"Mothering from Scratch" by Melinda Means and Kathy Helgemo is a refreshingly honest book about being a mom. It doesn't set out to create perfect moms, but instead acknowledges that none of us are perfect and our kids aren't perfect. The book provides wonderful tools to help us with issues we might struggle with while bringing up our kids, and reminds the reader that close relationships with Christ and with our husbands are key to being the best moms we can be.
I like how the book approaches a lot of different topics, and emphasizes the different strengths and weaknesses we all have. It empowers moms to not worry about fitting into some perfect parenting style that someone else may have thought up, but rather to be the mom God created you to uniquely be. In a culture today that focuses on pretending to be perfect on Facebook, and struggles to make our home life look like something found on a Pinterest board, this book is a great take on motherhood that will cause moms across the country to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
I would recommend this book to moms young and old who might like some encouragement, and some tools to make us stronger and more fulfilled overall.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review.