Happy Sunday! I hope a fun and exciting weekend, I unfortunately came down with a bad cold.
Today I want to celebrate because I have finished my first book since Emma has been born. It took me a lot longer than it used to since I could only read during nap times and felt like I was constantly interrupted by baby cries. But Emma finally let me finish the book and I must say I loved it!
Many of you know I have been reading Match Made in Motherhood by Megan Hyche from my previous post and many Instagram stories. Reading was always a huge part of my life before Emma and I am so glad that I returned to it even if it’s a little harder with a baby.
Match Made in Motherhood was the most relatable book I have ever read. I feel like it came along at the perfect time for me. The book follows a new mom as she navigates through the new world of motherhood. She talks about feeling alone and searching for mom friends, something I have been doing a lot of lately. Thank goodness blogging has helped connect me with all of you. She talks about struggles of having your relationship completely change when the baby arrives and how all the plans you made for baby don’t always happen. Something I think every mommy can relate to.
She has recently become a stay at home mom just like I have, and boy have I experienced the same struggles and the same joys this brings. She talks about apps that I have used many times being a new mom like Peanut, Care.com, etc. One of my favorite parts of the book is when she wants to go out for drinks with friends but needs to find a sitter. She turns to apps and tries to navigate whether to leave her son with a sitter or to cancel her plans. As many of you know I have not yet left Emma since her birth and I know this is something I am going to have to deal with soon, I felt all the nerves she did just thinking about it.
I would recommend this book to every mother, whether you are a new mom or an experienced mom you will relate. It made me laugh so often because of the many times I had the same thoughts cross my mind. My favorite quote was “I hated the idea of another person spending more time with him every day then I do.” this was a huge reason behind why I decided to be a stay at home mom. No one will ever take care of your child the way you do and to me it was so important for me to be Emma’s caregiver every day. To be honest I feel like Megan Hyche knows me better than I know myself these days!
I do not want to give away any spoilers but there is a big part of the book that I felt heartbroken for her because of the situation she found herself in. I couldn’t imagine dealing with that with Emma but so many people deal with these things that are not easy and that’s what makes this book so real and relatable. Overall the book helped me realize that every mommy’s journey is different, but you are never alone. Everyone has struggles and learning curves and both you and your little baby will make it through with a stronger bond and a whole lot of love! Thank you, Megan, for writing this book you are amazing, I will cherish what this book has taught me
I hope you all go to amazon and order/download Match Made in Motherhood you will not regret it. If you do read it send me a message, let me know what parts you related to the most.
Find it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V9BYL9Z
Love you all,
Michelle & Emma