Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Desperate Review

"Desperate: Hope for the Mom who Needs to Breathe" by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson is a devotional written by two moms, a newbie and a veteran.  Sarah Mae has three small children, is a SAHM, but also a writer and speaker.  Sally Clarkson is a mother of four, the youngest is in her late teens, she is a Home School mom and a missionary.  The two moms put together a series of "momisms".  Each chapter opens with letters to each other concerning an issue.  Then Sarah will give her side, then Sally hers.  Each chapter ends with a "Your Turn" which consists of scripture and journaling, followed by "Something to Do" which is a homework assignment.
I am a mom.  I have three (two are in high school, one in second grade) I also have four step children (two are graduating college, one is still in, and the younger is joining the army).  I have faced the bad from terminal illness, felonies, and head lice.  I have also seen the good, from Honor students, beauty queen, star athlete, and hunting trophies.  There was a lot in this book I totally got.  Sometimes it really hit home.  I could relate to both women, though not always on the same issues.  This is a good book for the mama.  Whatever "season" she is in.  I received this book for free from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through Family Fiction.

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