Someday Book Review {Guest Post!}

I’m excited about today’s book review by an old friend from my high school days!  Kerry Wise is the mother of two adorable toddlers, and the mind behind MyWiseMom.  Be sure to check out her inspiring blog, where she shares her son Finn’s experience with food allergies and her mission to raise organically grown kids.  Kerry has motivated me to be smarter about what our family eats and where we purchase our food.  I can guarantee you will become more “wise” about your food if you follow her amazing blog.  Today Kerry reviews one of her favorite children’s books Someday by Alison McGhee.  Enjoy!

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When I was pregnant with my first child years ago, a friend shared one of the sweetest books.  At the time I just thought it was the raging pregnancy hormones that had me curled over in a weepy mess, but I quickly realized that all mothers – no matter how old their children – are deeply touched by Someday.  
Author Alison McGee takes you on an amazing emotional journey through Someday.  She dreams big dreams and hopes sweet hopes for her baby through the pages of this book.  It’s a journey that sees the child through to adulthood.
Her words are simple, but so straight-to-the-heart of what all mothers hope for their children, that they will dream big, feel deeply, laugh often and accomplish greatness.
I took a really deep breath and thought funny things before I read this book to my kids recently.  Prior, I had just cherished the words when I needed a “mom reminder.”  But the message in Someday is so honest and touching, I wanted to share it with my kids.  Finn sat quietly and listened.  When we were all done, he squeezed my neck and said, “I love you, Mommy.”  That’s when I lost it!  Although he’s only 3 1/2, he understood enough from the tone and beautiful illustrations that this was a heartfelt book that reminded him how much he is loved.
No doubt, once you read Someday, it will be a staple gift for pregnant friends and those with young children for years to come.  That is, of course, after you find the tissue box and gain your composure!
Fore more from the author, Alison McGhee, and her journey in writing this book, listen to her interview with NPR.

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