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Do you feel like you’re the only mom who serves store-bought birthday treats, dreads school plays, and misses the days of going to the bathroom by herself?unNatural Mom gives you permission to say that mothering doesn’t always come naturally to you. Parenting expert and self-proclaimed unnatural mom Hettie Brittz helps you…
- Recognize how unrealistic our culture’s standards of mothering are
- Move beyond the myths of “supermom”
- Complete the Parenting Style Assessment to determine your own parenting style
- Understand and forgive the mothers who hurt you
- Embrace your capabilities as well as your challenges
|Publisher:||David C Cook|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Hettie Brittz is an author, international speaker, and one of South Africa’s foremost voices on parenting advice. She is the developer of the Evergreen Parenting Course and Tall Trees Profiles. Hettie and her husband, Gospel singer Louis Brittz, live in South Africa with their three children.
Table of Contents
1 Confessions of an (un)Natural Mom 19
2 The Counterfeit Call to Be "Natural" 39
3 Your Own Kind of Natural 59
4 The (un)Natural Mom on Boxwood Boulevard 73
5 The (un)Natural Mom from Palm Beach 115
6 The (un)Natural Mom in the Rose Bush Garden 155
7 The (un)Natural Mom of Pine Tree Place 197
8 The (un)Natural Moms from Elsewhere 225
9 The Call to (super)natural Motherhood 251
About the Author 285
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
And I thought. . . Real, Authentic Truth. Hettie allows us moms to realize that God has blessed us by being the moms he intended us to be. I love the subtitle . . . Why You Are the Perfect Mom for Your Kids First I wish I had been taught these truths when I was parenting. Second I wish that every mom gets a chance to read this book. As a retired preschool teacher I have seen how damaging moms can feel from comparing themselves to other moms. These days moms feel that they have to compete. Compete being the 'best mom'. And they feel their kids need to be a certain way based on what others are thinking or doing. Hettie reminds the reader about the truth of God's word. And dispels the myths of parenting. This book offers hope for moms. from the back cover... Come find new hope in discovering that every mother has unique gifts. In Christ, the "unnatural" mom becomes the supernatural mom who is just right for her family! This book rates 5 stars! This review is posted at My Journey Back and Good Reads and is linked at some of my favorite linky parties. (a complete list can be found on my Parties Page) I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.
There are so many books out there on parenting that it's hard to find one that offers a unique perspective that might bring some enlightenment to the reader. Hettie Brittz does just that in (un)Natural Mom: Why You are the Perfect Mom for Your Kids. In the beginning Ms. Brittz suggests going to their website to take a personality profiling test to find out what kind of tree you most closely represent. Along with finding what tree type you might be, you'll also receive the result of three-dimensional mothering style: Nurture Profile, Discipline Profile, and Mentor Profile. These results will guide you as continue to read the book. Ms. Brittz reveals her own mothering "failures" and strives to encourage other mothers through her experiences and those of a few mothers who match the tree profile to encourage women to realize they are the perfect mother for their children. Once you find out what kind of tree you are (I'm a Boxwood with Palm and Rose Bush tendencies) there's a chapter describing what's important to you; how to live with that particular tree; and the best way to "prune" the tree. As a mom of teenagers now, what I found most useful in this book was the definitions that matched my children. Some of what Ms. Brittz offers in the way of gardening and caring for the trees to encourage the best growth was helpful in seeing how best to help my children. And that's the goal, right? To raise healthy kids who don't need too much therapy when they're older? I'm kidding! This book delivers a unique perspective on mothering that provides some relief to the mad race of raising perfect children while not being a perfect person. It allows moms to see themselves-the good; the bad; the ugly-and realize God created us to parent our children and their needs just the right way. *I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Author Hettie Brittz has given a lot of mothers just what they need to hear. Sometimes mother's seem to in competition everyday with the mother next door. The author tells of different experiences that many mothers have probably had happen to them. Some of her experiences are hard to read about and some were kind of told in a funny way. As a grandmother I really liked the book. It was a very nice story and offered hope for troubled mothers who thought they were doing it wrong. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review by Litfuse Publicity Group and these are all my opinions.