Don't Make Me Come Up There!: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms

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A calm moment is a rare find in a mom’s chaotic day. But she needs it. She needs the moment to refocus and refresh her soul. She needs the inspiration to find God in the mess and the mundane that often defines her. She craves the solitude of a moment with the Master to quiet the storms. She needs to laugh and remember why she loves being a mom.

Don't Make Me Come Up There! is filled with inspirational and hilarious true-life stories and reflections written by a very human mom. ...

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Overview

A calm moment is a rare find in a mom’s chaotic day. But she needs it. She needs the moment to refocus and refresh her soul. She needs the inspiration to find God in the mess and the mundane that often defines her. She craves the solitude of a moment with the Master to quiet the storms. She needs to laugh and remember why she loves being a mom.

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.

"I couldn’t help thinking of the last time my children had scattered up the stairs and disappeared into a quiet abyss. Initially, I thought they were just delighting in one another’s company, holding hands, and making paper daisies. But that thought lasted for 1.2 seconds before I snapped out of my delusion only to discover my oldest giving her brother a “haircut” and my youngest smearing soap all over the bathroom. . . " from the book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426712227
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 789,678
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Welch is a mom just like you and me—only funnier. Her blog, “We Are THAT Family” (www.wearethatfamily.com) is read by over 70,000 women a month, who enjoy her often-hilarious, always-honest reflections on motherhood, marriage, and Christian life. In 2010, she went to Kenya as a blogger for Compassion International, and regularly contributes to online magazine Blissfully Domestic and (In)Courage, an inspirational blog for women. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 If the Mom Genes Fit 1

2 They Will Let Anyone Be a Mom These Days 3

3 The Magic Eraser 7

4 The Bad Guys 11

5 Sometimes I Want to Quit 13

6 Just Send Me Your Therapy Bills 15

7 Is That Bad? 17

8 Turns Out We Are Dirty People 19

9 I'm Sorry 21

10 A Crime Investigation 25

11 I Will Not Leave You 29

12 When I Fail 33

13 The Lost and the Found 35

14 I Lied 39

15 This Is Where I Hide in the Garage 43

16 What We're About 47

17 The Sound You Hear 49

18 I'm Not Going to Candy-Coat 51

19 The Best Mom 53

20 Her Life Is Better Than Mine 55

21 The Unwritten Script 57

22 Slowing Down So We Can Keep Up 59

23 One Day My Prince Will Come 61

24 Turned Off 63

25 Playing Church 67

26 When My Children Teach Me 69

27 Go Ask Your Dad 71

28 The Path of Least Resistance 75

29 Raising Little Women 77

30 He Will Be Someone's Husband Someday 81

31 I Lost My Pride in Walmart 83

32 Letting Go of Your Child 85

33 All By Myself 87

34 On Being a Mom and a Wife, Simultaneously 89

35 Christmas Doesn't Have to End 91

36 Losing Control 93

37 Fitting Africa into My American-Shaped Heart 95

38 The Disease 97

39 Trying to Change Things I Can't 101

40 Our Father 103

41 On Being a Mother 105

42 Simply Living, Living Simply 107

43 When I Am Not Nice 109

44 Parenting Fail 113

45 God Is in the Storm 115

46 Just Call Me Martha 119

47 Raising Children with a View of the World 121

48 I'm Just a Girl 125

49 My Ruined Life 127

50 Embracing My Child's Strong Will 131

51 When Stuff Doesn't Satisfy 133

52 The Making of a Mother 135

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Great book

    I loved this book. It has some hilarious stories that literally had me laughing out loud. The setup of the book is great. Each chapter is a short story, a Bible verse, and a short prayer (each chapter two pages or less). The chapters are not dependent on each other so you can read one chapter quickly in between other tasks and not be completely lost when you come back to the book. I would recommend this book to any mom who needs a break :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Loved it!

    One of those books you delay reading to the end because it's that good. Inspirational and funny. I read a chapter in the morning with a cup of coffee before the kids get up. Reminds me of what's important and every chapter relates to my everyday.

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