Stop & Smell your Children Book Review & Giveaway

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My Review:

Raising children is the most rewarding experience that many of us will ever have the privilege to do, but it is definitely not without its challenges. 

In fact, there are times that the mundane day to day routine mixed with kids (Especially toddlers) can feel overwhelming.

Leah knows that laughter is the best medicine. The book is filled with encouragement, personal experiences, smart wit and loads of humor that keeps you turning the pages and wanting more.

Motherhood is a messy, wonderful, emotional roller coaster that will make you love deeper than you ever thought while occasionally simultaneously ripping out your heart.  Yeah, that sounds about right…

Honestly, Stop and Smell your Children is a breath of fresh air when it comes to books for parents. It’s real and not judgmental. It’s about time that someone was brave enough to say look being a mother is hard but amazing and instead of trying to sell the perfect mommy persona she isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

This is book is the perfect tool for encouraging moms on those hard days or for a good laugh on the great ones.

Forget including those “what to expect” books in your baby shower gifts and toss a copy of this in instead. Trust me the mom to be will thank you! 

Book Description for :

Ready to laugh about motherhood and be encouraged? Tired of feeling overwhelmed and stressed out in the baby and toddler season? Need some fresh vision and perspective so you can enjoy—not just endure—your young children?

Stop and Smell Your Children: Laugh and Enjoy the Little Years offers moms-to-be and moms of young children short, real-life parenting stories that encourage and inspire. Leah Spina, mother of three children ages five and under, and former journalist, unleashes humor and perspective for tired moms who are parenting the “little” years. From the excitement of the positive pregnancy test to morning sickness and the banes of pregnancy, to childbirth, babies, toddlers and new parent struggles, the stories will make you laugh and see beauty in the chaos. Each story also includes thought-provoking takeaways to help busy moms gain a fresh outlook.

Strangers remind us that our children will be small only for a short time and to enjoy each moment. But then we return to the wild reality of parenting young children! All-night crying sessions. Never-ending laundry. Every-three-hour feeding schedules. Diaper explosions and projectile spit-up. Teething. Potty training. Yes, we enjoy our children, but we’d also like to enjoy a shower that lasts more than two minutes, or a meal that isn’t lukewarm (if we’re lucky). The truth is, pregnancy and parenting young children can be hard at times. But it can also be one of the best chapters of our lives, if we can learn to laugh and change our mindset.

Young children are one of life’s greatest gifts. Each page of this easy read will help you truly enjoy the “little” years!

Buy the book:    Amazon     Barnes & Noble

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Author's Bio:

Leah Spina is a former journalist of a national newsweekly magazine and also worked as a childbirth coordinator at a large adoption agency. She has her B.S in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College. She has two adorable children – Samson and Esther – and resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband, David. When she’s not changing diapers, she enjoys singing Broadway, sun tanning on Italian beaches and riding horses.

Connect with Leah:    Website    Twitter    Facebook


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