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Saturday, February 27, 2016


This week I am offering a different type of blog. It is an interview with author, Nonnie Jules who is a successful author and president of the Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC). She is the author of:

               The Good Mommie's Guide

               Daydream's Daughter, Nightmare's Friend                    

               If Only There Was Music

 Her books cover health/wellness, relationships, and spirituality in direct and indirect ways so I encourage you to read her responses to my questions. Then read her books to learn more about life, love, and relationships.

“100 Things We All Wonder About Nonnie Jules” Blog Tour

It is truly my pleasure and honor to present Rave Reviews Book Club president Nonnie Jules here on my blog today! It’s all yours, Nonnie…
Anyone who purchases a copy of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” and send to me a copy of the purchase receipt to nonniejules@gmail.com, and also leave a comment along the tour, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!  One entry for each book that is purchased, whether in e-book or paperback format.  Purchases must take place between 2/14/16 – 2/29/16.  If you’ve already purchased all of my books, then feel free to gift a friend, just for the chance to win!!!  Spend a little, and you could win a lot!!!
ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #2:Anyone who reads and posts a review of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” and sends the link to their review to nonniejules@gmail.com, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card!  One entry for each book read and reviewed.  Reviews must be posted between 2/16/16 – 3/15/16 to be placed into the drawing.

Q:  What do you consider to be the three most important roles a parent has?
A:  The three most important roles of any parent is to love, teach and let go.

Q:  A marriage to be successful must be a relationship and a partnership.  How do you and your husband work together as parents?  Or, where do you differ?
A:  We are an awesome parenting team.  He is the calm one and I’m not.  He’s the good cop and I’m not.  He teaches with stories from his childhood, and well, I’m the Mom.  Take a look at what my daughters think of me… Need I say more?

Q:  If you were a parent of a seriously ill or terminal child, how do you see your role when interacting with the other siblings?
A:  Seriously ill and terminally ill children need so much attention, and, I can imagine, that being hard on the siblings of that child.  As a parent, I’d ensure that I spent enough time with each of my kids so they’d know that they weren’t forgotten. I Thank God I don’t have this worry.

Q:  How would you complete the following statement:  “Religion/spirituality is or is not an important factor in raising children because…”
A:  Religion is a very important factor in raising children because we all, no matter our ages, need a moral compass to follow.  Most often, it begins at home, and in my home, my children were strictly guided by a set of rules that were not set forth by man.

Q:  What was the most fearful or saddest event you experienced while raising your children?  How did you cope?
A:  I’m going to have to say the saddest event we’ve ever experienced was when my daughters lost their grandmother, my mother-in-law.  We coped by knowing that she was better off and no longer in pain.  That really got us through that time.  And although it’s been about 10 years, we still talk about her a lot…that’s how we keep her alive for them.




“SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS,” https://youtu.be/fQBnt0wix88

“IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC,” https://youtu.be/g2gNns8ZVFI

(In honor of full disclosure, I presented this full Q&A to Karen.  These are her questions and my answers).

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  1. A wonderful message from Nonnie about life, family, and spirituality.

  2. Thank you for your support and comment.

  3. Thanks so much for the host, Karen!

  4. It was my honor and pleasure, Nonnie. Wishing you continued success.

  5. Well done, Karen! I love your questions. I agree with you, Nonnie, religion (spirituality) is key to giving our kids a good purchase on life. Making the connection to God doesn't come naturally, and kids need help learning to make the conscious effort.

  6. Your comments are well appreciated, Robin. Spirituality or religion is the foundation to everything else.

  7. Thank you for hosting, Karen. You had a wonderful selection of questions...and equally wonderful responses.

    And Nonnie, I agree with you that religion (spirituality) offers children a moral compass with which to find their way. Thank you for sharing about matters of the heart.

  8. Gwen, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  9. Great Interview, Karen! Thanks for your candor, Nonnie!

  10. I'm glad I made it! Always from the heart...thank you, Nonnie.

    You're a lovely host, Karen! Really enjoyed this interview. :)

  11. Natalie,
    We are glad you made it too. Glad you enjoyed the interview.

  12. Just another day in the life of Ms. Nonnie Jules, president. It's so nice getting to know you more. It has been a learning experience so far in this month long tour and I look forward to each stop just to see what you are going to say next.

    Good job!

  13. Enjoyed the interview, Nonnie & Karen. So nice getting to know more about Nonnie Jules as a person and mother. The other side of thefd president of a fantastic book club and an author.

  14. To have a close nit family today is a blessing. Nonnie you are blessed not only with the family you have, but also in your work. It has been quite an experience touring with you, and knowing you better. Thank you for sharing so much about yourself. Thank you Karen for hosting her.

  15. Shirley, Kim, and Joy,
    All three of you express what so many of us feel...it has been a joy and blessing in getting to know Nonnie. She is a gifted writer, leader, mother and wife.
    It has been my honor to interview her and host this blog tour.

  16. Wonderful last day of your tour Nonnie - now go get one of those green veggie smoothies and go for a run or whatever floats your relaxing boat! ;-)

    Thanks for having us over today Karen :-D

  17. Hosting the blog tour has been a wonderful experience. Getting to know Nonnie from all these blog tour stops has been enlightening.

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  19. Nonnie, as you know, I can so relate to this! :-) I hope in 10 years we are still talking about my mother-in-law lots too. She was a wonderful woman. Thank you for hosting Karen!

  20. It is important to remember those who were positive and loving influences in our lives. Though they have departed from the earth, they still live in our hearts.
    Thank you for sharing Sherilyn.

  21. Another great blog post from this tour. Thanks for hosting Karen.

  22. The blog tour has been a wonderful way to get to know Nonnie. Unfortunately I did not get to all the blogs, but I did enjoy doing the interview. Wishing you a good day, Lizzie.