Monday, May 24, 2010

Momology 1.0

I'm actually pretty Lucky! I was chosen to proof the book for our MOPS group for fall. I get to read it, blog about it, and they want to read my opinions. As I've been doing with all my MOPS books, if they have a section that asks me questions, I answer. And I blog about them, as my journal, so I remember, but also to get you, my gal pal readers to also think about what your answer would be.

This first section was pretty interesting as an intro. The title of the book is Momology: A Mom's Guide to shaping great kids. I heard Momology and couldn't help think of the sciences: biology, zoology, psychology, sociology. So many -ologies, and how many of them we integrate into all the tiny teachings we do as parents. And although I was thinking this book was going to be all about integrating parenthood and science, it hasn't been yet. The author is going to focus on 4 areas that she feels are the keys to 'shaping great kids': CORE, FINESSE, CIRCLE, and GRANDSCAPE.

I just touched on the CORE section, this round. Now here's a quote that I found interesting, "Moms witha strong, resilient core are more likely to shape strong resilient children."

Has being a Mom made you more or less resilient? More. Yes More. I have had to bounce back from things I never thought I would...physically like major surgeries, or the kid's illnesses or surgeries. Emotionally too, just when I can think I can't take anymore, God shows me I can, and shows me just how much it's worth it.

Since becoming a mom, I've had to dig deep within myself in order to
cope and comfort the child first. When we've gotten unpleasant news in the hospital, I just let it sit there, I can't fall apart. I have to dig deep to not turn into a blubbering mess around him, my sorrow could wait until later. Just live in the moment, and "there'll be time enough for countin' when the dealings done."

I keep thinking of how I have had therapists tell me how weak my core muscle groups are so weak, but to develop a good core for the health of my children...well, it makes me want to go out and get healthy....for them. A mentally and physically healthy mom will be a better mom for the kids.

If the beginning of this book gets me thinking so much, I can't wait to see how the rest of it goes.


Melissa A. said...

This sounds like a great book! Can't wait to hear more about it. I'd have to agree that being a mom has made me more resilient. For sure. And way to break out the Kenny Rogers. :)