Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters {Giveaway}

by Jennifer Donovan

Reading Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters, the impression of author Darlene Brock comes through loud and clear. She’s a smart, driven, caring, and uncompromising mama. If only I could claim all of those labels.

Yes, it’s a book about all that goes into parenting girls, but Brock also gives an informative perspective on many issues of our day: the educational system, feminism, media, marriage and more.

Motherhood is a calling. You can give birth and raise kids and never fully say “yes” to all the job truly entails, but Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters gives you the want to and the know-how to make the most of the time we are given with our daughters with equal measures of pep talk, personal narrative, and awareness-raising.

What are the roles she challenges us to fill as moms?

  • Coach
  • Creative Counselor
  • Time Manager
  • Media Advisor
  • Academic Advocate
  • Professor of Gender Studies
  • Relationship Counselor
  • Sex Ed Teacher
  • Financial Consultant
  • Bodyguard
  • Communications Specialist
  • In-Home Decorator
  • Military Strategist

Some of these are exactly what you might expect, while others will probably cause you to reevaluate some of your gut reactions to situations. I love books that challenge my thinking and yet still leave room for me to process and reach my own conclusions!

We have one copy of Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters to give away. Please leave a comment if you’d like to win. We’ll announce the winner in our May 7 book review giveaway column.

Keep up with Darlene Brock at her blog and learn more about her Grit & Grace Project.

The winner of Confessions of a Scary Mommy is #37 Garrett.

Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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