Monday, April 30, 2012

Momaholic: Crazy Confessions of a Helicopter Parent Book Review

     I recently got the opportunity to Review Momaholic: Crazy Confessions of a Helicopter Parent though
     Momaholic was written by Dena Higley, who was the head writer for the soap opera "Days of Our Lives." When I first got it, I was mildly interested and expected to trudge through it just to say I had read it.
     However, I found it very compelling and easy to read. It is not exactly a self-help book, and the author herself says so, so if you're picking up this book to find any kind of answers, you may be disappointed. 
     This book is more like hearing from someone who knows what you're going through, someone who can sympathize., with the final result being that we (moms and wives) aren't perfect and can't do everything, but that's okay. We're not alone. And Dena Higley just wants all of us wives and mothers who often feel stretched to our limit to know we are not the only ones. 
     The book is a reflection by a wife and mother who feels her life is spiraling out of control when her young, unwed daughter finds herself pregnant. Dena (the author) wonders where she went wrong that her daughter would get herself in such a situation. On top of this, she has a son who is autistic and a teenage daughter who must be physically carried everywhere, due to a surgery.
     I feel many mothers can relate to the way she feels, no matter how old her kids are. Mothers of teenagers or young adults may wonder what they should have done different. Mothers of young children, like me, may worry about how not to make such mistakes. And I'm sure we can all relate to the feeling that we have to be everything to everyone and often spread ourselves to thin and end up on the edge of a mental breakdown.
     So, while this is not really a self-help book, it is more like a sympathy book. It is good for a light read and you will probably find yourself laughing at some of the things she says. 
     I'm not much of a non-fiction reader, so I probably would not have picked this book up on my own, had it not been for my membership through bookneeze. So thanks, booksneeze. 
*I received this product for free from booksneeze in exchange for my fair and honest review*
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