Mother of the Bride: Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride
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If you're the mother of the bride, your resposibilities and to-do list just got bigger! Mother of the Bride gift book features stories, nuggets of wisdom, pampering suggestions, and practical tips for planning the big wedding day. Each chapter concludes with a page for journaling and in the back of the book you will find lots of worksheets with questions regarding site selection, florists, photographer, and more. Ribbon marker makes it easy to find your place!

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Broadstreet Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 X 0.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1424552362
ISBN-13: 9781424552368

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Publisher's Description

Mothers in today’s world wear many hats and struggle to keep the stress in their lives at manageable levels. Add the delightful but demanding new hat of mother of the bride (MOB) to the roles they are already juggling, and you have a host of middle-aged moms pushed to their limits, in desperate need of an empathetic voice and moments of nourishing relaxation.

While trying to maintain life as they knew it before their daughter’s big announcements, MOBs are called upon to magically morph into wedding planners, help their daughters navigate the journey to the altar, and establish new and loving relationships with their prospective sons- in-law and their families. With all focus, financial and otherwise, dedicated to the brides and the weddings themselves, the needs of mothers of the bride are overlooked.

Mother of the Bride will help MOBs step away from the hurried pace of daily life complicated by a demanding new role. It will offer them the refreshment found in discovering community as they take time for themselves—time to be encouraged, to gain helpful insight and practical tips, and to enjoy the feminine beauty of a book designed just for them.

Through essays featuring relevant quotes or Scriptures, personal stories, nuggets of wisdom, simple suggestions for personal pampering, journaling opportunities, communication aids, and practical tips for wedding planning, Mother of the Bride will nurture the all-important but too often neglected mother of the bride. 

Author Bio

CHERYL BARKER is a veteran mother of the bride and freelance writer. She’s written for magazines, compilation books, and other publications as well as for Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards, gift books, and calendars. Her heart’s desire is to refresh spirits and nourish souls. She and her husband live in Kansas and delight in spending time with their two adult daughters, sons-in-law, and precious twin grandsons. Cheryl loves to take photos, enjoy friends, and indulge in daily doses of chocolate.

Editorial Reviews

"Mother of the Bride certainly lives up to its promise to deliver refreshment and wisdom! With been-there insight, Cheryl Barker comes alongside the reader and walks her through a joy-filled but challenging road with both inspiration and practicality. She is your cheerleader, your counselor, and your reality check when things threaten to spiral out of control. This will be my go-to gift for new mothers of the bride I know!"
Jocelyn Green, co-author of The 5 Love Languages Military Edition


"A simply gorgeous book steeped with beautiful wisdom for that wonderful yet stressful time in a mother's life . . . preparing for a daughter's wedding. It's soothing yet logical, calming yet organized, written to maintain a steady awareness of self as well as the feelings of the daughter and all those around the two of them. Such a pretty book, too, making it a marvelous gift. I really love it."
C. Hope Clark, author of the Edisto Island Mystery Series


"Mother of the Bride is practical and inspirational. It’s like having a friend hold your hand through the pre-marital and wedding process. It’s definitely a perfect gift for any mother-of-the-bride to be!"
Mary DeMuth, author of Worth Living: How God’s Wild Love for You Makes You Worthy

"Mother of the Bride: Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride is a lovely friend to accompany you on your journey as the mother of the bride. With wisdom and grace Cheryl shares her experiences as a mom of two married daughters. Her suggestions and ideas help you navigate what is often a stressful time, while her encouragement challenges you to take a deep breath and find joy along the way. The book provides areas to write down memories, dreams, and goals, and so will become a precious memento of your daughter’s special day."
Julie K. Gillies, author of Prayers for a Woman’s Soul

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  1. Angela
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    a "must have" for every mother of the bride
    October 22, 2016
    Angela
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is a delight! I have been the mother of the groom once, and I am told by our youngest son, will soon be again. We have only one daughter and I want her wedding experience to be a joy. I found so many things in this book to be inspirational, full of wisdom, full of caution, but, most of all, overwhelmingly practical. I will carry this book with me every step of the way! I intend to buy a copy for every friend who becomes an MOB! Thank you, Cheryl!!
  2. Kav
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Unique and Thoughtful Gift for Any Mother of the Bride
    July 13, 2016
    Kav
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What an exquisite little book. The bibliophile in me can't help be exude over its visual appeal. Does anyone else wax poetic over the look and feel of a book? The gorgeous chocolate/teal colour combination tickles my artistic eye while the embossed cover satisfies my tactile yearnings. There's even a built-in satin ribbon to mark your place as you explore the gems in this book. Definitely keepsake worthy which is perfect since that is what this book is sure to become.

    Cheryl Barker has an engaging writing style and freely shares her own MOB (acronym for Mother of the Bride!) experiences. In essence this is just the kind of book she could have used when she embarked on this joyful and stress-filled journey.

    She takes on the role of encourager and organizer as she lends unique support to MOBs everywhere. It's filled with sage advice and nuggets of wisdom and I can see how it could become a lifeline in those hurried, stressful weeks before a wedding. This book is well thought out -- Cheryl really has covered every contingency. It also includes detailed worksheets and journaling pages. And I absolutely love the way each section concludes with what I think of as breathing spaces - where she invites MOBs to look inward and heavenward with specific challenges.

    A unique and thoughtful gift for any Mother of the Bride. Don't make her have to buy one for herself!

    My thanks to BroadStreet Publishing and the author for providing me with a copy of this book.
  3. Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Refreshing
    July 7, 2016
    Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Mother of the Bride certainly lives up to its promise to deliver refreshment and wisdom! With been-there insight, Cheryl Barker comes alongside the reader and walks her through a joy-filled but challenging road with both inspiration and practicality. She is your cheerleader, your counselor, and your reality check when things threaten to spiral out of control. Since wedding planning can be stressful, I especially appreciate the creative ideas she offers the reader to take care of herself throughout the process. A well-adjusted, refreshed mother of the bride is an invaluable asset to the entire family. This will be my go-to gift for new mothers of the bride I know!

    I'd definitely choose the hardcover over the Kindle version if possible, because there are places to jot down thoughts at the end of each reading. A bonus section in the back of the book also offers valuable worksheets to aid in interviewing vendors, along with other planning helps.
  4. Debbie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Mother of the Bride:Refreshment and Wisdom
    June 27, 2016
    Debbie
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    Loved it and highly recommend Mother of the Bride: Refreshment and Wisdom. It would make a great gift for a friend or your self during this very special time. I found the book encouraging, inspiring and humorous at times as Cheryl Barker shares some of her personal experiences. It is also full of practical and helpful hints. One highlight of the book is it can become a keepsake. Each chapter ends with a page where you can share personal thoughts and feelings during your journey of being a MOB. I suggest you get it early on in the journey so you can take full advantage of the helps and suggestions. Well worth the investment!
  5. Janleehoy
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    Mother of the Bride: Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride
    June 20, 2016
    Janleehoy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Mother of the Bride: Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride by Cheryl Barker is a wonderful book!! Besides being full of excellent ideas and guidance on the planning of a wedding, it takes you on a journey of honest emotions and struggles that a MOB (Mother of the Bride) will face and gives thoughtful reflections on dealing with those emotions. It is laced with just the right amount of humor to make this a fun, sentimental, and interesting read (even if you aren't a MOB). Plus, the wedding vendor worksheets included cover every aspect of wedding planning that you will need!
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