The Happiest Mommy You Know by Genevieve Shaw Brown is a book about motherhood and putting yourself before your kids.
I’m going to start by saying that I nearly hated this book. It didn’t resonate with me at all. There were a few parts that I agreed with as far as eating healthy and getting exercise, but the majority of it was the author talking about taking exotic trips and vacations, having nights out with her college friends, clothes shopping, and scheduling. I’m not a schedule freak and if I had to live like that I would be gone from a stress induced death.
Putting my kids first has always made me happy and I’m just not the type of mom that doesn’t breastfeed my babies because I want sleep. I have never programmed a baby to sleep for 12 hours and I don’t want to. I think the author is missing a key fact-what’s good for one person isn’t necessarily good for another.
I think this would be a good book for SOME moms. I don’t think the book is horrible as it did contain some health advice. I don’t want to be negative about the book, but it just didn’t work for me. It may be good for other moms.
Btw, I’m keeping my leggings and yoga pants…
About the Author:
Genevieve Shaw Brown
Genevieve Shaw Brown is a lifestyle writer, editor, and reporter for ABC News living in New York with her husband and three children. Her first book The Happiest Mom You Know is based on an article she wrote for ABC News that was turned into a segment on Good Morning America.