Mommy Needs A Raise
I'll be honest - I selected Mommy Needs A Raise (Because Quitting's Not An Option) by Sarah Parshall Perry because of the super cool cover. In fact, the cover is so cute and clever that all four of my kids loved it and couldn't stop looking at it, and my six year old son asked if he could cut it off my book and hang it up on his bedroom wall (lol). I'd never heard of Sarah before, but the description sounded funny so I thought I'd give it a shot. The book description reads:
"Goodbye, Board Room and Legal Briefs--Hello, Dimples, Diapers, and Destruction
Women know that raising children will be different from climbing the corporate ladder. But nothing can truly prepare them for the mind-muddling world of motherhood. It doesn't take long for a new mom to question whether her tyrannical, diapered boss really understands her value to the organization. Because honestly? She's not always sure herself.
With her signature wit, lawyer-turned-full-time-mommy Sarah Parshall Perry says what all new moms are thinking when they trade annual reports for homework help and yoga pants. Perry invites moms to laugh alongside her amidst the "Are you kidding me?!" moments that come with the job of raising humans. This book is story of every mother who gives up one thing to get something better--and ends up finding out what she's worth along the way."
I couldn't completely relate to Mommy Needs A Raise because I never had a "career" outside of the home. I married young and my husband and I had our first child within a year of our wedding. I've been a stay at home mom, more or less, since my wedding day. However, I do currently work from home so I could definitely relate to that portion of the book! Also, being a mom is such a universal experience that I found myself laughing along or commiserating on nearly every page. Sarah's writing style is fresh, honest, realistic, and unpretentious. I highly enjoyed both her funny, down-to-earth stories as well as her applications and insights drawn from Scripture. I recommend Mommy Needs A Raise to every mom out there who needs a little break and a little laugh.
I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.