You CAN do it: On “Lose the Cape” {Book Review}

Supermom. Everyone seems to hate that term yet we all internalize it. We stack ourselves up allisonagainst it, rate ourselves by it, and judge ourselves. Jokingly or as a compliment, we might use it in reference to someone else. The term is in us.

Whether or not you love or hate that word, the fact is, us parents have GOT TO GET STUFF DONE. Lots of stuff.

Working, staying at home, I don’t care who you are or what your situation is , there is a lot of stuff to do. Meals, shopping, forms, school obligations, practices, laundry, bills, parties, travel, blabbity blabbity. It goes on. Being responsible for just you alone can be overwhelming – being responsible for other humans on top of that is downright impossible.

Or is it?

In the newly-released book Lose-the-Cape-book-review
Lose the Cape: Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive by Alexa Bigwarfe and Kerry Rivera,
parents can get real tips on how to manage it all.

I came to this book expecting a pretty standard blog-to-book publication: synthesis of blog posts, maybe some humorous stories, multiple blog voices to help it sell. I swiped open the first page ready to settle in for some heavy pats on the back. “You don’t have to do it all!” I was anticipating would be plastered on every page.

But this is not what this book is. At all.

This book is not the warm hug I thought it was going to be because it far more useful than that. This book helps you get your stuff (all the stuff) DONE.

I don’t know if I want to be a Supermom, but I do know that at the end of every day I am exhausted, constantly behind, feeling like I am running just to catch up but never getting ahead.

Sound familiar?


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