Motherhood is a divine calling---but it may not always feel that way. Now you can show the women in your life how much they matter to you, with this delightful and heartwarming volume of wit and wisdom about the divinity, reality, and rewards of motherhood. Fresher than flowers and sweeter than chocolate, it's a perfect gift for the women who give so much. In these hectic days where life's demands can quickly become a heavy burden, Motherhood Matters helps you find more memorable moments and take the stress out of the to-do lists. Written with clarity, concision, and wit, this short, yet indispensable handbook is better than flowers, more guilt-free than chocolate, and gives back to the woman who sacrifices so much of herself every single day.
Author Connie Sokol
Being a mother is a very challenging job with many ups and downs, but it is a divine calling. Although at times we feel that we fall short, motherhood does matter!
Sometimes we don't think about our value and the difference we are making with our children, but thoughts like this buoyed me up:
"We are likely the first and most powerful spiritual examples for our children. Every righteous prayer, every patient fast, every page of scripture puts spiritual coins in our own and our family's bank accounts and helps create a spiritual anchor in the home."
I could really relate to the section that spoke about the importance of friendship.
"Friendship is the leaven that makes the loaf of motherhood rise again and again. It give encouragement and validation where we find only fatigue. It motivates and inspires where we see only the daily grind of repeat routines. It is the sparkle and zest that provides energy and renewed determination when we feel we can't go on."
After I had my first child, my life changed so dramatically. I was used to being surrounded by people everyday, and suddenly I was home with just a newborn. The lack of adult interaction was really difficult for me, and I very much appreciated the visits from friends and neighbors.
Several of the topics in Motherhood Matters were a little guilt-inducing for me, but I don't regret reading the book. Rather, I found the reminders to be a good starting point for me to make some improvements in my relationship with my children.
Author Connie Sokol
Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, a national and local presenter, and a regular speaker at Education Week. She is a monthly contributor on KSL TV “Studio 5,” and regular blogger for KSL "Motherhood Matters." She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications, and columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine. Mrs. Sokol is the author of several books including the award-nominated romance Caribbean Crossroads, the 8-week Challenge program of Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, Life is Too Short for One Hair Color Series, as well as talk CDs and podcasts. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.
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