Every once in awhile a book will come around that will completely alter my thoughts on a certain subject. For me right now, Desperate is that book. Thoughts? Being a good mama is hard. But there are people out there who get it and want to help and have really good advice if we are willing be honest about our fears and failures as mamas.
It is an interesting time in my life to read this book because I feel like I could have been in either of the two author's shoes at any given time. Sarah Mae writes as the new mama who is at times overwhelmed and depressed with all things motherhood, and Sally Clarkson writes as the seasoned mama who has been there done that and offers endless encouragement for every mamas dark days. There are days when I feel like I have got this parenting thing down to a science, and then there are days when I can be found on my bathroom floor counting from 1-10 and then back down again as I breathe deeply and try to maintain my composure.
Each chapter in this book reveals truth and experience that will encourage every mama no matter the season of parenthood that she finds herself in. But my favorite parts of the book are in the raw emotion that Sarah Mae is free to share and the consistent words of encouragement that Sally uses, always backing them up with scripture and grace.
Hope for the mom who needs help. Hope for the mom who needs a mentor. Hope for the mom who needs a full nights sleep. Hope for the mom who is lonely. Hope for the mom who needs to breathe. We want you to know that you can do this motherhood thing, and that you are not alone, or crazy, or a failure as a mother.
-Sarah Mae, author of Desperate
Because this book is not the kind of book to read and not share, I am thrilled to tell you all about it and how you can also be a part of this movement. During my last few years of blogging I have had the privilege of getting to know many of you mamas through your comments and private emails. We have shared each other's pain and happiness. Each time I tell one of you that I will pray for you, I honestly do. You are all a a part of my circle of mamas that mean so much to me.
I am so excited to announce that as a result of Desperate and my desire to bring all of you mamas together, I have decided to launch a private Facebook group for ALL mamas that would like to be a part. This will be a place without judgement where we can support each other, let off steam, and offer tips to each other. If you would like to be a part of our online support group, you can message me privately or comment below. I would love to add you to the list. If you would like a copy of Desperate to read with us (a chapter a week starting in February) please contact me (I have a few copies for those who live close) or you can order it here. You can also click here to see my review of Desperate on Amazon.com.
Make sure that you visit desperatemom.com for more information on this life-changing book.
Starting in February here on my blog I will be going through a chapter a week with all of you who want to read along together. I would like to have all kinds of mamas to be a part. New mamas and seasoned mamas are all welcome. So please, invite your friends.
*SO, just to recap...
-Get your hands on a copy of Desperate (contact me if you live close, or click here to purchase)
-Tell all of your mama friends about it. SHARE this blog so they can join with us too!
-JOIN our private Facebook Group, you can message me privately here to request to join.
-Watch for details so that in February you are ready to link up with us as we read one chapter a week, and then chat about it together on Facebook.
-Join this blog, or sign up to receive emails so you don't ever miss a post.
-Check out the amazing launch week giveaways right now at sarahmae.com.
-If you are on twitter, you can keep up with what others are saying about Desperate by using hashtag #desperatemom. My twitter handle is @langgangmama.
-Check out my Desperate board on Pinterest, and start pinning your favorite quotes.
If you have any questions please comment below, chances are, someone else may be wondering the same thing. I can't wait for you all to get this book into your hands, and its truth into your hearts.
**Thank you to Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson and Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending me a free copy of this book to review.*** But- I would pay for this book 1,000 times to get it into the hands of all the mamas who will benefit from the honest and encouraging words that are sweetly woven throughout each chapter. This book has the potential to change a mama's life, which in turn will change her children's life, which could potentially alter the course of an entire generation. It is that good.