Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Christian Mama's Guide {to the grade school years} Review

I am so excited to share about this new author and book I have discovered.  I love {love love} to read, and I really enjoy learning about authors.  So when I found Erin MacPherson, I think we could be friends in real life.  {not in a stalker kind of way}  

Here's a little about this author:
Erin MacPherson is a mom of three who never does anything halfway. When she discovered she was pregnant she decided to write about it—but then kept writing. A former staff writer and editor for Nickelodeon, Erin now entertains parents on her personal blog as well as through her book series, The Christian Mama's Guides (Thomas Nelson, 2013), freelance magazine articles, devotionals and speaking. She wants to come beside her readers not only as a confidant and Christian sister, but also as a best girlfriend who understands what daily life is all about.  

I have three boys of my own, two of which are still in grade school.  So this new book is just what this mama needs!  It is not easy to put two eight year olds on a school bus each morning wondering what in the world they are going to be exposed to.  Teachers, kids, bus drivers, lunch ladies, and any other person my children come in contact with can be a positive or negative experience.  And having a good family foundation can help kids thrive!

This book is based on The Fifteen Factors {the first of which is Genuine Faith: a faith that is personal and real} which can help kids grow strong foundations for faith, academic, and social success.  And what mom doesn't want these for her kids?!?
*You can go here to get a free printable download of The Fifteen Factors To Help Your Kid Succeed.

Each chapter includes a Time-Out for Mom with a scripture verse and a short prayer that can be applied to specific situations in mothering. {like praying about the right school for your child or learning to better communicate with your kids}

I love the verse about the plans God has made for us.  How he gives us hope for the future.  How he wants us to prosper.  This is the same prayer I have for my children every single day.  And with this excellent resource, I am one step closer to letting my kids go into the real world!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.  The opinions are mine.*