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Today’s stop on the Catholic Family Fun Book Tour is a raw and honest account of one mom’s reaction to my book.

Sherry Antonetti and I have known each other for quite a while virtually, and when she asked to be a part of the tour, I was thrilled.

She’s a mom of many, a writer of humor, and an all-around great lady. I was pretty sure there would be at least something in Catholic Family Fun that would appeal to Sherry and her family, but I was in no way prepared for what she wrote.

It brought tears to my eyes. I recognized the woman she wrote about: it is me. All too often, I am her.

It’s worth reading the whole thing, not because she promotes my book but because she speaks to the harried mom I slip into:

We need play. We need to become like little children.  The fallen world absent play, is hard and unpleasant.  Even family can become a dull caste system if there aren’t the moments of stolen joy.   So I needed this book as a reminder.   I saw how there were moments today that could have been painted purple or glittered.   There were things I could have done to make today luminous.  And it wasn’t a guilt thing, it was the Holy Spirit addressing my other concerns which were making me anxious, it was a wake up call to my heart to be more fully Martha, as she is when she meets Jesus the second time.

Thanks, Sherry, for such a wonderful review!

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