As a Family Christian blogger, I’ve been able to review and read lots of great books lately. One that particularly peaked my interested was one called Women Are Scary.
Many of us women are actually scared to talk to or get to know other women. Myself included. We put particular women in our circle on a pedestal and think that we will never be able to compare with them. We think that they must have it all together, meanwhile, I’m barely treading water. We are often scared to talk to each other out of fear of rejection or even fear of someone getting to know the real us.
I’ve actually had women tell me that they thought I had everything all together when they first met me. They think because I have a blog, 5 kids, homeschool, etc that I somehow have it all together. Once you peel back the layers and get to know me, you’ll realize that I’m just as broken as the next person. I know I do that with other women as well – think that because they always have makeup on and look put together that somehow they have figured out the secrets to life.
In Women Are Scary, Melanie Dale talks about friendships between women and how to make the best of them. I laughed out loud several times in the book as she discusses the “bases” to getting to know someone. A lot of time we are hesitant to let people in out of fear. The book lives up to the tag line – The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends.
If you are a struggling mom, I recommend you check out this book. I learned a lot about myself and how I relate to others through it and will definitely be re-reading again soon.
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Regena O says
I love Family Christian stores and luckily I have one locally. I love to shop there and there are always unique gifts and wonderful music and book selections available. Thanks for sharing your review. I will have to check this one out too!
Regena O says
Sorry – I just saw the question. Yes, it is something I struggle with. I am not a very sociable person in general but when I get to know you and become friends – I am the first person to jump in to lend a hand and will be loyal till the end. I have a small group of friends and most I have known since childhood.
Tracy Harper says
I grew up being a very shy person, but have gotten better over the years. There are still times thought that I don’t feel comfortable making friends.
Christie Davis says
This book sounds like a great read. I have struggled to make mom friends since having kiddos. I think because I am introvert covered up in little kids, so most of my resources are sapped by my little people. Also, I am absolutely a few deep friends kinda gal. Well that has proved super hard in this season. Hugs to all the introverted mamas of little ones out there! 🙂