Monday, May 11, 2015
Review: Women Are Scary by:Melanie Dale
About the Book:
When you show up at the park for the first time with your little ones spilling out of the van, scan the swing set for anyone you might recognize, and notice that all the other moms are already hanging out in pairs, you realize that your awkward adventure of finding mom friends has only just begun. Too many women are frazzled and lonely, isolated in their minivans while schlepping bags, strollers, and munchkins to and fro across town. It doesn t have to be this way.
In this hilarious yet thought-provoking guide to momlationships, blogger Melanie Dale uses a dating analogy to help women get more intentional about bonding with each other.
We are better together, she writes. We make each other better moms, better humans. We need each other, because mothering is just too darn hard. Moms will discover how to make sure their kids aren't the only ones having fun, develop lifelong friendships, share their burdens, and join together to impact communities around the world."
Trying to find "mom" friends that lift you up and that don't feel a need to compete are very hard to find in today's world. I can't find that many and I would choose to say not many exist. I do have a few at church that are willing to sit and talk without comparing and those people I tend to gravitate towards. The author takes a seemingly nervous idea and through her humor and realistic way of thinking guides you along to a place where we can search out friends and she attributes it to playing the bases as in that old dating analogy--which will leave you very curious. So of course I had to read it to see just how she does it.
I myself had many friendships going haywire only to leave me on the sidelines wondering what just happened, and keeping me at bay from starting new ones. It reminded me a lot of high school and I'm just not up for that you of treatment. The author shows you how to do this in a very entertaining way!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Look.