Raising Memories: I Want to Be a Mommy
  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I Want to Be a Mommy

When I was in Kindergarten, we painted life-sized pictures of ourselves. We traced our bodies and then painted them. We were supposed to make a picture of what we wanted to be when we grew up. I wanted to be a ballet dancer or a ballet teacher.

When I was in elementary school, I thought maybe I'd become a teacher like my mother.
When I was in highschool, I was overwhelmed by all of the options available and couldn't make up my mind.

In University, I started out with no major and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts (a degree formerly known as a non-major ;)

I loved University. I loved not having a major because it allowed me to study virtually anything I was interested in.

You could say that I still can't make up my mind about what I want to be. There are too many great options out there and I want to try so many of them!

So I've got a pretty great job going on right now because I get to be a bit of so many things, as a mother!

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I was recently sent a book from Shadow Mountain Publishing, called
I Want to Be a Mommy by Judy Cooley.
I LOVED IT!!! SO MUCH. :)




To start, I love art. So, I was thrilled to look through the book at the beautiful pictures on each page. Judy is the artist & illustrator. She has written several children's books and this is not my first- the artwork is always beautiful.

I love the simple pattern of the book as the little girl in the story talks about how her mommy said she could be anything she wanted to be when she grew up. She talks about different things she would like to be, and why. For each idea, she ends up with a reason why it's not quite right. After moving through a lot of options, she finally settles on being a Mommy when she grows up, "...because mommies can do everything!"

Then she lists all of the things Mommies can do. It made me cry. I loved it that much. :)

My kids are loving it, too. Katrina (my 3 year old) gets excited when she sees it and I have found her sitting and "reading" through it by herself.

Talia (my 6 year old) can read it herself.

I totally recommend this one. It would be a great Mother's Day gift, too! :)

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I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes. As always my opinions are my own!

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful books! I always wanted to be a mommy too and a teacher..and i'm both!

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  2. What a great book, gotta check it out for my girls, lol. I love how my daughter acts with her little sister, always protecting her and helping me take care of it. This book would go well with that. Yay to moms of girls! ^_^

    Stopping by from SITS Girls Spring Fling!

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~Heather Lynne

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