Friday, May 16, 2008

A Must Read!

Now that I am a mom, reading books not strapped between two pieces of cloth or cardboard is a luxury. During my pregnancy I would devour 5-7 books a week. I frequented the library as much as the loo. A year later, I just don't seem to have time to read anymore. And so I am pickier about my selections. If I am going to read instead of Blog spend time with Eliza- the book had better be good. So believe me when I tell you a book is worth your time.

This past weekend I spent my time relaxing and reading A Dozen Invisible Pieces and Other Confessions of Motherhood. The title alone intrigued me and anytime someone is going to make confessions I am there. I am all for honesty, especially when it comes to being a mother. I don't believe you super moms for a second. I know you have all your junk hidden behind the shower curtain when I come to visit. Seriously, I think we find ourselves in the honesty of others. And that is why I connected so deeply with this text. As I read Hull's words I felt close to her because she speaks openly about the struggles of motherhood.

In A Dozen Invisible Pieces and Other Confessions of Motherhood author Kimmelin Hull, mother of three, shares her inspiring journey through motherhood. As a former Physician’s Assistant and a current Childbirth Educator she offers a unique perspective on the challenges faced by mothers alike. You will share in her ups and downs as her family grows and she becomes mom to three kids under the age of four. She is an inspiration- because seriously- just typing three kids under four has me exhausted.

The back of the book suggests Hull will take you on a roller coaster of emotions and it proves true on every page. I became invested in her story from page one. I was HOOKED! I found myself shaking my head in agreement as her words continually rang true. Her writing style is conversational and I felt more like I was swapping stories with a friend over coffee than reading. I laughed and grew misty eyed on more than one occasion. Over and over again I was impressed by her brutal honesty concerning the challenges of motherhood. I couldn't’t have found a better time to nestle up with this book than the weekend of my first Mother’s Day. It helped me to reflect on my experiences with Eliza over the past eight months. It also spurred me to think about my future as a mother. I finished the book thinking, "I am going to be OK. I am not alone in what I have experienced as a mother."

This book is a refreshing look at motherhood and the societal expectations on mothers today. Nothing is sugar coated and I can guarantee you if you are a new mom or a seasoned pro you will connect with Kimmelin Hull’s experiences. Her words will draw you in and you will finish reading feeling refreshed and inspired in your role as a mom.

For more information on Kimmelin Hull you can visit her childbirth education site- Pregnancy to Parenthood or her blog


Adventures In Babywearing said...

Thanks for the great recommendation!


Mommy Mechanics said...

Sounds like a great book, I'll have to check it out. I love a good book you can really relate to and enjoy reading. Thanks for the review!

Laski said...

Sounds like a great read!

I am so with you about the library. The ONLY downside of blogging is that I probably spend less time with at book in my hands.

Pam said...

thanks for sharing. By the time I figure out how to make time to read (it cuts into my blogging)...I will be too old to read it though ;)

Christine said...

Sounds like some good books! Glad you enjoyed them.

Kelsey Smith said...

That sounds great thanks!

Momma On The Go said...

I'm always up for a good book! Thanks.

Marcy said...

Added it to my Amazon wishlist! Thanks for the rec, this book sounds awesome.