I know you are wondering how I even get to read right? Well, I have been MORE intentional about reading books that pertain to my life or that are edifying because, goodness, I need to feed this brain of mine, you know? While I might not get the chance to read something in a day or two, I make an effort to read a chapter a night or a good portion before going to sleep instead of watching to television
One of the new books I recently finished is called Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends by Melanie Dale. I was SO intrigued by the title and loved the cover picture that I knew I needed to finish this book especially when I found out that the author is a blogger herself.
Melanie Dale is a blogger and author at Unexpected.org and writes about motherhood, adoption, orphan care all with a big dash of humor. Truth be told, I had never heard of Melanie until I got her new book in my hands. I did not know what to expect, except to read a book pertaining to my life.
If you need a good laugh and I mean a laugh that makes you pee a little in your pants, you want to read this book. I feel a kindred spirit with Melanie because it seems like we have a lot of movies in common since she quotes from movie lines in her book. You really can tell a lot about a person by the movies they enjoy to watch.
One of the things that Melanie talks about is the importance of having momlationships. What are those you ask? Relationships with other moms. They are quite different that regular relationships and require a lot of love, patience, endurance and messiness. The book is divided in sections describing the different stages of momlationships compared to dating.
Dating a mom? Yes, momlationships are compared to a dating relationship starting with first base and ending with fourth base, which end with you having your best mom friends. There is truth in every word that Melanie wrote in her book about our messy , complicated lives as moms but how we should all be there for support. Some moms will not click and other will.
How about the fact that we get in the way of relationships with other moms because of our own insecurities. I love the fact that there are verses from the Bible for encouragement and even some recipes for dealing with issues in our lives when it comes to dealing with relationships. Intentional relationships are encouraged too!
I love hearing all of Melanie’s personal stories because then I do not feel so alone. The fact is us moms NEED relationships with other women no matter how busy we are. We are all in the same book. Whatever you do, go and order her book. Here are 10 Reasons why you should order her book now.