I was recently sent a book to check out called Joy-Worthy: A mother’s guide to more joy, less stress and no guilt. I agreed to try reading it, because what mother doesn’t want to experience all the things written in the title.
However, after reading through the first couple of pages, I quickly realized that the book for me was like reading fiction. I couldn’t imagine having the kind of life that this author does. As a matter of fact, I believe I am the type of mom that she would never want to hang out with. (see page 4) It is not a bad thing in my opinion, because all moms do things differently when it comes to raising their families.
As I continued to read through the first chapter, I began to see that while we are very different in our parenting style, I could learn a little something from Julie McGrath. That is the great thing about being a parent, you can learn so many bits and pieces along the way from others who have been where you are.
I am not sure that the book Joy-Worthy is going to be for everyone. The author doesn’t pull any punches and tells it like she sees it. When reading it, I think you have to have an open mind and only take the parts that you feel apply to you. That is the way it is with most self help books I read.
Julie talks often in the book about surrounding yourself with people who didn’t give up everything for their kids. Let’s just say I personally hope that my friends aren’t the ones reading this book, or I may not have many left afterwards.
If you have read or are reading Joy-Worthy, please let me know what you think about it.
I received a copy of the book Joy-Worthy: A mother’s guide to more joy, less stress and no guilt for my honest review. All opinions are my own.