The Book ✯✯
In a sweetly colored work-guidebook combo, Druxman encourages mothers to take back their sense of self. Through exercises in self-care, encouragement to say no, and monthly challenges, mothers are reminded that they matter, too, and are given the tools to live a purposeful life while gaining the keys back to the soul they may be out of touch with.
While her heart seems to be in the right place and some of her suggestions hold true value, I also found myself raising my eyebrows at suggestions of hiring a laundry company or a virtual assistant to free up time during the day. Add in that the entire introduction is about "getting your body back" and a discussion on the evils of GMOs--while some are not the best to eat, others are healthy (think seedless grapes and sweet corn)--I found myself eye-rolling more often than nodding along.
I stuck with it until the very end and I found it redeemed itself a bit with the sections on giving, courting your spouse, and practicing gratitude.
If you're a mother desperate for any answers to help your mind and your life find peace, this is absolutely for you. But, if you're like I was and just looking for a sweet soulful lift on motherhood itself, take a pass.
Thank you to NetGalley, Lisa Druxman, and Quarto Publishing Group-Fair Winds Press for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review.