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A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts: Stories to Celebrate and Wisdom to Bless Moms Hardcover – April 10, 2012
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This little gem has it all! I laughed, cried and found myself nodding along with this delightful collection of anecdotes, advice, and famous quotes from and about mothers. Throw in a dozen easy recipes and a colorful, creative background and you have the makings of a wonderful, re-readable keepsake. "You Might Be a Mommy If..." had me rolling with understanding laughter.
I highly recommend this lovely gift book:
For new mommy's to start them on their journey
For in the middle mom's who need a new perspective and a boost to keep going
For mothers and grandmothers who have weathered the parental storms and will enjoy the reminiscing
A collaborative work of five experienced authors who have lived out the joys and challenges of motherhood, this book would make a wonderful shower gift, birthday gift or Mother's Day gift. Or even give it as an encouragement for a family member or friend who's having a difficult time in the parental realm. I also appreciated the inclusion of adoptive parenting difficulties and victories.
There are wonderful one-liners such as " you might be a mommy if . . ." tasty recipes. and words of scripture. Terra Hangen shares her creative ways to inspire children to see nature as God's miracle. She speaks of saving spiders and letting them go free in the garden. What a valuable lesson for all of us to learn and teach our children and grandchildren that God's creatures are special. Fun activities include building a teepee for beans to grow over and planting seeds together. I appreciated the beautiful sentiments on the joys and woes of motherhood. I highly recommend this book especially with Mother's Day coming up on May 13th.
Now that I'm a "seasoned" mother I heartily laughed at the escapades that come with being a new mom. As a wise person once said, "My child was perfect until I actually had a child!" Too true!
I loved the story by Leslie Wilson on page 44 about Bath Time. As a new mom it's so easy to over kill. Thank goodness for dads to help and keep us moms sane!
There are humorous and thought provoking antidotes through this beautiful book. It's amazing how mothers can laugh at their "mistakes" while rearing a child after said child is mostly grown.
As John Wilmot says, "Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children and now I have six children and no theories." (p. 81).
These great moms have also included some great recipes. For example there is a recipe for Terra Smoothie on p. 80. A fast and simple recipe for a healthy breakfast.
The authors have also included Discipline Tips, Kid recipes, Family Snapshot, Mama Sez, Scriptures for Mama's Spirit and so much more! Not only is the cover of this book beautiful but the inside pages are mapped out like a scrapbook full of well versed ideas and laughter.
This is one book that would make a wonderful gift for a new mom. I'd gift this book with the ingredients to one of the great recipes listed in the book.
*This book was provided for review by Leafwood Publishers*
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a first-time mother, reading these stories made me breathe easy, feeling as if these moms were right next to me sipping their cups of tea, indulging me about their silly and... Read morePublished on June 9, 2014 by Kaycee
Purchased for a new mother. The stories were all very interesting and sweet. I did expect there to be space for a mother to write her own stories but there was not. Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Lynette Spears
great for any scrapbookers. makes themes easy and at your finger tips. bright colors for all occasions and events for your whole familyPublished on February 10, 2014 by little bits
Review of A Scrapbook of Motherhood First
This collection of beautifully written nonfiction stories by five celebrated women, Leslie Wilson, Trish Berg, Terra Hangen,... Read more
I have a baby shower coming up and this is on my list. We all love memories and this is a beautiful way to start.Published on August 30, 2012 by Lori Freeland
A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts Stories to Celebrate & Wisdom to Bless Moms is a attractive book from front to back. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Imagine Studios
If you are looking for a Mother's Day gift, you've found the right book. If you are also looking for a treat for yourself, you're also in the right place. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Carol Z