Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Motherhood Matters by Connie E. Sokol, a Review
The blurb on the back cover of Motherhood Matters says, "This delightful little volume, filled with wit and wisdom, presents a straightforward look at the divinity, reality, and rewards of being a mother. With clarity and concision, Connie E. Sokol shares inspirational messages that will fit families everywhere on the road to a better way of life."
Well, I'm in my senior years, with active mothering growing smaller in the rearview mirror, and I thought, as I picked up the book, what is this book going to tell ME about divinity, reality and rewards?
Quite a little bit, actually.
I shouldn't have been surprised. I saw a clip of Connie Sokol doing an interview on a TV show, and I was amazed at how her warmth and assurance reached out over the internet and grabbed me. She has a persuasiveness about her that exists in her prose as well as her persona. When she says mothering is divine, you believe her. She gives you opportunities to connect in every section of her book. She doesn't preach, she reminds you of what you knew already.
This would be a great Mother's Day present for a mother figure in your life. It's not sticky sweet. More like warm bread, or a thoughtful surprise that no one else would have remembered.
You can find Motherhood Matters at Amazon. To find out more about the author, go to Connie Sokol's web site.
I'll be posting a contest to win a copy of Motherhood Matters a little closer to Mother's Day. I'll post it on April 21 and award it on April 26, so stay tuned.