Saturday, April 28, 2012

Book Review: Motherhood Matters by Connie E. Sokol

You know how at the beginning of the movie, The Incredibles, Mr. Incredible says, "Sometimes I just wish the world would stay saved! I mean, didn't I just clean up this mess?!" I can sympathize Mr. Incredible! I think being a mom is just like that! Didn't I just wipe that nose? Can it really be time to nurse the baby again? Sunday again with no clean church clothes? OUCH! I swear I just picked up those legos so that I wouldn't step on them (is there anything other than childbirth more painful than stepping on a lego?)? Motherhood Matters is for the mom who's feeling like they just cleaned up this mess! It is for me as I sit here trying to type up this review with my 6 year-old reading to me, my 6 week-old alternating between smiling at me, falling asleep, and filling her diaper when she's supposed to be eating, and my 5 year-old entertaining my 19 month-old, who is still in his crib, until I can go get him out. This book is for me. Honestly, it's for any woman. And fortunately, it's small enough that it's easy to hold while juggling a small child, short enough to read that anyone make it through it, and inspirational enough to encourage without making you feel like you're not measuring up. (You know how sometimes things that are supposed to make you feel better about yourself really just remind you of all you should be doing that you're not? Thankfully, this book does not do that!) The chapters are super short; most are about two pages long. Some are actually over too quickly, which can't be said about most of the books I read. But it makes it perfect to pick up, put down, pick up, and put down however many times you need to, which I've really enjoyed doing as I've fed my baby. It's aimed at encouraging women of all ages, at reminding us why we continue cleaning up this mess, and would be a perfect Mother's Day gift to any mother or mother-to-be in your life!

You can learn more about the author here and purchase your copy here.


kbrebes said...

Terrific review!!

Gel said...

Congrats on the new job!! We are excited for you! Your kids are getting so big!