Her Connections In The Mother Hood
03 May, 2012
Women. Our make up is relational, our DNA screams for conversation. What happens when we become mothers? We become entrenched in our infant’s lives. Our orbit that used to spin around us–careers, husband, passions, takes a tilt and spins around that precious baby; leaving friendships in the dust.
The book, Mom Connection: Creating Vibrant Relationships in The midst of Motherhood is our lifeline and the “how to” get back to our core. With finesse, personal experience, and relational insight, Tracey Bianchi, a sister in terms of being an over caffeinated, conversation starved mom gives us the tools to get back to chatting it up with other women.
I so wish this book had been on the market when I became a mom. Maybe I would have been more brave to walk up to a perfect stranger at the park and strike up a conversation, instead of sizing up that perfect stranger and thinking, “So out of my friendship league, she’s got it all together!”
Having read the book, cover to cover; I love the Mom Tips she offers at the end of each chapter. She encourages us to find our passions, entertain our hobbies, connect with other moms, even if it’s a quick phone call during the madness of the super hour. Because parenting is an all consuming task, she pulls us into a corner to give us a breather, a quick shot of encouragement on adrenaline before sending us back into the ring of motherhood.
Motherhood has it’s own unique set of challenges which is why I love going to MOPS every week. What–you don’t know what MOPS is? No–it’s not a cleaning tool, it’s a sanity saver for moms. Kearney actually has three groups, a morning MOPS, Mops@night, and Teen MOPS. Mothers of Preschoolers, visit their site if you’re curious! (www.mops.org).
Have you read this book? What stood out to you the most? Did you have a moment, an epiphany? Whether not you have or haven’t, we will be giving away a TWO FREE COPIES today. Leave a comment and share a story about friendship in the midst of motherhood!
And finally, if you could ask Tracey anything, what would you like to ask her?