The Motherhood Diaries

The Motherhood Diaries

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
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MissMOLY More than 1 year ago
When you leave the hospital with your newborn baby, you are not given an instructional manual on the dos and don'ts of parenting. Becoming a mother is one of the most important titles you can hold. That title comes a lot of responsibility, pain, tears, joy, happiness, disappointments, and growth. I'm a firm believer that GOD doesn't give us more than what we can handle. You never know what kind of mother you will be until you become a mother. I'm a mother of four and with each child, I learned valuable lessons. My oldest child is 21 years old, and I'm still learning. I believe you are a mother until the day you take your last breath. Even if you aren't around the lessons you give your children lives on... Reshonda Tate Billngsley presents The Motherhood Diaries - 20+ inspirational true stories from Mothers all over the world. Reshonda shares some of her journal entries about becoming a mother. She also shares light hearted stories about her children and the life lessons she has learned. I did find myself laughing to myself in agreement. The stories in this book covered an array of topics that mothers deal with. I applaud these Mothers for sharing their story of faith, hardship, and self-discovery. The last story I read was by Miranda Parker. As readers know Miranda (Davidae "Dee" Stewart) passed away in 2012 from heart disease. Even through death, Dee is still giving us life "gems." The Motherhood Diaries is a very inspirational read. I highly recommend it. This is a book you will read more than once so find a special place on your shelf for it. 4.5 Stars Orsayor
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Growing up, we complain about things our parents did or didn't do and vow never to be like them. It sounds good but flies south once we become a parent. What kind of parent are you? “The Motherhood Diaries” is a book I recommend to all moms. It is a quick read that offers different views of parenting. Motherhood is a job in itself and it's not always easy. The stories are very relatable. I can guarantee you will walk away able to relate to at least one of the stories. Reviewed by: Jas
Kimyatta More than 1 year ago
Now, I'm one of the contributing authors in this book, but even if I had not been, I would have rated the book the same way. The only story I was privy to beforehand was my own, so there is no bias here...well..maybe a little. ANYWAY, Reshonda Tate Billingsley is an absolute genius. In the beginning of the book, she shares her joys and pains with parenting her own three. I love how she takes us through the change of emotions and reactions as she got older. The back half of the book is where other mothers were allowed to share the stories. If you're a hormonal chick like myself, I suggest you get a box of tissues and a squeezie ball. You'll need something to wipe your eyes and throw! The ladies in this book all share their vulnerable moments and make you know that you are not alone as a mom. There is something in each story that I can relate to and I absolutely love love love it! When I'm feeling low, I remember Gina Johnson's Diary of a Praying Mom. When I need to get away, I think about Sadeqa Johnson's Diary of an Overachieving Mom (who needs a drink). When my daughter is acting the plumb fool as only an eleven year old girl can, I remember Reshonda's mantra, "I do not look good in prison orange". It is a must read for any mom who has ever felt like she wanted to runaway or wonder why she ever had children or doesn't understand how anyone could ever NOT have children. It is indeed a classic. It's become a reference book for me. lol...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me preface this review by saying that I am one of the contributing authors for Motherhood Diaries. So, my review will be on some of the other phenomenal diary entries I was privileged to be a part of. Let me also say that you need to keep a box of tissues with you as you read because along with the HA HA stories, there are BOO HOO entries as well. This was one of the reasons I could so relate because the journey of motherhood is filled with laughs and tears, joys and pains, peace and turmoil. Reshonda Tate Billingsley has an infectious and laugh-out-loud writing style that will have you talking back to the book. "Me too! I've thought the same thing." Even her dedication put a smile on my face. "For my children...who keep me young and make me old." Reshonda was gracious enough to put together an all star cast of mothers from various walks of life and each entry speaks truth. Diary of an Intuitive Mother by Pat Tucker reminds us to always listen to that voice inside us when it comes to caring for our children. Diary of an Aspie Mom by Makasha Dorsey is peek into the life of a warrior mom who shows us how important it is to be your child's biggest advocate and cheerlearder. Diary of a Stay-At-Home Mom by Tia McCollors is a humorous look at the ups and downs of being a mom who needs an occasional break from the kids. Diary of a Welfare Mom by Lichol Ford teaches us to never judge the circumstances some of us find ourselves in. Diary of a Praying Mom by Gina Johnson blesses us to keep our connection with God first and foremost and our motherhood journey will change for the better. All of the stories will enrich your life and remind you that you are not alone, crazy or strange. You're a mom. Keleigh Crigler Hadley author of Revenge, Inc.