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Loving the Little Years: Mothering in the Trenches

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I didn't write this book because mothering little ones is easy for me. I wrote it because it isn't. I know that this is a hard job, because I am right here in the middle of it. I know you need encouragement because I do too. This is not a tender reminiscence from someone who had children so long ago that she only remembers the sweet parts. At the time of writing this, I have three children in diapers, and I can recognize the sound of hundreds of toothpicks being dumped out in the hall. This is a small collection ...

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Overview

I didn't write this book because mothering little ones is easy for me. I wrote it because it isn't. I know that this is a hard job, because I am right here in the middle of it. I know you need encouragement because I do too. This is not a tender reminiscence from someone who had children so long ago that she only remembers the sweet parts. At the time of writing this, I have three children in diapers, and I can recognize the sound of hundreds of toothpicks being dumped out in the hall. This is a small collection of thoughts on mothering young children for when you are motivated, for when you are discouraged, for the times when discipline seems fruitless, and for when you are just plain old tired. The opportunities for growth abound here but you have to be willing. You have to open your heart to the tumble. As you deal with your children, deal with yourself always and first. This is what it looks like, and feels like, to walk as a mother with God.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591280811
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 225,394
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Excellent!

    This book has helped me immeasurably while training up a 2 month old, a 2 year old and a 4 year old. The chapters are short and to the point making it a realistic read for a busy mom. I'm going to buy a copy for everyone I know what young children!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    A good, quick read. Jankovic makes some great points that really

    A good, quick read. Jankovic makes some great points that really resonated with me as a mom of two little ones. My only complaint was the spanking. I ended up having a hard time reconciling my first impression of a kind, gentle, Christian mother with one who hits her children.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Wonderful perspective on mothering

    Loved this book. I read an article by the author called "Motherhood is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank)," and knew I had to see if she had written anything else. When I found this book, I bought it right away. I can see it easily sitting by my bed for many years as I read and reread it in order to realign my perspective as I mother young children. Beautifully and vulnerably written. I'm buying more to give away to other young mothers I know struggling to parent their kids in a Christ-like way in a world that is generally antagonistic toward children.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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