Friday, August 19, 2011

An Awesome Book

I've recommended many books in past posts, but I've never written a whole post about one book, until now.  I don't know the author or publisher, so there is nothing in this for me : )  But this is a great book.  I've read many books on parenting little ones over my 20 years of parenting and this is probably one of the best ever.  It's a quick, easy read.  In fact, I finished it in a few days and quickly picked it up again to read it through a second time.  I don't know if I've ever done that with a book.  If you want a good, uplifting, practical book that is worth the money, order this! The author has 5 children under 6 at the time of writing the book, so she knows what she is talking about and is living it too. I put the link at the bottom of this post. Here are a few little nuggets from the book that especially hit a cord with me........

"Your children are not a situation. They are individuals.  Disciplining an individual for a collective situation is a great way to alienate your children." 

"While your children are little, cultivate an attitude of sacrifice. Sacrifice your peace for their fun, your clean kitchen floor for their help cracking eggs.........Prioritize your children far and away above the other work you need to get done. They are the only part of your work that really matters."

loving the little years


  1. Hi, I've only got 2 little ones but I'm always reading books that don't make a lot of sense about mothering. I'm going to buy this one because it sounds pretty simple and correct. Love reading your blog :-) Natasha

  2. What great quotes! I'll check and see if our library can get a copy of this, and if not I'll have to order it. Thanks!

  3. What a wonderful post for Momma's of all
    age(s).....never too late to start!
    I sadly know of a young Momma my older girls help here-n-there & it is a heart breaker as she is 'waiting for them to be OLDER'! Ug is her thought/heart!
    Can't tell you how I would love her to see what happens...all too soon "tomorrow" when they are up & grown! Right we know the both ends now, I do not have as many lils as you mine are 22-4yrs still they grow way too quickly !
    Thanks Becca!

  4. Thanks again for giving it to me! I am loving it also and it is really helping me as we grow our family.

  5. Sounds like a great book and a must have! get it on the kindle or get the book? Decisions, decisions.....Seems like a book you would want to have, that way it would be easier to pick it up and flip through the pages. Thanks!

  6. Thanks for this recommendation. It sounds like a book I need to read! It's so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness, the frustrations, the exhaustion of raising small children that I so often am missing the joy. I don't want to miss the joy.

    I've gotten a little carried away lately ordering books here and there online. :) So, maybe I'll check and see if my library has this book first.

  7. Thanks for the recommendation! Just downloaded this to my if I can just get some more time to read. :)

  8. so neat to see my friends / neighbors on a blog I read from the other side of the country. Rachael's Mom and Dad and brother all have some pretty good books out too . . .

  9. Hi Becca!
    I recently started blogging and I heard about your blog and completely enjoy it! You have such a beautiful family and you can tell you love being their mommy! Your book recommendations label caught my eye as one of the blogs I started is on book reviews, quotes and such for Christian women, wives, and blog is if you want to visit. Thanks so much for your reviews and insight!I love it!


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