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Monday, May 1, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway:The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Cadd

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from thomas Nelson Publishing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between.

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From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. 

Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and tears. Through it all, you constantly ask yourself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?” The Magic of Motherhood will reassure you that you’re not alone. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, The Magic of Motherhood is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend. 

In this book you’ll find heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. The Magic of Motherhood is a curated collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood. Instead of offering advice, the writers offer something even better: their hearts.

The Magic of Motherhood is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs.

Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in The Magic of Motherhood, an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you.


In these days of Pinterest and the 'keeping up with the Jones' ' mentality that it gives us, we sometimes forget a very single nugget of information- Motherhood does NOT have a SET book of instruction. Oh there areguidelines and tips, but EVERY mother has to find their own way along the coourse, with their own chld, for one VERY simple reason:

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Yup. EVERY child is different, they have different needs, respond differently and if you think a set standard will work for all your kids, you'll soon find there's always 1 that it will not truly work for. And that is the one kernel we really ALL need to pass on to epectant mothers- what you THINK motherhood will be like, that ain't gonna happen. There will be curveballs and maybe if you let go of unrealistic expectations, you just might get a better motherhood experience! Take a look at the initial chapters of this book:

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Oh you will older kids just about fell laughing off your chair, didn't you? You've BEEN there with all those headings, haven't you?  New moms? You'll get there! The point being, that there ARE shared experiences of motherhood because we all reach for those unrealistic expectations, and then when they come crashing down, we want to look at something we failed at, when in reality is was those invisible rules that we had missed! Sometimes taking a step back from Facebook and Pinterest and not looking to be the perfect mother allows us to find those Magical Moments of Motherhood, when your child turns to you and says 'I couldn't have gotten through this without you", "Mom, I finally GET it!", or you see the awe of wonder on your child's face as they see something new for the first time, and turn to you like you are a miracle worker. Yup- those are the times when you realize it wasn't what you did wrong, but what you did right. This book is abouot all of that- the good, the bad, the ugly. With words (and pictures like above) of encouragement and faith, it is a book to get you through the morass of raising kids! This is a book to give to new moms to set them on their way, to moms with young children, to remind them to breathe and let go, they got this even if they think they don't, and to older moms, so they can laugh at what they survived through! It's a fabulous Mother's Day gift and I can't recommend it enough!

About the Author:

Ashlee Gadd is a wife, mother, writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. When she’s not dancing in the kitchen with her two boys, Ashlee loves curling up with a good book, lounging in the sunshine, and making friends on the Internet. She loves writing about everything from motherhood and marriage to friendship and faith. Running Coffee + Crumbs is her dream job, x 100.

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One BTHM reader will win their own copy of this wodnerful book!

(NOTE- winner will NOT receive their prize before Mother's Day- if you want a copy for then, you will need to purchase one! AND Lucky yoou- rght now it is on SALE!!)

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