Am I allowed to review a book before I am finished? Am I even qualified to write a review on a book?
Well, the way I see it. If you write, you are a writer. If you take pictures, you are photographer. If you sing, you are a singer. Ok, ok, you get the point. So I guess since I am reading the book, I am a reviewer.
I really like this book. It is a little different then the books that I normally read. I usually have my head buried in a reference book. For real, I love reference books. Facts, I love them. But this book has a whole bunch of its own facts. Rachel’s facts about her life. Her life as a mom. On the back of the book is written, “I didn’t write this book because mothering is easy for me. I wrote it because it isn’t.”
I have learned a lot from this book thus far. One part of the book spoke volumes to me. She was talking about how she remembers visiting chickens when she was younger. They looked cute from afar but as they got closer they were bald, bleeding, and picking each other feathers out. Ouch!
Here is a little excerpt from this part,”One of the greatest things about having children is that you constantly convict yourself by teaching them. If you are addressing their problems honestly, and if you double-check yourself, you will almost always find a little something to think about”….”The need to correct is real, but so is the desire to pick a feather out while you are at it. Do you really want to be the fastest, biggest, pickiest, meanest chicken in the barnyard?”
I totally related to this. Not so much with Gray yet, he is still quite young that I don’t lose my patience with him. But I sometimes march around the house like a mean and picky chicken. Being bossy and wanting things my way. Not only do I not want to subject my husband to this type of self-serving type of behavior. But it is certainly not want I want Gray to be seeing when he looks up at my with his big hazel eyes.
This book is full of fantastic analogies. A lot of neat stories that really make you think and make it easy to apply to your own life. I think it is awesome and I think there is something in it for every Mom to relate to.
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For every $2 you donate I will enter you into a draw for this book. If you donate $10 I will enter you into the draw 5 times. And for every 10 individuals that donate I will draw for another book. If 20 people donate I will draw for two books, and so forth.
You need to come back here after you donate and comment, telling me that you donated and how much it was for so I know to put you in the draw.
I will take entries until midnight on Wednesday, May 30th.
I know you will love this book and its a great way to help a little boy at the same time. Thank-you for your generosity!!