So you all know I’m obsessed, I mean OBSESSED, with reading, right?

I haven’t posted much about books lately because well . . . there’s just been some other stuff I’ve needed to sort out in my head.

Have I ever told you I write so I can figure out how I feel about things?  Well, I do.

And I could never really articulate this until I heard Glennon Doyle Melton speak a few weeks ago at a fundraiser for Project Home Indy (which is a really awesome home for unwed pregnant teen mothers). She said something along those lines as well and I thought “YES! That’s precisely why I write – to figure my stuff out!”

Clearly, I need to do more writing.

But the cool thing is, Glennon is the daughter of one of my mom’s sorority sisters.

GlennonFront row: (from left) Janice, Glennon, Susan, Patty (Glennon’s mom)

Back row: (from left) Me, Jill, Nena, Sarah (my mom), and Wendy

Glennon writes a VERY popular blog called Momastery.

She’s an incredible writer but what I love the most? She calls herself a truth-teller. And she is.

Which is, of course, why I loved reading this book.

carry on warrior

Many of you have likely read her post entitled “Don’t Carpe Diem” published by the Huffington Post – it made the rounds a while back and it should have because it’s SO relevant to the lives of mama’s with young.

I found myself staying up far too late (which I tend to do anyway but instead of falling asleep at midnight it was more like 1:30 a.m. And then I laughed out loud a few times, annoying my husband. And then when I was cranky the next day because I was tired, I blamed my children. They’re convenient like that.)

If you remember correctly, last year I published a list of books to check-out during the summer. I love to add reader input (and last year’s list can be found here) so if you have a book you would like to add to the annual Mommy on Fire Summer Reading List, pass it on, sister. I’ll be posting it next week.

Read on, Reader.


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