Anytime one takes a journey, you know preparation is key to it being successful. If you are a runner, you train, wear the right clothes, and eat the healthy foods. If you go on a trip, you list all the places you will see and what you want to experience.
The journey of parenting is not that different in so many ways.
We read all the books that tell us how the baby is growing while mom is pregnant. Asking friends for advice, and looking at lists lead to a registry of all the latest and greatest things needed to raise a baby. Doctors discuss plans and we make choices. We plan, plan, and plan until the baby arrives.
Then we realize plans don’t mean a thing in this new world we have created for ourselves. Babies, toddlers, and kids have a way that makes us question all that we do as mamas.
Here’s the thing though that remains constant throughout every experience… no mom likes to feel alone whether we are laughing or crying about EVERY LITTLE THING.
That’s why I am telling you about this new book I had the privilege of reading in advance.
Mom Life: Perfection Pending by Meredith Ethington will have you nodding your head up and down while you read this no matter what stage you are at in your parenting journey.
She takes it from the beginning. Do you remember those days? Are you living those days right now? Barely shaved legs, a few winks of sleep, and just living in one big fog as you wonder what your new life is doing to you. Bet you recognize yourself as you read about Ethington’s experiences and takes on different things.
Struggling what to do when you are married with kids? We all know that is a real issue. We all need that reminder of remembering what began the happily ever after.
Kids growing older? Yes. You really will miss those sippy cup problems but you can love all that comes with those new relationships too.
At the end of each chapter, there is a take away tip that will bring new energy to each reader. I have to admit at some point, I started marking pages so I could go back and remember those when I need them the most.
What I love about Mom Life: Perfection Pending is it feels like you are listening to your best friend telling you to embrace all the moments but it’s also okay to admit when they are absolutely not the way you planned it to be.
Let’s face it. Parenting can be quite the series of mishaps and challenges.
Meredith Ethington will leave you knowing you are not alone in this amazing journey we are all on.
When I was offered an advance copy of this book, I was so excited to read it. Meredith is one of my favorite bloggers and one I look to for inspiration not only in writing but in parenting as well.
It’s an awesome book. Pick up a copy for you and one for a friend!