“I was an awesome mother until I had kids. Now, I’m like everyone else.”
You know those moms who seem to have it all together? The ones who never forget to bring a snack to play dates and come up with the most clever games for preschool parties and wake up early to work out, read their Bibles and make a healthy breakfast? The ones who somehow find time to keep their hair colored and nails polished and, let’s be honest, teeth brushed? The ones who manage to get all of their children dressed and polished for church every Sunday?
Yeah. This book is for the rest of us.
Kristen is a wife, a mom and a blogger, but she’s also an encourager, a storyteller and a missionary. Don’t Make Me Come Up There: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms is a great book for any mom who’s ever felt less-than-perfect or frazzled or empty or overwhelmed or all of the above. And it’s not a read-it-every-day type of devotional, although you could. (Or you could read it in two or three sittings like I did, but I promise that’s not necessary.) This book has 52 short stories of how God has used Kristen’s children to teach her beautiful lessons.
Don’t Make Me Come Up There! is filled with inspirational and hilarious true-life stories and reflections written by a very human mom. Moms will recognize themselves in the pages of this book written for real, everyday mothers who know what it’s like to catch vomit with one hand while starting a load of laundry with the other (and never confusing the two!). The fifty-two reflections encourage moms to revel in the everyday beauty of their lives and grow closer to God through it all.
Kristen Welch is a mom just like you and me. Her blog, We Are THAT Family, delights women with her often hilarious, always honest reflections on motherhood, marriage and Christian life. After traveling to Kenya last year with Compassion, Kristen had a strong sense that God wasn’t finished with her. She and her family, along with Maureen Owino, a former Compassion-sponsored child, are opening a maternity home in Kenya later this year. The Mercy House will exist to provide alternative options for pregnant girls living on the streets on Kenya. All proceeds from Don’t Make Me Come Up There will benefit The Mercy House.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, lucky for you, I’m giving away two copies of Kristen’s book! Here are the details:
- For a chance to win one of two copies of Don’t Make Me Come Up There: Leave a comment telling me your most recent or memorable less-than-perfect mom moment.
- For a second chance to win: Follow The Mercy House on Twitter and leave a separate comment, telling me you did so.
- For a third chance to win: Follow me on Twitter and leave a separate comment, telling me you did so.
This giveaway will be closed at midnight (CST) on Friday, March 11. Affiliate links were used in this post, and the book and author descriptions are courtesy of Amazon and Kristen’s book itself.