Monday, March 2, 2015
Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends by Melanie Dale
Self-proclaimed geek and “momlationship” freak Melanie Dale uses the four “bases” of dating as an analogy to guide women into more intentional relationships with each other in Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends. Using humor, sarcasm, plenty of personal experiences, and the “bases of dating” metaphor from traditional courting, Dale helps women navigate past the judgmental stares and awkward small talk to find more intentional, encouraging and lasting relationships in Women Are Scary.
When you show up at the park for the first time with your little ones spilling out of the van, scan the swing set for anyone you might recognize, and notice that all the other moms are already hanging out in pairs, you realize that your awkward adventure of finding mom friends has only just begun. Too many women are frazzled and lonely, isolated in their minivans while schlepping bags, strollers, and munchkins to and fro across town. It doesn’t have to be this way.
In this hilarious yet thought-provoking guide to “momlationships,” blogger Melanie Dale uses a dating analogy to help women get more intentional about bonding with each other.
“We are better together,” she writes. “We make each other better moms, better humans. We need each other, because mothering is just too darn hard.” Moms will discover how to make sure their kids aren't the only ones having fun, develop lifelong friendships, share their burdens, and join together to impact communities around the world.
Author of Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends, Melanie is a geek on a God-ride, a minivan mama and total weirdo who stinks at small talk. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it's so bad that people have moved away from her in the movie theater.
She adores sci-fi and superheroes and is terrified of Pinterest. She's a lover of Jesus, her hubby Alex, and all her kids. Living in the Atlanta area, she blogs at Unexpected.org about motherhood, orphan care, adoption, and sometimes poo. She's passionate about the power of people partnering together to make a difference in the world and loves her work with Children's HopeChest on long-term development projects rooted in relationships.
**I was not paid to post this. I was sent a free copy of the book.**