I’ll admit it… I’ve been a fan of Sarah Mae, since she was blogging at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee. I’ve long-since admired her writing style, honesty and openness. That’s why I was so excited to read her book, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe. Add to that, Sally Clarkston as the co-author and you get a very, very stoked Bree.
“Desperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help. It’s for those who have ever wondered what happened to all their ideals for what having children would be like. For those who have ever felt like all the “experts” have clearly never had a child like theirs. For those who have prayed for a mentor. For those who ever felt lost and alone in motherhood.”
Here are my thoughts on Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe – in bullets:
- As the mom of an extremely rambunctious little boy, I can definitely relate to the feeling of desperation. However, the book was really for mamas of littles – not the 6-year-old I have.
- Even though I’m a bit farther along in my motherhood journey than the target audience for Desperate, I still found parts of the book extremely useful.
- I wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone with kiddos 4-years-old and under.
- I loved that at the end of every chapter, there was a QR code you could scan and it took you to a video specific to that chapter.
- Having Sally Clarkston as the “seasoned” mama providing support to “newbie” mama Sarah Mae? Brilliant.
- While this book was excellent to read on my own, it would be wonderful for a book club. It’s so chocked full of relatable stories, that there will be tons to discuss.
In closing, Desperate was a very well-written book. I recommend it to all moms of littles.
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