I had the joy of getting to know Kate when she was a contributor over at Fancy Little Things. You guys, she is the real deal and her writing is so inspirational and spot on. When I heard she was writing a book, you better believe I was pre-ordering that book faster than you can say Amazon Prime.
It was released last week and I couldn’t wait to dive in.
You may be asking “why are you so excited about a book about teenage girls? Kenley isn’t even three?” Trust me on this when I say it doesn’t matter if you have a teenager, or even if you are a boy mom. This book is truly so infuential. You may not have a teen in your life now, but one day you will. A niece, a cousin, a babysitter– someone that will look up to you.
What really struck me was this was not a book with advice for ONLY teenage girls. This is a book for ALL women. From topics like modesty, how smoking is not cool, and how to deal with social media, Kate uses her humor to drive home the message that you are enough. That is such an internal struggle for all women, especially in the awkward teenage years! It is important as women who influence a younger generation to live in a way that shows that we KNOW we are enough.
Here are two of the quotes in the book that moved me the most.
“Sisters, we either show the world that we have brains, passions, and skills– or we don’t. We can’t have it both ways. #10Things”
“Do women often react to things more emotionally than men? Yes. But a reaction is not the same as an overreaction. When women unquestioningly accept the “overly emotional” label, we start subconsciously start to believe that our emotions are a liability and allow other people to treat us accordingly. Our emotions are reflections of the very heart of God.”
Kate tackles relevant topics of today and laces in grace and wit. I didn’t want to put this book down, and I know that it will be one I reference in the future.
I have one copy of Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls to give away to a lucky reader! Enter below, and good luck! If you can’t wait, you can purchase the books—> Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls and 10 Things for Teen Girls.