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The Brave Art of Motherhood - by Rachel Marie Martin (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Self Improvement

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

Book theme: Happiness

Author: Rachel Marie Martin

Language: English

Street Date: October 9, 2018
TCIN: 53704123
UPC: 9780735291393
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-9244

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Real Words from Real Moms


"Thank you for being such an honest and true voice for so many moms out there."
--Jen K.

"You help me get through the days when I am not sure what I have gotten myself into and when I question if I am cut out for motherhood. Thank you."
--Heather B.

"Thank you for allowing me to see the truth that has been staring me in the face and for giving me the strength to move forward with what is best for my children and me."
--T.E.

"Your writing helps me feel less alone and often gives me the little boost I need to dig deep and keep going."
--Jenifer J.

"Thank you so much for showing me that I'm normal, that mothering my children is an imperfect science of trial and error, and that it's okay not to be perfect. Thank you."
--Heather W.

"Today you bring tears to my eyes. You make me feel like somebody gets it. Somebody understands."
--Becky R.

"The wisdom you share is life changing and gives me hope in the days when I need it the most."
--Kristi B.

"When I read your honest reflections, I hear an assuring voice whisper back, 'You are not alone.' Suddenly, my hope is renewed, and I'm able to go back to what I do best: loving my people. You have an extraordinary gift for putting into words what it means to accept and embrace the messy, hard, beautiful, sacred moments of motherhood."
--Rachel M. S.

"I am constantly riding the roller coaster that is motherhood. Thank you for your compassionate and enlightening words of strength, wisdom, and inspiration."
--Tash M.

"Your words have spoken straight to my heart. There have been times when they've been my primary encouragement."
--Jessi H.

"Sometimes your words are what keep me going when I've hit the wall of patience, energy, and self-confidence."
--Kathy S.

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4.9 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
100% would recommend
22 recommendations

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5 out of 5 stars
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HeatherWalterHoffman - 1 year ago
You need to read this book. It is amazing. So full of insight.
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Life changing book!!

5 out of 5 stars
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ASpeer - 1 year ago
The Brave Art of Motherhood by Rachel Martin is a total life changer! You don’t even have to be a mom to get help from what Rachel shared in these pages. I have followed her blog for a couple of years and have always loved her style of writing. It’s like she’s having a genuine, authentic conversation with you. It’s so much more than just a bunch of inspirational quotes to make you feel good for a short time. She discusses how we get stuck in patterns that start all the way back in our childhood and exposes the excuses we make to justify staying in those patterns. Then she teaches how to break the cycle and gives you the tools needed to build your confidence and live brave again! From the beginning where she bravely bares the hard, ugly parts of her past, to the practical action steps she provides to break free from the harmful cycles we find ourselves stuck in, Rachel has filled this book with good stuff from cover to cover! This is one that I will read and reference over and over again!
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Great book!

5 out of 5 stars
Amy V - 1 year ago
Rachel's real life stories and how she defeated denials and baggage to a new mindset all blend so well together. She shares her knowledge from the deepest trenches of her life and gives everyone the gift of how she overcame. And it truly is a gift. This book is a gift. Her mindset of hope is truly uplifting. She broke the cycle and her practical advice in this book is like a cheerleader believing and repeating to us that we are enough which encourages us to move forward NOW. Rachel reminds us to be ourselves, encourages us to take off our masks and just be free to be who we are. No hiding. Just be. Over and over while reading this book, I kept thinking, "me too! me too!" Though comforting to know I am not alone in my feelings because all mommas have so much in common, it was also a light bulb going off for things I have been putting off and know I want and need to do. Her idea of choosing the right mental targets was such an "ah ha" moment for me personally. By reading this book, I feel encouraged and inspired to make a change now. It has helped me to envision my future and to stop letting time pass on by. Start. Today. Start. Start. Start.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Brianna - 1 year ago
The title of this book really jumped out at me when I saw it, and I immediately wanted to read it. While it is clearly geared toward mothers, it really focuses on who we are as women first. It's truly about how to reclaim our sense of self -- which most of us tend to cast aside the moment we become mothers and there's somebody else more important than us. Reading this book really helped me to see all the places I'd gotten stuck over the years as a mom. It also showed me some of where I'd further neglected myself when I became a stepmom. I realized some of the unconscious habits and excuses I'd developed that are not serving anyone in my family, least of all me! Unlike many inspirational books, this doesn't just leave you with a fistful of "aha" moments and a shrug. Rachel actually walks you out of the stuckness, and gives you tangible action to take to move you forward. I honestly want to buy a copy of this book for each of my mom friends, because it is truly life changing -- and I don't use that term lightly! I received a free advanced copy of this book from the publisher as part of its launch team, but I was under no obligation to post a review, positive or otherwise.
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Be brave.

4 out of 5 stars
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Laura - 1 year ago
So many assume that to be brave, you must have no fear. Not true. Being brave can be, instead, moving forward despite the fears that crowd your thinking. Rachel Martin shares her stories of overcoming through determination to move forward, not hindered by the voices in her own mind or otherwise saying that is was okay to just accept her less-than-abundant lot. Through honest, transparent details of the hardships in life she faced while maintaining the duties of motherhood, Martin inspires with specific steps to discover your own “what-ifs” right now. She encourages us to not put off the dreams, big or small, but to make a concrete plan and make calculated steps to reaching them. The book was not quite the type of motherhood book I expected, but it was a reminder “to live my days with intentionality and vivacious exuberance”. A reminder we all need whatever life stage we are currently living. I received an uncorrected proof of the book for an honest review.
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Inspiring, Practical, and Vulnerable

4 out of 5 stars
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renaefieck - 1 year ago
I met Rachel online during a motherhood summit last spring and was honored to be given an advanced copy of her book to read and give my honest feedback. As I read the book, I felt so connected to Rachel and her story through her vulnerability. She authentically shares her story in a way that inspires other women to write their own stories. No matter how dire or strung out you are, you are the author and take can responsibility for your own story and Rachel teaches people the steps, the mindset, community, and so much more that helped her to finding joy amidst day to day life and pursue her dreams. I'd highly recommend this book.
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Dont miss this gem of a book!

5 out of 5 stars
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T - 1 year ago
I started it yesterday. I'm trying to pace myself to absorb the content and think about it. I usually plow through a book in 8 hours and only intellectually understand the teaching points. I'm sitting with each of Rachel's teaching points and steeping in them for a couple of hours. My first impressions of the book are. Wow, it's a different pace than her blog posts. I expected a fast read with frenetic family anecdotes. What a gift to find it beautifully honest and warm. I was expecting a cold can of coke and was surprised that it was a warm cup of tea... A refreshing shot of caffeine vs. a soothing hug of love and relaxation. This is some of Rachel's strongest writing. You nailed part 2! That is the plight of mothers of this generation. It is a universal thread among the mothers I encounter. Woohoo! Great job! Guess what all my mommy friends are getting for Christmas this year?
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Not just for moms!

5 out of 5 stars
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Sherry - 1 year ago
I picked up Rachel's book thinking I would read just a chapter or two to get started, but I couldn't put it down. That is certainly not the case with most self-help books I read. So many things in her book resonated with me. Rachel's writing comes from a place of love, compassion, and strength. She's like that friend who loves you unconditionally but won't give you a "pass" just because things are difficult in your life. The chapter, "The Future of Your Present Reality," reminded me that if I want my life to be different in the future, it needs to start now. Rachel's descriptions of excuses in "Exposing Excuses" were spot-on, and I recognized many of them because I've used them. Rachel then leads you through a process of overcoming your obstacles so that you can move forward. I finished the book motivated and excited about MY future--the one I can control without excuses. Although her book is called the Brave Art of Motherhood, it is definitely not just for mothers. Anyone who feels stuck, who wants a different reality, who wants to move forward in their lives will benefit from Rachel's wisdom.
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