Happy Monday, sweet friends! I’ve got another dear friend who has just published a book that I am excited about because I know it will minister to your hearts!
Her name is Genny Heikka and her new book is Finding Mommy Bliss. Most of you know I’m deeply involved with mentoring moms through The M.O.M. Initiative and Genny is one of the M.O.M.s on the team. I endorsed her new book because I know it will minister to the hearts of mommas! And I know that if you are a mom, you will be encouraged…and if you are a grandma, you will want to get it for your daughter or daughter-in-law.
Genny Heikka’s new book–Finding Mommy Bliss–is available for just $1.99 via the new Snippet app in the app store! Snippet is an exciting new free app that you can download in the app store on your iPad or iPhone. It provides a unique multimedia reading experience, combining text with photos, audio and video clips, and other fun features—sort of a cross between a book and a blog. To get Genny’s book, simply visit the app store and download the new Snippet app for free. Finding Mommy Bliss is in the Snippet library and can be purchased from there.
Here is a direct link: http://appstore.com/snippetapp
What is Finding Mommy Bliss about?
Life is busy and motherhood is busier. It can be easy to function on auto-pilot, missing the moments that make parenting rich. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated too. Parenting can be chaotic, stressful, and complicated. There are temper tantrums and sibling squabbles. There is self-doubt and frustration, even fear and uncertainty. But there is also laughter and love… and, yes, even bliss. Finding Mommy Bliss is filled with stories and tips that will encourage and inspire moms to find the joy in being a mom (even when it’s hiding under mountains of laundry!).
When Genny started her parenting blog, she was inspired by the sense of community among moms, and the desire for moms to connect with each other. Though motherhood is unique to each mom, there is a universal desire to experience the journey—the good, the bad, the pretty and the ugly—together. Finding Mommy Bliss brings moms together and helps them realize that, whatever they are going through, they aren’t alone. The book guides moms to finding the happiness in parenting through 20 practical tips that will help moms look at things from a fresh perspective. Each chapter in the book is under 1,000 words which makes it easy for busy moms to read in the carpool line, in between soccer games, even while the baby takes a short nap. It includes interactive, engaging features such as parent practice tips, audio and video clips, questions for reflection, and A Mom’s Prayers.
What others are saying about Finding Mommy Bliss:
“Motherhood is one of the toughest and most important jobs, yet there’s no training, no support, no pay and little respect. It can be hard to stay positive during the repetitive chores and exhausting routines. Finding Mommy Bliss is a much needed coach and cheerleader to remind mothers how to find their passion in parenting and joy in their children’s love.” –Susan Carraretto, Co-Founder of 5MinutesforMom.com
“Finding Mommy Bliss reminded me to stop for those moments – the ‘little pieces of bliss’ that Genny so eloquently refers to. Today, instead of rushing through our morning, we square danced, all of us together for a bit; it was wonderful. Thanks for this great reminder, Genny.” Geralyn Broder Murray, Author of From Pea to Pumpkin—A Pregnancy Journal, and A Light at the End of the Diaper Pail.
“Whether you’re changing diapers or experiencing the teen years, all of us moms need a daily dose of encouragement. Author, Genny Heikka, reminds us that parenting at your best and most blessed needs a good helping of bliss along the way. We’re given permission to laugh, to cry, to be silly, to have fun, and to enjoy the crazy ups and downs of this magical journey called motherhood. “ – Joanne Kraft, Author of Just Too Busy – Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical
“In her book, Finding Mommy Bliss, Genny Heikka offers fresh insight for weary, worn out and overwhelmed moms. With a strong message of faith and hope, Genny helps moms discover unexpected joy somewhere between the dirty diapers, the overflowing mounds of laundry and the everyday pressures of parenting. I am honored to recommend this book as a great resource for moms and for small groups.” –Stephanie Shott, Author, Speaker, Founder of TheMomInitiative.com.
“In a world where we are all overworked, often struggling and feeling alienated in our parenting, Finding Mommy Bliss genuinely supports and fills a need for moms everywhere. Genny Heikka provides valuable ideas to find balance while continuing to nurture our children and relationships. She nudges you in a direction to discover that true parenting comes when we surrender and remember God’s grace. A beautiful reminder that even in the most difficult times, we are not alone.”– Jessica Kristie, Author of Barbed-Wire Butterflies
Genny lives in Northern California where she balances writing with motherhood, and loves both. She’s an author, speaker, and blogger and she’s passionate about encouraging moms. In addition to her writing, Genny works as the Director of Marketing and Publishing at Courage Worldwide, a non-profit that builds homes for children rescued out of trafficking. To find out more about Genny, visit her website at gennyheikka.com ~ you can also connect with her on Twitter at @gennyheikka.