About the Author

Jessica Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive, and blogs on The Mom Creative. Every day is a juggling act as she balances working full-time, making memories with her family, photographing the every day and trying to be...

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  1. I am so excited about this. I am reading this book right now. I ordered it and received it last week. And, in the spirit of the book, I’m giving it away on my blog this week! 7 is awesome and I love the way it shapes my thinking and gives me a fresh dose of perspective. Can’t wait for the study.

  2. I’m truly excited about this book, I hope to be able to take part this time, last time all the sponsered copies went before I had a chance, I really think this could help with my reaction to the cutting back I’ve had to do in the last year from financial struggles.

  3. I just bought the book and signed up to receive Bloom posts. I am really looking forward to the discussions and learning how to do away with excess. Thank you for giving us this opportunity! Great timing in my life right now. ~ jana

  4. Oh, I’m so excited about this.
    I read 7 last month and I’m reading Interrupted currently.

    As a food blogger, the food chapter was particularly interesting to me. In the past I’ve participated in church and independently with friends in different trials for different reasons. For example, one person wanted to see how tasty they could make food for $1 a day. I went the bland route – sticking with the same food each day – again at $1/day. Another wanted to see how full he could feel using what food is available for only $1/day. Each of us had different experiences. Each of us had different goals and learned different things.

    Walking with Jen through 7 was a joy. Her humor makes my sides hurt. Her words sometimes make my heart and head hurt. I can’t wait to read it again with all of you.

    Blessings,
    ~ Dana
    Cooking At Cafe D

  5. I just read this and LOVED IT (of course.) I loved her real person voice, her honesty and since we already live in this direction, it was just AWESOME. I will probably be rereading alongside y’all. FABULOUS!

  6. Exciting! I’ll see if I can rally some guest posts from the gals who did “Summer of 7” with me. It was a similar challenge for only a week each, where we all posted to a blog hop. What an amazing book and life changing journey this has been for me and all of the folks who participated. (We have a FB group-Summer of 7 Participants if anyone cares to join and check out some of our posts. )

  7. So excited! I started reading this book today as the saw the link here on Facebook. Would love to join, how do I sign up?

  8. Be (in)couraged. I am giving away two copies at my blog on Monday, August 20th. I have gotten a lot of responses. Seems excess in our lives is quite a hot topic. We all seem to want freedom from it! Thank you for this opportunity to unite and fight the epidemic of excess together. ~ jana

  9. I just bought this book today! I’m super excited, Jen is such a great writer, I know it will be a challenge and a blessing.

  10. Have been wanting to do a book club with women for so long! I had my first book picked out then I saw the book you are beginning & it looked so good decided to do it instead! Getting a group of women together that can watch the Monday posts weekly, read & then meet twice a month to discuss it! Can’t wait! Love your website!

  11. Have been wanting to do a book club with women for so long! I had my first book picked out then I saw the book you are beginning & it looked so good decided to do it instead! Getting a group of women together that can watch the Monday posts weekly, read & then meet twice a month to discuss it! Can’t wait! Love your website!

  12. So excited your doing this book! I purchased it kindle a few months ago just before we moved and hadn’t gotten back to reading it just yet. God has brought it to me at just the right time when I am seeing our excess and our future goals of doing for Him and how we can get there! A friend mentioned she was reading it too. I’m thankful to do this with others!

  13. Goodness gracious. I am so excited about this book! My husband and I recently went to a bed in breakfast out in the country. We are new parents and this was our first night alone away from the baby. When we arrived at the Inn we were blown away by its beauty! There was a large garden in the back where they grew all of their fruits and vegetables. Then down a long dirt road there was a little cabin for us to stay at. It was so quaint and peaceful. What amazed me the most about this bed and breakfast was their passion for protecting the environment and supporting their local farms. As a result the quality of everything from their food to their soap was amazing. I left feeling refreshed and encouraged to do the same for my family! I think this book will help me put everything in the right perspective. I’m going to start reading it tonight!

  14. I read the book in 24 hours (well, actually less with sleep and all…) about a week ago. I’m really feeling the winds of change in my life. I’m looking forward to reading the book again and discussing it!