Resources

Free Printables

5 Promises to Live By 
This professionally designed printable is perfect for adults and children alike to memorize and keep close to their heart. Click here to print it.



A Mother's Ministry
This professionally designed printable is the perfect encouragement you'll need to remember motherhood is an act of service - to God first. Click here to print it.



For the designer of these commissioned prints, you can now find her at Blue Chair Blessing.


Resource Books

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas Phelan
This book was recommended to me by an older mom. I've read it cover to cover and definitely latched on to some of its principles.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
This is a popular secular book with enduring principles to better household communication.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenburg
This book is so rich in insight that it's for anyone who is in any kind of relationship with anyone. Period.

Leading Kids to Jesus: How to Have One-on-One Conversations about Faith by David Staal
If you've ever wondered about the importance of sharing faith with children, or felt lost in terms of how to do it, reading this book is your next step.

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa TerKeurst
Lysa has a knack for pithy statements that will stick with you - and change your life. If you've been feeling buried by demands, reach for this book. You'll be glad you did.

Boundaries with Kids by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Hands down one of my favorite parenting how-to titles by authors whom I respect and trust. This book is the perfect combination of practical advice and biblical wisdom.


Devotional Books

Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load by Jen Hatmaker
One question: Have you ever read Jen? Trust me, you'll remember. She's hilarious. Just looking at the chapter headings will make you want to buy this book.

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young
Hands down one of the best devotionals on the market - and that's not just my opinion. It's deep but bite-sized, so perfect for a mom on the run!


Anecdotal Books

Hands Free Mama:  A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford
I love the insight, mission, and writing of this wise and relatable mama who'll pull at your heart-strings.

MOMfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion, and Grace by Denise Roy
One of the first mothering titles I ever read.

Raising Boys is a Full-Contact Sport by Rachel Balducci
For anyone who needs a good laugh before bedtime - reach for this. Mothers of boys unite!


Memoir

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Hagerty
Hands down one of my favorite faith-based books - what a powerful story about the goodness of God! You'll feel a pull to draw closer to God and trust in his plan no matter what you're facing.

Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning by Rebekah Lyons
I love Rebekah's journey toward risk and surrender to live out her God-given destiny while balancing life as a wife and mom.

Small Talk: Learning from My Children about What Matters Most by Amy Julia Becker
AJ's writing on disability in particular will move you.

Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker
Lisa-Jo is very good at story-telling - you'll go on the ride of her life with her and discover God's majesty along the way.

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