• Motherwhelmed

  • Challenging Norms, Untangling Truths, and Restoring Our Worth to the World
  • By: Beth Berry
  • Narrated by: Beth Berry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Motherwhelmed

By: Beth Berry
Narrated by: Beth Berry
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Publisher's Summary

Today’s mothers are struggling, though it's not for the reasons most moms tend to think. We’ve been conditioned to believe our inadequacy is the reason we can’t seem to “keep up” or enjoy mothering more, but nothing could be further from the truth.

We aren’t failing as mothers. We’re mothering within a culture that is misleading and inadequately supporting us. Motherwhelmed is a deep, yet lighthearted exploration of the messy frontier of modern-day motherhood we’re all struggling to navigate.

With compassion, realness, and rich storytelling, Beth Berry:

  • Illuminates the mind-sets and narratives keeping us feeling overwhelmed, disempowered, anxious, isolated, and riddled with self-doubt
  • Provides the perspectives and tools needed for mothers to rewrite their stories and reclaim a sense of wholeness
  • Shares from her 25 years as an idealistic, passionate, all-in mother of four daughters
  • Reminds us of our worthiness and reframes our importance

This is not a book about parenting. It’s a book about mothers, our greatness, and how important it is that we thrive. It’s about untangling ourselves from the stories that are keeping us trapped and deconstructing those we’ve outgrown. It’s about daring the lives we’re here to live and, thereby, giving our children permission to do the same.

Until we begin to organize our lives around not only our children’s worthiness but also our own, mothers everywhere will continue to bear the brunt of cultural pain and dysfunction. This matters because we cannot be the changemakers we’re meant to be while so heavily burdened.

©2020 Beth Berry (P)2020 Beth Berry

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Loved the concept. Appreciated the insight and female support, but I couldn’t bear to listen to the book because the narrator sounds so depressed. It ultimately brought me down 😔Maybe I’ll try reading the book.

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For All Mama's

For all the Mama's who feel overwhelmed, unacknowledged, unappreciated no matter what you do and self-worth is depleted. This book is 100% for you. It may make you cry and laugh. But it is so worth the healing and empowering. A beautiful reminder of the love and goodness we all deserve. This is a book I will listen to over and ever again to help me heal and remind me that I deserve love, cherishing and happiness. As do all Mama's in the world. 💜

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This book was kind of all over the place and then ended rather abruptly.

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Soul nurishing

Listened to it twice in one week because I needed her words to really sink in. This book is a light bulb in my soul starved world. Recommended it to so many moms, people might think I bought stock and profit from it!

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Great Book for Moms!

I really enjoyed this book. I started listening to it at work and had to stop because there were times I would tear up. Definitely recommend for moms, especially those who struggle to feel accomplished as both a mother and a woman.

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Most Important Book for Modern Mothers!!!

Beth has found all the cracks and holes in my whole and poured in the light. My soul feels lit on fire, I know what I need to do. I need sisterhood. I need to be true to myself. I need to find the lies I've believed for so long about myself and disown them. I need to care for myself as I care for my children. This book is our modern-day mothering revolution.

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Yes. Yes. Yes.

Thank you, Beth! This spoke straight to my soul. I will digest what I heard and then re listen to learn more!!

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Amazing

I am not a book critic or know literature much, but I can say this book changed me and inspired me. Listening to Beth tell her story and inspire is incredible. Thank you Beth!!

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Self help book that's a life saver for all mothers

This audiobook kept me riveted the whole way through, couldn't stop listening. The author shares her personal journey that is so relatable to mothers living in a tribe less community less society. Sharing self care techniques and teaching us to slowly mother ourselves is the message of this book. To be a good mother is to take time for ourselves and not be guilty. Beth brings to light the overwhelmed mothers that we all are and helps us realize that it's ok not to be perfect and loving our kids is sometimes just enough. Love this book will hand it to all my mother friends.

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  • 11-15-22

itslike this book was written about me, for me...

this book touched on so many important themes for mothers. it spoke directly to the parts of me that have been yearning for years and years for something I never understood. I had so many aha! moments, so many moments where I thought goodness, everything I have felt in the past, finally has been examined and now I can come to some kind of peace knowing, that as a mother of 4, yes, it was hard. yes, it is hard. that indeed, the society I live in, doesn't support women in post-partum and that yes, I wanted to scream at the to of my lungs for something to change, for me to feel.... held. I am a heart and soul Mama in Australia, 4 babes also, and this book speaks the ugly truth about the constructs we have to exist in. the authors inspires me to do the hard things, like meditate in public and allow the response I get to wash over me, just as I allow the judgements of others with their own unexamined 'shoulds' to divert around me as I say 'no' to volunteering at the footy club or school. I have permission and support to do life my own, intuitive way, just as I've always wanted to, but before now, never understood how.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-22

Same thing different words

I never write negative reviews but I dont want other people to waste money on this book. Only up to chapter 4, but don't know if I can finish it. It's just the same thing with different words repeated again and again. The whole book so far could have been just 1 paragraph. The narration is also monotone and depressing.

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  • Angela Fogarty
  • 06-15-20

A must read for all mamas!

Such a beautiful soul truth telling book about motherhood! Challenging the “mama quo” helping mamas ignite their soul fire!