Monday, October 22, 2012

Book Review - I'm So Excited to tell you about this book!!!

Since I started my blog, I have begun to follow several other blogs.  One of my all-time favorites is a blog called Pink Dryer Lint.  Although I've never met Robin Kramer, the author, I feel we have a lot in common - including the fact that we each have three daughters.  Robin's blog motto is "Embracing ordinary moments in motherhood and life" and she does just that beautifully.

Being a big fan of her blog, I was very excited when Robin announced that she was writing a book.  I was even more excited when she emailed me and asked if I would be willing to preview the book and write a review.  Of course I said yes and I was not disappointed.  

In her book, Then I Became a Mother, Robin shares and reflects upon her own experiences as she first became a mother.  She uses these personal experiences to impart wisdom, advice, and comfort to others who are entering into or still experiencing the struggles that often come with first time motherhood.  

Because Robin openly and eloquently shares her personal struggles and joys as a mother, the book feels very genuine and very honest; almost like you are sitting down to commiserate with a girlfriend over a cup of coffee.  Robin recounts moments when she was exhausted and emotional; moments when she made mistakes; and moments when she was embarrassed.  She writes about how she had to redefine herself and her sense of accomplishment as a mother.  And she describes how she got through it all and what she has learned.  I assure you, this is not just another "What to Expect . . ." type of book.  This book is about the real emotional, psychological, and lifestyle changes that occur when a woman becomes a mother written from an insightful, Christian perspective.

As I read, the book triggered my own memories of early motherhood - the good, the bad, and the ugly - and gave me the opportunity to see my struggles through a new perspective.  It reminded me how tough it can be to become a new mother and how much those new mothers need support, empathy, and love.  

For a bit more insight and intrigue, here are some of my favorite quotes form the book:
"My emotional fortitude had been left in the delivery room."
"Supervision is constant, engagement is continual, and guidance is ongoing."
"Bad mothering sometimes happens to good mothers."
"When I'm at my worst, I remember that God loves his kids despite our snot."

I would absolutely recommend this book to ANY mother.  If you are an expectant mother, you should read it and take notes.  If you are a new mother, you should read it and take comfort.  If you are a "seasoned" mother, you should read it, take a walk down memory lane and, then, take action to help other mothers you encounter.

After this glowing review, I can't imagine that you would need additional convincing.  But, just in case you do, check out Robin's blog, Pink Dryer Lint, for a glimpse into her writing style.  If you like it, you are guaranteed to enjoy the book!!  If you are interested in purchasing the book, you can do so through Amazon

I am so excited for my blog friend, Robin, and I really hope you will take a look at her book.  I enjoyed it tremendously and I'm sure you will, too!!!

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