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  • 05/2021
  • 9781771804851
  • 274 pages
  • $20.99
Paperback Details
  • 05/2021
  • 978-1771804851
  • 274 pages
  • $20.99
Nest: Letting Go from Italy, France and Ireland
At 46, Jen McGuire made good on a daydream. A little whisper of something that had sustained her through 25 years of raising four boys alone. She would sit in a broken down car in the school line up and think, "Europe." Pick nits our of her kids' hair, then her own afterwards and think, "Alone." Move from one rental home to another, and another, and think, "Someday." Someday she could go places. Beyond No Frills. Beyond the schoolyard. Beyond the park and the laundromat. Someday Italy. Someday France. Someday, maybe even Ireland. When her nest emptied, she did it. Armed with just enough money to rent a studio apartment, her laptop for remote work, and two fancy dresses she will never wear, she flew the coop and spent four months alone. For the first time ever, completely alone. And lost. And found. And lost again. And she saw a monkey. In Ireland. Read on.
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https://www.amazon.ca/Nest-Letting-Italy-France-Ireland/dp/1771804858/

Today I finished reading Nest, a memoir by Jen McGuire and I could barely put it down! I did have to put it down though, only because it's so raw and full of emotion that I needed to take a moment to absorb it all.
Jen writes about her life as a single mom of four boys. The constant fight she had to keep a roof over their heads, food in their ever- hungry tummies and to not be overcome from the, sometimes unbearable, feeling of not being, or having, enough for them.

She writes about how, after her boys became men, she decided it was finally time to do something for her, whoever that was.

After being 'Mom' for most of her life, and faced with an empty nest, she decided to take a solo trip for 4 months to find Jen again

I think any mother can relate to her story and the roller coaster ride that is motherhood and ultimately the need for 'letting go'.

It is definitely worth a read! You will laugh, you will cry, you will want to hug Jen, you will want to hug your kids too and you may want to go to Europe.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 05/2021
  • 9781771804851
  • 274 pages
  • $20.99
Paperback Details
  • 05/2021
  • 978-1771804851
  • 274 pages
  • $20.99

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