Humor to Start my Day!

Are you a reader of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books? Well, I am and love the lil gems. They are what my grandpa called bathroom readers. Why? Well, you get it. They are short lil stories that you can read in a jiffy. Anyway, I have often wondered where they manage to get all of these stories. And I have an answer. Maggie Lamond Simone is a contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul books along with being a successful columnist.

Maggie has a new book out titled "From Beer to Maternity". This is a so witty and insightful too! We all know those days we wonder how we got into this fix. From being single and having fun to those early days of marriage then low and behold we have a wee one to be responsible for. Reading this book was like hearing Maggie sit and visit with me on the front porch with a cup of coffee in hand. I could hear the sarcastic remarks that us moms can be known for. Along with the stories that sounded oh so familiar on how we all come of age and become parents. I laughed so much I had to asked to borrow one of my mom's depends!

But the underling story of how she discovered that she was an alcoholic and approached recovery touched me in a special way. My own Dear Hubby has 4 years of recovery under his belt and I remember the days when we started having fun and a lil party to end up in angst and tears. I am thankful for his recovery and see that Maggie also celebrates her own recovery too! I wish to take the time to thank Maggie Lamond Simone for sending me a copy of "From Beer to Maternity". You may want to pop over to her website or her facebook page. I know I am a fan now!


  1. Thank-you for reviewing this book! Our family too has been down the road to recovery. My husband will celebrate 9 years sobriety in Oct.


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