I requested this book to review mainly because I thought it looked humorous (I mean really there are cake pops on the front cover with a bite out of one…that has to mean funny!) and because I thought it would be an interesting read on finding mom friends. A year into this mom gig and I’ll admit that it is like what Melanie Dale calls it an “awkward adventure.” There have been super fun and funny moments with others moms and some awkward crash and burn, run for the hills. Melanie sets out to describe finding mom friends by using a baseball theme. She shares about the different types of friends using the metaphor of bases. Fourth base friends are the lifelong friends you don’t let go, the ones who get you and love you. First base is much more a let’s try this out and we see each other at similar places.
I wanted to like this book even more, but I’m not quite as into the humor as I hoped. I got a little “eh” about some chapters. Other chapters though hit home and delve a little deeper. I did take a while to read this one too…for some reason I had a hard time getting fully immersed into the storyline/chapters. There were some “how to” chapters and some “me too” chapters mixed throughout. I would say to expect to get some solid ideas on how to enter the adventure of creating mom relationships as well as to gain some reminders that if it’s hard and awkward…you’re not alone. The book added a few real life stories, which were at times fun to read. All in all, if you like humor and are a mom, this might be a fun read for you.
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