mothers love to read

Ya know, me and Jilly have quite a talented group of girlfriends.    

Girls who share the same passion for motherhood and are amazing examples of it.

Meet Jennifer Nielson and her daughter Hadley.  We call her J-lo.  Not because her booty is insured for one million dollars, but because some day this friend will be famous.

J-lo and Hadley have been through some truly unbelievable experiences.  Over the past 15 years they've faced lots of ups and downs with unexpected medical issues, uncanny accidents, and even the risk of losing each other.  One day Jennifer's best friend asked her why she hadn't written a book and  that's when the wheels started turning. 

A few years, and many sleepless nights later, this baby was born. 

Jennifer's own words....

"When Hadley, is diagnosed with Marfan’s syndrome, a potentially fatal ligament disorder characterized by extreme height and joint flexibility, Jennifer is heartbroken. But she soon discovers that events from Hadley’s early years and her own past have prepared her to face these obstacles head on. Through trials large and small, Jennifer marvels at Hadley’s resiliency, consistent maturity, and sunny outlook on life epitomized by Hadley’s mantra: "I’m not tall. Everyone else is just short!"
Anyone who has experienced life's unexpected twists and turns will relate to this inspiring memoir, including parents with children suffering with disabilities. Readers will root for young Hadley as she navigates the uncertain path before her, challenging her physical limitations with an unbreakable spirit and a belief that no dream is beyond her reach."

I was privileged to snatch up one of the first signed copies and I read it in one sitting.  The real life issues, the funny stories, and the dramatic twists and turns of Hadley's illness were intriuging and inspiring.  As I turned the last two pages, there I was on the treadmill in the middle of the gym, bawling like a newborn.  And I didn't even care. 

Jilly and I want you to have your very own copy of this amazing book, and we're paring it with one of our favorite quotes by Mother Teresa.  I printed a 5x 7 and framed it for your pleasure. 

How to win: 

Please become a follower of our blog, and leave us a comment letting us know you did it so you can be entered in the drawing.  It takes about 20 seconds, and we would appreciate it more than you can imagine!

Are you already a follower of Me and Jilly?  BLESS YOU!  We heart you.  Maybe you can leave a comment convincing us that you love us more than anyone else on the planet.  That will count as your entry.

You can still enter our {giveaway} from Tuesday and our {giveaway} from Wednesday.  We will be picking winners via random.org on Saturday evening, May 11th at 10:00 p.m.  Check back Friday for one more Mother's Day Giveaway!

j + m

p s  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you win this book, but in the unfortunate event that you don't, you can purchase your own copy {here}.


  1. I already follow and I DO love you more than anyone else on the planet! How did you know? Sounds like a great book! Thanks!

  2. I already follow you, and I adore you. The books sounds like a great read.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

  3. I follow you, and I love your blog!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! Sounds like a great book! I, too, had to learn about my daughter's illness, it's not an easy thing to do. So much goes into finding a way to keep going, have a positive outlook, so I feel for her.

  4. I'm already a follower of your blog and yes, you girls are loved more than anyone else on this planet:). Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a special gift.

  5. I'm already a happy follower and always look forward to your posts! Your positive attitudes and kind spirits resonate in your writing...thank you for being an inspiration. Hope you both have a fabulous Mother's Day :0)

  6. M and J ...now I'm feeling greedy- but I am so excited that your friend has written a book and I would LOVE to read it. If I don't win- I'm a voracious reader, so I will be forced to go spend some coin to buy it- but would I love to win one from you two a-mazing friends? yeah you betcha!
    p.s. I pray that Jennifer has the amazing kind of Mothers Day she deserves!!!!

    love ya- fellow follower beth

  7. I'd love to read this story and I'm a long time follower on bloglovin'.

  8. I'm a follower!
    I love you to the moon and back!

  9. I'm a very devoted follower and would love to win a signed copy of the book and that very wonderful quote.

  10. A long time follower...wonderful, simple beauty, creative, and inspiring!

  11. I'm a follower and i really appreciate you ladies and your upbeat attitude about life.


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