Friday, June 3, 2011

MomSense: A Book Review

About The Book:

Embrace your instincts!

Do blogs, books, magazines, and well-meaning women in your life have you questioning your mothering intuition? Jean Blackmer is here to tell you that you are the best mom for your children--and you have what it takes to raise them.

With personal stories from real moms and proven, practical advice,MomSense helps you honestly assess your skills, embrace your mothering instincts, and develop your own unique mothering style. Rather than pushing one "right" way to be a mom, this hope-filled book shows you that you can have contentment, joy, and confidence in your role as Mom.

You can read an excerpt of MomSense here (in PDF Format)

About The Author:

Jean Blackmer is the publishing manager for MOPS International where she gets to develop books designed specifically for moms of preschoolers. She is also the author of a book for moms of boys, Boy-sterous Living! Celebrating Your Loud and Rowdy Life with Sons, is a regular contributor to MomSensemagazine, and has written for other magazines including Guideposts, Thriving Family,Today's Christian Woman, and Christian Parenting Today. She has her masters degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and lives in Colorado with her husband, Zane, and their three sons

My Review:

I have only been a mom for a few years (almost five) but the amount of resources out there to guide new parents can be overwhelming. Be it books, videos, advice from family, friends and the medical world can be enough to make a mom run for the hills. And its seems that with everyone having differing opinions, we moms can sometimes forget to listen to our own selves when it comes to our children and our parenting. 

That is where Jean Blackmer comes in. Throughout this phenomonal book, Blackmer will remind the reader that we really must put aside all the other opinon's and listen to our own intuition. With personal stories, testimonies from mom's of all walks of life, and wonderful questions for personal and/or group reflection, you will be encouraged to be the mom God always knew you could (and can) be. This mom thing is a journey and I am so glad to have such a wonderful resource to reference. A great gift idea for any new mom, and even for those who have been on the journey for a while. My book is marked up and I have been newly inspired!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: MomSense: A Common-Sense Guide to Confident Mothering is available through your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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