Mommy Pick-Me-Ups: Refreshing Stories to Lighten Your Load  -     By: Edna Ellison, Linda Gilden
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Mommy Pick-Me-Ups: Refreshing Stories to Lighten Your Load

New Hope Publishers / 2008 / Paperback

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Despite the joys of motherhood, the daily grind - cleaning, cooking, carpools - and all the other burdens of raising a godly family can get you down. Two moms who've been there have written Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, a collection of brief stories to encourage and lighten the heart of even the busiest mom. Includes tips on creating pick-me-up moments for moms and families and a list of additional resources.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: New Hope Publishers
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8 X 5 X 0.42 (inches)
ISBN: 1596692189
ISBN-13: 9781596692183
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This devotional-like storybook uses lighthearted, relevant stories as the catalyst for busy moms to lighten their loads—which are often the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual battles moms face when trying to balance family and spiritual needs. Readers will find an inspiring and relevant story, a pick-me-up message that brings to light the spiritual significance of the story, and suggestions on how they, as busy moms, can teach this same spiritual lesson to the little ones in their care. In addition, the authors have provided practical tips as well as creative parenting ideas.

Author Bio

Edna Ellison and Linda Gilden love opportunities to encourage women. A popular writer and speaker, Edna has written Bible studies such as Deeper Still: A Woman’s Study to a Closer Walk with God, Woman to Woman and Friend to Friend: Enriching Friendships Through a Shared Study of Philippians. Also an experienced writer and speaker, Linda is a former kindergarten and music teacher and has written books such as Love Notes in Lunchboxes, and has contributed to encouraging books such as Every Child IS a Winner, The Art of Helping, and Humor for a Teacher’s Heart. Edna Ellison has raised two children, and loves to spend time with her grandchild. Linda Gilden is the mother of three adult children, and treasures her two grandchildren. Both call South Carolina home.

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    Have only a few minutes to spare? Want to have devotions but are busy with a newborn baby? This collection of 77 short stories is perfect for you. Each story is relevant to issues Mothers face in their every day life.

    One story titled Caught in the Middle will help any Mother with more then one child better handle the next inevitable argument. The story title Prayer Chair will remind you that daily prayer time with the Lord is important.

    The authors have followed each story with a section titled "Message for Mommy." This section starts with a verse that is in keeping with the story. They follow with a brief explanation of the verse and how it can be helpful for any Mother. They go even further in encouraging Mothers by giving a tip on helping children with the same principle.

    This is a great book for any busy Mom who needs a quick "pick-me-up" from the Lord!

    I was given this book by christianreviewofbooks.com to review
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 14, 2009
    Edna Ellison, PH. D
    A must for every mother you know. What a pleasure for them to touch the heart of God in a brief moment per day! I love re-reading the "Creative Parenting" segments. I wish someone had provided these ideas for me when my children were small. No matter what the children's ages, this book will help nudge them toward ethical, godly adulthood!
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