"We’re not perfect mothers. We don’t have perfect children." Thus begins the book Mothering from Scratch by Melinda Means & Kathy Helgemo. Finally, a book to stop telling you what you are doing wrong as a mother and one to give you ideas of how to love where you are.
"I yell a lot."
"My house is not perfect and never will be."
Kathy and Melinda keep it real as they write about real mothering, real life, and real mistakes. This isn't a how-to guide on being the perfect mother. This is a how-to guide on how to change what we don't like and how to embrace what we do...because there are all types of mothers and all types of mothering that can be done. No one size fits all and no unrealistic expectations to put on ourselves. This is truly a feel good parenting book that inspires you instead of leaving you feeling worse about yourself.
Disclaimer: This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.