Reviewed by Amanda Schafer

A cute book about “a mother’s pledge to do it all,” Stark Raving Motherhood is a huge hit! Mothers are expected to do so many things, remember every little detail, chase down children, keep track of schedules, and stay sane doing it all. It’s just not possible! But then again, perhaps it is…with a little love and encouragement from the family. Every page reveals another vow or promise that a harried mother feels the need to fulfill.  Within each page you will also find funny drawings and side notes showing what actually happens in real life and why we, as mothers, want to vow to fix our wacky behavior.

I laughed (out loud!) several times throughout this book. How many times have I had to “stitch up the heinie on all split stuffed animals,” or vowed to “clean out the van at least once a quarter?” As the book starts, the pages are relatively neat and tidy. However as it continues the pages get more harried and frazzled-looking, reminding me of how frazzled I feel as a mom when I try to remember every little detail. I found it truly humorous that she mentions “reading all school memos” about 3 or 4 times through the book.

Jill Seale has created a neat little book that is a perfect gift to any mother you think might need a bit of encouragement and a reminder that she doesn’t have to do it all!

Rating: 4/5

Amanda lives in Missouri with her engineering husband, two sons, and one daughter. In between homeschooling and keeping up with church activities she loves to read Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and any Chick-Lit. She never goes anywhere without a book to read!


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