When I saw this book's subtitle "A Mom's Guide to Shaping Great Kids" I said,
Because what mom wouldn't love to raise great kids?
Especially with the etiquette problems I have going on right now,
I sometimes think maybe I am raising monkeys not kids.
Momology: A Mom's Guide to Shaping Great Kids by Shelly Radic,
is a virtual field guide for young moms.
Radic uses her knowledge as a mom and as MOPS International chief of staff and surveys of over 1800 different moms, to draw on a wealth of experience to enlighten us.
One of the main themes that I loved was while God created each of our children as unique individuals, he also created each mom to be uniquely equipped to raise the children he blessed us with. (There is hope yet for the monkey manners!!!)
Each chapter, besides having great content, contains a field study (a different mom's learning situation), practicum (questions, journaling topics or resources on how to incorporate truth into your mothering) and a quick review (I think Radic knows how the mommy brain works and how it so quickly forgets things!)
I found all the information,the input from all types of different moms,
the real way in which it was written and the interesting surveys/stats
(Since becoming a mom I've...a)developed more brain cells 17.2%, b)lost brain cells 58.1% or c)stayed about even 24.7%)
interspersed through out the book to be engaging.
I know I am going to have to keep it on hand and re-read it as I plunge ahead through the days of summer when mothering can tend to be a bit more intense with all kids on deck...
all the time.
Maybe you should buy it and put in your beach bag, too,
so that you can glean some insight into this job of mothering we have taken on,
while you are working on your fab summer tan - you won't regret it.
Available at retailers that sell Revell books. NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group. This has neither positively nor negatively biased my review.