Mothering From Scratch is my first book.
God used parenting struggles to show me that He is not the god of formulas. He has a unique path and approach for each of us and our children.
Looking back, I was still so lost when I wrote this book. He was freeing me from formulas in parenting, but I was still chained to them in other areas — writing, ministry, health, just to name a few. Still, God revealed some powerful truths to me and Kathy as He guided us to write this book, proof that He can still use very imperfect, broken vessels to reach people.
Mom Guilt. It is a familiar visitor in our minds and hearts.
As moms, our internal dialogue can be overwhelming at times, telling us how we’ve fallen short, the things we should or shouldn’t have done, reminding us of all the moms who seem to do it better.
My response to the crushing guilt was to try to be the mom I thought I “should” be or to squeeze myself into someone else’s mothering mold.
After all, they were clearly doing it better. Maybe if I just used their formula, I’d get the outcomes I wanted or the perfect children I thought I should be raising. Maybe then the guilt would stop and the joy would start.
But it never worked, leaving me feeling like an even bigger failure. Sigh. So what does work?
Parenting joy increased and guilt began to flee when I started to embrace the unique mom God made me to be and unique children He gave me.
At one time, i had quotes from other moms and authors recommending my books. The “new me” encourages you to ask for God’s recommendation. He has always led me to exactly the resources i needed for each phase of my journey.
i trust that He will do the same for you as you ask for His guidance.