Why I Choose This Book:
I try not to choose books solely on the cover, but goodness, folks! This is one of my favorite book covers ever. The colors, the design, the fonts, the title, all of it comes together perfectly.
Plus, as y’all know I like parenting books – even though I don’t have any kids. There are several reasons for this, the main one being that I really enjoy the thought processes behind how and why parents parent the way they do, and the other is I figure the knowledge will be helpful one day. 😉
What I Thought Of This Book:
This book was different from most of the parenting books I’ve read recently. It focused a lot more on what the parents do instead of what the kids do, and that was a pretty neat perspective.
The lady who wrote the book has three little boys, so we get to see life from the perspective of someone who’s still very much in the midst of crazy motherhood. She talks a lot about the decisions she’s made in order to be a more intentional mother, and how she’s been working at redeeming the time to pour as much into her children’s lives as she can.
The premise of the book is how parents have 936 weeks with their children from the time they are born until they are eighteen. When I first heard that number it sounded like quite a lot, but after pondering it for a little bit, I could see how it would feel like it was going by really fast. It’s so important as parents (and from my perspective as an older sibling/aunt/friend) to make sure that you invest in children and really use those weeks wisely.
Miss Eryn tells about different ways she’s learned to invest in her children, from having specific screen-free times of the day to getting outside with the kids, to taking time to read and cuddle. The book is really practical, well-written, easy to read, and lyrical.
I could tell Miss Eryn was a blogger. I’m not sure how to explain it, but her writing style was just very much the style of a blogger. It was beautiful, descriptive, peaceful, and somewhat wordy. Reading the book made me feel restful, like sitting on a porch swing and sipping lemonade.
I’m not a mother, so I try not to have very many opinions (at least that I share) on parenting books, but I thought this one was pretty spot-on. 😉
*I’m thankful to have received this book for reviewing purposes