May 13, 2013
If you’re a new mom or happen to know one – have I got the book for you.
Author, Julie Sanders has written Expectant with moms in mind. No one can share a new book like the author who wrote it. So, enjoy what Julie has to say about this incredible book. And, keep on reading because you’ll discover an interview with this special lady at the end of this post.
Like I said, there are some books I wish I’d had when I was pregnant for the first time twenty- two years ago. This is one of them.
Julie Sanders Talks About “Expectant”
EXPECTANT is a collection of 40 devotions for new and expectant moms that uses transparent stories and biblical truth to offer hope and wisdom to women transitioning into motherhood. If you have dreams and hopes of what mothering will be, your heart is already Expectant.
Women enter motherhood in a variety of ways, so EXPECTANT shares encouragement for every mom as she grows into being a mother. That may mean she grows a pregnant belly or a home study for adoption, but she will grow. By talking about real issues like changes in your body, your marriage, your work, and your schedule, EXPECTANT helps new moms think through necessary transitions to find hope and confidence right there on the changing table or playground.
Like spending time with a loving, honest mentor over coffee, EXPECTANT uplifts women. The devotions are organized into sections about you, other grown-ups, the baby, and your new normal. Each one includes words from scripture to grow your heart, as well as questions to get the conversation started with a friend, mentor, or dad-to-be. It’s formatted so that it would be easy to do with a partner or small group of moms.
Each journey into motherhood is unique, but every mother’s heart is expectant. (more…)
May 5, 2013
Just want to update you on our FOUR winners of Erin’s Christian Mama’s Guide-book!
May 4, 2013
As I prepare my notes and gather all the bells and whistles a speaker brings, I couldn’t help but think, “What advice would you give a mom if you could tell her one thing?”
I’ve been a mom for almost twenty-one years, and I’ve made some great decisions as a parent, and a handful of NOT-SO-GOOD decisions. Lucky for me, my two oldest kids love to remind me of my shortcomings when they see how I’ve mellowed with age.
Chime in. I’d love to hear. I’ll be checking the comments of this post through next Tuesday morning (5/7).
Who knows, maybe I’ll share one of your “gems” with the two hundred moms I’ll be encouraging. If I do…I’ll send you a free copy of my book, Just Too Busy.
Because good mom-wisdom is worth it’s weight in gold–don’t you think?
May 2, 2013
Friendships are the life blood of kids, especially teenagers. There comes a day when they will step over your dead body to get to a friend. Grace, my junior higher, is struggling with making friends at her new school.
There’s something to be said about staying in one area all of your thirteen years. People know you. Friendships have time to marinate and go deep. Moving 2300 miles away can put a big hiccup in your giddyup when it comes to keeping those friendships.
Once children head off to school and especially in junior high and high school, parents fade into the background of importance and friends take center-stage. So, when your child struggles with making friends it’s like you or I struggling at making a livelihood. It’s their focus, all they desire and all that’s important to them.“How was your day, kiddo?” I ask Grace as she gets into our car after school. “Let’s just say—I’m glad it’s over.” She drops into the front seat. Grace has been eating alone in the library at lunch, lately. It hurts me so. Interest in the “new kid from California” has worn off. “Those kids don’t know what they’re missing. You’re a gift, honey. They just haven’t had a chance to get to know you yet, that’s all.” I remind her. (more…)