Thursday, December 26, 2013
Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom's Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All - Review
Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom's Haphazard Guide to Almost Having It All by Jordan Reid
Rating: 4 Stars
Description: The creator of the blog Ramshackle Glam put together this guide after her son was born. In it are short chapters, many in list form, that detail everything from stuff you must absolutely have with a newborn down to clothing choices for actually leaving the house when the newborn is here.
My Impression: I've read a ton of the humorous type new parent guides. Some I love, some I didn't but Reid's book is a little different. This is not really a parenting guide. There are some parenting tips about things like traveling with a baby, but the focus of the book is about how to be a new mother. There are sections that talk about how to get dressed quickly and look okay, a realistic makeup routine so you don't look like a zombie, how to readjust your vision of yourself from pre-baby to post-baby, how to hold onto what you enjoy pre-baby and make it work post-baby. She genuinely loves her son and is genuinely happy in her life but does some pretty honest reflection of how she got there. I took it as a good sign that 20 pages into the book I looked up her blog and added it to my feedly list! Jordan comes off as more real than most books of this type do. This would be a great book for an expecting mother or even one with a newborn.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes
Would I Recommend this Book?: Yes