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
  • 9781606410707
  • Mothers spread 3

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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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based upon 18 reviews
Motherhood has become Magnificent for me!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Even the title has helped my attitude shift, to realize that I am the luckiest person alive just for the privilege of being a mother! It's full of great practical advice of how to create a family that your children will just love, and be the Mom that you want to be!

A great read about real life motherhood!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a great book that does not try and sugarcoat what it is really like to be a mom! It was funny and down to earth and full of great advice. I loved it and passed it off to my sister as soon as I finished it!

Inspiriing book for parents of all ages!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have admired the Eyre family for many years, and did some of their programs with our children. As a young mother, I read Linda's books and was inspired and encouraged to do better. She wrote about her children and we felt like we knew each of them personally. Now Shawni is all grown up with children of her own and I was delighted to find out mother and daughter had written a book together! It is a wonderful book full of good, practical Eyre advice. I love that it is written from the perspective of a young mother, but also from a grandmother who has been through the treanches and is seeing the fruits of that labor. Shawni is a talented photographer and the photographs in the book are just delightful! I bought a copy for each of my daughters and they love the book also. I would recommend this book to mothers and fathers alike!

I'm a Guy and I love this Book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

These principle and secrets sharing in this book are not just for Mothers! I'm a Father and I found these ideas and tips so incredible helpful and inspiring. It makes me want to share these with my wife so that together we can make our home and family better!

Calling All Mothers....and anyone really!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

As I read these pages, there were times I laughed out loud and other times I tried to fight the tears (they rolled and rolled). These ladies know how to capture motherhood moments and embrace them. All of them. The good bad and the ugly! Not only that, they also share creative, constructive, and motivating "secrets" they have used in their journey that I am now trying out myself. It is very encouraging and makes me love being a mother of the good bad and the ugly! This is staying on my night stand. A daily dose will be very helpful!

Great great book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved every page.

Just what I needed
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is the perfect book for me right now. I'm a full time mother of three young children and have found it hard to always see beauty and purpose in my mothering. This book has helped me see with a new perspective, has given me new ideas and has made me feel like I'm not alone in the difficulties of motherhood. It has helped me to see motherhood more clearly for the amazing journey that it is. The photos really bring emotion to the written words....they capture moments and seeing them has made it easier for me to notice those moments in my own life. I'll read it over and over.

such a great book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is perfect for moms - lots of quick bite-sized chapters full of great "real" ideas and inspiration that can be read in the few precious moments a mom can find! The photos help make the book extra special. If you want a great "pick-me-up" and/or a great present for the moms you know for mother's day - buy this book!

No matter what stage of life you are in, this book gives helpful ideas.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I sent the book to my sister who raised 7 children. She called and said "I wished you would not have sent me that book. Now I have to go out and buy 7 more for my daughters and daughters-in-law." She loved it as much as I did and wants everyone she knows to read it.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25


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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