Do You Want to Sparkle or Spew? A Book Review

Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms

by Debora M. Coty


About the Book:

Do you feel like you’re drowning in the everyday stress-pool? . . .
Wish you could make busy-ness a business so you’d be a millionaire? . . .
Welcome to the maternal order of slightly sagging sisters of the ‘hood. The motherhood. 

With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, popular inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of moms drowning in the churning stress-pool of busyness. In her beloved mom-to-mom, grin-provoking style, Coty offers empathy, laughs, real-life stories, practical parenting survival tips, and fresh biblical insights to help you hear Papa God s still, small voice through life s chaos.

Whether you’re struggling with stress related to attitude, time-management, guilt trips, patience, or something in between…this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the peace we all crave the peace that passes all understanding.


My Thoughts:

Too Blessed to Be Stressed is a hysterical, yet practical look at the realities of motherhood and how to proactively deal with all that life throws at us as we attempt to raise the next generation to be godly, productive members of society.

“One thing I do know: Papa God has a wonderful sense of humor, and He loves it when we laugh. I believe laughter is the best salve for the skinned knees of the spirit. And heaven only knows how many times we’ll skin who knows what before this mom gig is over.”

Littered with humorous anecdotes and inspiring quotes this book is fresh and refreshing, an encouraging guide for the modern mother.

“When life knocks you flat on your face, you’re in the best position to pray.”

Different areas spoke to my heart and brought tears to my eyes. This book doesn’t just point out where things are going wrong, Debora gives you useful tips on how to fix the problems and overcome the trials.

“Sometimes Jesus calms the storm, and sometimes He hands you a paddle.”

Each chapter ends with some pointed questions for application of each chapter’s content. This book covers topics like: Seeking Balance, Finding Room to Breathe, Being Enough, Letting Go of Mom-Guilt, Emotional Damage Control, and Finding Adventure in the Mundane. And each chapter is short, so it could easily be read during your personal devotion time or even before bed. Plus, it comes with this cute pink ribbon bookmark to keep your place until the next time you can let Debora Coty and the Word of God soothe your weary soul.

My own negative is that this book using every version of the Bible except for King James Version.

“Pressure creates both diamonds and volcanos. Do you want to sparkle or spew? It’s our choice.” 

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing. A review was not required. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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