Since this site is for spiritual and/or self-help books and I already see a lot of spiritual stuff on here, I wanted to take a moment to talk about one of the best self-help books I've ever read. The book is called "I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids", and I'll admit that I only bought it because I thought the cupcake on the cover was cute. I figured it would be a light, fun read - assuming my kids were ever quiet enough for me to read.
Is that not the cutest pink cupcake you've ever seen? I wish I could bake cupcakes like that. Wait, I can - but if I can't, I'm not a bad mom. I learned that, amongst other things, from this awesome book.
Do you ever compare yourself to other moms? I totally do it and I'm not afraid to admit it - but I used to be. There was a time when, despite the fact that I was a good mom, I felt very insecure about my parenting abilities. I always worried I was doing too much of this and not enough of that, or doing the right thing at the wrong place, or the wrong thing at the right place...and on and on. Being a mom is definitely one of the hardest jobs I've ever had, and that's mainly because I was putting so much pressure on myself.
"I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids" tells it like it is. I was expecting fluff and giggles. I got the laughs I wanted, but it was a different type of humor than I was expecting. I also loved the testimonials and confessions from real moms across the nation. This is the kind of book that will make you laugh, cry, and learn to like yourself a bit more than you already do. If you haven't already read it, I definitely recommend checking it out ASAP. Come back here and tell me what you think of it, please.