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Cookies For Dinner

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  • Posted May 22, 2013

    Cookies for Dinner is a humorous and touching collection of essa

    Cookies for Dinner is a humorous and touching collection of essays documenting two friends journey and quest to survive motherhood. Written in the first person narrative, Pam and Kae provide their own experiences into motherhood with lighthearted informative anecdotes that covers the joys, trials and tribulations, and pitfalls of motherhood from pre-birth/adoption through the early childhood years. From pre-baby plans, to newborn care and memorable firsts, to the inquisitive toddler and early childhood years, these two moms lets it be known that the journey into motherhood is all about making it up as you go along, it's a magical time filled with love, instinct, fear, frustration, mommy and child mishaps, and everything in between. With confidence and experience, these two sassy ladies reassure other women that you don't have to be perfect to be a mother, and that you are not alone on this journey called motherhood.

    As a woman who wasn't blessed to go on this journey, as I suffered a miscarriage two decades ago, I have lived vicariously through the eyes of my best friends as they embarked on their motherhood journeys. With laughter, tears and smiles, I came along for the ride as their kids "Auntie Mame" ... they always knew Aunt Kathy was the cool adult who brought goodies and presents, yet I always yearned to be in my friends' shoes. Reading Cookies for Dinner brought back all the memories of long ago, since the kids are now grown and will become parents themselves, it was certainly a magical and fun time that I cherish. I am so glad that my friends allowed me the opportunity to go on their journey with them, even though I was regulated to the poopy detail more times than I can count! lol

    Cookies for Dinner is a wonderful and entertaining story that will make you smile, laugh and cry. Pam and Kae's inspirational and often comedic journey through motherhood is the perfect book for all women: whether you are considering motherhood, are a mom-to-be, a young mother, an experienced mom, an empty nester, or a grandparent, this is a book that you will enjoy reading!

    Cookies for Dinner is the perfect gift for anyone who will be, is now, has been, and always will be proud to be called ... Mom!

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

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    Women who have gone through the parenting role will be amused...

    Reviewed by Alice H. for Readers Favorite "Cookies for Dinner" by Pam Johnson-Bennett and Kae Allen is a fun and quick read for mothers wanting to "come down" for the day. Many young mothers will relate to the hectic life of the new mother and there will be a feeling of bonding and common ground in the antics related by the two authors. One of the authors adopted two children from Guatemala and the other author had three biological children. The book takes the reader through pregnancy and the adoption process as the first few months with the new baby. There is a general conclusion that most books on child-rearing can be thrown out the window due to the individual characteristics of each and every newborn. The authors describe feeding problems, sleeping patterns (and lack of there-of), how they must multitask in order to remain in the parenting game, and how a bit of humor and tolerance goes a long way in the parenting role. Women who have gone through the parenting role will be amused by the neophyte mothers attempting to make sense of the needs and demands of their bundles of joy. Those who have never before parented may tend to use the book as a form of birth control. All in all, the book was well-written and the type that will be appreciated by those for whom it has relevance. For this reviewer, (also a parent), there was just a tad too many details about peeing, pooping, diarrhea and projectile vomiting for it to become a memorable read.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Funny stuff- highly recommended

    Enjoyed every chapter of this book. Not only was it enjoyable to read, it made me laugh, and cry, sometimes both at the same time. Brought back some familiar memories. This is not only a book for me to enjoy, but will enjoy passing it to my children, and recommending to my sisters and friends. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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