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on August 29, 2014
I ended up not finishing this book. My children are a bit older and many of the lessons I have learned along the way already. I think if I was still at home with a lot of little ones trying to find my place as a mother I might have found more value in it. I also felt like the women who they chose to write the chapters were a bit "too much". I felt that one of the themes of this book was trying to say how important it is to be a mother and not beat yourself up if you are not your idea of a perfect mother and to enjoy the journey, don't compare etc. Yet, the bios of the mothers at the end of the book were almost comical at times at all the things they were doing BESIDES being a mother. The women ran charities and famous blogs and were authors etc. etc. Most of us are average we help with homework, clean, pay bills, volunteer in the classroom, go to church and love our family simply. So if we don't want to beat ourselves up that that is not enough then really we shouldn't be reading this book especially the bios at the end of each chapter!