Mad in Motherhood

Learning how to embrace our crazy beautiful lives. . . without going mad along the way

Book Reviews


No More Perfect Moms
By Jill Savage

No More Perfect Moms

This book had great reviews on Amazon, and for the most part lived up to them, in my opinion. I am currently reading this with my Mommy group and we are all enjoying the reminders that we are not perfect. Nor are our husbands, our children,  our bodies, our friends, or our homes. Jill very candidly walks us through parts of her journey and casually encourages mommas to learn to love their real lives and not expect perfection. The premise of this book aligns a lot with how I try to live my life, so it offered great reminders of how (and in what areas) to do just that, but I didn’t find it to be too thought provoking or profound.

* I would rate this one an 8/10 *

Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
By Jen Hatmaker

Out of the Spin Cycle

Oh my word. Where do I begin? I really truly loved this book! Jen Hatmaker is a gifted author and speaker. She is honest, humorous, and loving. She makes you feel like she is a friend who can get inside your head and not only know exactly how you feel, but help you understand exactly how you feel. This is a book of 40 short devotionals on the daily struggles and challenges of motherhood. I read through this with my Mommy group and have already gone back to re-read some of the devotions for specific needs. This is a book I will definitely go through again and again.

* I would rate this one a 10/10 *


Feminine Appeal: 7 Virtues of a godly wife and mother
By Carolyn Mahaney

Feminine Appeal

This was the book that we kicked off with when I formed a Mommy group in 2013. I was yearning for a group of momma’s to connect with on a regular basis where we would encourage and challenge one another in our Motherhood journey. This book helped us do just that! Carolyn based her writing on the Titus 2 concept that women should learn from one another, challenge one another, and manage their individual homes along side one another. She touches on the different areas of life we encounter as young moms and wives and offers wisdom and Biblical instruction to help us achieve the ‘Titus 2 Woman’ status. I may have to buy a second copy because I have already loaned mine out and I definitely want keep this information close at hand!

* I would rate this one 9/10 *

Blue Like Play Dough
By Tricia Goyer

BOOKS.Blue Like Play Dough

This is the first book I actually read as a new mom. I was craving spiritual  growth and understanding in my new role with a wee one to care for and found this to be a good fit. Tricia shares her journey of failed attempts to make something of her life all on her own along with the realization that when she is putty in God’s hands, amazing things unfold. She humbly presents some of the challenges she has faced in motherhood and offers wisdom on letting God mold us into the mothers we ought to be as we surrender the control – that we mommas love to hold on to – to Him. It was a good read, but I didn’t find it too be fantastic.

* I would rate this one a 7/10 *

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