Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mothering from Scratch by Melinda Means & Kathy Helgemo

From the publisher:
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.

Melinda Means and Kathy Helgemo provide a flexible, customizable approach to help you discover your optimal parenting style. 
This book appealed to me because the subtitle is "Finding the Best Parenting Style for You and Your Family."  Parenting can be mind-boggling and with so many different ways to do every parenting thing, you sometimes feel like you should be a certain way.  But this book, true to the subtitle doesn't make you feel that you have to be a certain type of mother.  Instead you are to find what works with who God has made you and how to love your family.

This book is full of personal stories that make you feel as if you are sharing with friends.  At the end of each chapter is something for you to respond to.  You can journal by yourself or you could even modify it do do as a group discussion. Then there are action steps to take as well.  This is a practical book that is also an encouragement for mothers.

I received this book free from Bethany Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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