Title: Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This
Author: Jenn Doucette
Published by Harvest House Publishers, 2007.
Reviewed for Reader Views 06/07.
"Just wait till you have kids of your own!" How many mothers have ever said that when they are reaching their limit. When children are little, they think their mother knows everything. When they get older, they think their moms are totally out of touch. But as the years go by and you become a parent yourself, you start to realize that your mother was right all along. Your mother might have told you that 'someday your time will come." Well, if you are faced with the trials and tribulations of motherhood and just need to take a break, you have just the place to lose yourself. Its time to sit back and enjoy a book so you don't feel so alone.
In fact, your mother's knowledge has even been sung about in a popular old song written by Van Morrison and is the title song of his 1995 album. You probably have the chorus ringing in your head upon reading the title of the book. Jenn Doucette has created a wonderful book which will give exhausted and worn out mothers a much needed rest. Through her many stories about her own experiences, Jenn offers you a friend to laugh with. Her book is laid out in a road trip type fashion. Each chapter offers a rest stop and explores reclaiming contentment, wonder, repairing relationships and rekindling romance just to name a few. Each chapter ends with what she calls "Tank Toppers" which are ideas which you can use to put the information into action. She encourages the readers to "Take a Break" which is a prayer and "Getting Directions" which gives the readers a place to write down areas which you want to address.
I found myself laughing throughout this book and yet gaining all kinds of valuable information. Jenn Doucette is an excellent author and I hope to find more books by her. There'd Be Days Like This" and its very true but there is now need to crumple under the pressures of parenthood. Jenn is here with her book who will help you in your travels in every stage of parenthood and put a smile on your face in the process