I have been given the privilege of reading and reviewing Desperate: Hope for the Mom who needs to Breathe. I haven't finished the book but I'm loving and enjoying it (while needing it) so much that I don't want to rush through the book to do an "on-time" review. I think the authors would understand! :) I may not be the true target audience of the book, my oldest child is 11 and my youngest is 5, but I still NEED this book and am learning from it. I think the book is targeted for mothers worn out from young children (I don't have any kids in diapers!). But I think the book applies to all moms, even single christian women would benefit from this book.
The authors take an interesting approach to child discipline, especially Sally Clarkson. But I do agree with her view that sometimes we need to pull back from so much physical discipline and instead spend extra time with our children and loving on them.
From what I've read so far, one area I'd like to see a little more emphasis is turning to God first. I've struggled since we moved three years ago to make friends. But it is making me turn to God first and lean on Him more. Instead of venting to a friend or automatically calling a friend, I turn it over to God and talk to Him about it first.
I've struggled for awhile between wanting and needing time to myself so I can support my family but not wanting to be worldly/selfish of "me-time". I think SarahMae is in the same boat, but Sally reached out to her and saw that every mom needs some re-charging time and a break in order to serve their family. I'm loving that the authors are the same as me that housekeeping is not their thing but they are working on it and want to do better.
More info coming later! :)
Please check out the Desperate Mom website, SarahMae's blog, Sally's blog. Great giveaways for at least the next week!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a pdf copy free from SarahMae. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”