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Friday, May 11, 2012

Mom Connection...Review

About the book:
Parenting young children is an all-consuming task that can make moms feel isolated, disconnected, and ineffective beyond the walls of their own home. They want to have a part in the bigger scheme of things, to have real friends, and to make the world their children will inherit a better place.

In this witty, encouraging book, Tracey Bianchi guides moms on a journey toward celebrating and discovering the underlying rhythm of their lives and how that rhythm pulls them into vibrant relationships. Through stories of her own life as a mom and the experiences of others, she shows moms how to gracefully engage the people who cross their paths rather than viewing others as tasks on a list. She also offers a way to find balance in this busy exercise called motherhood.

Cultivating friendships as a mom of young children can be difficult.  Tracey Bianchi addresses just that in her book.  She talks about the importance of healthy rhythm in our lives: that life gets overwhelming and how maintaining balance is important, but so difficult.  Each chapter is filled with vignettes and ends with tips and suggestions, a place for journaling and additional references.

While Tracey's focus seems to be on mothers of toddlers and young children, this is a book for any mother of children.  My boys are pre-teen and teen and while I'm not in the naps/diapers/play dates stage of life, we're all in the motherhood trenches together and there is much to learn from one another.  I found much to learn here.  This is a book that will go on my shelf and be reread.

Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Tracey Bianchi here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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4/5 Stars

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