She had me at the title! This book looks really good. Thank you for sharing with us over at NOBH!

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  6. 4granted says:

    Great review–I love how you pointed to the highlights of various chapters. I’ve read it as well and loved it! It really made me reflect on the question, “What is a good parent?” We moms often set impossible standards for ourselves, and feel that we can never be “a good mom.” Or at least a good enough mom. Momumental was so encouraging to me as a mom. Jennifer Grant offers solid advice, not just on parenting but on how to be intentional about building a family culture.

    • Create With Joy
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      Thanks so much for your feedback – I know that others contemplating this book will appreciate your commentary! That’s also a great point about how the author discusses being intentional about building a family culture. She really gives you a lot to think about in this book! 🙂

  7. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I really enjoyed the video too. I agree, there is so much more information out there now that it is easy to feel like you are not parenting ‘correctly’, but every parent and every child is different, and there is no one correct way! I’m so glad that Jennifer wrote this book and I am sure it will help many people!

  8. Charlotte says:

    Sounds like a great book. Wish it had been around when I was a young mother. Guess I was just born about 50 years too soon. LOL

  9. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Hi again – I would like to repost this one in the June issue of Ruby if that’s OK with you. Let me know when you have a minute. ;o) Nina

  10. Angela says:

    This is the first time visiting your blog…visiting from Thirsty For Comments Thursday. Good review… My babies are not babies any more, but this book is something I probably needed when they were little.

  11. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!


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