“Filled with grace, hope, and practical ways forward for every momma.” ― Candace Cameron Bure, actress and New York Times bestselling author
Most days motherhood often looks like bottomless piles of laundry; a sink full of dishes; sleepless nights; and unshowered, nonstop, endless days. If that’s all there is, then no wonder “Grumpy Mom” sometimes sneaks into your heart and home.
If you can relate, you’re in good company―Valerie Woerner gets it and has experienced Grumpy Mom more often than she’d care to admit. In
Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday, Valerie shares what she’s learned so far about sending Grumpy Mom packing and embracing a joyful, intentional motherhood that is so much better than you thought possible.
As you journey with Valerie, you’ll be inspired and equipped to find energy in the most unlikely places, pursue your own dreams, be set free from mom guilt, feel content despite unfinished to-do lists, spend purposeful time with God amid the daily chaos, and discover more joyous moments of motherhood.
So, take a holiday from Grumpy Mom, and enjoy life as the mom God made you to be.
Filled with grace, hope, and practical ways forward for every momma, Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday is a necessary read for anyone struggling to find refreshment and abundance in the everyday moments of motherhood. Discover how to take a holiday from being the Grumpy Mom and turn to God''s truth about who you are.
Candace Cameron Bure, Actress and New York Times bestselling author
Val has been discipling women, moms, and our generation with her words and her products for years--and this book just continues that good work. She uses the same gifts of vulnerability and honest truth to serve us, her readers, and she''ll leave you encouraged and spurred on to embrace joy right where you''re at.
Jess Connolly, Speaker; coauthor of Wild and Free and Always Enough, Never Too Much; author of Dance Stand Run
In a world that often coddles us in our #hotmessmom comfort, Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday looks at joy in motherhood exactly how the Bible does: joy isn''t a feeling; it''s a choice.
And the results of choosing joy extend far beyond merely living a happier life. As you travel
through these chapters with your new friend Val, you''ll definitely laugh. You''ll probably cry.
But most of all, you''ll gain a godly determination to be the mom today you want your kids to
Michelle Myers, Founder of she works HIS way and author of Famous in Heaven and at Home
On these pages, you will find a friend who understands the challenges of parenting little ones while living out your God-appointed ministries. She graciously invites you send "the grumps" packing and embrace a better, joy-filled way.
Heather MacFadyen, Host of the Don''t Mom Alone podcast
Yes, yes, yes! Can we please have more books like this? As a mom of three little girls ages three
and under, I am determined to not be "that" mom"--the one who is grumpy and always
complaining about the little blessings I begged for. ... Thank you, Valerie, for making me laugh and cry, and most of all for reminding me of this high calling of motherhood and what a joy it can be if I decide not to be the grumpy mom.
Dr. Aly Taylor, Author, speaker, and reality star of TLC''s Rattled
After reading this book, you will be encouraged and empowered and feel a little less alone. ... This book has held a mirror to my most vulnerable moments as a new mom and challenged me to turn my grumblings into gratitude. The truth-bomb reminders in the book will transform how you teach, care for, and respond to your children. As you read, you will be filled up with more grace, joy, and love for yourself and your littles.
Audrey Roloff, Coauthor of A Love Letter Life, founder of Always More, and cofounder of Beating50Percent
In a culture that offers us a bazillion reasons to blame our kids for our stress and exhaustion,
Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday challenges readers to reconsider the blessing of motherhood. Val
gently leads us to face this truth: we''re not victims of our motherhood--we''re victors as we
surrender to God''s Spirit. Pick up this book and rediscover the joy of being the mom God created you to be.
Asheritah Ciuciu, Founder of One Thing Alone Ministries and author of Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction
Val''s honesty will have you nodding your head as if you are sharing with a close friend over a cup of coffee. For every tired and overworked mom out there, this book will send you on your way with hope in your heart and joy in your step.
Gretchen Saffles, Writer and founder of Well-Watered Women
Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday left me cheering out loud and filled with new peace with every
turn of the page! This refreshing and actionable book delivers on its promise and more: I have
found new joy in motherhood and in my faith, thanks to Val''s insightful words. I couldn''t put
this book down!
Lara Casey, Author of Make It Happen and Cultivate
Val’s gifts of vulnerability and honest truth . . . will leave you encouraged to embrace joy right where you’re at.
Jess Connolly, author of Dance Stand Run
Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday left me cheering out loud and filled with new peace with every turn of the page. . . . I couldn’t put this book down!
Lara Casey, author of Make It Happen and Cultivate
For every tired and overworked mom out there, this book will send you on your way with hope in your heart and joy in your step.
Gretchen Saffles, writer and founder of Well-Watered Women
Hope for every mom who needs an escape―not from motherhood, but from the things stealing your joy
Most days, motherhood looks like bottomless piles of laundry; a sink full of dishes; and nonstop, endless days. If that’s all there is, then no wonder Grumpy Mom sometimes sneaks into our hearts and homes. If you can relate, you’re in good company―Valerie Woerner has experienced Grumpy Mom more often than she’d care to admit. In
Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday, Valerie shares what she’s learned about sending Grumpy Mom packing and embracing a joyful, intentional motherhood.
It’s time to take a holiday from Grumpy Mom and enjoy life as the mom God made you to be.