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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nonfiction Book Review: The Mother Letters : Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggle, and Hope

Book Description:
Mothering isn't easy. Some days you second-guess every decision. Some nights you fall into bed in a haze of exhaustion. Yet even if you feel alone in the struggle, there are mothers who have been there--right where you are now--and they want you to know you are not alone. That's where The Mother Letters comes in.

The Mother Letters began as a gift of encouragement. After Amber Haines had given birth to three boys in three years, her husband Seth realized the day-to-day details and drama of child rearing were overwhelming her. He secretly began collecting letters from other mothers across the world and gave these "mother letters" to her as a gift.

Amber and Seth have compiled these wise, honest, and sometimes hilarious letters into a beautiful book of hope and encouragement for moms everywhere. Their desire is that these words speak to you as they did to Amber, and that you hear "Me too. We can do this."

My Review:
The Mother Letters is a beautiful book written with honesty and insight. A variety of moms contributed to Steve's efforts to bring together a lovely compilation of instruction, compassion, and wisdom. I wish I'd had a book like this when I was a young mother. Many of the moms talk about feeling discouraged and maybe not being the best mom. Yet each mom's words, in the end, are encouraging and uplifting. A wisdom I noticed repeated through the book— we learn so much from our children. I can attest to that. I'm still learning from my thirty-somethings. The Mother Letters would make an excellent gift for Mother's Day, especially to moms who still have children at home. Kudos to Seth Haines for recognizing how stressful mothering can be at times. I received this book in exchange for a fair review.

Buy your copy at Revell books.