Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a new product review, and this time the it’s, Women are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends, by Melanie Dale.
In this book, Dale highlights the importance of mothers doing life together, journeying to each other, ‘finding our people and being other people’s people, and learning how to bless each other and not destroy each other’. This book is both humorous and honest. Sometimes the humor seemed a little over the top. I mean, I know that I can be clumsy, but is anyone really that clumsy? Sometimes humor itself can be a mask. But Dale does share vulnerably with her readers about her years as a new mother navigating for the first time the world of play-dates, ‘mommy wars’ and social comparisons. She gives practical advice and tips for forming relationships that go deeper.
Forging authentic friendships with other mothers requires intentional, purposed, heart-felt reaching out. We are so busy after children come along, and friendships with other parents can be complicated by the fact that we all have different parenting styles. Have you found this? Many mothers feel alone in our individualized society, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
‘Women are Scary’ is authored by the very likable Melanie Dale, who is a wife and minivan driving mother of three children, one biological and two adopted from across the globe. She describes herself as a ‘total weirdo who stinks at small talk’. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it’s so bad that people have moved away from her in the movie theater. She adores sci-fi and superheroes, and is terrified of Pinterest. If you are a Doctor Who fan, then this book is definitely for you! There are many references to Doctor Who in ‘Women Are Scary’. Melanie writes from a Christian perspective but this book isn’t just for Christians. In fact, any mother could receive something from this book as we all need relationships with other women, which makes this book an awesome option for Mother’s Day shopping.
Moreover, Dale blogs at Unexpected.org about motherhood, orphan care, adoption, and sometimes poo. She’s passionate about the power of people partnering together to make a difference in the world and loves her work with Children’s Hope Chest on long-term development projects rooted in relationships. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It provides light hearting narrative, yet concrete advice to mothers of young children who might be feeling a little isolated. Check out this clip about her new book.
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