“Just Moms” is quite clearly meant to be tied with ribbon and placed beside Mom’s breakfast plate on Mother’s Day. — The Honolulu Advertiser, May 6, 2002
“Just Moms” takes the Bronze in the “Gift” category of our Fourth Annual Book-of-the-Year Awards. — Foreward Magazine, May 8, 2002
“Something wonderful” is Bonnie Kuchler’s book “Just Moms,” a compilation of parenting quotes coupled with photographs of mother-and-child animal pairs. — Honolulu Star Bulletin, May 12, 2002
2001/2002 Book Award Winners are Celebrated: In the “Humor” category, “Just Moms” wins first place! — MIPA News – Midwest Independent Publishers Association, June 2003
From the Author
My incredible mom turned 80 on the day before Mother’s Day. I had to do something special for that occasion! This book is my tribute to her and to every woman who has loved a child more than her own life.
When I look at the collection of adorable, often humorous mother-and-child wildlife images in this book, what I see is my own mom’s self-sacrifice and fiercely devoted love for her “cubs.” I also see some of my wild antics she had to put up with . . .
Every page in this book was rigorously tested for it’s “oooohhh” factor by women ages 20 to 80–who normally would not agree on anything. Any photo-and-text combination that did not yield a heartfelt sigh, coo or laugh from each one of these unwitting test subjects landed in a reject pile. Only hand-picked favorites made the final cut into this book.
I hope you and the mom (or mom-to-be) who receives this book each get a heart full of warmth from this affectionate and grateful tribute.
About the Author
Bonnie Louise Kuchler is the author of 26 gift books, with over 365,000 copies sold. Bestsellers include Just Sisters, Just Girlfriends, Retirement Is a Full-time Job, and One Heart. She and her husband live on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, where wildlife mosey, mountains touch the sea, and ancient trees breathe. A quenchless nature lover and gardener, Bonnie’s biggest thoughts come from tiny seedlings and towering evergreens.
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Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from “Just Moms”:
“Making the decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.”
“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
Item Weight 8 ounces
Hardcover 112 pages
Product Dimensions 0.5 x 5.75 x 5.75 inches
Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 7Reviews
Publisher Willow Creek Pr (November 1, 2001)