A Book for the Moms

I've read my fair share of parenting books since joining the "mom club". All of them were regarding rather practical things that I was looking for advice on - sleep, health, vaccinations. So, Kathi Lipp's new book I Need Some Help Here was new territory for me. It's a Christian book dealing with the shortcomings of parenthood...or the shortcomings of our children, however you would like to look at it. 

This book was so good, I read through it in about 24 hours. It is one of those parenting books that I found myself shaking my head in agreement at numerous times. It's a very truthful, relatable, encouraging, inspiring, helpful and practical book. It covers a variety of issues you will face as a parent, from temer tantrums all the way up to dealing with children on the cusp of adulthood. I have a feeling, I will wear my copy of this book out rereading it through my years of parenting that I face. 

The book is covered in real and helpful tips for dealing with kids (and ourselves) in various situations. And, my personal favorite, at the end of every chapter, Kathi included prayers to pray over your children and yourself. Sometimes I feel like I don't know the words to pray, so I like that there are prayers to help get me started. 

If you are going through (or have gone through) hard things with your kids, this is most definitely the book for you. And, as moms, we have all gone through hard things with our kids! 

I Need Some Help Here, by Kathi Lipp, is available at major booksellers, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble

I was provided a complementary copy of this book for my review, but all my opinions are truly my own and are honest.  

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  1. I'll be ordering this one! Jen Hatmaker endorsed it too - and I love her (do you read her blog? I highly recommend it). They thing that caught my attention in your review is the part about prayer. I truly believe that praying for my children is the absolute most important thing I can do for them. More important than any other parenting strategy/plan/action. However, I too often feel like I don't know exactly what to pray. Can't wait to check this one out!
    (Oh, and btw, to answer your question on my blog -- I LOVE my Everlane tanks. I will admit thought I don't like the fact that you have to wash them on hand wash and lay them flat to dry. I've forgotten a shrunk one already. I can still wear it but it's not as nice as it was.)

  2. I love that quote about comparing our reality to others' fantasies! We all do it, don't we?

  3. I am so glad you posted about this- I am definitely going to read it!


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