Saturday, April 21, 2012

Book Review: Motherhood Matters by Connie E. Sokol

I find it impossible to start this book review without commenting on how much I love this cover. Love, love, love, love ... okay, moving on to review.

Connie E. Sokol, popular presenter and guru of all things motherhood, had just taken her oldest child to college and her youngest for the first day of school when she found out she was pregnant, with her seventh, and she herself was 45 years old.  Surprised, she wondered what the universe had in store for her, but she accepted it all with excitement and good humor, and found joy in her journey even while going through unexpected morning sickness and swollen ankles.

Motherhood Matters is a short collection of Connie's thoughts about the divinity of motherhood, the precious gifts our children are to us, and the importance of appreciating all those wonderful moments that go along with having children. She shares funny stories from raising her own children and includes experiences from her friends' lives as well. I enjoyed this quick read one quiet Sunday afternoon and felt a little more motivated to get started on the tasks of the next week.

I did feel that some of the topics could have been expanded just a bit - the book was like nibbling at a refreshment table rather than sitting down to a full-course meal, because each chapter was around two pages long, but we don't always need long treatises.  If you're looking for a quick, uplifting, lighthearted read, this will brighten your day, and would be an excellent Mother's Day or birthday gift for the special mothers in your life - and friends, and daughters, and aunts, and cousins ...

You can purchase your copy here.

1 comment:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wow. I had such a hard time with my last pregnancy, I can't imagine being 8 years older and doing it again! Sounds like a great book.

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