Monday, July 24, 2017

Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet - Book Review

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Book Info:

Soon after Jessica Kastner became a mother, she wondered if she was the only mom who found pretend play more boring than watching playdough harden and who dreaded yet another friend's Instagram post of homemade deliciousness.

In Hiding from My Kids in the Prayer Closet, Kastner shares her experience as an "unmom"-a mom who loves her kids more than she loves the daily experience of mothering. She helps readers laugh at the ridiculous, delight in the unpredictable, and enjoy being the mothers God made them to be.

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About the Author:

Jessica Kastner is an award-winning journalist and a contributor for the Christian Broadcasting Network's,, and the Huffington Post's Christianity blog. As Connecticut's coordinator for Straight Ahead Ministries, she shares God's message of hope by leading Bible studies in juvenile detention centers. When she's not on the trampoline with her three boys in Connecticut, Jessica shares her unapologetically "real" commentary on the Christian life at

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My Review:

I don't know how else to put it - I kind of have a girl crush on Jessica Kastner.  Her wit and humor and outlook on life is just the kind of traits that draw me to a gal pal. Author, Jessica Kastner, has written a book that lightens up motherhood and parenting.  Through her, I learned that not everyone overly decorates for Christmas, creates Pinterest-worthy dinners, or always schedules activities from sunup to sundown.

I will forewarn you that Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet does have a crass, and sometimes sarcastic, tone. It's not offensive by any means (or at least not to me) but it pokes light at the lengths that some parents go through for their children.  This is not an encouraging book about how great motherhood is; It's a book about not taking it all so seriously. I laughed, laughed, and laughed some more. Jessica makes us see that we can survive parenting and love our children without going overboard.


Andrea Nine said...

I love Jessica but I have not read this one yet! I think I might just love it!

baili said...

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You are so adorable lady!

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Nice book review too