A Mother's Book of Secrets: Keys to Making Motherhood Memorable, Meaningful, and Magnificent

by Linda Eyre and Shawni Eyre Pothier

A Mother's Book of Secrets: Keys to Making Motherhood Memorable, Meaningful, and Magnificent
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Three-year-old Lucy Pothier, who is Shawni's adorable youngest daughter pictured on the cover of this book, was recently diagnosed with a rare syndrome called Bardet Biedl which, among other things, will cause blindness between the ages of 9 and 15 unless new research finds a way to intervene. In her behalf, the authors, Shawni (mother) and Linda (grandmother), will donate all royalties from the book to the Foundation for Blind Children and other research organizations that are working on her issues. Our heartfelt thanks goes to you for joining our cause through the purchase of this book as well as to Deseret Book as they offer a 20% discount for online purchases.

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Looking for some secrets to make being a mom

more fun and rewarding? In this charming new

book, mother-and-daughter team Linda Eyre

(mother of nine) and Shawni Eyre Pothier (mother

of five) share some great ideas.

Looking back with

the perspective of a lifetime of mothering, Linda is

uniquely positioned to share the insights she has

gained, with a gentle reminder that those seemingly

endless trenches of motherhood will be gone

before you know it. Shawni, with her little ones

still at home, speaks to all young mothers, offering

encouragement and support in a friendly, conversational

style. She reminds us that kids are like

puzzles — you just have to figure them out!


with entertaining stories of the ups and downs all

mothers experience, accompanied by enchanting

full-color photographic portraits, A Mother's Book

of Secrets won't be a secret for long.

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I Can't Say Enough Good Things About This Book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I've read so many parenting books, and A Mother's Book of Secrets is my favorite. Short, easy to read essays (with gorgeous photographs!) from two perspectives: that of a seasoned mother, reaping the rewards of her grown children and one from her daughter, in the trenches of raising her own family. The best of both worlds...great advice with proof it works! This book is not all about the "sweet stuff" of parenting. The real life day-to-day pull your hair out stuff is in there too. It's also not one of those books written by some psychologist who doesn't even have children...these moms have cleaned up poop, dolled out infinite meals, settled hundreds of arguments, but have so many great little tips on keeping motherhood "memorable, meaningful and magnificent." One of those books you'll refer back to again and again...especially when you are having one of those tough days and need a fresh perspective.

This remarkable book is filled with insight, real life tips, and much needed encouragement.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I bought this book two days ago. It has kept me up until midnight the past two nights, and the early morning light found me turning back to its pages again. My children are 17, 16, 12, and 9. I found encouragement and wonderful tips in this book for each of my children. Linda's insight and wisdom made me want to cling to all of these last years, and motivated me to kick it up a notch in some really important areas. Shawni made me love being a mother all over again...and I loved the reminder to make my eyes sparkle! Most importantly I felt like the book gave me a pat on the back, and I felt the two authors cheering me on to become the mother that I want to be. In a world where motherhood is often touted as unthankable hard work, this book reminds each of us what a precious gift it is to be called a mom.

A inspiring and uplifting book for all mother's!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a fantastic book!!! I loved it! It is so nice to hear other moms speak in a positive way about motherhood! Great real life tips on cherishing the moments of joy that children bring us and wonderful reminders about how short this precious time with our children really is. The best part is that it can be easily read all at once or in little 5 minutes time intervals, each chapter or section is only 2 pages at the most so if you only have 5 minutes you can get a quick little dose of inspiration to holding your head up, taking a deep breath and get back to being the BEST mom you can be!
GREAT BOOK!!!!!! Oh and the photographs in the book are absolutely incredible!

About the Author

Linda Eyre and Shawni Eyre Pothier

Linda Eyre and Shawni Eyre Pothier are a dynamic team. Linda lives her mission statement, which is to empower mothers by helping them be “Empowerers.” She is cofounder of home-based Joy Schools, and she has authored or co-authored many books with her husband, Richard, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Teaching Your Children Values. She and her husband are also worldwide speakers and advocates for the family. Shawni Eyre Pothier received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and is an accomplished writer, speaker, and photographer. But what she values and loves most is that she gets to be a mother and she takes her job very seriously. She strives to promote joy in the journey of Motherhood on her blog (71toes.blogspot.com). She and her husband, David, make their home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Shawni and her mother, Linda, are the co-authors of A Mother’s Book of Secrets: Keys to Making Motherhood Memorable, Meaningful, and Magnificent. Linda is the mother of nine and grandmother of eighteen, and Shawni is the mother of five.

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