Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Small Talk: Learning From Kids What Matters Most, Amy Julia Becker
This is one of those books that is just plain enjoyable to read. In fact it is one that you will probably picked up over and over again. I know that as a mom of six it was encouraging to read Becker's honest account of motherhood and the profound effect it has on a person. I barely finished this book when a friend saw it laying on my desk and picked it up. She only read the first page then asked if she could take it home. So it is already making its rounds among my friends. There is a set of books that I think should be put in a basket with diapers, teething tablets, teething beads, onsies and burp cloths and given as a baby shower gift...this is one of those books. Motherhood is not always easy, not always fun, and sometimes just downright overwhelming. But amidst late nights, snotty noses, poopy diapers, scraped knees and tantrums there are the cuddle down moments, the sweet sticky kisses and the smell of kids after they have played out doors. Truly as Becker shows, if you open your eyes to the wonder of motherhood through the eyes of your children you can not help but be blessed. This is a keeper - and a sharer - and a gifter. Thanks to the publisher for this review copy.
Posted by Abbie Riddle