The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Katrina Kenison

Narrated By: Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: September 2009

Duration: 10 hours 5 minutes


The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go.

Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.

The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.


  • Angela Goforth

    The smooth clear narration is a perfect fit to the evocative writing. A Mothers Memoir is a wonderful addition to anyone library. The descriptive and passionate imagery conjures such soul stirring, you will think of your life in a new life. Remembering to remain in the present moment, treasure each passing of time.

Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir

by Katrina Kenison

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Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir, Katrina Kenison