Being a mom of little ones is exhausting. There’s no privacy, lots of noise, messes, and monotony. Yes, there’s joy, but sometimes it gets buried in the craziness. It can be easy to lose perspective in the middle of it all. Rachel Jankovic understands…boy does she! With five children under five (including a set of twins), she is right in the thick of it. Her little book Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches is a great source of encouragement and humor in the midst of the chaos!
As she put it:
I didn’t write this book because mothering is easy for me. I wrote it because it isn’t.
Rachel’s writing is candid, humble, and humorous. Each short chapter is filled with grace and insight. And they’re just the right length for this challenging season of life. I love that she focuses on the heart rather than just the externals, and yet still manages to be incredibly practical.
I’ve been trying to decide which chapter is my favorite, but I’m struggling to choose! Picky Chickens expresses how to build each other up rather than tearing each other down beautifully with a fun illustration about a chicken farm. The importance of thankfulness is discussed in Thanksters and Cranksters. A Gracious Law is a fantastic look at the distinction between power and authority and how that applies to our relationship with our children. I love the foundation of grace that runs under every single chapter in the book.
Loving the Little Years has spent several months in the top three books in the Motherhood category at Amazon, and for good reason. It’s the perfect refreshment for a busy mom’s soul. I highly recommend it! I also suggest you check out Rachel’s writing at Desiring God and check her Facebook page for links to other blogs she’s contributed to.
This giveaway has ended! If you’d like to purchase a copy and are so inclined, purchasing through one of my links here helps support Home With Purpose and doesn’t cost you a cent extra! Thanks so much!
Best of all, Canon Press has generously provided me with a copy of this book to give away to one of you! Here’s how to put your name in the hat. Leave a separate comment for each of the following that you complete:
- Leave a comment telling me why you’d like to win the book and how many little ones you have.
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Here’s the fine print:
The contest will be open until midnight CST on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, and the winner will be announced by Monday, February 20th. A separate comment must be left for each entry. Winner will be chosen at random.