Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: 40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood by:Sarah Humphrey

 40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom
About the Book:
Wouldn't it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions--an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children.
In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:
- Self-acceptance
- Self-care
- Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
- Generosity
- Presence
- Forgiveness
In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!


My Review:
 Mothering is hard, y'all! Real hard! You need God to be a parent. You need His help almost by the minute. Kids don't come with a mute button or an off button and sometimes that makes life even harder. Encouragement for mothers is also something greatly needed but rarely received. Books like 40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood is an excellent way to encourage a fellow mother. It is a combination devotional and coloring book. Adult coloring books have come on the scene as of late in a way to channel our inner childhood and find a way to relax.

 Along with that and adding scripture is a great way to nourish our souls which in effect will soothe our hearts and minds and make motherhood an enjoyable journey instead of a daunting task. Christ is our way to peace and even inner peace in the middle of chaos. The devotions are really quick and shirt and can help you create a place of normalcy and calmness we all so desperately need.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.