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- 7 Myths of Working Mothers: Why Children and (Most) Careers Just Don't Mix
by Suzanne Venker
Dispelling our most cherished myths about working mothers, Suzanne Venker argues that woman can’t be successful in the workplace and at home simultaneously. They can achieve the balance they so desperately seek only by planning their careers around motherhood, rather than planning motherhood around their careers.
Ms. Venker fearlessly tackles the most contentious issues of working motherhood: women’s equality, family economics, the notion of "quality time," women’s guilt and stress, and daycare. In each chapter, she exposes a different myth about working mothers, drawing on extensive research and her own experience as a mother and a teacher. The result is a powerful case for the link between the problems of today’s children and the absence of mothers from the home.
- Hidden Power of a Mother's Heart, The: Lessons on Motherhood from the Life of Mary, the Mother of Jesus
by Glenda Malmin
In this book, the third book in Glenda Malmin’s “Hidden Power” series, mothers, grandmothers, and mothers-to-be will be encouraged and challenged as they relate to the mothering journey of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Based on biblical narrative, historical research, and anointed fiction, this book will bless the reader as it leads her through the seasons of Mary’s motherhood and applies relevant biblical principles to her own through the examples of other contemporary mothers.
- If I'm Diapering a Watermelon, Then Where'd I Leave the Baby?: Help for the Highly Distractible Mom
by Carol Barnier
At last, a gloriously unregimented mom shares stories and strategies that help other highly distractible moms run a genuine, joyful, and successful home and homeschool!
- Ministry of Motherhood, The: Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children
by Sally Clarkson
Because Motherhood Isn’t Just a Job. It’s a Calling.
A mother’s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time: preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children. These jobs all are necessary and crucially important. But in the dailyness of providing for a child’s physical, emotional, and social needs, vital opportunities for spiritual nurture and training can be overlooked.
This doesn’t have to be the case. You can focus your energy on what matters most. Learn how you can:
- Make Life’s Mundane and Nitty-Gritty Moments Work for You and Not Against You.
- Discover Ways to Make Character-Building a Natural Part of Live.
- Teach Your Child in the Same Way Jesus Taught the Disciples.
- Pass on Crucial Gifts that Will Serve Your Family for a Lifetime.
Using biblical wisdom and practical teachings, Sally Clarkson shows how you can make a lasting difference in your child’s life by following the pattern Christ set with his own disciples–a model that will inspire and equip you to intentionally embrace the rewarding, desperately needed, and immeasurably valuable Ministry of Motherhood.
- Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity
by Sally Clarkson
There is no greater, nobler, or more fulfilling calling than that of motherhood. Every day, as they nurture their children, mothers influence eternal destiny as no one else can. Yet often women are drawn to seek fulfillment outside of God’s design, despite their inherent desire to embrace motherhood with their whole hearts.
Today’s culture minimizes the vital importance of a mother’s role. By catching a vision of God’s original design and allowing it to shape their lives, mothers can rediscover the joy and fulfillment to be found in the strategic role to which God has called them–for a purpose far greater than they can imagine.
In The Mission of Motherhood, author, speaker, and mother Sally Clarkson closely examines this God-ordained plan for mothers, introduced in the book of Genesis and upheld throughout his Word. Using practical examples, her own personal anecdotes, a challenging vision, and sound scriptural support, Clarkson upholds the traditional, biblical view of God’s plan for motherhood–giving mothers exactly the support they need to persevere in cultivating and sharing their hearts for God, for their children, and for their homes.
- Mom Just Like You, A
by Vickie Farris, Jayme Farris
Let's face it...the bulk of home schooling falls on mom's shoulders. Although very rewarding, it is not an easy task. No one knows this better than home schooling mother of 10, Vickie Farris. Through her warm, practical style, Farris, will fill you with encouragement and practical suggestions for those days when the challenge seems overwhelming. And for those thinking of embarking on the home school adventure, she offers her insights gleaned from years of experience, giving confidence and resolve. After all, she's a mom just like you. Hey Mom...you can do it!
- Mom Matters: Hundreds of Ways You Can Make a Difference in Your Home
by Jane Cabaniss Jarrell
- Moments for Homeschool Moms
by Beth Sharpton
Moments for Homeschool Moms contains 52 devotionals written for the homeschool mom—to encourage her to remember that God carries her and not the other way around. A homeschool teacher has a tendency to burn out because she expects too much from herself and not enough from God. These devotionals are weekly reminders that God is the main source for daily reliance.
- Mothers and Daughters at Home: 35 Projects to Make Together
by Charlotte Lyons
Busy as we are, mothers understand that childhood is a precious moment with limited opportunities to spend heartfelt time with our children. For generations, mothers have created their own family memories -- and keepsakes -- by sitting down with their daughters and making beautiful things for the home. Constructing a dollhouse, stitching a family quilt, painting a kitchen chair, baking sweet rolls, sewing the eyes on a nubby brown teddy bear -- at the end of the day, the hours spent together making these things are the ones we will best remember.
In Mothers and Daughters at Home, the talented writer and designer Charlotte Lyons examines and embraces the intimate personal style a mother shares with her daughter. Featuring 35 wonderful and easy-to-do projects -- from doll making, quilting, decoupage, and embroidery to papier-mâché, jewelry making, and cooking -- this inspiring volume introduces mothers and daughters to the delights of shared creative endeavor. The projects are fun and simple, and produce excellent results. But the most valuable element is the shared experience of making something together.
Inspired mothers and daughters will be delighted with their efforts as well as the moments they spend at work with each other. Organized according to the length of time each project requires -- from an hour to a weekend, or longer -- this lushly illustrated book shows us that anyone can make beautiful and exciting accessories for the home with the simple guidance and inspiration Lyons so wonderfully provides.
Profiles of mothers and daughters show us how deep the family bond can become when creative effort strengthens the mother-daughter relationship. Even the mistakes become cherished souvenirs of personal artistry and remembrance -- made together as dearest friends, mothers and daughters.
- Mothers Together
by Ruth Bell Graham (Author), Gigi Graham Tchividjian (Author)
A famous mother and daughter share wisdom and encouragement with mothers of all ages, assuring them that they are not alone. The authors reveal that they, too, have been there and that God is faithful.
- Official Mom Book, The: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Motherhood
by Martha Bolton
This enjoyable tribute is filled with loving praise and humorous insights on motherhood. In the fourth of the "Official" Book series, the who, what, when, where, why, and how of motherhood is discovered through encouraging quotes, heartening messages, and uplifting scriptures. Laugh aloud at the quirky drawings and comical lists and take advantage of the fun coupons offered in this delightful book just for moms. Show how much you love and appreciate your mom by sharing an "official" gift of gratitude with her.
- Power of a Positive Mom
by Karol Ladd
If you are a mother, you may not look in the mirror everyday and see yourself as having a great influence on the world, but you do! No one has a greater impact on the home than a mother, and that impact can be defeatingly negative or powerfully positive. This book will help ensure that your impact is positive. In the pages of this insightful and inspiring book, you will learn seven, simple principles for shaping your family for good--principles that work for stay-at-home and working moms alike. As you read this captivating book, you will see how your attitude and actions can fill the lives of those you care about the most with love and encouragement. Become the mom you've always wanted to be. You might even surpass your own dreams.
- Seasons of a Mother's Heart
by Sally Clarkson (Editor), Clay Clarkson (Editor)
Each of the essays in Seasons of a Mother’s Heart is a window on some aspect of the inner life of being a homeschooling mother. Sally brings to each one her experience as a seasoned mother of four children who have been homeschooled from birth. She also brings over 20 years of experience in ministry as a missionary, teacher, and discipler of women, and her personal relationship with the Savior for over 25 years. She opens the windows of the heart to let in the light of God’s truth that alone is able to dispel the darkness that the enemy is spreading. She writes to encourage other mothers to persevere and not to give up. It is a message of hope and gentle admonition that Christian homeschooling mothers need to hear. Sally’s personal encouragement and inspiring insights will lift your heart and help you keep going as a Christian homeschooling mother.
Each chapter in Seasons of a Mother’s Heart includes a brief Bible study, engaging small group discussion questions, practical ideas for “living the Word,” a thought-provoking quote, and a picture from Sally’s home life. It is designed to be used either alone as a devotional, or in a group with other mothers. We have been so encouraged to hear from many homeschooling mothers who are reading and discussing Seasons in a small group or Bible study. Please let us know if you are using the book in a small group.
- Spiritual Power of a Mother: Encouragement for the Home Schooling Mom, The
by Michael P. Farris
As one of the most noted proponents of home schooling, Michael Farris has had a number of letters written to him from home schooling moms on various issues where moms need encouragement. Michael's answers to these letters along with other articles that he has written encouraging mom make up the chapters of The Spiritual Power of a Mother. Topics which will be addressed include “The Power of a Mother's Prayer,” “The Power of a Mother's Teaching,” “The Power of a Mother's Protection,” “The Power of a Mother to Lift Her Children Higher than Herself,” “How Can I Dance if my Husband won't Lead?” “How Do I Know if my Children are Getting What They Should?” “What about Socialization?” “What about High School?” and many other topics.
- When Mothers Pray : Bringing God's Power and Blessing to Your Children's Lives
by Cheri Fuller
When Mothers Pray is a book of hope, inspiration, and stories that will revitalize the prayer life of readers. Many women experience hopelessness when they pray for their children and see no discernible results -- yet praying is one of the most vital things we can do for our kids. Now with a lovely new contemporary cover, this bestselling book offers encouragement and a larger perspective as moms from around the world share their own personal stories, struggles, and ultimate victories. Women will find new motivation to refresh their prayer lives -- and to make a difference in the lives of their children as they intercede for them.
- Worn Out Woman, The : When Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty
by Dr. Steve Stephens, Alice Gray
For the growing number of women who want to drop out because they are stressed out, this easy read provides practical solutions. Women can immediately apply these tools and strategies for limiting commitments, identifying gifts, dealing with emotions, nurturing the spirit, burying anxieties, facing the past, celebrating accomplishments, developing a support network, and protecting dreams. The Worn-Out Woman will help the reader trade in a life of running on empty for a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. She will find and recapture her passion, finally realizing the great potential God gave her.