Friday, October 28, 2016

Book Review - 40 Days to Joyful Motherhood


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:

-Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations

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!


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.


What a beautiful way to spend your devotion time! This book has become a favorite of mine and as a Mom, I appreciate the emphasis on the importance of motherhood.

As the title states, there are 40 devotions in this book. Each one starts with a Scripture to meditate on, a short but heartfelt devotion and then a prayer. The devotions and prayers help us concentrate on the blessings of our life and being thankful for being a mother. 

I really like how the devotions touch on such issues as grief at the loss of how things were, "mom-guilt" and how to love others in a way that blesses them. I loved how she talks about things we deal with as moms in a real and honest way. It made me feel like I was not alone for feeling some of the feelings I feel.

My most favorite thing about this book is the pages to color. As I colored, I would pray for my family and friends and think about the Scripture for that day. I really liked how relaxing it is and how it made me slow down long enough to really absorb what I read in the devotion that day.

I love this book and I think all Moms will enjoy it just as much as I do. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. 

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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