Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"Memory Making Mom"

Book Description from the publisher:

Be a different kind of mom. Break through the distractions and create lasting memories.
What’s the solution to gaining the balanced, meaningful life you desire with your family? Create traditions that bring joy and significance. Popular "Smartter Each Day" blogger and mom of three, Jessica Smartt explains why memory-making is the puzzle piece that today’s families are longing for. She highlights ten tradition-gifts kids need most, including a rich resource of two hundred–plus unique traditions. She also offers practical encouragement to modern parents to keep on adventuring—even when they are fighting distractions, are on a budget, and exhausted.

My Review:
Jessica has done a great job with writing this book!  I love the introduction as she is being clear that not everyone can or will want to do everything that she is sharing in this book, no one is perfect and no one can just dive in and live a life like what she is presenting here.  The purpose of this book isn't to tell you that you have to do this, that or this other day, but instead here are some suggestions to help you create traditions that work for you, that are your family.  A definition for traditions: "Traditions are a planned determination to remember, celebrate, and value what is important;" this is a perfect definition as it is it going to be different for each person and each family as we all have different things that are of value, of importance.  Each chapter focuses on a different aspect such as holidays, Sundays, learning, to name a few.  Jessica shares her thoughts, her practices and then offers suggestions and various ways to take ownership of these areas and mold various practices  to then become traditions.  This is a great read for moms who want to spend time creating memories that will always be remembered and things that may turn into traditions that are practiced each month, each year and remembered for years to come and passed on even.  I highly recommend this book!

*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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