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[ Read Online Women are Scary Ì nigeria PDF ] by Melanie Dale ↠´ Disclaimer I am friends with the author Truth I loved this book It s hilarious and oh so honest and a good read Melanie knows Women are Scary They are intimidating and mean and callous And they re all afraid of each other But we shouldn t be and she points out ways to make friends and put yourself out there in her book She goes over the four bases of dating, a baseball reference that she admittedly doesn t really get, but nonetheless fits her analogy She references science fiction movies and TV to her nerdy heart s content and throws in a few book quotes too While she s a Christian and has a few Bible verses, she isn t pushing an agenda on you Melanie writes with a genuine heart for women and just wants to share what she s learned over the years since becoming a mom in a way that makes you feel included She even gives you a full frontal hug from the opening pages.
When You Show Up At The Park For The First Time With Your Little Ones Spilling Out Of The Van, Scan The Swing Set For Anyone You Might Recognize, And Notice That All The Other Moms Are Already Hanging Out In Pairs, You Realize That Your Awkward Adventure Of Finding Mom Friends Has Only Just Begun Too Many Women Are Frazzled And Lonely, Isolated In Their Minivans While Schlepping Bags, Strollers, And Munchkins To And Fro Across Town It Doesn T Have To Be This WayIn This Hilarious Yet Thought Provoking Guide To Momlationships, Blogger Melanie Dale Uses A Dating Analogy To Help Women Get Intentional About Bonding With Each OtherWe Are Better Together, She Writes We Make Each Other Better Moms, Better Humans We Need Each Other, Because Mothering Is Just Too Darn Hard Moms Will Discover How To Make Sure Their Kids Aren T The Only Ones Having Fun, Develop Lifelong Friendships, Share Their Burdens, And Join Together To Impact Communities Around The World Women are Scary is about how to make friends as a mom Melanie Dale shows the stages of female friendship bases , with tips on when and how to move onto the next base She shares stories along the way that are relatable and usually hilarious to illustrate her points She is honest about how sometimes relationships fizzle out in first or second base, and how a third or fourth base relationship break can be painful and heart breaking Included are tips on how to survive a break up, heal from the past, and try again Bible verses are sprinkled throughout to back up her perspective, and movie quotes kick off each chapter I loved this book I read it in 2 days, and laughed out loud at least once per chapter, and sometimes multiple times a page I could totally relate to her weirdness and sense of humor, as well as her oversharing tendencies, infertility struggles, and desire to save the world, one orphan at a time I appreciated her honest struggles in making friends, the great tips for how to meet moms and how to recover from failures More than anything, I was thankful for the laughs, and felt like she and I could be fourth basers, if we only lived in the same area I began to think of the women in my life, and what base we are on, and which ones I might be able to take to the next level, and which ones I might just need to let die a natural death I thought about which friendships we could make couple friendships with, or at least give it a shot.
I recommend this book to any mom who has trouble with friendships or needs a good laugh I m pretty sure that if you are a mom that you would fit into at least one of those categories, so check it out I think I am too advanced in my parenting years to fully appreciated this book I became a mother at 23, when most of my friends were either still in college or just wrapping up their formal education When I took my kids to the park or the library, I was the youngest parent by several years This did not make for mommy bonding Even now, when I m friends with many parents who have kids the same age as my teens, I m still the young one compared to most which, frankly, is kind of awesome when your 40th birthday is closer than you want to admit My foray into the parenting world has been a mix between hanging out and learning from parents who have years of life experience on me, or trying to relate to my college and high school friends raising preschoolers In some ways, though, I m glad I did it this way because the Mama Drama Melanie Dale writes about it just too much I m all for forming friendships with other mothers, but does it really take so much effort that we should approach it like dating I ve met some incredible parents through school events, extracurricular activities, volunteering, killing time in the school parking lot, etc I ve also met parents I knew right away I would not have anything in common with and that s OK Well, maybe it wasn t that one time I texted my husband from a PTA event that I felt like the girl in middle school who didn t have anyone to sit with at lunch But I m over it now Really Dale is right when she writes that navigating friendships as a parent is tricky My advice for moms searching for mom friends Limit the amount of parenting talk you do Every child is different What works on one kid won t work on another Not every part of your parenting philosophy will mesh Instead of letting that destroy what could be a great friendship, focus on each other, not your offspring After all, mothers deserve to have a life, too.
Disclaimer I am friends with the author Truth I loved this book It s hilarious and oh so honest and a good read Melanie knows Women are Scary They are intimidating and mean and callous And they re all afraid of each other But we shouldn t be and she points out ways to make friends and put yourself out there in her book She goes over the four bases of dating, a baseball reference that she admittedly doesn t really get, but nonetheless fits her analogy She references science fiction movies and TV to her nerdy heart s content and throws in a few book quotes too While she s a Christian and has a few Bible verses, she isn t pushing an agenda on you Melanie writes with a genuine heart for women and just wants to share what she s learned over the years since becoming a mom in a way that makes you feel included She even gives you a full frontal hug from the opening pages.
I follow Melanie s blog www.
unexpected.
org , so like thousands of other women who read the post that inspired this book, I knew Women are Scary would be both poignant and hilarious poignant because she speaks truth and hilarious because, well, she s Melanie Dale She likens finding mom friends to the traditional dating metaphor of rounding the bases on the baseball field Melanie encourages women to embrace their inadequacies, even while forgiving those of the other women in our lives She s transparent about her own weaknesses and in the process shows us all how to make them work to our advantage In my own life, I felt the most isolated in terms of my friendships when my kids were very young I wasn t working, and my four small children were very demanding Getting out proved difficult, if not impossible, most days I had to learn how to be intentional with relationships, and mostly just get over myself I wish I would have had a book like this to reassure me that I wasn t alone and that there were other women out there just like me The Women are Scary book outlines some practical steps for forging meaningful relationships It even includes real stories from real women from all over the country Finding mom friends is an adventure, and it doesn t have to be awkward It might be a little scary, but only because we remember how friendship used to come so naturally and now that we re older and our lives are busy, it just takeswork I read this book in two days, laughing out loud over and over again You will especially enjoy this book if you are a new mom or a working mom or a mom who just wants to develop deeper relationships with the people she already knows and loves It s not all sunshine and roses, though There s also a chapter on breaking up, which is never easy, but sometimes necessary As an added bonus, Melanie includes ways to engage with the broader community to make the world a sweeter place to live read the book, and discover that women are anything BUT scary.
I follow Melanie s blog www.
unexpected.
org , so like thousands of other women who read the post that inspired this book, I knew Women are Scary would be both poignant and hilarious poignant because she speaks truth and hilarious because, well, she s Melanie Dale She likens finding mom friends to the traditional dating metaphor of rounding the bases on the baseball field Melanie encourages women to embrace their inadequacies, even while forgiving those of the other women in our lives She s transparent about her own weaknesses and in the process shows us all how to make them work to our advantage In my own life, I felt the most isolated in terms of my friendships when my kids were very young I wasn t working, and my four small children were very demanding Getting out proved difficult, if not impossible, most days I had to learn how to be intentional with relationships, and mostly just get over myself I wish I would have had a book like this to reassure me that I wasn t alone and that there were other women out there just like me The Women are Scary book outlines some practical steps for forging meaningful relationships It even includes real stories from real women from all over the country Finding mom friends is an adventure, and it doesn t have to be awkward It might be a little scary, but only because we remember how friendship used to come so naturally and now that we re older and our lives are busy, it just takeswork I read this book in two days, laughing out loud over and over again You will especially enjoy this book if you are a new mom or a working mom or a mom who just wants to develop deeper relationships with the people she already knows and loves It s not all sunshine and roses, though There s also a chapter on breaking up, which is never easy, but sometimes necessary As an added bonus, Melanie includes ways to engage with the broader community to make the world a sweeter place to live read the book, and discover that women are anything BUT scary.
This book totally surprised me I thought the cover was funny so I grabbed it off the library shelf on my way out always risky I debated reading it because I don t really have problems making friends and consider myself an outgoing person But I was drawn in from the first couple pages by her writing style, love of God, amazing one liners, and hilariousness Seriously such a funny book It made me thinkabout the friendships I have, the ones I wish I had, and what I was going to do about it It made me realize that we can never have enough momlationships and need them as much as we need anything else They really help us be better mothers as we create safe places and communities of love It s important for our emotional health and it s important for our kids to see us socialize And it makes lifefun A great read I would recommend this to anyone, whether you think you need it or not I was disappointed in this book I thought from reading the excerpt that it had been written by a woman who had experienced difficulties in making other female or mom friends The author seems to not have any trouble making friends at all I just didn t feel like it was written by someone who could understand my perspective I guess I did learn a few things, but it just wasn t exactly what I was looking for.
Enjoyed Dale s sense of humor in her writing I was laughing out loud at times This book seemed gearedfor moms of babies and toddlers, so it didn t really speak to my current life stage.
Witty.
Filled with catchy cultural references.
Insightful.
Candor about the difficulty of meeting Mom Friends Women are Scary dives into the complicated world of women mom friendships in light of a transient society despite the prevalence of social media, making developing new friendships, particularly in the life change of becoming a mom, often seem scary for many women.
Just making friends period as a mom or not is a scary enough proposal, unless one is either lucky to have the personality where no one is a stranger, have grown up with a long term friendship or through work or school, have the opportunity to make friends, but for many, navigating this road is often filled with drama, misunderstandings or in some cases, non opportunities.
Now the traditional suggestions have always been, go to the park, go to the library, volunteer, but it s often taking things to the next level of just saying hi to actually beginning the steps to finding friends that is difficult for many to sometimes overcome.
In comes Melanie Dales book, Women are Scary A book that is filled with chapter headings such as A Complete Lobotomy of the Heart , Trolling for Moms , Wield Your Weirdness Like a Boss , you can easily tell this book was written for moms.
or moms that are just plain weird No, don t worry, it s written for all moms who have found themselves faced with the ultimate challenge interacting with other women.
Written by a Christian, Melanie Dale, fills the book with personal anecdotes, encouraging Scripture that is a reminder of how we are to interact with others and a very upbeat, cheerful voice to help the discouraged mom know that not only is she not alone, but there is hope when it comes to interacting with other moms and well, just women.
There s thirty two chapters, broken up into 5 parts, making up a total of 240 pages, but don t pass out thinking this is going to be a boring reading Women are Scary is a great mix of humor, encouragement, serious insight but not too serious that doesn t make this bookacademic, but rather a Yes, I totally can relate to that, thank you so much for sharing work that helps encourage the discouraged in all of us that finds ourselves in situations, maybe we are a first time mom, we have had to move for the uptenth time,whatever is the reason and we now find ourselves eyeing a book, whose title beckons us to read and navigated the sometimes not so fun adventure of trying to make friends.
The book reminds me a bit of the movie, Moms Night Out , but for the mom whose looking to find her friends that she can have a Moms Night Out with or at least another adult that she can be herself and talk with and gets where she is coming or going.
Melody offers down to earth insights that range for instance from how to meet moms, in the chapter, Trolling for Moms figure out who your people are,then start trolling , to how to have small talk if you happen to be allergic to small talk.
The illustrations that are found throughout the book are cute and honestly hilarious that any mom could relate to in some form or way At the very end, she offers resources for moms that are worth checking out and I really like how in the chapter, The Mother Network , Melanie talks about the importance of developing a support system to be like a rah rah cheerleading team for each other.
At the end of the day, any type of friendship takes a lot of heart, humility and work It can be done and it s always possible no matter what stage of life one is in at that moment Women are Scary was a great read that I would recommend to first time moms who may find themselves in a new town or just wanting to connect with other moms and don t know how, maybe you are in a new stage of life and finding yourself having to start over, no matter what it is, this is a book to take the time to read.
You will laugh You will cry You will find yourself going, This.
Is.
So.
Me.
It is a book every mom, no matter where she is in life, should read.
bookcover flatAs long as there have been women writing books there have been books about the friendships of women Dee Brestin wrote one a number of years ago, Lisa Whelchel wrote one a few years ago I ve read most of them I ve learned from them too None of them have impacted me like Women are Scary by Melanie Dale.
Melanie Dale I had never heard of her before seeing this book Intrigued by the title, I picked it up And honestly, I thought it would be another one of those books You know the ones, books that lead you to believe the whole world has this figured out and you re the only flunky.
I could not have possibly beenwrong I LOVE this book Note the use of the present tense verb, I love this book Present I will come back to this over and over because in the pages of this book I found a new best friend We can just forget that she has no idea who I am, just like I had no idea who she was and that I live in the plain states and she lives in the South I felt my spirit mesh with her I found myself repeating oh my Me too Women are Scary is a book about Momlationships We all have them We all need them We all crave them Yet, we re all unsure how to pursue them And is it really okay to pursue and date other moms Really In this book, you will laugh You will cry You will shout, ME TOO You will relate You ll find yourself hungry formomlationships You ll gain the courage needed to reach out to other women You ll gain ideas for deepening friendships.
I can not begin to recommend this book enough I just can t I was in our bookstore over the weekend and found myself gushing over it to two of the ladies working there Gushing Telling them repeatedly how much they needed to read this book.
It is full of life stories, silliness, and truth It has practical advice, advice you would seek out from a best friend Melanie doesn t pull any punches, but she speaks with grace and a whole lotta humor.
So visit her web page linked up there, visitor your local Christian bookstore and get this book You ll thank me and you ll gain a brand new best friend.
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I found out about this book from my alma mater s magazine Melanie Dale just so happens to have graduated from the same college I went to and was featured in the magazine Denison has many things to be proud of and Melanie is a great addition This book has so many references in it that I can relate to about making mom friends and the way in which Dale writes cuts straight to the chase and really brings out her quirky personality, nerdy and sometimes gross references I felt like I knew her by the end of the book and could call her up and talk to her about my child or anything else for that matter She makes references to bases when explaining the steps of momlationships from 1st to 4th She admits she is the least athletic person she knows and that there is no 4th base in baseball but she made it her own Each base has its own set of rules and There are references to the bible as well but they are not shoved down your throat nor do they feel preachy If anything they are incredibly appropriate and are good bits of advice no matter what religion you may follow.
There is one quote that I really like because it is something I have to deal with as an army wife I learned to beware the super good listener who soaks up all your details but doesn t reciprocate Vulnerability is a two way street The chapters are nice and short and made for great reading while nursing The author herself even told me in an email that she had that in mind when writing the book which was awesome not only because she responded to my email but because it made the reading experience that much better I didn t want the book to end but fortunately, Melanie Dale writes regularly on her own blog and on other blogs too I highly recommend this book to all the moms out there looking for a good fast read You are bound to relate to at least a few things she mentions.
Women are Scary is about how to make friends as a mom Melanie Dale shows the stages of female friendship bases , with tips on when and how to move onto the next base She shares stories along the way that are relatable and usually hilarious to illustrate her points She is honest about how sometimes relationships fizzle out in first or second base, and how a third or fourth base relationship break can be painful and heart breaking Included are tips on how to survive a break up, heal from the past, and try again Bible verses are sprinkled throughout to back up her perspective, and movie quotes kick off each chapter I loved this book I read it in 2 days, and laughed out loud at least once per chapter, and sometimes multiple times a page I could totally relate to her weirdness and sense of humor, as well as her oversharing tendencies, infertility struggles, and desire to save the world, one orphan at a time I appreciated her honest struggles in making friends, the great tips for how to meet moms and how to recover from failures More than anything, I was thankful for the laughs, and felt like she and I could be fourth basers, if we only lived in the same area I began to think of the women in my life, and what base we are on, and which ones I might be able to take to the next level, and which ones I might just need to let die a natural death I thought about which friendships we could make couple friendships with, or at least give it a shot.
I recommend this book to any mom who has trouble with friendships or needs a good laugh I m pretty sure that if you are a mom that you would fit into at least one of those categories, so check it out