What A Girl Needs From Her Mom {book review and giveaway}

What A Girl Needs titleDo you ever wonder what is going on in your daughter’s head and heart? Do you feel a sweet connection one moment and then distance the next? Does surprise seem to be the word of the day, every day? Cheri Fuller dives into the mother/daughter relationship with keen insight and lots of humor and reviewing What A Girl Needs From Her Mom has brought me great encouragement.

Mrs. Fuller relies quite a bit on her own experience in raising a daughter to talk with moms about what might be helpful in our own times of raising daughters. She shares many of her own highs and lows, recalling strength of emotion through so much of it. Because that is what mother/daughter relationships are full of – emotions. She also shares a lot of insight from mothers around the world. Mrs. Fuller has researched and talked with mothers from every walk of life and from a variety of cultures. And she has found that mothers and daughters everywhere have ups and downs, mountains and valleys, emotional highs and lows.

What A Girl NeedsMrs. Fuller walks through what she thinks a girl needs in her mother. There are 14 topics that she addresses. It includes such things as

  • a mother that prays for her daughter
  • a mother to help navigate the digital world
  • a mother who nurtures her potential
  • a mother who encourages
  • a mother who helps her manage her emotions
  • and a bundle more super helpful topics.

Each topic is covered in a chapter. The chapter is an encouraging mix of information specific to the topic, personal stories, and applicable tips. Broken down into manageable bits, I found the topics relevant and helpful. I found that I was able to read through each chapter and find things that I could not only relate to but that I could take and apply to my own life and relationships. Because this book is all about me. Yes, it talks about the daughters but it is not about how to change them. This book is about how to change me as a mom so that I can be the help to my girls that God put me here to be.

Each chapter has a set of questions at the end of it. These questions can be done in a variety of ways. Whether you answer them out loud with friends, write the answers in the book, journal your answers, or just answer them silently to yourself, you should answer them. Anything works but these questions will help you think more specifically about the topic and the way it applies to you and your daughter.

This has been a good book for me to read and a great encouragement for me. I know that I will be coming back to it in the future, as I stumble in my job as “mom.” There is so much here that is practical and easily applicable. This is one that will stay on my shelves. At Home.


Family Christian sponsored this post by giving me a copy of the book in return for my honest opinion of the book. They also are providing a copy of the book to one of my readers. For your chance to win, follow the link below to the giveaway form.

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2 thoughts on “What A Girl Needs From Her Mom {book review and giveaway}

  1. RCombs April 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Sounds like a good book. I hope it gives me ideas that I can use for my son as well as my daughters.

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