The Happiest Mom You Know by Genevieve Shaw Brown

 

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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.

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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…

2 stars

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About the Author:

Genevieve Shaw Brown

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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.

2 thoughts on “The Happiest Mom You Know by Genevieve Shaw Brown

  1. I agree. It is certainly true that a person needs to care for themselves, but the problem with our society usually has more to do with folks caring too much for themselves and not enough for others. This is doubly true for our kids.

    While I’ve seen some really unhealthy over-focus on kids by some parents, and think it is even more common to see an over-focus on the kids to the detriment of the spousal relationship, I think putting the kids needs and guidance first is by far the most important.

    I’d rather see a book on incorporating the family into all fun activities, including workout, travel, etc, with the exception of leaving romance time for the parents.

    Also, I was tickled to see you rate a (any) book with less than two stars, since I was starting to suspect you didn’t have it in you.

    😉

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  2. Thank you, Todd! I definitely agree that parents need to take care of themselves, but also feel like the family as a whole is most important.

    It is true, I don’t like book bashing! Lol. This one was surely difficult for me…

    😉 Thank you for commenting…

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