Genny Heikka is an author, speaker, and passionate mentor to moms and writers. From mentoring teen moms through Youth for Christ and serving as Mentor Mom Coordinator for MOPS, to sharing about writing and publishing on her podcast, Genny has a passion for encouraging others. Before having kids, she was a manager at a global computer company and was busy climbing the corporate ladder. But after quitting her job to be a stay-at-home mom, she rediscovered her love of writing and set out to pursue her dream of becoming an author.
Today, she lives in Northern California with her husband and two kids, where she balances writing with motherhood and loves both. She’s written seven children’s books and regularly contributes to a variety of magazines and websites. Her work has been published in Kirtsy Takes a Bow: A Celebration of Women’s Favorites Online, as well as two mentoring resources by TheMomInitiative.com: Facing our Fears – 31 Stories from M.O.M.and Overwhelmed – 31 Stories from M.O.M. She also reviews books for the San Francisco Book Review and the Sacramento Book Review, and co-hosts The Part Time Author podcast in iTunes.
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“Sprinkled between the advice and encouragement
are personal anecdotes from the author’s own life,
which are heartwarming and familiar and remind us that we aren’t
alone in our feelings. This is a lovely little book that is sure to give an
emotional boost to mothers everywhere.”—San Francisco Book Review
“In her book, Finding Mommy Bliss, Genny Heikka offers fresh insight for weary, worn out, and overwhelmed moms. With a strong message of faith and hope, Genny helps moms discover unexpected joy somewhere between the dirty diapers, the overflowing mounds of laundry, and the everyday pressures of parenting. This book is a great resource for moms and small groups everywhere.”—Stephanie Shott, Author of The Making of a Mom, Speaker, Founder of TheMomInitiative.com
Being a happy mom isn’t about sailing through motherhood. It’s not about having it all together or having the best kids. Parenting can be chaotic, stressful, and complicated. There are temper tantrums and sibling squabbles. There is self-doubt and frustration, even fear and uncertainty. But there is also laughter and love . . . and, yes, even bliss.
Finding Mommy Bliss—Discovering Unexpected Joy in Everyday Moments helps moms take steps toward the parental happiness that can sometimes be hiding at the bottom of the laundry pile. Author Genny Heikka includes stories from her own experiences as a parent, along with practical advice, tips, and questions that moms can explore on their own or in a group setting.
Filled with the humor, heartache, and humbling realizations that only parenting can bring, Finding Mommy Blissmakes for an encouraging, easy read for the busy mom who needs a few minutes of inspiration.