Monday, March 30, 2015

"Sand in My Sandwich"

Book Description from the publisher:

You know that thing when you're in Walmart at noon before you discover you haven't brushed your teeth? Sarah Parshall Perry gets that. She also gets weird things showing up in her bed, her daughter asking for war paint, and her son crawling into a giant blue sock on Christmas morning. Mainly, she gets that conflicted feeling of finding her kids hanging out in the dogs' cages and happily realizing they have stopped getting into trouble for a minute.

According to Perry, "The hardest stuff is the quickest way to God," and readers get to watch the systematic destruction of her carefully planned life, laughing at her missteps, aching at her tragedies, and recognizing themselves along the way. A mother of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, she has experienced plenty of ups and downs, but from the chaos of her "ordinary" life she pulls the universal truths of motherhood, addressing them with humor, poignancy, and a naked honesty that will make the reader think, That sounds a lot like my crazy life. Perry helps mothers realize they aren't alone, even if they've fallen off the straight and narrow of their intended path and are instead lying in the ditch next to it. Life's a mess. But as Perry reminds us, it's all for a purpose.

Perfect for mothers, this book will encourage, inspire, and enlighten.
Sarah Parshall Perry (JD, University of Virginia School of Law) is a wife and mother of three young children. She is the coauthor of When the Fairy Dust Settles (with her mother, Janet Parshall) and the author of numerous magazine articles, award-winning short stories, and poetry. Sarah has served in youth ministry for over ten years and is currently writing for where she encourages other families living with disabilities. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she spends most of her days fighting for time in front of the computer. Learn more at

My Review:
I completely enjoyed this book!  Sarah is someone whom I could relate to and I loved her style of writing as I felt as if she was speaking right to me and sharing her heart as she was so open and honest and the words just flowed so naturally.  "Sand in My Sandwich" is one of the best parenting books I have read recently and one that I will pick up and read through at times when I am feeling alone and overwhelmed in life and need a little encouragement.  However, as overwhelming each day can be, there are so many moments that are so rewarding and really and truly being a mother is so important and so special.  I highly recommend this book for mothers. 

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such a good read! I'll have to check it out!