Motherhood Realized {Book Review}

Monday, March 24, 2014

I have been involved with the Power of Moms organization for several years now.  I meet with a group of women, who live nearby, once a month as a Learning Circle to discuss how to become more deliberate mothers.  Right now we read short articles from their book Deliberate Motherhood. These messages are so uplifting. Our discussions help us feel optimistic that we can enjoy motherhood more. We learn from each other's experiences and from the expereiences of the authors, who are also deliberate mothers.

I am a Power of Moms Ambassador, which means I want to share my love for the Power of Moms programs with my friends. I asked them if I can share this because I know how much it has uplifted my life and know their programs can help so many more moms.  They have an amazing online community, inspiring articles, books, podcasts and more. 

They have many free resources available but there are a few programs or books for a fee because they have put a lot of work into creating these amazing programs.              *Disclosure: I am also an affiliate for Power of Moms and receive a percentage of sales made if you buy directly from their site using the links on obSEUSSed.  I don’t really care who you buy it from, I just want more moms to know about these resources.

I’ll share more about their other programs (like their Joy of Reading program) in the future but today I wanted to let you know about a new book that will soon be out.

Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You'll Ever Love is a fabulous compilation of short stories from a variety of moms. I could relate to every chapter as they shared their inspiring and encouraging messages, like this one:


Each chapter ends with a thoughtful question and challenge that helps encourage me to REALIZE the positive aspects of motherhood. The chapters are short and can be read in 5-10 minutes each, perfect for busy moms.

I received a free copy of the e-book version for review but plan to buy the hard copy as a pre-order today.  I've already made several pages of notes and I'd rather mark up the hard copy for easy reference. I purchased the other Power of Moms book, Deliberate Motherhood, last year and keep it by my bedside to lift me up on those hard mom days. I can't wait to put this book next to it.

You can pre-order the Motherhood Realized book for a discount starting today on Amazon.
*Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a small percentage of sales made through using the links on obSEUSSed.

 This is another great quote from the book Motherhood Realized:
“I have realized that the art of motherhood is not just for the moms who stay at home with their children in a nuclear family. It is also for the mothers who have children and/or stepchildren, the mothers who have no children but take care of yours and mine, the mothers who are working outside the home or volunteering. It is for every woman who extends her motherhood to every human who needs some mothering at any given time. While I don’t have the family I had envisioned as a child, this expanded view of motherhood assures me I am a bona fide, successful mom to all those whom I mother.”
Excerpt From: Power of Moms. “Motherhood Realized.” Familius, 2014-02-28. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.

I love how they include mothers in all different circumstances.  I also liked the part that mentions, “mothers who are working outside the home or volunteering.”  I have spent enough hours volunteering outside my home to be equivalent as a part-time job. Although it may not be typically seen as working outside the home at a particular place of employment, I am still trying to balance my time outside and inside my home like many mothers.

This book will be a great reference for me and for any mother who wants an uplifting fresh perspective on motherhood.


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