I hope your weekend was well. Are you ready for another book review?
This book I read on the way to China. That first fourteen hour flight was rough, but totally doable with my kindle, some snacks, and a little travel pillow. (The return trip with a screaming 2-year-old, not so much). I know I am late in the game, as this book has been out awhile, but I really wanted to share with you this gem (in case you were like me and haven’t read it yet).
by Lisa Jo-Baker
She writes over at Lisa Jo Baker and if you don’t follow her on Facebook, she is amazing! Real. Encouraging. And reads all the comments as she engages in her readers!
With two rowdy boys, and a sweet little girl, Lisa gets motherhood. The hard. The good. The pain and the joy and how it all weaves together making us mothers. She writes from her heart, sharing her own imperfect relationship with her mother. As women, we realize the sacrifice, love, and devotions our own mothers endured only when we have children of our own. Some of the themes of this book are: losing a parent and parenting without your mother; being a first-time mother; finding a routine and letting go of control; balancing our passions and our children; and what our children teach us.
Some of the chapter titles are:
Why You Can’t Possibly Know What to Expect When You’re Expecting
What Brave Looks Like
How to Fall in Like
When You’re Scared Motherhood Means Missing Out on Your Life
Here is a sweet excerpt:
It was like discovering a superpower – becoming a mom for the first time. It has led me to believe that motherhood should come with a superhero cape along with the free diaper bag and samples you get when the hospital sends you, otherwise defenseless, home.
In the dark and the tired and the everydayness of those moments, I started to feel it – the weight of glory, the glorious ordinary that is a gift to us who are knee deep in a world where it can sometimes feel like we have lost all the parts of ourselves we used to know like the back of our hands, our favorite jeans, our own names. A gift from God who names every part of who we are and what we do significant.
Thank you for reading friends! Let me know in the comments what a favorite “motherhood” book you have!
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