Friday, March 24, 2017

Blog Tour: You are the Mother Your Children Need by Christie Gardiner

Book Description:

The woman you want to be . . . the one who has within her every talent, gift, and ability to be what her children need? She’s already there. She is you. Motherhood is the toughest job you’ll ever take on: there is no interview, no job description, and no salary. When you get the position, it can be all too easy to feel underqualified and overwhelmed. But with a sweet message of encouragement, Christie Gardiner reminds women there are as many ways to be a good mother as there are mothers in this world—and there’s no one more capable of raising your children than you! In this uplifting book, mothers are encouraged to let go of the quest for perfectionism and recognize the divinity within. Discover how to own your strengths and weaknesses, and allow your true self to shine! With practical advice on learning to accept failure, holding on to your identity, and harnessing the divine help available to mothers, women will gain the confidence to embrace their uniquely perfect qualifications for the job of motherhood.


I don't read a whole lot of non-fiction books - I prefer to use my reading time to escape into fantasy. :) But I also know there is a lot to be said from bettering yourself by reading books that can help make you a better person. This book is one of them. Mommy guilt is a very real thing. It's on constant replay in my head "I should be doing more of this. I shouldn't have done that. My kids are doomed." etc, etc, etc. But, while I do strongly believe in constantly trying to better oneself, this book is really good at pointing out that what one mother's strengths are might not be your strengths. And that's OK.

We don't all have to be the "Pinterest-worthy party mom", or the "my kid is always clean and wearing fashionable clothes mom" or even the "we have Family Home Evening every Monday night like clock-work kind of mom." Nothing is wrong with any of those moms. And if you're not that kind of mom, that's totally OK too.

Oo, if I'm not careful, I'm going to spoil the whole book for you. There is so much good information in this book. Chapter 6 was painful for me to read, because I really needed to read it, and not only read it, but actually act on it. That will be a huge challenge for me.

Please keep in mind, this book is not meant to make you feel guilty. It's meant to offer you encouragement and to buoy you up. I have so many pages marked in this book to go back to and re-read. This book is definitely a keeper.

Tour Schedule:
March 20th:
March 24th:
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Title: You are the Mother Your Children Need
Author: Christie Gardiner
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 1524402842
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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