Today, I’m “super” excited to do a book review of my bloggy friend, Becky Kopitzke’s first book! Woot woot! I’m so happy for her!
And, if you’d like to learn more about her or connect with her at her blog, scroll down to find out more about her below.
Becky always provides such amazing insight into parenting both in her book and on her blog. But what she is especially adept at is HUMOR! You will find yourself nodding your head at times and laughing your butt off at other times while reading this book!
So just what is the name of Becky’s book? It’s The Super Mom Myth and it just launched recently.
With Becky’s signature humble and self-deprecating humor, she intertwines the challenges of motherhood with powerful and practical lessons from God. She just has this knack for listening to and learning from the lessons God continually teaches her through her little ones. I’m always inspired and convicted when I visit her place.
And her book is no different! I LOVED it!
Becky creatively takes eight wacky villains and one authentic superhero (can you guess who that is? 😉) and draws out biblical principles to combat the many challenges we as moms and wives face.
I loved how for each villain or troublesome attitude she provided biblical truth to combat it. But, believe me, she never does this in a boring or uninspiring way. It’s always done with a witty peek into the day-to-day of her life with her two sweet girls and her hunky hubby.
You will see yourself in all of her real-life disclosures all throughout the pages of her book. And you just might feel God’s conviction and motivation to be the best mom and wife you can be as you read about the lessons she learned along the way!
Here are the eight villains Becky presents:
- The Grouch on the Couch
- Worry Woman
- Fence Hopper (who’s consumed with envy and comparison)
- Calendar Queen (who’s overscheduled and stressed)
- The Maid (who’s a neat-freak or too lazy to bother)
- Zombie Mommy (who’s exhausted)
- Weary Wife (who’s neglecting her hubby)
- Martyr Mom (who’s neglecting herself)
And the “Superhero” over all of these villains in our lives is, of course, Jesus!
Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite quotes from Super Mom Myth:
“Chances are our kids aren’t being naughty just to spite us. Foolishness is part of their condition. It’s normal.”
“Genuine apologies create an atmosphere of mutual grace, where kids and parents alike can feel free to make mistakes without condemnation.”
“The difference between a burden and a blessing is perspective. It’s a matter of training our eyes to detect joy in messy places.”
“Date night isn’t just for a husband and wife. Our children need it as much as we do.” (Now isn’t that a teaser to get you to read her book?!)
“All those triggers that conjure the villains—God says welcome them. Because they invite the very strength and presence of Jesus.”
“Parenting affords multiple opportunities day after day to do God’s work. It’s as simple as turning an ordinary moment into a teachable one.”
Becky has generously provided a free copy to me so that I can pass it along to one of you out there! All you have to do is comment on this post before noon (CST) on Saturday, Jan. 23rd 2016 and you’ll be entered to win!
I’ll randomly select a winner at that time, although I think you ALL are winners! 😉
If you’ve never visited Becky’s blog, Time Out, you should do that immediately, if not sooner!
What are some of your biggest challenges as a wife or mother?
If you’re a man, what do you wish your wife would release control of in your marriage?
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