Because who doesn't want to read a book with that title? Awesome and so accurate right?
I have to say that I was really looking forward to reading this book. It wasn't a hard read but any stretch and yet somehow it is proving hard for me to get totally into it. Maybe because I feel that a lot of it I already know or have heard before? I don't know. I do know that where I am at right now, I could use hearing some of it again.
The first chapter is very slow for me. I don't know why it is, but it is. Everything she says every mum can relate to, so why was I having a hard time sitting and reading it?
With the title, it feels more like it should be giving YOU steps on how to do this but it feels more like this is about her journey. Which is fine, but leads to objective misinterpretation of the title and intention of the book.
I have to be honest, that based on the title, I would totally open in a book store, but it would make it back on the shelf quickly because of the above mentioned.
As I read on though, it becomes an easier, more relational read that I can gather a lot from even if it is relating to it on a personal level. It takes some courage to admit some of the hard things that one goes through in their life.
The other thought in reading this is if she had her mother's permission or knowledge that she was writing about her walking into a room and closing the door for space? Because it brings to light something very powerful and real. Mother's do retreat and then again, how much does it affect the kids?
Personally, I really want to like this book more than I do. It reads easy like a coffee in hand kind of book but I felt it was missing something in the way of guidance of how to create the calm. I think this was more a narrative into her experiences, which is totally fine, but not what I expected from the book at all and wanted to shake it but couldn't.
I give this book ☀☀☀ out of 5.