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The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison Review & Giveaway


The Gift of an Ordinary Day is a mother's account of raising her sons and what happens now that they are ready to leave the nest. The best way I can think of to put it is that it a book about growing up. The sons are growing, changing, becoming independent. The mother is trying to find who she is after years of being simply mom. How do you be a mom when your kids are leaving?

This book really touched me. The author helps you to realize that is the ordinary moments in life, the ones we take for granted, that we need to treasure. As Katrina Kenison shares with us her relationships, her dreams, and her hopes for herself and her children, she speaks to every mothers heart.

As the mother of an almost teenager I am beginning to see what people mean when they say that kids grow up in the blink of an eye. Wasn't it just yesterday that Tristen was toddling about? So, this book touched me deeply, as I realize my own children will be leaving us, sooner than I care to think about. I give it two thumbs up!

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I would LOVE to have this book. My kids are younger, but reading your review, I think it would be insightful for the days ahead.

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My son is 11 and I'm already trying to figure out my life after he's graduated and gone! I'd LOVE to have this book!

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AudreyO said...

My kids are older and I would love to read another moms view on how to live through the empty nest syndrome.

Mary said...

I think that this book touches the soul in every mother. It's the little things that stay with us and bless us.

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Alicia said...

This book appeals to me because the memoir is my favorite genre, but also the name of the book grabbed me. I have been complaining lately because my three kids have been irritating me, but maybe I should just be grateful for an "ordinary day".
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Shannon said...

gives ideas what to expect in the coming years.

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I would like to win this to give to my sister. Her boys are 18 and 16 years old and ready to move on, much to her dismay.
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Kim said...

I want to read this to remind myself to SLOW down!!

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Sunnyvale said...

It sounds like pleasant reading

souldolphindream said...

I would really love to read this book. My kids are 5 and 7 but I do wonder what will happens once they start to need me less. My role is mom will I go back to being Vicky

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Luvdaylilies said...

I would enjoy this book because I can identify with the character=)
My "baby" is a senior in High School this year!
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marybelle said...

As a mother with a son I can relate. I would love to gain some insight from another perspective.

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because this book seems to offer a lot of insight. minsthins at optonline dot net

LoveMy2Dogs said...

My daughter is almost 21 and will be finishing college soon and I am sure the next steps for her will be getting a better paying job and moving out on her own. I am really not looking forward to that day, but maybe with reading this book, it will help me get through it.

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wendy said...

It appeals to me because I have 16 year old daughter and have thought about this subject for quite awhile now.

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pixie13 said...

This book appeals to me because I have a 16 year old son who isn't that far away from being an adult. Thanks!

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Madeline said...

I'm a little scared of the teen years. This sounds like a great book to help me prepare for that...even though it seems so far off now, time really does fly.

Anonymous said...

It interests me, because it talks about the my life now.
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Anonymous said...

For my neighbor an empty nester!

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lorides said...

I would love to give this to my cousin, her youngest just went off to college

Karrie said...

my son is leaving the nest and I am having the hard time with it :) sounds like a good read

Steph said...

This sounds like a book that can really put things in perspective. I have younger kids but sometimes I need a reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things in life.

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lknott said...

We are empty nesters-but this book looks insightful to the cotinued days alone! Then there is the breaks,sickess, or chages in life plans where you are no longer an empty nester!!!



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It appeals to me because she sounds like an average mom and it might help when my kids decide to leave the nest.

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I am pregnant with my first child and would like to hear about another mother's experience.

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susan1215 said...

I have a son so this book sounds interesting to me

john ferris said...

This book appeals to me because I did not think mother's had ordinary days.
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purango said...

I would love to read a book about children growing up and leaving. My daughter is a teen and I will be faced with this in a few years. garrettsambo@aol.com

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katybug said...

This book appeals to me because I was just thinking about this subject today - the fact that we joke about not wanting our kids to live at home forever, but when they do leave the nest it is bittersweet.

Anonymous said...

I think it appeals to me because i think everyday that my children aare getting older and that i want to be there for everything and not miss anything.
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1993wel said...

I'm trying so hard to remember to apppreciate each day with my children because soon enough they will be grown up and gone and I'll wonder if I made the most of the time I had with them. Any one day or week can seem interminable, but the years fly by so fast.

Gianna said...

It sounds like an interesting read :)

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This book appeals to me because I would like to hear about others' experiences dealing with children growing up and leaving home.

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