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Experiences As An “UnMOM”

hidingfromkids kastner 330Learn how to let go of ‘perfection’ and be who you are. Read more for Brock's non-fiction Wednesday Bookmark interview with author and mother Jessica Kastner.

Purchase "Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet: Finding Grace and Laughter When Motherhood Gets Real" online at

(Originally aired November 1st, 2017)


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Book Description: Soon after Jessica Kastner became a mother, she wondered if she was the only mom who found pretend play more boring than watching playdough harden and who dreaded yet another friend’s Instagram post of homemade deliciousness. In Hiding from My Kids in the Prayer Closet, Kastner shares her experience as an “unmom”—a mom who loves her kids more than she loves the daily experience of mothering. She helps readers laugh at the ridiculous, delight in the unpredictable, and enjoy being the mothers God made them to be.


About the Author: Jessica Kastner is an award-winning journalist and a contributor for, Huffington Post’s Christianity blog, and As Connecticut’s coordinator for Straight Ahead Ministries, she shares God’s message of hope by leading Bible studies in juvenile detention centers. When she’s not on the trampoline with her three boys in her hometown of Southington, Connecticut, Jessica offers her gritty commentary on Christian life at .


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