"Are the responsibilities of motherhood robbing you of daily joy? Do you feel overwhelmed? Find your spirit and patience reservoir refilled as you begin to purposely schedule moments of solitude - reading this book, having tea on the back porch, even doodling and dawdling." -- from the back cover.
Full of ideas for mini retreats for mom. Most can be done right at home!
A great lesson book in first aid, including CPR. The book is over 200 pages long. You don't need the student text with this instructor's manual. You could easily teach yourself or a child basic first aid from this book.
From the back of the book: "From a woman who strayed to the other side of the marital fence - and returned to find forgiveness and restoration - comes this practical book about predicting and preventing an extramarital affair." I have personally met the author, who truly is a humble and wonderful person.
I adore Eugenia Price books. This is another of her well-written historical novels set in the Deep South. Her characters come alive in her stories. If you visit the towns in her writings, you can find gravestones, houses, and other historic sites that were mentioned in her novels. I'm only posting this book because I have another copy of it. I'd never let my last copy of a Eugenia Price book go!
I love John Eldredge's books, so I was extremely excited to get this book for women. I stood in line for quite a while to get one of the first copies available. I was disappointed in the book, in a huge way.
Instead of embracing all types of femininity, the book pushes one toward the single type preferred by the authors: a strong woman who is nothing like "Martha" (both Martha Stewart and the Martha in the Bible who was working in the kitchen while her sister, Mary, was relaxing at Jesus' feet).
Passages like this one bother me: "For a woman to unveil her beauty means she is offering her heart. Not primarily her works or her usefulness (think Martha in the kitchen). Offering her presence. At family gatherings, my (Staci's) mother hid in the kitchen. She cooked and baked and prepared and served and cleaned and for the life of us, we couldn't get her out of there. We wanted her to share her life with us, not just her efforts. She wouldn't come. And we were less because of it."
Perhaps the mother was showing love in the way she was most talented. Why couldn't anyone join her in the kitchen and offer HER their presence?
I really enjoyed this novel. It's a lot different than your average fictional mystery. Interspersed throughout the novel are the complete recipes that the characters are creating, including Johnnycakes, Cowpoke Chicken, and Audrey's Strawberry Spinach Salad.
Absolutely love this book! I let it sit on my shelf for six months. I guess the title made me a little defensive, yet it intrigued me enough to order the book. Finally, bored with nothing to read, I picked up the book, and couldn't put it back down.
It just makes sense. Eat healthy, whole foods. Eat chocolate. Drink wine. But do everything in moderation.