MUST. HAVE. Wine: A Toast To Motherhood by Katrina Epp and Leah Speer
(Summary taken from the back cover of the book) "Must. Have. Wine. It's a modern mom's mantra. No matter what type of day we're having--when we've come to the end of our rope, had the best day ever, or simply just want to unwind. Along with that glass of wine, we find comfort in knowing other moms are going through the same things we are. Must. Have. Wine. A Toast To Motherhood, is a collection of relatable stories by everyday moms assuring that none of us are perfect and we're all in this crazy race together."
This is a great book for every mother to read. We have all been there. From the cheerios strewn all over the car, to the sick days and the triumphs, every mother can relate to these stories. There are some that make you laugh and some that make you cry, but they are well written, and almost every one brought back memories of times when I went through similar situations. I know that sometimes we as moms judge each other for ways we handle certain situations or if we work or stay at home. This book just takes all that away. It doesn't matter. We as moms should rally around each other, help each other, and love each other, not judge and point fingers. We each have different situations and backgrounds, and we usually do not have all the information, so instead of judging each other, let's help and support each other! Ok, now off of my soap box. This is a really fun book. I cried, laughed, and was humbled by many of the stories. You know when you're at a playgroup or at the park and you all start into stories of your labor and deliveries, or how awful it was when your kid threw up all over in the car, or how proud you were at your daughter's first dance recital? Well, that is how this book feels. When you're reading, you feel like you're with a bunch of your mom friends just chatting away. So fun. Although I do not drink, I do have my substitute: Must. Have. Chocolate. :) So, I totally understand. I really enjoyed this book.
Rating: PG 13 (There are a few profane words, but not many. There are a few stories of body parts and a few sad stories.)
Recommendations: Adults (Moms)
Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.