Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Book Review and Giveaway

Okay, so this is my first momma book and I whole heatedly recommend this book to any mom or mom in waiting..Tricia is a honest and open mom that will encourage you and make you look at yourself in a more honest way. I read this book between 2 12 hour shifts at work..Its a great, easy read, that you don't want to put down. Make sure you read this whole post as you will find info for my give away and some info and the author and what she has planned..I have reviewed books of Tricia's before, you need to get to know her!!

As a new mom, Tricia very quickly shared her heart and I know some of my feelings aren't totally crazy!!!! Tricia has a heart for teens and moms. She wants to get out and help others..This is a transparent book about her highs and lows and how God can mold you into the mom you desire to be..Sometimes its the process thats more important than the end result..

Please check this book out..Its awesome..Don't forget to keep reading..Check out the book tour as well!!!

A note from Tricia: Are you a mommy who feels squeezed by Motherhood? Could God be shaping something beautiful in you?

In my new spiritual memoir, Blue Like Play Dough I invite women to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary! To learn to see God's hand lovingly at work in every aspect of your life---from laundry-folding to the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon.

And now I’m inviting YOU to come bring your stretched self and attend a fun Facebook Launch Party for Blue Like Play Dough! I know you’re busy (and tired) so I’m bringing the festivities to you! So grab your comfiest chair and slip away from that long To-Do list and join me for a two hour Play Dough Party. I’ll be sharing some of my mothering experiences (the good and the bad), hosting a fun trivia contest, giving away Mommy Play Dough Packs, answering questions, and getting to know YOU!

I’d be honored to have you as my guest – and to prove it I’ll be giving away 2 ginormous Mommy Play Dough Packs to two party attendees at random! The winners will be announced at the end of the party. Grab your friends and let’s party! oh, and don't forget your camera! Snap pictures during the party and upload them during the festivities. I'll be giving a prize away for the best photo!

So come join me on July 27th from 5-7 pm (PST)! Friend me on facebook and join the fun!

Get One, Give One Campaign (GO-GO)! (

With the release of this book Tricia is also launching the Get One, Give One Campaign!

For every copy of Blue Like Play Dough purchased, she’ll donate a copy of My Life Unscripted or Generation NeXt Parenting to a pregnancy, teen or family support ministry (while supplies last).

All you have to do is buy a copy of Blue Like Play Dough on Christianbook, on Amazon, or at your local bookstore, and then go to Tricia's Go-Go page and fill out the form. EASY!

About the book: In the everyday stretch and squeeze of motherhood, Tricia Goyer often feels smooshed by the demands of life. In Blue Like Play Dough, she shares her unlikely journey from rebellious, pregnant teen to busy wife and mom with big dreams of her own. As her story unfolds, Tricia realizes that God has more in store for her than she has ever imagined possible.

Sure, life is messy and beset by doubts. But God keeps showing up in the most unlikely places–in a bowl of carrot soup, the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon, a woe-is me teen drama, or play dough in the hands of a child.

In Tricia’s transparent account, you’ll find understanding, laughter, and strength for your own story. And in the daily push and pull, you’ll learn to recognize the loving hands of God at work in your life… and know He has something beautiful in mind.

Read an excerpt:

About the author: (shorter bio here)Using her own experiences as a teen mother, and leader of today’s generation, Tricia’s vision is to be a voice of hope and possibility for teenage girls, pregnant teen girls, mothers and wives through her educational and inspirational speaking, workshops and books. Her intention is to serve ordinary women by encouraging extraordinary things with God’s help. Tricia expresses real life, real hope, for real women.

Tricia is the author of 20+ books and has published over 300 articles for national publications such as Guideposts for Kids, Focus on the Family, Christian Parenting Today, Today’s Christian Woman and HomeLife Magazine. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from American Christian Fiction Writers, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Award in 2005.

In her fiction novels, Tricia writes contemporary and historical stories that feature strong women overcoming great challenges. She recreates historic wartime eras with precise detail through perseverant and comprehensive research.

Each of her World War II and Spanish Civil War novels tell the inspiring stories of engaging characters—and a God whose hand is evident in the landscape of history and the obstacles of ordinary lives.

Tricia speaks to groups interested in these eras, with the intention of preserving and honoring the memory of the men and women who served.

She also speaks and conducts workshops for teens around the nation, and offers programs to assist teens and teen moms through Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, which she founded. Tricia is a frequent workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Convention.

Author website: watch a video and read the endorsements

Link to purchase the book:

SO if you have read this far and want to win my copy, leave me a comment about a wonderful memory you have of your mom or one that you have had as a Mom!!!


Anonymous said...

So I'm a bit confused, who is giving away the book? How do I enter the contest and what info do I have to provide? Thanks for helping a sleep deprived Mommy understand this... Melinda K.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I see now that I'm supposed to say something about my mom. This post made me remember how My mom totally understood that I wanted to read all the time and always made sure I had books of my own, not just library ones, even though we couldn't really afford to buy books. We're both still totally addicted to books today! Melinda K.

Pam and Jeff said...

My mom is the best. This past year we went from spending the night in a hospital room where she was super sick to this past weekend where we had a great trip together in Myrtle Beach. Looking forward to another one soon!

Kim said...

Proud moment as a mom - watching my son and daughter get their college diplomas! Made me feel that everything, both good and bad, that we had been through, finally came to fruition. Still so very proud of both of them.

Dannye said...

my wonderful mom memory is hearing Mikkel's heartbeat for the first was amazing to hear...God does work in mysterious ways...

Mary said...

My mom is ubber-STONG! Not in the physical sense, but rather her strength of spirit and her amazing faith. She has gone through so many trials - from divorce to breast cancer to a heart attack to just recently needing an entire shoulder replacement surgery - but she always rests on the power of her Savior. :o)

AnnieLaurie said...

My mom sacrificed alot for me. It was just the two of us for the first 11 years of my life. Now that I am 32, I appreciate what she did for me as a single mom.

Kelly said...

My mom, heck your mom too was a great cook. Even to this day, she will still cook for you every moment that she can, and even if you aren't hungry, you are going to "try" whatever she has made :) I don't really ever remember her teaching us any of these recipes, but she has given me a few cookbooks over the years, so I can figure it out :) LOL.
Love ya sis!

amy said...

comments closed..winner selected and pics to be posted soon

Abi said...

My best memory as a mom was when my daughter was learning to bake. Her first experience at breaking an egg for the recipe. It was so funny. She thought she really had to hit the egg hard. Before I could say any different she had smashed it all over the table.