10/27/16

40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood - Sarah Humphrey


4 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Nourishment for a mother's soul through 40 days of devotion and . . . doodling!

Wouldn't it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions---an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:

-Self-acceptance
-Self-care
-Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
-Generosity
-Presence
-Forgiveness
In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children's books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.




MY THOUGHTS -
I love the devotional part of this book. It starts with a Bible verse, then the devotional (which is all about motherhood), then ends with a prayer. Most of them also have a couple questions for thought at the end. But where this falls short for me is the coloring/doodling pages. They are waaaaaay too simple! So I would definitely recommend the book for the devotional part only but not because of coloring pages. It all depends on what you are looking for.
I do have an idea! If your child/children are old enough you could do this book together with them. You could do the devotional and they could color the page! Then you could keep it as a memory book. And even show it to them when they get older... OR - better yet. You could give it to them when they are a mother so they can see the pages they colored as a child and re-use the devotional part.
Ha! There you go! I now have new appreciation for this book! 
Here is a pic of the devotional and a couple of the coloring pages -
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving this book from Litfuse book tours. Thank you!
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