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The Brave Art of Motherhood {A Book Review}

**Book received for consideration. Post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are 100% my own.

Motherhood is TOUGH.

Honestly, it is. Anyone who claims anything different... well, I'm just not sure I'd believe them. So, when I first heard of a book titled, 'The Brave Art of Motherhood', I knew it was going to be a must read. From the title alone, I felt like this was a book that would speak to me as a mom, in the struggles and in the moments where I feel less than brave. It sounds just like a book I needed to read. Take a look for yourself:

Full-time FindingJoy.net blogger, speaker, marketer, podcaster, and single mom of seven, Rachel Marie Martin presents a rallying cry to anyone who believes the lie that she is "just a mom."
Over the years, you willingly pour everything you have into your family, but in the process, you lose the essence of who you are. In her characteristic raw and visceral style, Rachel teaches you how to rewrite the pages of your story, follow your passion, and discover the beauty of who you are. 
Drawing on lessons from her own incredible journey--together with insight from conversations with thousands of other women--Rachel encourages moms to break cycles, take off masks, and prevent fear from taking control. She balances her "no excuses" approach with breathing room and grace for those messy moments in life and mothering. 
Rachel reminds you there is always a reason to hope, to move forward, and to dare the impossible. You can make changes. You can pursue dreams, find yourself, and live a life of deep happiness and boundless joy. Stop waiting for "someday." Take hold of the moment, and say yes to your dreams.
If you've already been following Rachel via her blog, you will already know what to expect from this book, and you will NOT be disappointed. This book is very open ad honest and truly speaks to us as a friend. It beautifully weaves in her own personal stories and experiences, with thoughts and lessons learned from those experiences. This is my favorite type of 'self-help' books to read, because I truly feel like it's someone who gets it. It's not just some professional motivational speaker who is telling us how to live, despite their lack of first hand experience... but again, like I friend saying 'this is what happened, and this is what I've learned'. It's not only much more motivational, but it makes for a much more entertaining read.

I've stumbled upon FindingJoy.net a few times here and there, though I cannot claim to have been an avid follower by any means, so I really enjoyed getting to know Rachel and experience her effortless writing style. I feel like it is something many women will relate to, and would be an ideal book club choice for your mom group too!

Ready to experience it for yourself? The Brave Art of Motherhood is available to purchase now.


  1. I have followed Rachel on her Facebook page for years and always inspired by her positivity. Her book was a great read and stories were very relatable. I admire her bravery to share her story to her readers. So proud of her for her accomplishments and changing her future even when at times she felt lost and scared. It brings me a sense of hope for my hectic and stressful season.


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