Friday, June 6, 2014

Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I miss… {review}


Moms’ Night Out by Tricia Goyer

About the book:

Moms' Night Out is a novelization of the hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life---where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours-what could go wrong?

Chronicling one night out gone awry, three harried moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlor owner, a motorcycle gang, and a bewildered cabbie all learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting. This book spotlights the unfulfilled expectations and serial self-doubts many moms feel . . . then reassures us that the key is raising kids in a loving home. Mom's Night Out is an endearing, true-to-life comedy.

My Thoughts

Moms’ Night Out is the novelization of the movie with the same title. Most often the book comes before the movie but in this case it happened the other way around. There was the movie and then there was the book!

Tricia Goyer has done a fantastic job in writing the book! I can’t honestly say I have seen the movie yet, I wanted to but it just has not worked out for me to get to the theater and at this point I probably will not get to see it until it has been released on DVD. 

What a fun, fun story! It was laugh out loud funny! I think as mom’s we all want a fun night out with our friends, have grown up conversation, enjoy companionship with our friends, relax and just have fun! That is what Allyson set out to do, but the night goes awry!

As mom’s we all have those challenges, kids, hectic life and sometimes chaos ensues!  Moms’ Night Out was a fun and quick read! I guarantee you will be laughing out loud!

I don’t usually care for novelizations of movies, but I have a feeling that I am going to really like the movie! You can watch the trailer below!

Please stop by the Litfuse website to learn more about Moms’ Night Out!

About the author:

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and Lead Your Family Like Jesus (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like and She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.

Connect with Tricia: website, Twitter, Facebook

Moms' Night Out and other things i miss . . .


Moms’ Night out & Other Things I miss… Kerri Pomarolli

About the book:

As a Mom, couldn't you use a good laugh?

Inspired by the endearing, true-to-life movie Moms' Night Out, comedian Kerri Pomarolli has created this light, yet inspiring devotional that will definitely make you laugh, but will also help you discover that indeed you are not alone, and that God's gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in your life and of your loved ones.

Whether you're running full-speed-ahead or disappointed that it's Monday (again), you'll find joy in these devotions where Kerri shares hilarious stories and insights on daily life. Messy homes, messy kids, lost pets, never ending casseroles, forgetful husbands, and the desire to just take a long bath . . . This world can be a funny place, and these stories are bound to prove it. Read a devotion to brighten your morning, or catch a few words to make you smile before bed. There's never a bad time for a good laugh, and as a Mom, you need a Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

My Thoughts

What a fun devotional! Filled with hilarity and fun! It is a great little devotional that being a mom has it’s challenges but that we can meet those challenges with grace, willingness to serve and a strong sense of humor. Face it if you have kids you need a sense of humor! Life is messy, motherhood is messy. This little devotional meets you where you are right in the middle of motherhood!  There is scripture throughout and some serious food for thought in the form of thought provoking questions and a prayer at the end of each chapter. 

Please stop by the Litfuse website to learn more about Moms’ Night Out and other things I miss……

About the author:

Called Hollywood's "God Girl," Kerri Pomarolli is an accomplished actress, comedian, published author, Christian speaker and veteran of television---with credits that include 29 appearances on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central.

Connect with Kerri: website, Twitter, Facebook

About the film:

The Moms' Night Out film features Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (EVERBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE MIDDLE), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD), Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).


USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer has written the novelization to the much-anticipated movie, Moms' Night Out. Don't miss this hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

And, look for the companion devotional written by comedian
Kerri Pomarolli, Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

Tricia and Kerri have teamed up for the "No More Frumpy Mommy" challenge.

Moms Night Out Tricia Goyer Kerri Pomarolli
Motherhood can sometimes seem like survival of the fittest. Every day brings its own troubles, and by the end of the day, you’re spent. Between school, soccer practice, cleaning, laundry, cooking dinner, putting away dishes, and keeping your kids from going at each others’ throats, the last thing on your mind is getting away for an evening.
If that’s you, you’re invited to take part in Tricia and Kerri's No More Frumpy Mommy challenge.

Tricia and Kerri will choose 10 winners to receive a Fandango gift card to see Moms' Night Out, as well as copies of Moms' Night Out (the book) and Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss. One grand-prize winner will receive $200 to put toward her own moms' night out or her own moms' night out "ride" (getting her car detailed and cleaned).

disclosure: I received a copy of these books from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Sue W said...

I liked your review of MOMS' NIGHT OUT. I reviewed it a week or so ago. Like you, I haven't seen the movie, but after the book I know I want to. (I need to see those bowling alley and restaurant scenes!) I've been following your blog for quite some time and enjoy it so much. I've tagged you to be a part of the Sunflower Blogger Award. Check out my blog tomorrow or after at to learn what this entails. My blog is mostly a book review site, but I also blog about home, quilting, sewing projects, and sometimes gardening and food.
Hope you drop in over the next few days and take part in the Sunflower Blogging Award.