I Love You More Than Coffee: A Guided Journal for Moms

I Love You More Than Coffee: A Guided Journal for Moms (Fall 2022)

Have you ever read a story about motherhood and thought, “I could have written that. My kid does that all the time!” Well, now you can. A companion to Melissa Face’s essay collection by the same name, I Love You More Than Coffee: A Guided Journal for Moms is your book for motherhood. It’s not a keepsake for your kids—it’s for you, for right now. With relatable essays and thoughtful prompts, I Love You More Than Coffee lives up to its title of “guided” journal. Read and reflect on topics ranging from dealing with picky eaters and finding time for yourself, to addressing the oft-asked question of whether or not moms can really have it all. Fill your mug with something delicious and grab your favorite pen. You have found common ground and a place to share your stories.

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I Love You More Than Coffee: Essays on Parenthood

I Love You More Than Coffee: Essays on Parenthood (September 2020) is Melissa’s debut collection. Read reviews and order your copy from one of the links below!

I Love You More Than Coffee: Essays on Parenthood (September 2020)

Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Winner Non-Fiction – Anthology
Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting & Family Category of the 2021 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest

Are you trying to balance raising a family with maintaining your own identity?

Have you ever been so exhausted that you showed up to a meeting carrying your baby’s diaper bag instead of your briefcase?

In her debut collection, I Love You More Than Coffee: Essays on Parenthood, Melissa Face writes about the emotions we all experience as parents: anticipation, joy, fear, guilt, and worry. Whether you are a new or seasoned parent, you will find common ground in Melissa’s heartfelt, humorous, and authentic stories of her life with two young children.

If you love coffee a lot and your kids (a little) more, this book is for you. Fill your mug with your favorite brew and settle in with I Love You More Than Coffee.

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“…A beautiful tribute to motherhood, it realistically captures some of the not so easy moments that produce our most precious memories. Full of wisdom, charming anecdotes, and sensible ideas, it would make the perfect accompaniment to the newly pregnant mother’s Bible, Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting. New and not so new mothers will find this satirical introduction to motherhood enjoyable and delightfully entertaining.” –Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite (5 star review)

Praise for I Love You More Than Coffee:

“Warm, wise, and easy to read, this collection of essays is a primer for parenthood that will charm your soul.”

-Karen Schwartzkopf, editor, Richmond Family Magazine

“Melissa’s thought-provoking collection blends humor with heart to tell the compelling narrative of motherhood, a narrative that is both personal and universal and will stick with you long after reading it.”

-Lindsay A. Chudzik, editor-in-chief at Feels Blind Literary

“As a soon-to-be first-time mom, it’s nice to read a book about having kids that is really relatable. Melissa Face’s essay collection is exactly what I need at this stage in my life and something that anyone who is a parent will absolutely love.”

-Kris Perelmutter, author and television personality

“An honest, heartwarming, and hilarious look at motherhood. If you’re about to be a mother, in the trenches, or looking back, this is the perfect book for you.”

-Elizabeth Varel, editor, Parhelion Literary Magazine

“…Melissa normalizes the bad days and shares her joy in the best parts of motherhood. I cried, I laughed, and I related completely to every single story.”

-Leslie Moore, editor, Strand Media Group

 Melissa recently appeared on the Latched Mama podcast! She and Lindi Riffe discussed motherhood, helping reluctant readers, and Melissa’s debut parenting collection, I Love You More Than Coffee!



Book Press:

Conversations with Melissa Face

The Table Read UK – Behind the Essay Collection

Melissa Face and I Love You More Than Coffee


Progress-Index – Demolition Coffee Promotes Local Author

Write From the Heart – Sit Down and Drink Up

Richmond Moms – Meet a Mom

The News-Progress – Local Mom Publishes Parenting Collection

Author Interview with Trisha Faye

Writer’s Zen Blog

Coffee With Strangers RVA

Heather Weidner’s This or That Blog

Progress-Index Substitute Teaching During Pandemic

Mother’s Day Literary Care Package

The Dragon’s Lair – ARGS Magazine – January 2020

Life in Ten Minutes Press Interview 11/18/2019