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Momaholic Book Review


I just finished reading a book called, "Momaholic- Crazy Confessions of a Helicopter Parent", by Dena Highley.  Tittles speak to me and I thought this would be worth checking out. Also, the cover shows an illustration of a mom in a Helicopter that is about to crash.

The author happens to be the head writer for both soap operas One Life To Live an Days Of Our Live's.  She wrote the book in two parts, sort of like a  play.  It turns out, her life is saga much like the ones she writes about.  She shares stories of her children, both biological and adopted and being the parent of a child with a disability.  To top it off, her daughter comes home from college and announces that she's pregnant.

Unfortunately, I have to say that I didn't really care for this book.  I hate to say it, but I have to be completely honest.  I felt as though it jumped around too much and wasn't what I thought it would be.  I thought it would offer more solutions for living an out of control life.  I was surprised that there wasn't more reference to God, or scriptures since this was listed as a religious book.  Dena does attempt to be humorous at times, but the book lacks a purpose.  That's my opinion though.

I've read quite a few books on parenting and appreciate honesty.  A lot of moms go through what the author has gone through.  She begins the book talking about how she sucked on a bottle of Vodka (hence the word Momaholic), but left me wondering if she was alcoholic or not.  I guess I would have liked to know if she had actually overcome her personal issues, which was never really clear to me.

I hate that I had to give such a bad review, but it's an honest review.

*Disclosure: I received this book to review from Booksneeze and was not compensated.

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2 comments

  1. Great review. an honest review is always a good review. :-) I actually thought the book was going to be able a mom who spent too much time helicopter parenting her college children, which is where they use that term a lot. Oh well, I'm glad you let me know your opinion.

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  2. I did too. It was confusing to me as to what the book was really about. Oh well, on to the next one.

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