Friday, May 08, 2009

Mama's Got A Fake I.D.

by Caryn Dahlstrand-Rivadeneira

This is a contest to win a copy of this book today!

If you'd like the chance to win a copy of Mama's Got A Fake I.D., add a comment at the end of this post and tell me what "fake I.D." you've been labeled with lately. I'll draw a winner tomorrow :-) Then we'll connect to get you the prized copy of Mama's Got a Fake I.D. Read on and see how this book will impact your life! I was swept into it (and recognizing myself just in the introduction! If you are a woman who has dreams and goals, who also happens to love motherhood, who knows something draws you into the creative or the professional side of your personality, you really need this book. -Angie

Formula for identity loss:
1. Take one multifaceted, intriguing human being.
2. Bless her with a child.
3. Mix with today’s cultural assumptions.
4. Add the demands of motherhood.
5. Presto! All identity except Mom disappears.

For every woman wondering what happened to the unique combination of gifts and abilities she was known for before kids came along, Caryn Dahlstrand Rivedeneira has good news: in Mama’s Got a Fake I.D., Rivedeneira helps moms reclaim their full identity as creative beings, gifted professionals and volunteers, loving friends, children of God—and mothers.

This inspiring and practical guide shows women how to break free from false guilt, learn a new language to express who they really are, and follow God’s lead in sharing their true self with others. After all, motherhood doesn’t have to mean losing one’s identity. Instead, being a mom makes it possible for a woman to discover a more complete identity as the person God made her to be.

Author Bio:

The former managing editor of Marriage Partnership and Christian Parenting Today, Caryn Dahlstrand Rivedeneira has been a trusted voice writing and speaking to women for more than a decade. Today she is the managing editor of, an online community for Christian women in leadership. Rivadeneira works from home in the Chicago suburbs, where she lives with her husband and their three children.
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