Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Danielle Bean's Momnipotent: An Incomplete and Slightly Quirky Review ;)

I have to admit something of my own struggles in order to properly introduce this book. I'm the type of person who struggles with anxiety and under-confidence on a continual basis...

A few months ago, I was vaguely aware that my online friend Danielle Bean had a new book being published about being a mom. Honestly, I didn't really click any of the links about it. One day, I got an e-mail from a local friend who had read a sample of Momnipotent online, and was amazed to discover (as was I!) that I was mentioned in this sample.

Naturally, I had to go find and read it for myself (click here to read the excerpt), and was delighted to discover that Danielle had taken a concept that I apparently helped introduce to the Catholic homeschool world, that of Age Quod Agis (which means "do what you are doing"), and run with it in a really beautiful and helpful way.

The really funny part for me is that reading that excerpt from her book was exactly what *I* needed to read at the time - both to be reminded of the concept of Age Quod Agis and the gist of what she was drawing out of it. The experience made me think that maybe sometimes God does put something out there with your name on it just so that *you* will pay attention. ;)

I'm looking forward to reading the whole thing soon. 


Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I wonder if all women could say this. Or... all people? Even the most (apparently) confident people struggle with confidence at times, and who isn't anxious in this world with all we face? :-)

Alicia VH said...

That's a very good question, to which I do not know the answer. ;)

Danielle said...

I love this! You know what? I experience the same "needing to read my own words" thing all the time. When I was surprised to find myself pregnant with my 7th years ago, the first thing I did was go look up an encouraging article I had written for moms who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. It helped! I think it works because the words and ideas are not truly our own; the messages we all need to hear most come from God himself, interpreted through even very small souls like you and me. I'm thrilled to have our names on this together! :)

Alicia VH said...

Thanks Danielle! :)

Karen Edmisten said...

What a great post, a great set of circumstances, and a great illustration of why we should all just keep doing what we are doing. :)

And I don't think any of us are alone in sometimes feeling anxious, under-confident, etc. I think it's part of the human condition.

Must get a copy of Momnipotent!