The Seven Day Switch by Kelly Harms
.ePUB, 298 pages
Expected Publication: July 1st 2021 by Lake Union Publishing
About the Book:
Celeste Mason is the Pinterest stay-at-home supermom of other mothers’ nightmares. Despite her all-organic, SunButter-loving, free-range kids, her immaculate home, and her volunteering awards, she still has time to relax with a nice glass of pinot at the end of the day. The only thing that ruins it all is her workaholic, career-obsessed neighbor, who makes no secret of what she thinks of Celeste’s life choices every chance she gets. Wendy Charles is a celebrated productivity consultant, columnist, and speaker. On a minute-by-minute schedule, she makes the working-mom hustle look easy. She even spends at least one waking hour a day with her kids. She’s not apologizing for a thing. Especially to Celeste, who plays her superior parenting against Wendy whenever she can. Who do Celeste and Wendy think they are? They’re about to find out thanks to one freaky week. After a neighborhood potluck and too much sangria, they wake up—um, what?—in each other’s bodies. Everything Celeste and Wendy thought they knew about the “other kind of mom” is flipped upside down—along with their messy, complicated, maybe not so different lives.
Are working moms and stay-at-home moms really so different?
Freaky Friday re-telling via Working Mom vs. Stay at Home Mom? Yes Please! I was drawn to this book because of the author and because I have been both a working mom and a stay at home mom and let me tell you...both are hard...very, very hard. Being a mom is hard, raising kids is hard. My two are grown and are thriving members of society and it has nothing to do with whether I stayed home or not. I loved this book because it gives us both sides of the story, without hammering you over the head with platitudes...It is serious stuff but also done with humour and love and especially kindness, in the end.
Kelly Harms has hit another one out of the park with this charming tale. This is a delightful story that made me laugh, cry, and remember times from my kids childhood. She really nailed the description of that "pit in your stomach feeling" when you aren't sure if you're doing right by your kids or not. Really, ALL moms should stop worrying about how they are perceived and just live with their kids in the moment. That's what I took away from this story...and I loved it.
Thank you NetGalley, Kelly Harms and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.