08 September 2014

Introduction: Mommy Monday


      I created this feature to highlight anything mommy-ish. I am after all, above all else a mom. I may review a book or a movie about motherhood. And fingers crossed, interview a mommy that I look up to and aspire to be. Bottom line is, I will make Mondays a day to celebrate motherhood. After all, one day a year is not enough to honor the most wonderful woman in our lives.

For my first Mommy Monday post, I would like to share one of the books that really nailed it when it comes to being a mommy. I present to you, Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner.


Jennifer Weiner's rich, witty, true-to-life "New York Times" bestselling novel tells the story of three very different women as they navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journey of new motherhood.Becky is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderful husband and baby girl, a restaurant that's received citywide acclaim -- and the mother-in-law from hell. Kelly is an event planner who's struggling to balance work and motherhood while dealing with an unemployed husband who seems content to channel-surf for eight hours a day. And Ayinde's basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at her most vulnerable moment, putting their new family even more in the public eye. Then there's Lia, a Philadelphia native who has left her Hollywood career behind, along with her husband and a tragic secret, to start her life all over again. From prenatal yoga to postbirth sex, "Little Earthquakes" is a frank, funny, fiercely perceptive take on the comedies and tragedies of love and marriage.
My Rating:

            Motherhood is beautiful. It's one of the most amazing things that can happen to a woman. But, and it's a big but, it can also be stressful, messy, stinky and sometimes just downright gross. I love how Jennifer Weiner managed to capture both sides. Little Earthquake is a story about four very different women that deals with the same thing: motherhood. All of them are first time moms. It gives you a glimpse on how it's really going to be when you give birth. There's no Johnson & Johnson moment wherein you're cradling a child fast asleep. Little Earthquakes provide a realistic narration of what really happens the first few months of your baby's life. I can definitely relate to most of them. Ayinde's struggle with breastfeeding. Becky's mother-in law problems. Kelly's money issues. This book just really hit it close to home. It's definitely in my backyard.

            I recommend it to first time moms. To those who are curious what the fuss is all about raising a baby. If anything, it's a fun read because these women have their own way of dealing with shit, pun intended.

Do you have any favorite books about moms? What do you think of this feature? I would love to hear them.


  1. Well I'm not a mother and probably won't be for yeeeears, BUT I am a very highly active aunt to two gorgeous kids under 3 and they're so my favourite people in the world. ;) Plus when they get too tired or cranky, I can hand them back to their parents. #auntywin
    I think this is a good idea for a feature!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

    1. Aw, I'm sure you're a great aunt. Those are the best years. Thanks for taking the time to comment Cait!


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