For mothers of young children, this audiobook is a lovely offering of hope, truth, freedom, wild grace, friendship, and the knowledge that they are not alone. Many moms have dreamed of life with children, and yet the reality seems far away from their dreams. Their hearts are committed, but their spirits are sagging. This audiobook is a coffee-talk from one woman who is still “figuring-it-out-in-the-mess” (Sarah Mae) and much-needed counsel from one who is older and wiser (Sally Clarkson). The audiobook’s message speaks to the hearts of desperate women who need a friend to come alongside and encourage them, give them hope, and remind them of who they are. Desperate is a tremendous source of compassion and information for any mama of young children who:
Each mother will know she has a woman who can relate with her in the daily struggles of mama-hood, and will receive wisdom from an older woman who has gone through the struggles and made it to the other side.
©2014 Thomas Nelson (P)2014 Thomas Nelson
This book had religious overtones from the beginning. Maybe I missed that in the summary but I thought this would be about a woman/mother's struggle to find peace and balance but I quickly felt like this was about finding strength through God. I did not finish this as I was not looking for this sort of message.
This book helps us each see that we are not lone rangers, we all have issues and through time, God's help and each other, we can make it through. Sally and Sarah explain the ways to have success through the busy years of parenting.
It was hard knowing Sally's voice in real life and hearing the reader speak for her but the reader did a good job.
I found myself listening to this book whenever I had a break from my 3 children under 5. Sally and Sarah are truly inspiring and uplifting. They reminded me to give myself grace as well as my children and husband.
I love the Biblical references throughout each book. This truly helped me through rough days of homeschooling.
Thank you for your continuous encouragement as a mama.
Relatable on several aspects.
This book really helped me as a Mom, Wife, Woman and a Christian. Thank you, I feel relieved and hopeful.
The format of this book was a bit difficult to follow in the beginning. But I was determined to stick with it because I needed the encouragement and Saramae seemed to be saying all the things I'd been afraid to say. Things I'd felt guilty for thinking. As I stuck with it, I saw that the book offered lots of encouragement and good tips for keeping your sanity as a mom of young children. I am so glad that I stuck with it.
I will recommend this book to any mom with questions during the child rearing years. It has been so encouraging to my heart & soul as I journey through our days with five littles & homeschooling. Breaking free from the family traditions of harsh words & bitterness is not easy, but finding a mentor here has given me hope. I love to listen to the voices of these woman & be spurred on to a better way- Christ glorified in our home!
I found so much hope and encouragement in this book. Sara Mae is transparent and authentic and her she put into words so many things I have been feeling but couldn't verbalize. If you're praying to find mentors but they haven't come yet, this book is a great place to start.
This is such an honest and well rounded approach to helping moms who struggle. I'm so glad it was recommended to me. It made me realize I'm not alone and gave practical advice seasoned with truth that inspired me to relax and love being a mom again. So good!
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