This really could not have come at a more perfect time, seriously. Parenting is hard, but parenting special needs (mostly solo) is really hard. I can't count the number of times I've questions my abilities as a mom. Or the number of times I have wondered what God saw in me to bless me with my son. All too often this parenting gig is so hard because we are trying to be that other parent. You know...the fun one. Or maybe it's the attentive one. Or maybe is the carefree one. Or perhaps it's the baking cookies and cupcakes one. Or maybe....JUST STOP! This book gives you freedom to break that mentality and be the mom YOU are meant to be.
I LOVE the Chapter 2 myths. OH MY HEAVENS! YES! It's crazy the expectations we put on mothers! You know what? I breastfed for 2 years 9.5 months. Guess what. I hated nearly every second of it. Yes...that's right. I did. I did not hear angels singing with each feeding. Actually, my back hurt, I sometimes had cramps, I had to let other things go....I didn't like it. I detest washing bottles more, and it was way healthier for him, so I did it. I didn't like it. Oh well! that's ok! All those "naturally" occurring things for a mother just didn't really naturally occur for me! And that's ok! And just an FYI to the homeschool party moms: No I did not bake those cookies, and this book tells me it's ok that I didn't! Someone did, and that's good enough for me!
About the book:
(un)Natural Mom: Why You Are the Perfect Mom for Your Kids (David C Cook, August 2016)
Do you feel like you're the only mom who serves store-bought birthday treats, dreads school plays, and misses the days of going to the bathroom by herself?
Unnatural Mom gives you permission to say that mothering doesn't always come naturally to you. Parenting expert and self-proclaimed unnatural mom Hettie Brittz helps you . . .
-Recognize how unrealistic our culture's standards of mothering are
-Move beyond the myths of "supermom"
-Complete a profile to determine your own parenting style
-Understand and forgive the mothers who hurt you
-Embrace your capabilities as well as your challenges
Come find new hope in discovering that every mother hasunique gifts. In Christ, the "unnatural" mom becomes the supernatural mom who is just right for her family!
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**I received this free through Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.**