Sunday, May 13, 2012
Learning by Letting Go
Momaholic is a book written by Dena Higley about learning when to let her children learn from their own experiences and life doesn’t need to be perfect. Dena has been a head writer for soap operas for many years and I believe this helps with her story telling in the book.
The book consists of stories through raising her children and now grandchildren. Like many parents she tended to hover over her children to protect them. She learned that she could not help them in every instance and as they grew they needed to learn things on their own.
She shares stories about their children and their struggles. Their oldest son, Connor is autistic, and has survived various struggles. Their daughter, Jensen became pregnant while in college and got married with short notice. Their adopted daughter, Adelle was born with deformities and has conquered the disabilities. Their adopted son, Helio was born in Ethiopia and was abused as a child before being adopted.
The book is both a book of humor and tear jerker. Even though I don’t have children it was an interesting read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Thomas Nelson and the BookSneeze Blogger Program, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions express are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner.