Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts {Stories to Celebrate & Wisdom to Bless Moms}

Book Description:  A SCRAPBOOK OF MOTHERHOOD FIRSTS celebrates motherhood milestones in a collection of topics from conception to school days, and recipes to family fun days.
With nearly 150 years of collective mothering, Leslie, Trish, Terra, Cathy, and Karen combine common sense, heartfelt advice, and humor to encourage young women in their journey through motherhood. Through tips, stories, recipes, and memories, these women bring faith-filled words of wisdom and insight.

As they did with the previous book in their giftbook series, A SCRAPBOOK OF CHRISTMAS FIRSTS, these wonderful authors accent their writing with wit, humor, joy and a faith in Christ that every mother will benefit from.

My Review:  Oh! The joy! of Motherhood!  A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts by Leslie Wilson, Trish Berg, Terra Hangen, Cathy Messner and Karen Robbins is one of those fine books that every new mother should read and  a good book for us "seasoned" mothers as well.  
Now that I'm a "seasoned" mother I heartily laughed at the escapades that come with being a new mom.  As a wise person once said, "My child was perfect until I actually had a child!"  Too true!  
I loved the story by Leslie Wilson on page 44 about Bath Time.  As a new mom it's so easy  to over kill.  Thank goodness for dads to help and keep us moms sane!
There are humorous and thought provoking antidotes through this beautiful book.  It's amazing how mothers can laugh at their "mistakes" while rearing a child after said child is mostly grown.  
As John Wilmot says, "Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children and now I have six children and no theories."            (p. 81).
These great moms have also included some great recipes.  For example there is a recipe for Terra Smoothie on p. 80.  A fast and simple recipe for a healthy breakfast.
The authors have also included Discipline Tips, Kid recipes, Family Snapshot, Mama Sez, Scriptures for Mama's Spirit and so much more!  Not only is the cover of this book beautiful but the inside pages are mapped out like a scrapbook full of well versed ideas and laughter.
This is one book that would make a wonderful gift for a new mom.  I'd gift this book with the ingredients to one of the great recipes listed in the book.
*This book was provided for review by Leafwood Publishers*
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Leafwood Publishers (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915547716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915547715


  1. Oh, thanks, Tammy, for your review. We co-authors had so much fun sorting through our 150 collective years of rearing children and arriving at the best tips and inspirational stories to share and celebrate moms.

    Like you, I love, love the layout of the interior. It looks like a party for moms! Our publisher Leafwood is truly a great company to work with. Again, thank you!

  2. Tammy, thank you for this thoughtful and positive review of "Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts", which I co-wrote. It was fun to write with my co-authors.