Apr 13


THE MAGIC OF MOTHERHOOD BY ASHLEE GADD—https://www.coffeeandcrumbs.net. Coffee and Crumbs is a collection of stories about motherhood, love, and the good kind of heartache.

Ten moms started a website about being moms, the trials, tribulations and unending love we as moms give to our children daily. Then they wrote a book–all ten of these moms. The Magic of Motherhood is a well written, short story kind of book, with each mom telling a very personal story(ies) of what it means to be a mom.

Being a Mom is the toughest job in the world. Each one of the moms in this book are different, but I have to tell you, each mom had the same voice in this book. I thought that was odd. Every mom is writing about her young children. This is not really a mom of older children, it’s for younger moms who just became moms for the most part. Each mom sounded strangely the same even though they are writing different stories about their very different kids.

The Magic of Motherhood is a book of beautiful stories about how each mom goes through some awful times, some great times and some what happens every day times. Ten moms wrote this book, and they write a website(www.coffeeandcrumbs.net) where they share their personal stories about being moms. But what I noticed about each mom is they all sounded the same. They all had the same perfectionistic voice—like they are trying too hard to be perfect moms. I have to say, I tried ever so desperately to be a perfect mom when my kids were younger, then I gave up. I figured out perfection was never going to happen, and the house was always going to be messy. I simply try to enjoy the time I have with my family—considering my eldest child moved out already.

The old adage of ‘they grow up so fast,’ is completely true. And I do have to say that what the moms in The Magic of Motherhood are trying to say is enjoy your kids while you have them at home because they do grow up really fast.

The Magic of Motherhood is a beautifully written book, very telling, very personal, each story different, but sounding kind of the same. Each mom writes about her young children. One writes about experiencing two miscarriages and adopting her child. They started the adoption process at a very young age. Another mom tells the story of adopting a child from an 18 year old whom she thanks for going through with having the baby and not having an abortion. She meets the mom and throws her a birthday party because this mom was given up at a young age and never was adopted into a family.

The Magic of Motherhood is a great book for young moms to read, learn from, experiencing the same feelings other moms feel. Momzinga.com.

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