I expect you all already know who the 4 Moms are, right? The ones with 35 kids and a couple more on the way? If not, get out from under your rock and get to know them! Smockity Frocks, Life in a Shoe, Raising Olives, and The Common Room have been staples of my blog reading for years. In fact, I’ve known (in a harmless internet stalker kind of way) KimC and The Deputy Headmistress since my first son was still very small and I had just started reading homeschool blogs. Connie and Kimberly are also long-time daily reads, and full of wisdom and encouragement. I love these moms! And now they have an ebook!
I had put off buying 4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions because I’ve followed the blog series since the beginning, and couldn’t imagine paying for something I’d already read. Well, silly me. If Connie hadn’t offered me a free copy for review, I’d have missed out on a blessing.
Turns out they’ve got the series tidied up into a more readable format and even thrown in some bonus printables at the end. It could be that there’s new material in there, too, since there was a lot of stuff I don’t remember reading, but I can’t say for sure. I spent a whole afternoon shirking my chores so I could read the ebook, and I really can’t say enough good things about it.
No matter how many kids you have, these moms have plenty of advice and encouragement for you on everything from getting projects done with little ones hanging around to explaining the birds and the bees. I love the way each mom’s personality shines through in her writing, yet all of them keep Christ at the center of their attention.
Speaking of personalities, all these years I’ve been thinking of the DHM as a calm, patient, dignified mama who never loses her cool (kinda like Marmee in Little Women), and wishing, oh, just wishing, that I could be more like I imagined her to be, only to find that she is…well…not:
At our house five minutes after we should have already left the driveway, you know who’s running around like a wild thing, hair unbrushed, barefoot, and still trying to button her blouse straight while shouting, “Has anybody seen my PURSE? I can’t find my SHOES!!! Would SOMEBODY PLEASE find my cell PHONE? Why isn’t my Kindle EVER where it BELONGS?!!!”
OK, so we have more in common than I thought. Between this, and her harrowing story about a situation with a child and a van door, I am encouraged. Yes, I know we shouldn’t rejoice in other people’s weaknesses, but do you know what this means? This means there is hope for my children!
4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions is chock full of answers for families with all sorts of struggles, from how to handle holidays with extended family to Sunday morning tardiness. Even if you’re like me, and have followed the series from the beginning, there’s bound to be something new in there. These ladies have weathered the storms of motherhood, and if you’re smart enough to take their advice, you might be able to learn enough from their experience to make your own life a little easier.
You can buy 4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions for $7.99, and yes, those links are affiliate links. If you buy the book, I get a portion of the proceeds at no extra cost to you.
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