Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mothering From Scratch

Mothering From Scratch
Finding the Best Parenting Style for You and Your Family
Melinda Means and Kathy Helgemo
 Every single mother is different. Each family is different. Yet so often, as mothers, we find ourselves looking at other moms and judging ourselves. The authors have written a book that helps each mother pinpoint her mothering strengths and use them to create a parenting style that works for her.
Using scripture and personal experiences, each author brings her own style and thoughts to give a well rounded look at mothering.

I enjoyed all of the different topics and thoughts that were brought out. The personal stories and experiences were amusing and helped me not feel so alone in some of my mothering snafus. The book covered quite a few different topics and talked about making things work for each mother to fit her style.

The writing was at times heavy and detailed. I almost got lost in the tiny print and multiple details of each chapter. Based on the description, I expected the book to bring out different parenting styles and guide me through picking out what worked for me. Instead it was a vague feeling of the concept of choosing what works for each individual. It just didn't resonate with me enough to want more or to recommend it to my mom friends.

I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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