Book Review: 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

Hello every body!

I am wishing you a very happy new year 2019! May Allah grant you happiness, tranquility, and more rezqi in many ways. I also pray for you and your family’s health, spiritually, financially, socially, physically and mentally. It’s a brand new year and I honestly couldn’t believe myself that I am looking forward for this 2019.

Knowing who I have (or maybe had) been for the past few years, new years are seen as another blank page but without the excitement. I couldn’t get the hype behind the new year resolution but I have been happy reading my friends’! I was just unsure about myself though because for me it’s just another day, another year and with the same routine.

But looking into how I embrace 2019, with excitement, new hopes and a little vision of what I want to achieve in my career and personal life, Alhamdulillah for this healthier mind and soul. And I must say, that this book has paved its way into my heart and shaped me today.

 

The 10 Habbits of Happy Mothers isn’t your typical motherhood stories. Meg Meeker, who is also an MD and a pediatrician who has been practising for 20 years at the time this book was published spoke about the real deal in being a mother. She helped me to outline the mental and physical struggles, the least to say, that I go through in this first few years of mothering. I especially loved it that she approached motherhood in many angles from infancy, to teenagers and even the present situation of middle-aged mothers who also care for their elderly parents. How can it be more real than this?

Through the 10 habits, she shared stories of her patients and friends, and how they overcome their struggles. She would reflect on herself too and her transparency about her very own vulnerabilities inspires to my keep blogging about my journey. I may not have as much experience as hers, but I believe that blogging would help at least one beautiful soul there (as I have many silent readers, thanks to Google Analytics) in becoming her better self.

Presentation wise, I loved her headlines and that she made sure that each chapter comes with practical solutions of how can we make our habits happen. She summarised again, at the end of the book, about the 10 habits and the means of achieving them. A very brilliant way to encapsulate the entire book before bidding farewell to her readers.

So if you’re looking for a source for contentment or to feel belonged to the motherhood community without having to actually meet anyone because you just don’t feel like it, then I’d say this is your answer.

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