A friend of mine has commented several times, “I wish that you had a MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) group available. You would really enjoy it.” When I was asked to review the fall-study book – Momology: A Mom’s Guide to Shaping Great Kids – I took the opportunity. I was very impressed. Reading this book made we understand why my friend has commented so often on a great opportunity that I am missing.
What Shelly Radic has written isn’t really a parenting book even though the title talks about “shaping great kids”. In all honesty, this is a “mom” book. This books encourages you to look deep into your soul at the how’s, why’s, and the truth of being a mom.
The book is divided into four sections: Core (you on a personal level), Finesse (art of mothering), Circle (those around you), and Grandscape (God and the world around you). Each of these sections are divided into easy-to-read sections.
Specifically created for MOPS groups, the book is set up for discussion. But, I believe this book would be a great book to read on your own and to journal your thoughts to the various questions as you go along. If the web is a place for you to share your thoughts, a forum has been set up at http://www.mom-ology.org/. The questions are thought provoking and can be used by the Holy Spirit for growth.
If you are like me, memorizing scripture, digging into the Word, and just focusing on God can be difficult with 3 1/2 kids ages five and under! In the last section, Radic gives specific examples of how to to place God first in your life. These are different (from others that I have heard) and very doable for busy moms!
One reason why I liked this book so well is because it is different than any “mom” book that I have read before. It wasn’t just a carbon copy of every other suggestion that you have heard. Over the next couple of days, I will be highlighting the words that God used to speak to me.
So, whether you have a MOPS group near or not, you can still reap the benefits. Get a group of ladies together for a neighborhood book study. Or use this book as a personal study. You will be blessed.