Five Favorites (vol. 57)

by Hallie @ Moxie Wife on May 20, 2014

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Spice Up Your Marriage

Spice Up Your Marriage by Hallie Lord

Hands down, my most popular post to date is Spicing Up Your Marriage (without 50 Shades of Grey). Since I’m quite fond of this topic (wink), I thought it would be fun to create a similarly themed eBook. It came in a little over 50 pages and I’m just so happy with it. I’ll have more details for you soon, but basically it guides the reader and their spouse through a 28-day adventure intended to kick things up a notch in the bedroom (without ever demeaning or objectifying the participants). It should be on Amazon before the end of the week. I’ll keep you posted!

(UPDATE: It’s now available on Amazon!)



Momnipotent by Danielle Bean

Danielle was the first female Catholic writer that I discovered after I converted. While I love everything she writes, I love Momnipotent best of all. It’s Danielle at her very best (which is saying a lot). And look up at the blurb at the top! That’s me! Since it’s a little blurry, here’s what I said:

In true Danielle Bean fashion, this book is a balm for the weary mother’s soul. It will bring hope and encouragement to any mom who’s ever uttered the words, I can’t do this.

I just know you’re going to love it.



Feast! by Daniel and Haley Stewart

I’ve been meaning to recommend Haley and Daniel‘s book, Feast!, to you for months. I’m sure that by now you all have a copy but if not, you must add this one to your library! It’s an absolute treasure.


The Little Oratory

The Little Oratory by David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler

Sophia Institute Press recently kindly sent me The Little Oratory by Leila Lawler and David Clayton (and illustrated by Deirdre Lawler). I fell in love with it the moment I opened the package. It’s just beautiful – the kind of book that is pleasure to simply hold in your hands. There are even full-color icons included that can be torn out of the book and displayed in your home! The advice is top notch, too (as you can imagine).


Surprised by Motherhood

Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker

Every time I need a little encouragement, I head to Lisa-Jo’s blog. I know of very few people who can inspire the way she can. Surprised by Motherhood is every bit as wonderful as the posts on her site. If you’re a mom in need of a little boost, you simply must buy this book.


Happy reading!



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Haley @ Carrots for Michaelmas May 20, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Thank you so much for including our book, Hallie! I’m pretty thrilled to be in company with the other authors you named. And I can’t wait to read your ebook!!!
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Katrina May 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Congrats on the e-book, Hallie!

Carolyn @ Svellerella May 20, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Ah! Yay for your e-book! Congratulations! I can’t wait for it. I’ve also got every single book you’ve recommended in my wish list -except I’ve never heard of Momnipotent before! I’m happy to add it!
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Amy May 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

Oh, no! More books to add to my reading pile. :-) It’s a good problem to have, I guess, and these all sound so great. But everyone is putting out summer reading lists right now, and I feel like my list is exploding!
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Julia May 21, 2014 at 8:31 am

Congrats on your new e-book and thanks for the recommendations! I already have a copy of Feast! and just love it. I look forward to reading the others.
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Kat Crow May 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

Your ebook sounds great! So excited!!
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Debbie Gaudino May 21, 2014 at 8:54 am

Danielle Bean was the first blog I ever read when my kids were small – loved her then and love Momnipotent as well! This is my first time posting on Five Favorites – I just started blogging a few months ago and am glad to have this! Thanks for hosting!

Melody May 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

Oh! I’m so excited for your e-book! Congrats!! :)
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