There are 7.9 billion books (give or take) for stressed out moms. And I get it. I’m the target market.
If you’re a female, at some point, you’ve felt like you were not enough or too much. The constant need to juggle a career, kids, cooking, cleaning, practices, more practices, and everything else is nothing short of a circus act. If the checks aren’t checked off, we jokingly refer to ourselves as slackers or failures. Yet, the truth is we’re magicians and unicorns - how else did we achieve so much.
Moms, all the time.
Two of my new favorite people - Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan - get it too. The authors of Wild and Free
have touched so many lives. It spoke the free-spirited truth we all preach from within. Ultimately, we must give ourselves enough grace to not achieve all the things yet, possess the determination to keep going. Wild and Free
led us all to a place where we found ‘always enough, never too much’ – a motto for all women to embrace.
So how do you follow that up?
Tada! The new book - Always Enough, Never Too Much
Curated with 100 personal entries from Jess and Hayley that speak to every female, no matter what type of day she’s having. Their entries are raw and honest. Most importantly: this book FLIPS. It FLIPS. You can read it frontwards and backwards. One side is devotions for when you need to feel enough, and the other side is for when you need to feel like you're not too much. We could hardly contain our excitement.
But, you can’t judge a book by its cover. So maybe you can judge it by its authors?
Meet your new friends Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan. Look at that balayage. 9 out of 10 doctors agree: you can always trust someone with balayage.
What is your favorite drink?
Jess: Black coffee
Hayley: Diet coke
What is your favorite movie?
Jess: Not a big movie person. Sorry, I don’t have one.
Hayley: Up Close and Personal
What are you currently binge watching?
Jess: Grey’s Anatomy
Hayley: Madame Secretary
What are you reading?
Jess: The Energy Bus
by Jon Gordon
Hayley: Secrets of the Secret Place
by Bob Gorge
Who is your celeb girl crush?
Jess: Kim Kardashian – 110%
Hayley: Christina Tosi – She founded Milk Bar
What is your perfect day?
Jess: A long run in the morning, hanging with husband, few hours writing at a coffee shop, going to a baseball game with my kids, and going to bed early.
Hayley: Sleeping in, having a diet coke and quiet time, going and walking around a beautiful upscale mall to see what is trending, going to my favorite pizza place, pool time and going to bed early.
Jess: “Don’t be hypnotized by complexity.”
Hayley: “Creativity takes courage.”
Now that we all know each other a little bit better, feel free to reach out to Jess and Hayley if you want some love. Let them know where you’re coming from and how you think we can all walk this adventure together as our true selves. (True selves but with mascara because mascara is magical.)
Angela is a queen publicist and a champ mom. She also sits next to the free snack table, and that is a sacred space. Angela does not judge us, despite all of her free-snack knowledge. Bless you, Angela.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., operates Page Chaser, the publisher of
Wild and Free and
Always Enough, Never Too Much.