Have you seen Mom’s Night Out yet?   Is it on your to-do list?  Have you not even considered it?  It’s totally worth your time and money to take a break, grab the girlfriends, hubby or whole family, and relax with a movie about the good life all we mother’s live.   Haven’t heard anything about it?  (Do you live in a cave?)   Check out the trailer here:




Mom’s Night Out Devotional

So I’ve been reading through Mom’s Night Out…and other things I miss… whenever I need a dose of humor. And God. Usually both are needed at the same time, otherwise I’d cry. Kerri Pomerolli is hysterical! I often found myself reading things aloud to my husband, if he was around. Then I decided to read ahead since I needed to review it. Y’all, I figured out WHY I loved the Mom’s Night Out Devotional so much. She’s from Michigan. You can take her to Hollywood but she’s still a Midwestern girl at heart. (Yes, I see the irony of using y’all when I’ve lived in Michigan for all 34 years of existence–leave me be).

Each of her devotions starts with a bible verse and a hysterical (or sometime poignant) story from her own life as a mom. After that comes a question or two of how you could make a frustrating aspect of motherhood better. Like:

1. What is that one thing that you’re worried about but you’d like to surrender to God? (P. 45, MNO Devotional)

And each devotion closes with a prayer asking for God’s help on whatever the topic was for the day. And interspersed between the God & the good are moments of hilarity in the form of Top 10 Lists. If you love your job as mom but get overwhelmed and need some encouragement, laughs & time with God, you really need to get this book.

And if you want to get really superficial, it’s a lovely shade of calming blue inside with a chevron background. And the pages feel lovely and smooth for all of you book nuts out there who like NICE books :).   You know who you are!  I highly recommend it to any frazzled mothers out there who need some laughs inserted into their chaos and a dose of God once you’ve been talked off the cliff. Seriously, I needed this book by 9:30am. That’s why the review didn’t get up until late afternoon!

But don’t just take my word for it.  Here is a video from author Kerri Pomarolli:




Mom’s Night Out – The Novel

I was also able to review Mom’s Night Out – The Novel by Tricia Goyer. I love her books (You can see the TG books I’ve read and/or reviewed here. I was even lucky enough to win one I hadn’t yet read recently! Anyway, back to the point). It’s hard to make a novelization of a movie, but Tricia did a great job adding all the important pieces and adding important pieces where needed. Like the part where Bridget realizes that all the women are as eager to find Phoenix as she is and she isn’t alone in this motherhood thing. I totally missed that when I watched the movie.

Reading the novel of MNO was like watching it all over again in my mind. But better. Because, I got a little more out of it due to the skill Tricia had in writing the story. And way better than reading a book made into a movie because the movie NEVER does the book justice. If you have a friend who would enjoy MNO but you know she would never go to the movies to see it, the novel by Tricia Goyer was fabulous. And it even has discussion questions for your book club. Which is pretty funny, if you’ve seen the movie or read the book :).


I was also lucky enough to be able to prescreen the movie and participate in a special MNO promotion over on CatholicMom.com. Hop over to read my contribution, Unqualified for Motherhood.


No More Frumpy Mom Challenge

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer has written the novelization to the much-anticipated movie, Moms’ Night Out. Don’t miss this hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

And, look for the companion devotional written by comedian Kerri PomarolliMoms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

Tricia and Kerri have teamed up for the “No More Frumpy Mommy” challenge.

Moms Night Out Tricia Goyer Kerri Pomarolli

Motherhood can sometimes seem like survival of the fittest. Every day brings its own troubles, and by the end of the day, you’re spent. Between school, soccer practice, cleaning, laundry, cooking dinner, putting away dishes, and keeping your kids from going at each others’ throats, the last thing on your mind is getting away for an evening. If that’s you, you’re invited to take part in Tricia and Kerri’s No More Frumpy Mommy challenge.
Tricia and Kerri will choose 10 winners to receive a Fandango gift card to see Moms’ Night Out, as well as copies of Moms’ Night Out (the book) and Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss. One grand-prize winner will receive $200 to put toward her own moms’ night out or her own moms’ night out “ride” (getting her car detailed and cleaned).
Have fun!!

Jen S.

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