Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Grit & Grace Project!

Darlene Brock—mother of two, music industry trailblazer and celebrated author—celebrates and reflects on the joys of motherhood and more with multiple engagements in support of her latest book Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters. I had a chance to review her book and once I opened it, I couldn't put it down. As a mom of two boys, I found every tip helpful and I could "tweak" things to fit my family. Her practical advice nurtures relationships and builds strong family bonds. As a Christan, homeschooling mom, family life is important and I think family bonds these days aren't what they used to be. This book helps you overcome obstacles and move forward in a positive way. It made me appreciate my own mom even more! It's a lighthearted approach which deals with tough issues, and it does so with grit and grace. Maybe that's how she came up with name of her site!

Brock discusses her book (which was recently in the Top 10 on the Amazon.com Best-Sellers List for Motherhood), much-read blog, The Grit & Grace Project, and delves into what she's learned about motherhood, with a particular focus on her experience raising daughters via the following programs: 
  • Focus on the Family’s Boundless Show: The single-person focused program features an interview with Brock via their online podcast, which can be found here.

  • Family Life Today featured two programs with Brock on May 3 and 4. The Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine-hosted FamilyLife Today interviews with Brock are also available via podcast and through a stream here.

In addition to previous appearances on CNN, Fox News and Daytime TV, critics have praised the honest and humorous stories and compelling creative solutions Brock offers in Help Wanted:
“Reading Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters, the impression of author Darlene Brock comes through loud and clear. She’s a smart, driven, caring, and uncompromising mama. If only I could claim all of those labels.” - 5MinutesforMom.com
“This is sound advice from a mother who's been there—twice. And her delivery is funny, sincere, and direct.” – TLC's Parentables
“Help Wanted is a page turner! I found it to be fun, engaging and one that will make you look at your own mom in a whole different way. I’ve always appreciated my mom and also my wife for what they do on a daily basis, but as a father, this book opened my eyes even further. As I get ready for Mother’s Day I have to say that this book is a must read for any mother or anyone who has a mom. You will definitely appreciate what is shared and will want to share Help Wanted with others!” – Dad of Divas
“This book has GREAT tips for anyone who is a parent-she is the mother of two and wanted to share her experience of being a mom with the world.” – Empowering Mommy
Published in association with Oak Tara, Help Wanted navigates the various jobs moms must accomplish in the dynamic, yet often challenging mother-daughter relationship to make the maximum difference in their girl’s life. Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters is available in stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, amazonkindle.com, barnesandnoble.com and other digital-download retailers.

I enjoyed this book very much. It was easy to follow and surprisingly, I didn't want to put it down. Let me explain. I like made up tales with happy endings and a little romance and adventure. I have read books like this before and I had to make myself finish the book. I couldn't believe that this book captured my attention from the very beginning and I never lost interest. I think Brock's personal stories helped build a relationship with me, the reader. I instantly liked her and I agreed with her views. Brock has a gift for drawing her readers in and getting her point across painlessly. I am actually looking forward to reading it again, just in case I missed something along the way!
About Darlene Brock: 
Darlene Brock is a motivated self-starter who, while raising her two daughters, found time to produce award-winning music videos, manage recording artists, promote concerts throughout the US and serve as the Chief Operating Officer of a record label. Yet, when reviewing her varied accomplishments and successful career, she proclaims her most important and fulfilling job is being a mom.

Disclosure: I was compensated for this review. I was not required to provide a positive review and opinions expressed are my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment