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At Home for the Holidays (SAHM #2)

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Sitting by the fireside, humming carols and knitting mittens...not! For these stay-at-home moms, the weeks before Christmas are anything but mellow. How can you balance housework, home crises and the husband without losing your mind? Plug in your laptop! Meet Dulcie, Zelia, Jocelyn, Rosalyn, Veronica and the rest of the women of SAHM I Am. An e-mail loop of stay-at-home ...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Steeple Hill
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Mar 08, 2009 Katie rated it really liked it
Good. Throughout this book, I realized that the SAHM and the working parent do not understand each other. It caused me to examine my own relationship and see it from my husband's perspective. I read this book first (before the first in the series)and I think that it is actually better than the other. I typically don't read this type of book (it's in the 'faith-based' section, but only one or two characters discuss their faith). It's more of a 'chick-lit' book.
Mar 20, 2016 Margaret rated it liked it
I didn't read the prequel SAHM I AM, but this was a continuatin of that book and is done completely in Email format. It was difficult to keep up with the various "senders" so I eventually gave up and just read the emails and soon I began to identify each character with each group.

SAHM I AM is a group of stay at home moms who communicate about their struggles and concerns, venting and seeking advice from each other on topics such as parenting and handling the role of parent, wife, social coordina
Dec 13, 2013 Sara rated it it was amazing
Picked this up from the holiday display at my library and it was a fun Christmas read :) At first I was worried it would be too conservative and irritating because the first woman's email had a Proverbs 31 quote in the signature - a passage I only know from this blog: Then I quickly learned that the rest of the women in the email loop also think said first women is too conservative (and judgmental) and the book was jolly fun from then on. There were 8 mai ...more
Jun 16, 2012 Kellie rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable read about the SAHMs. However, I got really tired of Veronica's Texas "accent" and Rosalyn's being so high and mighty all the time, thinking she's better than everyone else. I'm glad she chilled out a bit toward the end. I'm hoping with the addition of Tom and Flynn as SAHDs to the group, that they will be included in the next book.

I didn't figure out Zelia's game, and it drove me crazy. I got her hints, but don't know all the lyrics and didn't want to look them all up. I'm gla
Jul 22, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it

A good continuation of the series. I like (most of) the characters and their individual stories. I also like the community they have that supports, defends, argues, and befriends people in the same situations.
Jan 15, 2015 Ashlei rated it liked it
I couldn't finish this book. It seems like a good concept, the whole book is various emails, but it reads choppy and uneven. There is no depth to the characters. All you see of them is what they type. I got about 100 pages in and decided I can't be bothered to finish this book.
Feb 11, 2015 Becki added it
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Includes 'Questions for \n\nDefinitely a fluff book. It was a good book for subbing yesterday, though, because the email format gives you a lot of little spots to stop at to redirect the students on their task.
Oct 30, 2013 Terri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I just was not that crazy about this book...I was looking forward to a Christmas story and this was more about adoption and working parents...Christmas came and went so fast in the book that it didn't provide me with any Christmas spirit. I did like the first book better. just MHO
Sep 12, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it
Continuation of SAHM I Am. Good, love the e-mail format but not as spiritually moving as the first book.
Nov 25, 2012 Danni rated it really liked it
This book was so funny. It is about women who stay in their homes who form a e-mail group. Some of their mishaps are amazing.
Dec 06, 2014 Andrea rated it liked it
Liked this a bit more than her previous one. Easier to follow all the characters...and a good read as we get closer and closer to Christmas.
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Jul 08, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian women
Fun, light, quick Christian chick-lit.
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