Book Review: The Magic of Motherhood
Most people agree that being a parent is one of life’s biggest blessings; however, it’s not without its struggles and frustrations.
The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, The Hard Stuff, and Everything in Between by Ashlee Gadd celebrates this very notion with short essays that cover every season of motherhood, from newborn to adult children, all while bringing it back to the message that God’s grace is with us throughout this very important journey.
An easy read, and one that allows the reader to absorb it in short increments if needed (because, as we all know, a mom’s free time is limited), this book brings about a sense of camaraderie and understanding, as well as the chance to allow yourself to take a breath of relief and know that all moms (and dads) are navigating parenthood as best as they can. Throughout the book, you’ll often nod your head and think to yourself, “Thank goodness, I’m not the only who feels this way.”
Let’s face it, motherhood can be beautiful, but messy. One moment you feel like you have everything under control, while the next moment, you’re wondering how you’re going to manage making it to bedtime. And within these days, weeks, months, and years of loving our children and our partners, sometimes we forget that this accumulation of emotions (joy, sadness, anxiety, heartbreak) are what piece together our unique stories and make them ours.
An inspiring read for any mom or mom-to-be, The Magic of Motherhood will encourage you to keep doing your best, despite your imperfections, and trust in God’s grace through it all.
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