This is a must-read for mothers, reaffirming that we are all connected by experiencing the magic of being a mama.
Kelli, Canada, on Amazon.com
So many parenting books out there actually have very little in them about the parents. Lucy on the other hand writes from the heart of the mother to all mothers. She talks of the joys and the love of having children but she also talks of the things unspoken; about anger and guilt. It has been so helpful to me to read of a real mother, so much like me, so much like all of us. Reading this book I feel I am walking along side others, I feel comforted by the fact that I am not alone in my mixture of feelings, my mixture of abilities.
The book is beautifully written and laid out. The topics allow you to dip in and out and to flick through to those words of wisdom and support that you need right now.
I cannot recommend this book enough!!
Laura, Ireland, on Amazon.com
Moods of Motherhood took my by surprise – normally, I devour books, reading them in just a couple of sittings. This one I have savoured. I read an entry or two – for that’s what the chapters feel like, a glimpse into someone’s personal diary entry. Then I sit back and I marvel at how well Lucy has managed to convey the mixed emotional bag that is motherhood. In one entry she captures the sheer joy of watching your children grow and learn, and I think “yes, that’s what motherhood is all about” and in the next she writes of the mind-numbing frustration that you can feel, and I nod along and think “Yes, I have been here too.” Sometimes it can feel like we are going through this parenting journey alone, but I loved Lucy’s book because it reminded me that we are not alone, that the highs and lows of motherhood are normal, real, and to be embraced.
MamaDotie, on Amazon.com
I feel like I have sooo much to thank you for even though I have never met you!! I want you to know you have helped me so much over the last few months. Your Moods of Motherhood book was a really amazing read that moved me so much – thank you for being so honest about the highs and lows of your experience.
I’ve just finished reading the e-book version of Moods and within the first few pages I had a lump in my throat. The kind you get when you try very hard not to cry. I was just so overwhelmed by how understood and acknowledged I felt. I’m not crazy, I’m not alone in these feelings of discouraging unfulfillment, despite having what should be considered a good life, with a child and husband who loves me but just doesn’t “get it”. I’ve tried to repress my aimless creativity as silly unproductive hobbies, but never considered them as valid needs within me. Thank you for showing me that I’m not alone, and for encouraging me to make space for me to express myself. I look forward to reading The Rainbow Way in November.
This is a book that inspires you and gives you comfort you are not alone in all the ups and downs of life as a mama. Lucy’s honesty about her life as a full time homemaker, with 3 children and a multitude of other hats she wears will take you on a gentle roller coaster ride of emotions! I laughed and cried all the way through this book, and identified with so much of it! Hugely recommended to all mothers…and fathers if you want some insight into our lives!