Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lose the Cape: You Don't have To be a Super Mom

Ever feel like you have to do it all?  Ever browse pinterest and feel like you aren't doing enough?  Ever feel like you aren't good enough?

Well Stop it!

I was given a copy of Lose the Cape: Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive by Alexa Bigwarfe and Kerry Rivera.
 Lose the Cape was started as a passion project for Alexa and Kerry; they want to spread the message  of killing off the image of “supermom” and recognizing we are all doing what’s best for us, our kids, our families.

It would be so easy to get caught up in the mommy wars, or wondering what in the world we are doing.  In motherhood I have learned that as soon as you figure it out, something will change.  
That is just the way it is.  Finally get that baby to sleep through the night, then they begin teething and start waking up.  Finally got into a good routine, then they turn two (or three for my kids) and you wonder where that sweet baby went.  It is just always changing, and with each child it will be different.  As long as we are truly trying, love our kids, and are growing ourselves as parents (i.e. we are humble enough to admit when we screw up and then we try again),  we will be okay.
The Book:
I love that this book is a quick read, as hey we are moms, we're busy!  The book is broken into 11 sections of some of the areas of motherhood, everything from sleep, to me time, to dealing with social media/technology time as a mother.  

The book shares tips, advice and antidotes from real moms.  

I like that the book feels very open to every style of parenting, there is no preaching or judgment as to what parenting style is best, but it shares and touches on all styles of parenting and making the best of what you are doing.

A lot of the book dealt with the baby/toddler years, and with my youngest at 5, I felt like a lot of the book didn't apply to me anymore. I did really like the technology section though, as I know I am often guilty of having my phone glued to my hand.

If you are looking for deep answers to parenting problems or questions, this is not your book, but if you want a quick read that will give you some thoughts and tips and help you lose that mommy guilt, then this is a great choice. 

Learn More about the Book at the Following:

Purchase your own copy on Amazon 


What do you do to lose the cape and celebrate the great job you are doing as a mother?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing our book with your readers! It's funny, because neither of us have babies or toddlers any more (well, 3 year olds, so I guess we do technically still have toddlers) and yet many people are saying this - that it;s a great mom for a brand new mom. Not what we initially intended, but it's also exciting that everyone thinks it's a great book for a brand new mom! Loved your review! xo Alexa