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I know I say this all the time, but I’ll say it again…being a mom is hard!
There is just no way to prepare for the sleepless nights, battles of wills and all the other twists and turns that a woman experiences when she becomes a mother. That’s why we need help from others who have been there and done that.
I first met Kathi Lipp a couple of years ago at blogging conference called Allume. As a speaker for Focus on the Family and MOPS International, she was there to tell us about her book Praying God’s Word for Your Husband (which I loved, by the way), and she shared with us for a bit about being a wife and mother.
Alternating between laughing and crying while listening to her story, I found out that day how much of a gem Kathi Lipp is…not only does she have a wonderful sense of humor and a real love for God, but she also has a genuine desire to help women be better wives and mothers.
Her latest book, I Need Some Help Here!: Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go according to Plan, is a great tool that women need to have in their mom library. Chock-full of practical advice, it is a great resource to turn to when we are hanging on by a thread.
Covering topics such as, “When My Child is Different,” “When My Child Makes Poor Choices,” and “When My Child is Struggling,” Kathi offers her readers encouragement, a step-by-step plan on how to cope, and scripture and prayers for each situation.
One of the things I hate about some parenting books is when they identify a problem, but don’t tell the reader how to go about fixing it. When I’m going through a rough time and need help, I need to know what the solution looks like…I want a plan to guide me on the right path.
Kathi doesn’t pretend to know the solution to all of our problems with our kids, but in I Need Some Help Here!, she does give the reader a list of actions to help her get through a tough situation with her child, and that is something I really like about this book.
I think it’s also helpful to read about how other mothers have handled the same type of problems that I might have. Each section of this book has a “story from the trenches,” in which a mother details her struggles in a tough situation. I found this especially encouraging.
All in all, if you or a mom friend is struggling right now, or if you just want to have this on hand for future reference, I Need Some Help Here!: Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go according to Plan is a great asset to have.
If you’d like to hear more from Kathi, you can subscribe to her new podcast, Clutter Free…for free! I’ve already listened to two episodes and it’s great 🙂
What’s your biggest struggle as a mom?