I can't say enough good things about this book; Jill Savage writes the book from the heart and addresses real life issues for every Mom out there. She touches on our expectation for perfect in our kids, bodies, marriage, homes and so much more. She gives real life examples that made me think that Jill was sitting in a corner in my house, not judging me but actively writing the story about my family. There are many things you can take away and apply to your life and your family. A must read book for any Mom or Dad.
It is in our nature, as moms, to compare ourselves to those moms who seem to have it all figured out. The problem is that we are often comparing our insides to another's outsides, and when we do this, we always come up short. Jill's book reminds me to celebrate my strengths, to embrace my imperfections, and to allow the grace of our perfect God to fill in the missing pieces. I can't wait to share this book with my mom's group at church and to be involved in the important conversations about authenticity that will be sure to follow!
The mommy wars are in full force in our society: Breastfeed or bottle feed? Stay at home or go to work? In her new book, No More Perfect Moms, Jill Savage declares an end to the mommy wars and calls for a stop of the "Perfection Infection."
So many times, we as moms have judged our own worth on what society deems important, comparing our messy insides to someone else's polished outsides. These unrealistic expectations are holding us back from being the moms we have been created to be. Throughout this book, Jill encourages us to let go of that expectation of perfection and instead embrace all God has for us- from the beautiful to the downright messy. She addresses a multitude of â€˜perfect' areas of our lives, from children to homes to friends to marriages. Through her personal stories, Jill helps us realize we are not alone in this mothering journey, and that releasing unrealistic expectations will free us as moms, wives and friends.
Having read several other books by Savage, CEO and founder of Hearts at Home, I wondered if I might be reading the same material in a different package when I started this book. It didn't take long for me to realize this wasn't the case at all. Within the first few pages, I was hooked, underlining comments Jill made and writing thoughts in the margins. By the time I got to Chapter 6: No More Perfect Friends, I knew this was something I needed to share with all of my mom-friends. So many times throughout the book Jill wrote about something that we had talked about, prayed about or worried about. It felt so good to know that others moms struggle with the same things we do!
No More Perfect Moms was an uplifting reminder that perfection is impossible and mothering is a lot more fun when you aren't judging yourself or others along the wayâ€”well worth the read!
No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage is a must read for any mom living in the trenches of motherhood. It contains so many much- needed reminders and nuggets of wisdom like "don't compare your insides to someone else's outsides" or "we need to expect our kids to fail because perfection doesn't exist" or a reminder to focus "on the people living inside my house more than the things inside it." It challenged me to compare and judge less and show grace to others and myself so much more. The subtitle says 'learn to love your real life'; and this book delivers if you are willing to put the work in of applying its message.
This book welcomes moms in all stages and phases to let go of the stress of trying to be perfect and helps them to embrace just being themselves! Motherhood is hard work that never ends and just doing our best is all we can ask of ourselves or anyone. The stories from other moms are easy to relate to and give reassurance that we are not alone in our imperfection.