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Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You'll Ever Love by [Power of Moms]
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"As a life coach I have observed no higher calling or more rewarding career than that of being a mother. The stories and principles in Deliberate Motherhood are an inspiring guide for fulfilling that role with grace and honor !" —Dan Miller, Life Coach and New York Times bestselling author 48 Days to the Work You Love
"Motherhood is rarely what we think it will be. But when we gather with other deliberate mothers and share our most powerful perspectives—like the ones in this book—our mothering experiences can become even better than we hoped."—Linda Eyre, New York Times bestselling author
"Whatever your background or current experience with family life, I am confident that the powerful ideas inside this book will resonate with you . . . and all those who are sharing in this beautiful, amazing, fabulously ordinary journey of motherhood. —Cheryl Cardall

About the Author

Power of Moms has become an online gathering place for more than one million moms since 2007. With regular podcasts, articles, videos, programs, and in-person retreats worldwide, they have created a haven for mothers who share in the same triumphs and struggles and are dedicated to doing their very best.

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  • File Size: 2318 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1939629071
  • Publisher: Familius; First edition (April 8, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 8, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J0AG0NC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #602,150 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First, I do not give 5-star book ratings lightly...like ever. Many would find this to be a 5-star book, I'm just super stingy with my stars!

[UPDATE: Changing my rating from 4 to 5 stars. The more I read, the more I realized this is a 5-star book. I'm three-quarters of the way through now and still really enjoying it. Most articles/chapters take about 5 minutes to read. OK, continue with original review...]

I am currently halfway through reading this book but I wanted to take the time to write a quick review to let others know how valuable this book has already been for me. I'm a mom, so it may take me a while to get through reading it all, but I didn't want you all to have to wait until I've finished to hear about it!

Power of Moms, the organization behind this book, is a wonderful online community with uplifting and practical advice and support for "deliberate" mothers--mothers who think critically about how they mother and try to give their best as often as possible (no one is perfect!). This book is a compilation of the best articles the Power of Moms community of mothers has shared online. Each chapter is one article, so they are very easy to read and finish in a short chunk of time (10 min or less). The articles/chapters are grouped into several, meaningful sections so you can jump around from section to section and read what interests you, or read the book from beginning to end.

As valuable as each article is, I think it's the questions and challenges listed at the end of each article that make the messages of this book stand out. So often I'm inspired by something I read...but I'm inspired only for a moment. Sometimes nothing changes in my life, even if change is what I had hoped for after finishing the article.
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I am one of the contributors to the book, so yes, I'm a bit biased. But yesterday, I sat down to read through some of the chapters. And I found myself getting emotional over the words and ideas, even though I've read them before. This says to me, that the book is full of life-truths that will bless moms everywhere. Most helpful I think is the redefining of social media's concept of a "good mom." This book will help moms see their strengths and how to utilize them in their mothering. It will help moms realize they are (and always have been) the right mother for their children. It will help them appreciate more moments, be present, and better enjoy the journey of motherhood. As we take this message to more and more mothers, we can create a force of women who, rather than compare skill sets and accomplishments, sustain and encourage one another. Something I believe the world and our children need.
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This is a sweet read with some very experiences of Motherhood contained within. I did enjoy it and it had some great moments. HOWEVER, there is one aspect of the book that was a turn off for me....... there were enough repeated references to prayer, church, etc that it came across to me as a veiled compilation of something more like Christian Motherhood Realized. Not that I really have anything against Christianity perse, though I am myself agnostic and don't appreciate religiousness being rammed down my throat in any way, shape or form. The religious references are not overwhelming and can be overlooked, which is what I did. Though I bought this as a gift for a best friend, who is also agnostic, and I was also concerned as to how she would feel about the religious references. All this being said, I would not rule out the book for the abovementioned reasons. I only would have liked to know what I was getting into.
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Motherhood Realized is an encouraging read for mothers everywhere. The book is divided into 4 sections (all of which are topics moms need to read about!):

1. Becoming Our Best Selves
2. Getting Through Hard Times
3. Shifting Our Perspectives
4. Savoring Moments

The entire book is a collection of favorite posts that originally appeared on the Power of Moms blog. One thing I absolutely love about the book is that it is easily digestible. Moms are busy people, so it's hard to find time to read a long chapter in a book. Because this particular book is a collection of short (but powerful!) blog posts, the chapters are do-able for even the busiest of moms.

Each chapter concludes with a reflection question and a challenge to help moms apply the theme to their lives.

I have loved the Power of Moms blog for years, but if it's possible, I think I love this book even more. It's provided a one-stop-spot for some of the best posts about motherhood.

*I received this book for review, but all opinions are my own.
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This isn't parenting advice and stories from doctors or physiologists. It is from real life mothers. Every word was motivational and inspiring. This book moved me in so many ways.
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Great book for the mom who is depressed like me. Very motivating and uplifting. Allows us moms to realize that there are other moms who feel just like us but won't dare say it aloud. A breath of fresh air knowing I don't think this stuff alone. Great for moms with postpartum. Great as a gift too for new moms
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