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Lisa-Jo Baker - The Middle Matters

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    • Lisa-Jo Baker's The Middle Matters
    • Hardcover 
    • Pages: 261
    • Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/2"
    • ISBN-13: 9780525652847
    • ISBN-10: 0525652841
    • Published by Waterbrook
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In these intimate reflections on midlife, Lisa-Jo Baker's 'The Middle Matters' invites us to get a good look at our middles and gives us permission to embrace them - beyond what the media, the mirror, or the magazines say. Through gutsy, beautiful storytelling, she admits out loud what most of us are thinking about marrieage, parenting, the bathroom scale, and how badly we all want to buy those matching Magnolia Market rugs.

Her delicious stories come from not being afraid of who she is, because Lisa-Jo knows that the middle might be the best part of the love story of life, kids, faith, doubt, marriage, failure, wonder, and the muffin-top - and that these are all good things. She's not asking you to seize the day, just to make sure you actually see it for all its wildly ordinary glory.

Welcome to the middle!

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The Middle Matters
"I want to give Lisa-Jo's book a standing ovation." -Aarti Sequeira, chef and TV personality
Lisa-Jo Baker
Best-Selling Author of Never Unfriended

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To the Father of My Children

I didn't know to expect this. I didn't know to expect how much our kids would love you and what that would do to so long. Kids who got it wrong and hurt each other and disagreed and then stumbled our way into parenthood while we were stumbling our way back to life overseas. What a crazy combination of time zones that brought our children into the world.

But look now. Look how they love you!

Did you know? Did you always know how Zoe would stroke your beard and lean into the curve of your belly and make herself at home in that spot between your shoulder and your hip on the sofa while you watch some new dance show with her? Did you know that you would be her first love story, the one she'd measure all other boys against? I didn't.

Product Details:

  • Lisa-Jo Baker's The Middle Matters
  • Hardcover 
  • Pages: 261
  • Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/2"
  • ISBN-13: 9780525652847
  • ISBN-10: 0525652841
  • Published by Waterbrook
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July 30, 2019 LColumbus

Loving the Ordinary Middle Moments of Life

If you liked Surprised By Motherhood you'll love The Middle Matters!
The Middle Matters is a continuation of the behind the scenes truth of Lisa-Jo Baker's life. While many are critiquing this book saying it is ONLY for women in mid life (40 something's) I found I was able to relate as someone still in my 20's - as we are all in the middle of something!
Written as a collection of essays, The Middle Matters is similar to a choose your own adventure book. Readers can start at any one of the sections and move through the book however they like. Lisa-Jo speaks with candor and honesty about the nitty gritty areas of life most often left out of conversations, but the one's we wished we could stop having internally with ourselves. This book is a reminder that we don’t need to wait for that magical moment when our lives feel or seem perfect, there is something to appreciate in each ordinary day.