Thursday, May 3, 2012

Book Review: Motherhood Matters by Connie Sokol

I think I'm going to be a permanent fan of Connie and her books, which is a bit odd for me as I usually don't read non-fiction. The author has a way of getting into the heart of things and making them easy to understand and definitely easy to relate to.

The description itself is intriguing:

Motherhood Matters: Joyful Reminders of the Divinity, Reality, and Rewards of Motherhood
COMBINE HOMEWORK, dishes, laundry, and carpools. Add in the unexpected, subtract time, and repeat daily until well beaten. Sound familiar? It's a recipe for Motherhood Madness. But life doesn't have to be this way. Find the cure in Motherhood Matters.
THIS DELIGHTFUL LITTLE VOLUME, filled with wit and wisdom, presents a straightforward look at the divinity, reality, and rewards of being a mother. With clarity and concision, Connie E. Sokol shares inspirational messages that will fit famililes everywhere on the road to a better way of life.
WHETHER YOUR CHILDREN are preschoolers or teenagers--or preschoolers who act like teenagers and vice versa--this book is guaranteed to help you find memories in the mayhem and treasures in your to-do lists. Fresher than flowers and without all the guilt of chocolates,Motherhood Matters is the perfect gift for the women in your life who give so much.
I read this book one morning in an hour or two, enjoying each moment and truly relating to the message she shared. There was some wonderful advice on talking to your kids that I needed later that night--when the police showed up at my door in regards to one of my children. 
So, the best I can say is, "Thank you, Connie! You helped me talk to my son and get through a very difficult situation, and I didn't even want to strangle him." ;) 
To purchase Motherhood Matters, (and I would strongly recommend it), Go here