Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids {Book Review}



I decided to add a little something new to my blog. I was inspired by my husband who started a blog to review movies. If you are a movie lover check it out here.Reading is another hobby of mine. Especially with the winter coming soon. There is nothing better than wrapping up in a blanket and reading a good book. A friend recommended this book to me when my twins were getting mobile. So many changes were happening at one time, I wasn't sure how to handle them all. The name of the book described how I was feeling perfectly. I always knew that being a mother wouldn't be easy, but I don't think your ever prepared for the stress that motherhood brings.


I related to the book from beginning to end. At the beginning of each chapter there is a quiz. You check each statement that applies to you. My personal favorites are... "You secretly wish you had your own apartment", and "you find that slowly browsing the isles at Target, by yourself, is better than therapy". Don't get me wrong I love being a mother, and went through many challenges to be one, but it is the hardest thing I have ever done. In the book they interview mothers from all different parts of the US, stay at home moms, and moms who work. That way all moms would have someone to relate to. I'm so happy I read this book when I did. It helped me feel less alone. As mothers we are always under stress from a decision, that you are afraid you may get judged for... cloth diapers, or disposable, shots, or no shots, spank, or don't spank. I say make a decision that is best for your family. I asked my mom the other day, how she made it look so easy? Our house was always clean, dinner always ready at five, and our laundry was always done. Her response..." I don't know, I just did it." It was not a helpful response, but it's reality. We don't really know what we are doing, we just do it. On a good day, we get it right. I really enjoyed the book, and recommend. It makes you feel less alone in motherhood.



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11 comments:

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  2. I'm following you back over from I'd Rather Be Reading. Thanks for joining us... I look forward to getting into EPL, whenever the library has available copies!

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  8. Hello! Thanks for stopping at my blog and I'm excited to find yours! I just wrote a post last night about book reviews and was thinking about a weekly spot for this! I love to read too. We may have to trade off and do some guest posting on a book review day!
    Julie at www.2momsseekingsanity.com

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