"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.