Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Review: Mommy's High Heel Shoes (and a giveaway!)

I recently received the loveliest package in the mail--the book Mommy's High Heel Shoes by Philly Mom Kristie Finnan. I told Kristie I'd be happy to read the book and give her my honest opinion about it. Well, here is it: this book is adorable!

The beautiful cover, illustrated by Pat Achilles, helped draw me in. In fact, the illustrations throughout are just simply delightful. But, it is the overall message of the book that means the most to me.

As you know, I work outside the home 2.5 days a week and I often attend meetings in the evening for the various community groups I'm part of. Lucas definitely can tell by how I'm dressed if it is a day I'll leave for work or a day I'll stay home with him. (He also knows that meetings are boring!) And, what parent hasn't laughed as their kid stumbled around in their high heels, slippers or other shoes? Kids just love trying to--literally--walk in our shoes!

My favorite line of the book is "And when I feel good, I'm a better mommy." Truer words could not be spoken. I currently am struggling with continuing to work part-time or staying at home full-time. As much as I love spending time with Lucas, I know that my professional identity helps make me a more fulfilled person and that does help me be a better mom. I truly believe that each mom--and dad--has to find the balance that is right for them, that is best for their family.

And this book helps teach kids that although mommy has many, many roles to play, the most important one is being a mommy.

Giveaway! Although I am very tempted to keep this adorable book for myself, I'm going to give this autographed copy (!) away to one lucky reader. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite pair of shoes by Wednesday the 19th at Noon (Eastern). I'll use to choose the lucky winner! (Don't forget to leave me your e-mail address or some way I can get in touch with you if you win.)


  1. Hello! My fav. pair of shoes are my victorian look boots. They're beautiful but KILL my feet lol, so they're only for really short walks and special occasions :)

  2. I LOVE children's books and this one sounds like a good one! At the moment, I love my new pair of trendy black sketchers because they are saving my feet today (a few walking trips across campus are on the agenda).

  3. I have some strappy heels in gold that mak me feel like a Greek goddess, but I haven't been able to wear them since my daughter was born. Going down my apartment stares in heels while holding a baby- impossible!

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  4. oh my gosh my favorite pair of shoes have become my uggs boats!! I would love a great pair of fitting heels. I was blessed with Flat fat feet. UGH~!


  5. Wasn't this just the perfect book for PT WOHMs? Where was this when I went back to work??? Anyways, I'm not entering, just wanted to comment! I think you are awesome for giving your copy away and sharing the love because I am totally keeping mine! :)

  6. I love shoes, but most of all I love my silver ones with chunky heels. They make me feel happy and joyfull when I wear them and cycling to school to bring my boys.
    Yes, I'm a happy mom on high heel shoes
    Rena (WAHM)-

  7. I've been wearing nothing but flats lately- a brown pair from nine west outlet and a black pair from nine west. I guess they are my favorite.

  8. My favorite pair of shoes are my pink fuzzy slippers! Because when I am wearing them, I am usually in my pjs and snuggling my kids (or making waffles...just like in the book!!

  9. I bought my favorite pair of 'special shoes' this summer when I found out I had to attend a funeral rather than BlogHer.

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