Friday, February 15, 2008

Book Review: Rattled by Trish Berg


The first time I met Trish Berg, I liked her. She's upbeat and encouraging.

When I read Rattled, I could hear Trish's friendly voice in the words written on the pages of her book--and I smiled.

If you're a mom, you know how we moms need one another. Rattled is a huge dose of "You Can Do It!" encouragement, with ample amounts of honesty and humor thrown in. You've got to love a woman who describes motherhood as "a breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, twenty-four-hours-a-day on-demand job that will drain every ounce of energy you have--and then some."

Chapters include Mapping Out Motherhood (The First Three Trimesters), Camouflaging Your Imperfections (Becoming the Mom You Want to Be), and Reviving Your Friendships (The Emotional Life of a Mom).

Trish packs each chapter until it's overflowing with information: personal stories, helpful lists, quotes from other moms, Scripture quotes and even study questions.

Here's a favorite "Food for Thought" list from the Discovering Camp Palooza chapter, which focuses on finding fun in the every day.

What's Your Baby's Play Personality?

  • The Joker finds humor in all aspects of life.

  • The World Explorer is curious about the world and loves to go on adventures.

  • The Physical Explorer is a wilderness traveler, climber, skier, base jumper, scuba diver.

  • The Intellectual Explorer uncovers the frontiers of science, computer technology, medicine, literature, art, philosophy, psychology.

  • The Competitor plays to win, regardless of the game. Can be an athlete, entrepeneur, video gamer, stock market player.

  • The Artist finds beauty in any form, creates art, designs buildings or clothes, writes.

  • The Director runs the whole show. Some direct films; others direct countries.

  • The Storyteller creates worlds of imagination for the enjoyment of others.

  • The Collector is one who collects for fun and sometimes for profit.

  • The Peformer puts on a show for others. Includes actors, models, musicians.

  • The Craftsman loves to make things. Includes cooking, carpentry, quilting, model building, sewing, fly tying.

Trish provided a copy of Rattled for me to give away. So, post a comment today and you'll have a chance to win a copy of Trish's fun, informative book on motherhood! This book should be in your To Be Read pile!!


Tiffany Stuart said...

This is great!

I have two kids with split personalities.

My son is the joker/competitor.
My daughter is the artist/performer.

I'm an artist for sure. And I think part world explorer. Even though I haven't seen much of the world, I hunger for the flavors of the world. Someday I hope to travel abroad and go on a few missions trips. Definitely to Africa. I'd love to walk where Jesus walked too.

Tiffany Stuart said...

What are you, Beth and Scoti?

You know me I love to ask questions. Digging into the heart of others.

Beth K. Vogt said...

I have four kiddos:
I would say one is a Director/Competitor and one is an Artist/World Explorer and one is a Craftsman/Director (now how did I get two of those?!) and one is a Storyteller. (And I did not put them in birth order.)

Hhhmmm...they are blends.

Scoti Springfield Domeij said...

This sounds like a must-have book for my daughter-in-love. I confess...I stole "daughter-in-love" from Beth.

Karin said...

Please enter me in the book giveaway. Thanks!

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