The Mother of All Meltdowns Review
I was given the wonderful opportunity to post a review for The Mother of All Meltdowns book. When I learned that several of the bloggers that I look up to and have been so privileged to get know had been apart of this awesome project, I knew I had to read it and let them all know my thoughts. At first glance and from hearing statements about the book, I knew it would be stories of moms telling about that time they had lost it. I’m a fairly new mom still, only have been one since my little guy was born 18 months ago and a step mom since I married my husband almost 3 years ago now, so it helped that I knew I would come across stories from more experienced women; ones who had weathered more storms in this life in their role as a mother. I’ve seen how other mothers in real life have a somewhat negative outlook on motherhood based on all they have had to endure with their children. Did I really want to read a book that would highlight the negative moments from more mothers? I knew I would have some tough times in the future, but of course, I want to stay positive about it all.
To say the least, I was blown away by the stories, and it wasn’t at all what I feared it could be. These mothers weren’t really being negative at all. These are stories by women from all stages of motherhood starting from the moment when you know you are going to be a mom up until your children are adults.
I found myself crying with them as I read their stories, laughing in moments of unexpected joy, and just either empathizing or sympathizing with them, too. I knew what the mom must have been feeling when she couldn’t take another comment from someone on how to care for her baby. After all the things I have lost in my life, I sympathized with the mom who thought she lost her wedding band because I know what this ring means to me and I wouldn’t have the heart to tell my husband that I didn’t know where it was even though I know it is just a ring. Even in the stories where the children are older than my little guy, I can only imagine how it must have felt to have an ungrateful child or one who does something completely to disobey you. I mean, you get all of these great stories and you are able to really go through the emotions with the authors, and then on top of all of that, you get practical tips on how to avoid meltdowns and how to really balance and cope with your life as a mother.
Bottom line, this book is so worth your time. You won’t want to put it down. If you’re like me, and it’s been a while since you had a chance to get some time out with just you and the girls, I highly recommend that you get in a comfy place when the kids and your spouse is asleep and just enjoy it. You’ll feel like you’re having a sleepover and you’re hearing some heartfelt stories from a bunch of girlfriends.
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