It's that time of year again!! Teachers are releasing our children back to us for the summer...
Parents. Before we start our all out "summer" mode and brainstorm ways to keep our kids occupied, we need to give a big THANK YOU to their teachers. If we didn't have them...well, we would probably all be more insane than we already are.
Want a fun way to say thanks? My publisher is helping me gift FIVE nominated teachers with this awesome gift basket! You guys. Is it wrong I want to just keep all the prizes?? Take a look at what we're working with:
-Tell Me More, by Kelly Corrigan
-2-pack of Navy Beach Towels
-Navy and White Beach Tote
-Of Mess and Moxie Bundle with Exclusive Journal
-Glory Haus "Moxie" Necklace
Did I mention that this basket is valued over $100?? It's like Christmas coming early. So what are you waiting for??? Go nominate your kid's teacher by 12 pm EST on May 25th (Friday!!) because let's be real you guys...they are true heroes.
mox-ie [mok-see], noun informal: The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage; sass, determination, pluck; “That girl’s got moxie.”
Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. She laughs at the days to come is how the ancient wisdom writings put it.
Life is hard, disappointing, painful, shocking, exhausting, aggravating, boring. However you want to say it, life is MESSY.
But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure means they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life. As it turns out, every last woman faces confusion and loss, missteps and catastrophic malfunctions, no matter how much she is doing “right.” Struggle doesn’t mean they’re weak; it means they’re alive.
Jen Hatmaker, beloved author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF, offers another round of hilarious tales, frank honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. Whether discussing the grapple with change (“Everyone, be into this thing I’m into! Except when I’m not. Then everyone be cool.”) or the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”), Jen parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold.