Saturday, July 15, 2017
Hiding from my Kids in my Prayer Closet
Finding grace and laughter when motherhood gets real
Soon after Jessica Kastner became a mother, she wondered if she was the only mom who found pretend play more boring than watching playdough harden and who dreaded yet another friend’s Instagram post of homemade deliciousness.
In Hiding from My Kids in the Prayer Closet, Kastner shares her experience as an “unmom”—a mom who loves her kids more than she loves the daily experience of mothering. She helps readers laugh at the ridiculous, delight in the unpredictable, and enjoy being the mothers God made them to be.
My thoughts: While I didn't totally relate to Jessica with this book, I do feel like she hit the nail on the head at times and that this book is a fun addition to the genre. This book if for any mother who has felt out of her league navigating parenthood, mom groups, or the loneliness that comes with staying home with your little ones. While one might not be able to relate to everything, Jessica has a lot of truths in this book that help other (un)moms know they are not alone. I enjoyed what she had to say and the humor she said it with!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.