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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Book ReviewsAndrea SmithComment

Pride and Prejudice. One of the most iconic stories ever told by Jane Austen. I've been wanting to read the classics since, like forever, but since getting married having a baby blah blah blah life has been consuming. My good friend recommended Audible which is a website dedicated to audiobooks. They have thousands of books available, and amazing performers reading the books. This is my second audio book and I really enjoyed it. At first it took me a while to get into the story, but I think it's because I listened to Jane Eyre first, and that story is a dark, redemptive book. So going from that to a book to a very light hearted novel, threw me off a little. But eventually I got into the story and was swept away by all the crazy and beautifully written characters. I was not disappointed with this book, and I highly recommend it especially for the times we are in today.

The Sound of Music

Family, Motherhood, QuotesAndrea SmithComment

To me this quote says, "Andrea, you can read books, ask for advice and get unwanted advice, but motherhood is different for everybody and you're going to have to figure out some stuff on your own."

I will be the first to admit that I ask for help and advice ALL THE TIME! But I'm not ashamed, cause I know I need help and I want to glean on the wisdom of others. I think though we can get caught up in what everybody else says, and what everybody is doing and you start to question, "am I doing this right? Why isn't this working for us?" The list goes on and on. What works for one family doesn't work for another, and God gave YOU your baby because he wanted YOU to raise your baby, not someone else. He gave YOU that baby because He knew YOU could do it, and that you would be the best mom for that baby. Trust your instincts. So if you just keep hitting a wall with your kid(s) and are wondering what more should you do, ask the Guy who created that little one and I'm sure He'll give you some answers.