Monday, February 16, 2015

Mothering from Scratch

Trying to follow someone else's rules for mothering can take the joy out of being a parent. But Mothering From Scratch shows you how to develop your own style that helps you be the best mom for your kids.

Full of solid biblical truth, this book will help you
· explore your personality and examine your strengths and weaknesses in order to find what works for you
· tap into the resources surrounding you and get mentoring and support from other moms
· push past the fear of change or doing it wrong and allow room for grace in your mothering

Melinda Means and Kathy Helgemo provide a flexible, customizable approach to help you discover your optimal parenting style.

My thoughts: As a fairly new mother myself, I was thrilled to read this book and glean some advise from two women who have been in the role of mother for a while. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I have been pleasantly surprised to find that it is full of a lot of helpful advise! Not just on learning what your "mothering style" but also on some things I haven't put a whole lot of thought into, like how to find friends who can help mentor you (and how to spot those who won't give you helpful advise) and being aware of the dangers of social media when it comes to compounding a negative or pessimistic attitude. I appreciate their honesty and openness. This will be a go to book for years to come!
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Even tho our guys are all grown, I still have people reminding me where I have gone wrong.
    As they go on to explain how I `should` parent, now.

    I like how this book explains how to find friends who can help mentor you, and those to stay away from.
    Whether in person, or through social media.

  2. I know, it seems like it is almost harder to get away from negativity now, with social media!