This is another lovely offering from the (in)courage community, founded by DaySpring, the Christian products subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc.. In brief devotional essays, real moms reflect upon their experiences in parenting. Some will make you laugh and others will bring tears to your eyes. Bible verses, pages for journaling and Scriptural meditations are interspersed throughout. There are attractive illustrations and a ribbon bookmark.
Subtitled, Celebrating Every Kind of Mom, you will find grandmothers, adoptive mothers, and those who have been like mothers all represented. Sections include:
- Love That Breaks the Mold
- Love While Holding them Close
- Love and Laundry
- Love While Letting them Fly
- Love Around the Table
I particularly enjoyed the essay about #Realmomconfessions. For example, “I not only allowed my toddler to eat crackers off of the floor, I put them there because all the bowls were dirty”! What mom has not had moments like this? (but been afraid to admit it!)
Although not limited to mothers of young children, this is the group to whom the book will appeal most. I could imagine a mother answering the journaling questions and passing the book on to her own daughter when she becomes a parent.
VERDICT: 5 Stars. This would make a nice baby shower or Mother’s Day gift.
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For other books from the (in)courage community see these posts:
Journey to the Cross from the (in)courage community — Book Review
Women of Courage: a Forty-Day Devotional — Book Review