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Motherhood: The Guilt That Keeps on Giving
Bestselling author of "She's Gonna Blow" Julie Ann Barnhill explores how little and big guilt in a woman's life can keep her from experiencing motherhood with joy. With her trademark honesty and humor, she eases women down from the top of "Mount Guiltmore" and into the freedom to be their own unique brand of mom by acknowledging the things they "don't "have guilt over and ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Harvest House Publishers
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I felt like this book really tried to make you feel like you were doing good things. The fact there were so many negative words like (didn't) and (can't)and (shouldn't) I thought I can make my own list and switch the phrase around thanI will feel like a good mom who does her very best but somtimes will make mistakes. overall I'm sure there are better books out there for parents and mothers.
Part of me thought this was a little too light and fluffy for my taste, but then towards the end I found some really valuable stuff. Also, I think maybe I have a better grip on motherhood guilt than I realized b/c a lot of this was stuff I already do and have incorporated into my thought processes, etc. A good read, and really got me thinking at the end about trust and forgiveness and grace versus a punitive or protective approach.
It's ok. Not nearly as meaty as I was hoping. A few good applicable thoughts. I largely breezed through this book. Mountain hiking metaphor got overdone. Not as much Biblical reference/discussion as I was expecting either. She admittedly started out for years as a terrible mother. Overall I was disappointed.
I really liked this book. I have alot of guilt about alot of things so it really helped me see what I did and did not need to feel guilty about and what I should do about it. I would recommend it to any mom, even if you don't have guilt, it just gives some great ideas/helps.