Do ya’ll ever have days when you feel absolutely desperate?
Days when you are quite positive you are a complete failure as a mom? I have those days. (Had a doozy just last week, in fact!)
That’s why I’m so excited about this book. It was written just for me, and just for you, mamma, for those days when you’re heart’s bursting with love for your little ones, and days when you just don’t know HOW you’re gonna go on. This book meets you right there, puts an arm around you, and helps you breath.
It’s written by two women I love to think of as my virtual mentors: Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae…I have learned so much from their blogs and previous books I was ecstatic when I heard they were writing one together. In Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breath they have created a book that is unique in that it combines the mature wisdom of a wise older woman (Sally), with the passion and heart of a younger mom who’s right in the trenches with me (Sarah Mae).
Sally and Sarah’s desire for the book is that it would launch a movement of encouragement and tangible support to real moms right where they are in one of the toughest seasons of motherhood. They’re calling it “No More Desperate Moms” and it’s a pretty big dream. Can one little book really make this vision a reality? I believe it can, and here’s why: I think the most desperate moms are those who feel alone, and this book shatters that isolation with the message “I’ve been there, too”. Realizing we are not alone is the first step in reaching out for the community that will get us through this season. Authenticity is what breaks down the walls and allows us to do life together. Throughout the book Sarah and Sally are both vividly honest about the hard realities of motherhood, but also the things that have brought them joy and strength along the way…
- Sarah and Sally not only tell you it’s normal to be at the end of your rope, but they also tell you where to go for help.
- They don’t just admit that you ‘might’ get a ‘little’ depressed–they wrote a whole chapter called, “When the Dark Invades”.
- They don’t just tell you it’s ok to need others, they assure you reaching out is the best thing you can do for yourself and your kids, and they give you hints on how to embrace the support you need.
After reading this book, I was inspired to redouble my efforts to connect with older woman who can be mentors to me in different areas, as well as the moms around me who I might be able to encourage by doing a small group study together. Just in the last week I have felt a fresh breath of air enter my home and my heart, thanks to a phone call here, and email there, and the anticipation of getting together in person with a mom in my area this week. Community makes all the difference in motherhood, and this book will inspire and equip you to strengthen yours.
- Get the Kindle version now.
- Order a print copy.
- Gather some friends and order a bunch of books to study together (don’t miss the specials for ordering multiple copies, including a free DVD companion study!).
- Be sure to enter the launch week giveaways (you could win coffee, massages, or housecleaning for an entire year!) and visit Desperate on Facebook.
- No one nearby to study the book with? Joyful Mothering and The Better Mom will both be doing book clubs/studies online!
I received a free copy of this book for review, but the passionate opinions in this post are entirely my own! (can’t you tell?)