Monday, May 27, 2013

Cookies for Dinner

I was able to review a great book called "Cookies for Dinner" by Pan Johnson-Bennett and Kae Allen.

Author's Bios:

Pam Johnson-Bennett
 The one thing you can’t say about Pam Johnson-Bennett is that she’s a chicken. She certainly loves a challenge! After paving a career in the then-unheard-of field of cat behavior consulting and becoming a leader in the profession, she has decided to throw caution to the wind and defy the advice of family in order to reveal the REAL Pam…the Pam who is a worrying germophobe mother of two. In her “other” life, Pam is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and best-selling author of 7 books. She is the star of the upcoming television series “Psycho Kitty” that is set to air on Discovery UK channel later in 2013. She is a former Vice-President of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is the founder of the IAABC Cat Division. She is one of the most well-known experts on cat behavior and her ground-breaking “Think Like a Cat” approach to cat behavior has been featured and profiled in numerous magazines and television shows. Her books are considered the “cat bibles” when it comes to understanding felines and what makes them tick. Her parenting skills, however, are still in question. Pam and her husband have been married for 15 years and have two children. The family lives in Tennessee with a dog, cat and three goldfish.

Kae Allen
On thing you can say about Kae is she likes to laugh.  No matter what the situation, you can rely on her to find the humor and share it with all around.   In Kae’s professional life she has dedicated over 21 years to building her own accounting practice. In her personal life, she is the mother of three wonderful children.  She has been married to her husband, David for 26 years.  Kae’s favorite playtime passion is bowling.  She may wish for a higher average but is thrilled at the sound of crashing pins and friendly laughter.  She is the secretary of two bowling leagues and the association manager for her local bowling association.  All of Kae’s children have graduated from college and have so far avoided the need of a therapist couch.  She spent three years enjoying her empty nest having time to travel to bowling tournaments, play golf and dote over her husband and her female goldendoodle dog, Fred.  As of the writing of this book, Kae’s empty nest has filled back up with her in-laws moving in. For Kae, the best day is one that has her house filled to the brim with family, friends and, of course, lots of laughter.

This is such a fun book about these women's real lives as moms. Each came to being a mom in very different ways and are in different places in their journeys through motherhood, but show through this book that these things don't matter...they are both moms! There are so many funny anecdotes that it was hard to choose one to highlight here, but I think Pod Gracie has to be one of my favorites. This was how Pam described her daughter Grace's personality when she was young. I don't want to ruin it because hopefully you will pick up a copy of this hilarious book and read it for yourself. You can buy it at or at This is a must-read for any mom so they know that they are not alone.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


  1. Sounds like a good book.
    I see you have a preemie, me too AND we're both on the same review team.