Mom for the Holidays

Mom for the Holidays: Stories of Love, Laughter, and Tantrums at Christmas and Hanukkah


Mom for the Holidays: Stories of Love, Laughter, and Tantrums at Christmas and Hanukkah

Mom for the Holidays is filled with stories by and for moms to enjoy over the holidays! These tales will make you laugh, shed a tear or two, and feel connected to other moms who are going through both the struggles and the jubilations of everyday life with children during the holiday season. And although we live in different parts of the world, in different houses (and we have different shoe styles), we have one common thread: we are all moms for the holidays! (If you are not a mom, welcome to our world!) Available on Amazon, in print and on Kindle–buy the book and get the Kindle book for .99! We even have an uncensored Kindle version here!

Compiled and edited by Rachel Demas and Lisa Nolan, cover designed by Michelle Grewe of Crumpets and Bollocks, and copy edited by Arlene Miller–The Grammar Diva, at

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 What others have to say:

“Everyone wants it to be a wonderful, heartwarming holiday. But, [there are] highs and lows and tenderness and tantrums that make up the reality.” ~Lileredone

“This book is a great read jam packed with fun holiday stories! I enjoyed having a peek into these writers’ holiday family traditions. Some of the stories were sweet, while others made me all the more grateful for my own family!” ~Leigh

“If you are looking for Martha Stewart picture perfect Christmas memoirs, keep going. If you love down-to-earth tales about real families, perfectly imperfect children (the best kind) and a family whose goose is cooked, this is for you.” ~AC

“In the midst of over the top Elf on the Shelf, baking disasters, and all the other bizarre family traditions, these moms keep their sense of humor through it all . . . . perfect blend of wit, sarcasm, and reminiscing. Grab your cup of cocoa or glass of wine and snuggle up with your own copy to weave your way through the coming months with a smile on your face.” ~Bambini Travel

Mom for the Holidays is a candid peek into the homes and hearts of moms, young and old; a glimpse into the lives of today’s hurried moms; a nostalgic peek into the past of moms whose babies have babies of their own. Mom for the Holidays is a refreshingly honest, contemporary blend of humorous, heart touching, tell-it-like-it-is stories. Imagine a group of moms sitting around sharing their true feelings about the holiday season: the good, the bad, the real, the happy, the sad . . . . Moms of all ages will enjoy this anthology.”~William J. O’Connell

Meet the talented contributors to Mom for the Holidays: Stories of Love, Laughter, and Tantrums at Christmas and Hanukkah (read their bios here):

Amy Dillon, Hot Breakfast (

Andrea Bates, Good Girl Gone Redneck (

Annmarie B. Tait

Beth Markley, Manic Mumbling, Musings of a Mostly Mediocre Mom (

Brandi Walerius (

Cara Sue Achterberg (

Carolyn Wilhelm (

Cordelia Newlin de Rojas, Multilingual Mama (

Debra Ayers Brown (My Write Platform)

Gina Fenton of Extreme Mom (

Jeanine Lebsack (

Jennifer Shakeel (more4kids)

Julie Mayerson Brown (

Kate Coveny Hood of The Big Piece of Cake (

Kelly Hirt (

Kristi Campbell of Finding Ninee (

Laura A. Lord (

Lea Grover (

Linda O’Connell (

Linda Wolff (

Lori Davis (

Marcia Kester Doyle (

Mandy Reilly (

Mary Widdicks (

Melinda Mayor (

Michelle D Smith (

Michelle Grewe, Crumpets and Bollocks (

Michelle Poston Combs (

Nicole L.V. Mullis (

Rachel Demas, The Tao of Poop (

Randa Jo Downs

Raymonda Rice

Sarah Hosseini (

Sue Bradford Edwards (

Susan Lee Maccarelli (

Terri Elders (

Tina Marie Bietler  (

Tricia Stream (

Wendy Schmidt (

Yvonne Spence (

 Read their bios here!  Available on Amazon.



  1. I just got my copy and will be carrying it everywhere I go. The cover just POPS! It is bright, festive and uplifting! Thanks for including me in this group of amazing women


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  3. I’m not a mom yet, but as someone who lives far away from her family and friends, I know I will enjoy reading stories from other women to help me connect over the holidays!

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  4. Wow! I actually counted.. and I’m Facebook friends with at least seven of those authors! So of course I’ll be reading this. Of course. Also, perfect time of year for it.

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  5. Every story sounds interesting! I love stories about and for moms, it’s so motivating and inspiring. What more if it’s filled with fun.

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  6. Wow! That is a powerhouse list of amazing women – I can’t wait to read all of their stories! I can see myself right now cuddled up – the pellet stove warming my home, a nice steeping hot cup of tea waiting for me to sip on it, my kitties at my feet, and the one who is always trying to lay on my chest as I read … with that great book in my hands – okay via an e-reader perhaps but you know 🙂

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