Friday, October 16, 2015

Book Review: Things a Mother Discovers by Filipa Fonseca Silva

Things a Mother Discovers: (and no one talks about)Things a Mother Discovers: by Filipa Fonseca Silva
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First things first, I received a free copy of this book from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.

I think my favorite parts were the illustrations. Those were so gorgeous and I would buy this book for those alone. As to the actual writing, her honesty was refreshing. As a mother, I really enjoy hearing that I'm not alone in these things. The warning against those without a sense of humor is a good one. She doesn't hold back and I LOVED it. If you don't want that much brutal honesty, then I would pass on this one.

I didn't agree with all of her ideas and didn't connect with everything. There were some very European elements, which was enjoyable to read, but didn't connect with my mothering experience. There were some places where I disagreed with her thoughts, but that is bound to happen.

Overall, a fun read that let me know I'm not alone in this mothering job.


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Most of  my disagreements with her were based on several of my spiritual beliefs. Not so strongly as to anger me or even frustrate me. It did dampen my enjoyment of the book as a whole, but dislike two chapters isn't really a big deal in my book. And seriously the illustrations at the end of the chapters were beautiful and calming and just a really great addition. In this crazy sprint that is motherhood of young children, it is nice to have something to make you pause and take a deep breath.

If you are looking for a quick read to make you laugh and enjoy your kids a little more, this one is definitely worth $4.79.

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