Being a mother can be a crazy life, but it’s a gift filled with grace. Read Betsy Singleton Snyder’s comical story in Stepping on Cheerios. Stepping on Cheerios is a collection of funny, warm, and charming tales from the frontlines of parenthood, written for women who are juggling to accomplish everyday feats of work, motherhood, marriage, church, and more. It’s a comical story of one woman’s realization that her crazy life is a gift and how she found the grace in it.
My Review: I desperately needed this book. Can I just come right out and say that? I needed it. I am a mother of five children; 1 boy and 4 girls, ranging in age from 5 years old to 14 years old. On any given day, I am balancing My Little Pony toys, dress up time, tea parties, training bras, skateboards, Band practice, puberty, the chore list, picky eaters and sibling arguments. And somewhere along the way, I’ve heard that the “ideal” mom never raises her voice, never loses her patience, is supposed to be up before the sun, fully dressed and make-up’ed, creating perfect Elsa-shaped pancakes before the children even open their eyes to begin their day.
Um, I don’t do mornings. And I sure as heck need some Stacie-time now and again.
So, the end result is that I fall into bed exhausted at the end of each day, wishing that I had done better.
Which is why, someday, I am going to hug Betsy Singleton Snyder breathless. She put her experience with motherhood out there for all to see. The great, the wonderful, the chaotic, the messy, the silly and the frustrating. And it was awesome. It was so freeing to read another mother’s struggles, her desires and her experiences. I loved reading about the times that she just needed a break, and how every time she turned around, the toys in the room had exploded. This book was full of wisdom and encouragement that this mommy’s heart needed to hear. I choked up in parts, and laughed outright in others. (Also, “finding your soul thing?” One of my very favorite parts of the book. You’re going to love that part!)
I did find that the writing style took some time to get used to; almost like it was slightly disorganized. But it was still a very enjoyable read.
Bottom Line: Stepping on Cheerios gives mothers permission to admit that motherhood is hard, that we are not supposed to “have it all together,” and that our best is perfect.
**Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for the opportunity to read and review this book!
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on June 27. The winner will be announced June 28 on Betsy’s blog.