Just the title alone is enough to know that it is my kind of book. If you are wondering what in the world I am talking about, I am talking about Laura Bennett’s book Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday?
Laura Bennett. Does that name sound familiar to you? Well if you are a Project Runway fan, it definitely should. She is the fiery, sophisticated redhead that had the expanding belly on season 3 of Project Runway. I don’t know about you, but I was rooting for her to win (and I think we all know that heels and dresses are not my thing at all). So with her being a mother to six children (five of them are boys), I think Laura has a very good grasp of parenthood and has an interesting perspective of things.
I don’t really have a lot of Mommy reading time. But, every time I did crack this open, I found myself relaxed, laughing, and truly enjoying seeing things from Laura’s point of view. This is not one of those “I am such a great mom, you need to do everything like me” books. Laura writes about herself, her children, her husband, and about her beliefs on being a mom and woman.
Right when you start reading this book, Laura talks about taking care of yourself (something I admittedly am bad at) to be able to take better care of your children.
My favorite parts of Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday? are when Laura describes parenting experiences such as her two year old dropping eggs one by one from the fridge or knowing that she needed to let go of her daughter and allow her to go to boarding school.
Laura is my kind of woman and mom. I think if we knew each other in real life, we would get along. She would probably go crazy with the fact that I do not wear make up on a regular basis, only have my hair done a third of the time, and think fitted tees and jeans (or capris) are the perfect outfit for about anything. But we are both no nonsense kind of gals that definitely tell it like it is.
This week (April 6th) Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday? comes out in hardcover. So while you are at the bookstore getting the latest book for your child, grab this one. You can read more about the book on its website.
Honestly, it is a breathe of fresh air. It is liberating to see in print some of the thoughts you have in your mind. The best thing is that they are written by someone else, so you don’t have to worry about what others will think of your thoughts or actions (not that I care about too much any longer). I highly recommend this book to any woman (mom or not yet).
Disclosure: I was provided a pre-press copy of this book at no cost. I was not paid or even asked to write this review. I chose to post this review because I enjoyed this book. My recommendation is purely my own opinion and had nothing to do with being provided a copy of this book. You guys know I am very honest, so you should know my motives are for sharing a quality book with my friends. :-)