I completely agree with the other 5 star reviews, especially the one that says this is the best book written for this season of life. I have 3 children under 6, and as the others have said, Jankovic, is encouraging and convicting. I read a chapter every morning after the Bible during my quiet time. Every day I am able to apply what she has written to how my kids are acting. I have read many parenting books, and this is by far the best. I will also be giving this book to friends. Thank you Rachel Jankovic for taking time out of your very busy days to share your insights and how God is speaking in your life with us!
I found this book to be a great encouragement personally. The author challenges mothers of young children to get beyond the "herd" mentality and to see their children as individuals. There was so much in this book to challenge me to live out a life of faith by serving my children/family joyfully. Highly recommended!
I have three sons, ranging in age from 1 to 7 years. I am not exaggerating when I say that this is the BEST book I have ever read on this season of life - that is mothering young children. Rachel really 'gets it' and shares her insights in such sincere, simple ways. In one perfectly brief chapter she will have me laughing, shaking my head, and taking a deep breath to process a heavy truth. I love that she manages to encourage and challenge me without ever leaving me feeling burdened or condemned. Clearly, I cannot say enough good about this book! I'm buying more to share with friends!
A must-read for all moms with more than one child.
April 29, 2011
Story City, IA
I have 2-year-old twins (25 months) and an 8-month-old and was so encouraged by this book that a friend recommended and lent to me. I had to get a copy for myself. I laughed out loud, cried and laughed until I cried and was blown away by the simplicity and wisdom this book offered for me as a mom who wants to parent with the big picture in mind and not just get by. I wanted to love the little years as I can see they are so precious and will be gone before I know it. This book will admonish and encourage you to allow God to work in your own heart to bring healing and maturing as he allows the "ugly stuff" in you to come out as you parent. One great revelation for me I got from this book was that it's supposed to be hard and it's normal to struggle. It's how we grow up and grow closer to God!