Monday, June 22, 2009

Book drawing winner + a great review


We have two winners in the book drawing!
Attention: "Boston Shumways" and Rebecca, please email me at melissa at lifesupportformoms.com (of course use the @ symbol instead of 'at") with a mailing address.

Speaking of The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide, I want to share the following review, which a reader posted on amazon.com over the weekend. "A No Longer Struggling Stay at Home Mom"
made my day. Whoever you are, thank you for the great review and for taking the time to write it. (I know the value of a stay-at-home mom's kid-free time.) I'm so glad the book was so helpful.

5.0 out of 5 stars It Certainly Helped Me, June 20, 2009
I wanted to be a Stay at Home Mom but I was struggling with it. Alot. When my son was about 5-6 months old I decided to try reading some books on stay at home parenting hoping maybe one of them would help. I bought 4 different books on the topic, and ONE did help. This one. More than that it was a lifesaver. I felt like I wasn't alone in the struggles I was facing. This book gave me confidence. Staying at home with your kids is a struggle and no, not everything is going to get done and to the extent you thought it would (and were sure other moms did.) After reading this book I had a conversation with a fellow mom at a play group with two kids. Now knowing that I wasn't the only mom who struggled with all the tasks of stay at home parenting I confessed my struggles to her and you could see her great relief. She even told me her husband suggested talking to other moms about it but she said she was afraid to because they had more kids than her and seemed to be doing so well. How would that make her look??? This book could easily be titled "The Secret Confessions of Stay at Home Moms". I loved it and would recommend it to anyone and everyone thinking about staying at home with their kids. Most important, this book does not peg employed mothers and non-employed mothers against one another. It respects the decisions of both. It just helps the later to cope better with theirs.

1 comment:

Whitney Johnson said...

Congratulations Melissa! I suspect it's these kinds of reviews that make all the work completely worthwhile!

 

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