Let’s go on a journey together… like any new friendship, let’s get to know one another. We can laugh at how we all have no idea what we are doing, only to find out we were doing it right all along! We can cry together or feel empathy for those who have struggled with post-partum depression or those baby blues that lasted all too long. We can discuss morals and values of right and wrong and whether to forgive or forget. And we can fall in love with the single parent that has stood strong amidst the storm only to come out whole and better because of it….

Confessions of a Domestic Failure – Bunmi Laditan– 
There are good moms and bad moms and then there are hot mess moms. Introducing career girl turned stay at home mom Ashley Keller who’s trying to navigate the world of Pinterest perfection. When Ashley gets the chance to join a Motherhood boot camp with the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes will she fly or flop?

 

Down Came the Rain – Brooke Shields– 
When Brooke welcomed her newborn daughter to the world, her joyful expectations were quickly followed by something unexpected–a crippling depression. This book struck a very personal cord with me. I read this after being diagnosed with post-partum depression after giving birth to my oldest son. During the discussion of this book, I will offer a glimpse into my life of how I dealt with post-partum depression.

 

Change of Heart – Jodi Picoult – 
Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth? One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game….

 

Two by Two – Nicholas Sparks – 
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six-year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

 

Un-Cork & Un-WINE-d… CHEERS! to laughing, heart felt moments, and to the unknown that is motherhood.