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It Won't Be Yoga [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Camara Wilkins
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Book Description

“The first thing I learned was this: yoga teachers all have great haircuts, or at least really perky ponytails.”

Blogger and mother of five Melissa Camara Wilkins is not the kind of person who raises backyard chickens or cooks gourmet meals or power walks before breakfast. She does not iron the pillowcases. She hardly ever vacuums the ceilings. And she does not work out. (“If I could invent an extra hour in the day, I would spend it napping. Which might, come to think of it, be the opposite of making time to exercise.”)

But Wilkins, who recently gave birth, finds herself overextended, and not just in the scheduling sense. Her ever-helpful midwife really wants her to take up yoga, so she’s going to try. With all five kids in tow.

This should end well.

Whether you follow Melissa’s blog or are just now discovering her unique blend of overwhelmed and optimistic, you’re sure to be delighted by her take on the pandemonium of parenthood. Melissa takes you inside the head of the mom next door, combining sincere warmth and irreverent snark in stories that will have you laughing out loud.

Longer than a blog post, shorter than a novel. (About 20 pages of true story.)

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  • File Size: 216 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JNV6I6
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By NancyS
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Melissa records the saga of every woman - how to exercise with small children underfoot. She records involving them in her yoga, their constant chatter and interruptions, and the realities of comparison with more perfect mommies. I especially loved the description of her son practicing MI-5 agent breakout skills and how the house was locked up to keep him from escaping when he was a toddler.

I could relate to her stories and her wrap-up at the end where she realizes she isn't ready for yoga. She decides to rest with her eyes closed, relaxing and holding the baby. She says, "I was definitely practicing something. I just wouldn't be practicing yoga, quite yet."
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5.0 out of 5 stars a funny, substantial essay March 17, 2012
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This essay explores the author's attempt to try an online yoga class. Melissa uses her deft prose to entertain us with the improbability of her journey into yogic bliss. She might not find yoga meditative, but her writing certainly is. Even with its light touch and humor, she explores what we do to be at peace with our own bodies--especially post-partum. The real emotion at the piece's core makes it more than just another pretty essay.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but too short. October 3, 2013
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I don't follow this author's blog, but the sample was funny, and I could borrow it for free so I gave it a shot.

I really enjoyed it. There were laugh out loud moments; sweet, sentimental moments; but was over. Less than 5 minutes of fun. Somehow I missed that it was an essay & thought the sample was part of a larger story. Fun, quick read, but definitely glad it was free!
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