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Part I Heart 1
Chapter 1 A Match Made in Heaven 2
Chapter 2 Somebody's Mom 14
Chapter 3 Soul Sisters 30
Chapter 4 Faith Family 38
Chapter 5 Special Circumstances 48
Chapter 6 You're Never Alone 60
Part II Mind 73
Chapter 7 School's Never Out 74
Chapter 8 Working Things Out 84
Chapter 9 Bearing the Clock 94
Chapfer 10 The Family Banker 104
Chapfer 11 Weaving Your Way through the Web 114
Chapter 12 Cultivating Creativity 124
Part III Body 135
Chapter 13 Fitness Focus 136
Chapter 14 Fuel for the Journey 148
Chapter 15 "And Protect Us from All Anxiety" 158
Chapfer 16 Doctor's Orders 168
Part IV Soul
Chapter 17 Prioritizing Prayer 178
Chapter 18 Mass Matters 188
Chapter 19 A Mother's Mother 198
Chapter 20 Saintly Solutions 210
Chapter 21 The Beauty of the Bible 222
Chapter 22 Culture of Faith 232
Posted February 2, 2010
This is not a parenting-advice book but one on how moms can take care of themselves. Moms need to take care of their heart, mind, body and soul so that they can nurture their families and loved ones. Through personal stories from the author and others, moms learn that they are not alone and receive concrete suggestions on how to handle life's challenges. A wonderful, encouraging book for any mom, no matter what age her children.
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Posted February 16, 2010
Do you have a woman in your life who's impossible to shop for, who has it all, who doesn't need - or want - a thing? Do you find yourself dreading gift-giving holidays, wanting to delight her, but fearful of falling short? Do you pray for a miracle and inspiration?
Your prayer has been answered.
With Lisa Hendey's debut book, The Handbook for Catholic Moms, Catholic dads everywhere can rest assured that they're buying the perfect gift. It's equal parts girlfriend sharing, wise advice, and divine inspiration.
Be warned, moms and dads: you're going to need to buy two copies, or maybe even three. That woman you're buying for, of course, gets one, but you deserve one too (even if you're the dad - here's your chance to get a glimpse (and what a lovely glimpse!) into her world!). Then there's that copy you're going to want to give away - maybe to the new mom who's looking a bit discouraged at Mass or the old friend who needs a hug but won't admit it.
Lisa has done what Lisa does so well.she has collaborated and gathered the wisdom of the Catholic community into one place. Her book has earned its spot on the shelf that holds my dearest and most favorite books.
I imagined Lisa, so often throughout the book, putting her arm around me. There's one part in particular where she talks about being at Mass and being inspired by the variety of moms around her and she shares how each of them, so different and yet so united, are her heroes.
Lisa has long been a hero of mine. She's the kind of person you can call late at night and ask to pray with you. She's the kind of person who gives and gives and gives.and then reminds us, by her example, that what comes first - whether she's introducing herself at a conference or meeting you for the first time online - is our vocations as wives and mothers.
This is the kind of book that I'll be keeping in stock at my house, because I come into contact with a lot of moms who need what this book offers: gentle encouragement, faith-filled sharing, and timeless wisdom.
I recommend it for, oh, everyone.
Posted February 1, 2010
Well written, excellent organization, enjoyable to read with a variety of contributions giving a nice balance of different voices. Focuses on nurturing moms (and maybe dads) and is a must have resource for any mom or anyone who knows a mom.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.