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Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends

Melanie Dale
Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends

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 frien... Read More

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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 way.

In this hilarious yet thought-provoking guide to “momlationships,” blogger Melanie Dale uses a dating analogy to help women get more intentional about bonding with each other.

“We 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.
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2015
  • UPC: 9780310341055
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Publish Date: Mar 24, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL012100"
  • ISBN: 0310341051

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Work on finding friends the way you went after your husband! by Vicki F on 3/26/2015
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If you're like me, you inherently realize the value of strong female friendships. And after all, all of the women in the 'female fiction' books you read, or TV shows (think Rachel and Monica and Phoebe) or movies (Thelma and Louise? Beaches?) seem to have learned that finding and maintaining those relationships is a piece of cake, right? I mean, they just happen so naturally, right? Guess what? WRONG!

It's scary! And it's even scarier when you're a young mom (or newly married) because, let's face it...old things have passed away. Like your friendships with single friends who don't have to clean up projectile vomiting at 3am or refrain from hitting a husband over the head when he looks at you wrong. The biggest thing they worry about is a broken nail or a bad hair day. Gahh...you're lucky if you even get a shower this week!

But the thought of striking up a friendship with someone you don't know strikes fear in your soul. You're immediately taken back to middle school when the all important thing in life was whether the popular girls would accept you into their little popular girl clique. What if the grown up prospective friend gives you that head to toe and back to head "look"? You know the one. What if? What if she laughs at you? What if she thinks you're weird? Or needy? Let's be real. The grown up women in your circle are highly unlikely to do that. And if they are predisposed to that kind of behavior, you're in the wrong place.

So how do you meet women friends who are in the same boat? In her book, 'Women Are Scary', Melanie Dale takes a hilarious look at how we search and and find others who want to journey along with us in this crazy, fun, beautiful life. The step by step how-to book is laugh-out-loud funny as you explore finding friendships within the context of the old (heretofore all male standby) first base, second base, third base, and when you're really, really lucky, fourth base - which is a friendship that you will value and treasure.

You know, if we searched for female friends with the same laser-like focus that we employed when hunting a husband, we'd all be better off. For some reason, we expect female friendships to just happen. Why is that? When you're single, you're hyper alert and sensitive to prospective husband material. But prospective friend material. You expect it to drop in your lap. Guess what? Work it, girl! Anyone friend worth being and staying in your life is someone worth searching for and working to keep.

Melanie gives you a ton of ideas of where you will find like minded women, and when you do find them, how to recognize them. And after that, how to begin the first little budding friendship. How to go about having 'Mom Dates'. These are the all important times that you carve out of your schedule to spend with your friends. You know, those women who will tell you the truth about your mom jeans? Or that you have toilet paper hanging off your rear? Or the eye makeup that you think says, "Come hither" really says "Run for your life!!!"?

You have to realize that it's time to stop wondering why you don't have a bunch of great female friends like everyone else (news flash - we don't) and start working on it. Start doing something about it. Start making it a priority. Because it is. Your husband is your #1, but he cannot give you what your female friends do. He freezes when you ask, "Does this make my butt look big?" Your female friends? Hah. They say, "Well, uh, yeah, it kinda does." If they're real friends. If not, they freeze, too.

You will totally enjoy this book by Melanie Dale. And you'll find yourself excited about finding some moms to date!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Giggling from the get go by Jen on 2/18/2015
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Melanie Dale had me cracking up from the first page. Her new book, Women are Scary, provides a look at how we make friends as moms. Those friendships are totally different than when we were kids on the playground. These playgrounds can be quite tricky to navigate. Finding those mom friends is important to our sanity and like Melanie says, we are all better together. I highly recommend you take this journey with Melanie through Bible scriptures, movie quotes and laughter as we all work to find those wonderful “momlationships”. So grab your coffee, or tea, and sit back for an exciting look into mom friends and how you can find the ones that are right for you.

Totally enjoyed this practical friend-making method by Karen {Ting's Mom} on 2/18/2015
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Making friends. That might be the hardest thing I face in my life. Between working full-time, commuting for the kids’ school, and trying to be a parent and wife, I pretty much don’t have time for the whole get-out-and-meet-a-new-friend thing. Plus, the title of this book says it all – Women Are Scary!

I loved this book so much, though. The advice and the concepts that Melanie Dale presents on the road to finding friends are simple and practical. Everything from meeting new friends at nursery pick-up to blind dates set up by mom, she outlines the phases that women go through as we look for new relationships and then build upon those friendships.

I loved the real-word stories included as examples, and the down-to-earth way that Melanie presents the information in this book. Not only did I find myself laughing out loud throughout the book, I also found myself nodding my head in agreement, or smiling because I know exactly what she was talking about.

Women Are Scary is a great resource for that mom that is trying to figure out how, where, and when to seek out other moms for that friendship that we all crave. It is a quick and easy read, but one of those books that you can reference on multiple occasions throughout life.

I received an ARC of this book in order to facilitate this review.

Hilarious...and A Little Nerdy! by Randi on 2/16/2015
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Are you a mom? Do you love TV Shows like Buffy or Dr Who? Need practical tips for making mom friends? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, this is probably the book for you! Melanie Dale mixes humor, pop culture and scripture to bring us this hilarious guide to the art of momlationships! With a Buffy mention brought out within the first 50 pages, I was drawn in immediately. But the humor and realness kept me coming back for more. Being a very socially awkward person, friendships have always been tough for me but this book not only provided me with great tips...it also reminded me that I'm not alone! Certainly a must read!!


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