Wonder Women (Frames Series), eBook: Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career, and Identityby Barna Group
There is a new reality for mothers in the 21st century-it's a different world with different goals than it was even a generation ago. As little girls, today's moms didn't grow up with ONLY dolls and toy kitchens and princesses and visions of idyllic domesticity and motherhood behind a white picket fence: they were given these but also a little plastic doctor's bag
There is a new reality for mothers in the 21st century-it's a different world with different goals than it was even a generation ago. As little girls, today's moms didn't grow up with ONLY dolls and toy kitchens and princesses and visions of idyllic domesticity and motherhood behind a white picket fence: they were given these but also a little plastic doctor's bag and a coloring book full of potential careers to choose from. "You can be anything you want, child." It's a message of empowerment and it's beautiful. But, as many of those young girls grew up, a message that was once meant to convey opportunity has begun to feel like a pressure cooker. What once was "You can have it all" has now become "You need to have it all." You need to have the perfect job, the perfect husband, the perfect house, the perfect kids, the perfect play dates and craft nights and date nights and DIY Pinterest projects and #nofilter Instagrams.
What does it mean to be a mom in a world like that? Where does vocation fit into all this? What does a holistic idea of self fit in? Many women struggle with the decision to work inside the home or outside the home. How can you maintain a sense of self and motherhood in both decisions?
The reality is we can't really have it all - sometimes we will have to make choices. This Barna Frame explores the value and beauty in those constraints. Join Kate Harris, wife, mother, and the executive director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture, as she unpacks the identity questions, the economic realities, and the role of the church in your life as you feel compelled to be wonder woman.
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I recently received this book called "Wonder Women" it's in a series of books called Frames from the Barna Group, I would like to share a little bit of the book with you. It's basically discussing how women get through life. How they face the challenges they have with being a mother, for some, having a career, and their own identity. I hadn't realized that this was basically for the most part research done they had 1000 US women take surveys and share what it is they spend their time doing, as well as how they feel about certain things in their lives. Now, I must be honest, when I got this book I didn't realize that it would be done in the form of mostly research so it's a lot like just reading lots of facts with a small amount of extra reading about how some women's lives are and how they feel about them and sadly I really didn't enjoy the book at all. Usually with books I get stuck in the book and want to finish it all in one day and it's so hard for me to put it down but with this book, I really had to make myself continue to read it. I just honestly don't relate to a lot of the content but, it may be for some of you out there who like reading facts or survey results and things like that. Maybe it could help you out in your life so I wanted to share it. The one thing I did like about this book is how it tells you biblical truths, it states that Jesus was born at a specific time for a specific reason as are we along with other facts from the bible which I found interesting. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255