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?
- Creative Counselor
- Time Manager
- Media Advisor
- Academic Advocate
- Professor of Gender Studies
- Relationship Counselor
- Sex Ed Teacher
- Financial Consultant
- 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.
The winner of Confessions of a Scary Mommy is #37 Garrett.