deliberate motherhood

i am currently reading a wonderful book that i recommend to every mother and expecting mother.  i knew from the first few pages that it was going to be a very meaningful read and each page continues to strike a cord within me.  the book is written by many different points of view, many different types of mothers, with many different kinds of stories.  some are funny, some are sad, some are poetic and other just make you sit and think.  some stories i can relate to and others i can't, but they all help me reflect, feel connected and realize that i am so not along in this crazy journey of motherhood.  i can't even count how many times i have thought, as i've been reading, "that is exactly how i feel (or have felt), i just didn't know how to articulate it".  the stories are all short, so it also helps me get in a bit of reading here and there because like a lot of's difficult to find a large chunk of time to sit down and enjoy a good read. 

one of my favorite paragraphs so far: 

i remember that when i love who i am, it is easier for me to love others for who they are. when i love me, i can marvel at brilliant pictures that i didn't take and revel in meals that i didn't cook. i can listen to lovely music and appreciate those that are performing. i can notice how great someone looks wearing a size 6. i can admire and respect others for their gifts, knowing that it has nothing to do with me, that it takes nothing away from what i can do. 


i am only 2 chapters in but can truly say that i would recommend it.  i look forward to the moments i can find to sit and read through it.  i would love to know if you end up getting the book and what you think about it!!