This is a book a busy mom could easily read because each essay only takes a couple of minutes to peruse. You could keep it on your nightstand and read an essay each night or each week to help inspire you after a long, chaotic day. After each essay, there is a “question” and a “challenge” to get you thinking about your own mothering experience.
This is not a “how to” book with ideas about getting your baby on a schedule or feeding your kids organic foods or anything like that–it’s about the realizations that come along the way as we mother, about finding more joy, about enduring the hard times with grace, about loving our children better and more deliberately. There is nothing in this book that will give you “mom guilt.” Nothing. It will leave you feeling uplifted, I promise.
Two of the essays I have written for the website are published in the book: one about my mother’s battle with breast cancer, and one about my difficult first year of motherhood. I will also be reading the essay about my mom at a “book launch” event that Power of Moms is hosting in Salt Lake City on the evening of Thursday, April 3rd. If you live in that area, you should come! The founders of POMs will be speaking, and many of the authors published in the book will be reading their work. Details here.
I strongly recommend buying this book! I don’t think you will regret it. Power of Moms is hoping that the book can make the New York Times’ Best Sellers list, so more moms worldwide will hear about it and will be uplifted by the message that nothing in life is as important as family, and motherhood, though difficult, is beautiful and worthwhile.
So if you are interested in buying the book, then please don’t delay–do it right now, or this week, because the pre-sale numbers are what determine whether it gets on the “best sellers” list. I get a free copy of the book because I am published in it, but I am going to head over to Amazon today and order a few more to give as gifts. (I think it would be a great Mothers’ Day or baby shower gift.) Amazon will restock the books by April 8th (the official release date) but don’t hesitate to order now.
Power of Moms is offering some additional gifts/give away opportunities to people who order the book this week, so check it out here if you are interested: http://powerofmoms.com/motherhood-realized/.