How Are You Feeling, Momma? (You Don't Need to Say, "I'm Fine.")
Adult; Self-Help, Sex & Relationships, Psychology, Philosophy, Fashion; (Market)
As moms, we deal with emotional overload—often pretending to be ‘fine' even when we’re not. Shelby and Lisa remind us we’re not alone in how we feel. Their personal and candid reflections on 31 mom feelings meet you where you’re at while inspiring you to embrace your emotions and match the pleadings in the Psalms to the pleadings in your soul.
In each chapter, you will read two perspectives on a specific emotion and corresponding Psalm scripture. One captures the emotion from Shelby's experience as a Christian mom and the other from Lisa’s vantage point as a Jewish step-mom and grandma.
Motherhood is hard, and the emotions moms deal with on any given day are universal. Shelby and Lisa’s words draw from deep wells of inexperienced experiences over a combined 66 years of parenting/step-parenting/grandparenting between them in hopes of bringing relief and encouragement to moms everywhere.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10
Idea: Shelby Spear and Lisa Leshaw craft an inspiring and intimate collection of psalms and conversations directed at mothers and which explore complex emotional stages relating to motherhood.
Prose: The authors communicate with readers in a clear, genuine prose style. The psalms in this work are smoothly integrated into the broader discussion of raising children and the myriad emotions accompanying the experience.
Originality: Spear and Leshaw’s project is unique in its vision and approach to spirituality and self-help. The marriage of two distinct voices offers a memorable reading experience.
Character/Execution: Readers will find a comforting and supportive handbook in How Are You Feeling, Momma? Mothers feeling isolated in their emotional states will value this heartfelt contribution.
Blurb: An original, helpful, and inspiring book...a must for moms--and parents--everywhere.
Date Submitted: November 13, 2020
Christine Carter, author of 'Help and Hope While You're Healing:A woman's guide'
It's in this book where you will find freedom from hiding, from holding in those true emotions, from having to keep it all together with a perfectly coined, "I'm fine." You can be real here. You can be you.
Jami Amerine, author of 'Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors' and 'Stolen Jesus'
How Are You Feeling, Momma? is helpful, but it is so much more. Eloquently written, fresh, and dear. I felt seen and heard. Perfect.