How Are You Feeling, Momma? (You don't need to say,

How Are You Feeling, Momma? (You don't need to say, "I'm fine."): Authentic & Encouraging Psalm Reflections on the Many Emotions of Motherhood

by Shelby Spear, Lisa Leshaw

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ISBN-13: 9780578424187
Publisher: Shelby Spear
Publication date: 01/25/2019
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 173,769
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

A self-described "sappy soul whisperer and sarcasm aficionado", Shelby Spear is a wife of 25 years and a mom of three 20-something kiddos who has a deep love for Jesus and storytelling. Most days she muses in rhetorical wonder over what God was thinking when He put her in charge of three humans. Although God's quick to remind her how capable she is, apparently He sometimes does so while crossing His fingers behind His back.
Now that she and her husband, John, are in a season of empty nest, Shelby spends her days writing about all the ways motherhood has shaped, transformed, inspired, and aged her. You'll find her stories all over the web at places like Her View From Home, For Every Mom, Today, Love What Matters, and others. She has several stories in print at Guideposts magazine as well, the most recent in the January 2019 issue called, Our 40 Day Soul Fast. She is the loving and goofball hostess of a growing family of friends on her blog at shelbyspear.com and across social media outlets.
While John and her children graffiti her soul, all things chocolate melt her heart. Music stirs her like no other, crying fulfills her, and a love of sports keeps her competitive streak alive. Some of her favorite things in life are books, yoga, This Is Us, and a comfy pair of jeans-most notably the stretchy kind. Denim defines her in a bluesy kind of way.

Lisa is excited to be entering a new frontier in her life; meeting the eligibility requirement for Dunkin' Donuts senior discount. Because she's now a 'biddy,' she lives in the same attire as new mommas: tshirts and sweats for daily living and extravagant affairs.
She is an avid storyteller with plenty of material to pull from in her role as wife of 40+ years to Stu, step-mom to a son and daughter, both in their early forties, and a grandma to six grandbabies: five boys and one girl, ages 6-16.
You can find her words online and in print at places like Her View From Home, Grown and Flown, Guideposts, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Her decades of experience as a mental health professional along with her weekly empowerment circles give mommas of every age a place to celebrate themselves and one another. She prays every day that the world becomes a more tolerant and accepting place-hoping that each one of us will work towards making a lasting contribution to ensure this outcome.
Lisa also loves children's theater and is ready to pursue a career in stand-up comedy if someone discovers she's funny. Her children's book, A Royal Mistake, is ready to be published if someone discovers she's written it.
When it's all said and done, Lisa's wish is that everyone walk with lightness, giggle easily, and land softly someday in the arms God.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

1 Psalms for Afraid Moms

2 Psalms for Alone Moms

3 Psalms for Burned-Out Moms

4 Psalms for Cheated Moms

5 Psalms for Confused Moms

6 Psalms for Depressed Moms

7 Psalms for Distressed Moms

8 Psalms for Elated Moms

9 Psalms for Guilty Moms

10 Psalms for Hateful Moms

11 Psalms for Impatient Moms

12 Psalms for Insecure Moms

13 Psalms for Insulted Moms

14 Psalms for Jealous Moms

15 Psalms for Like Quitting Moms

16 Psalms for Lost Moms

17 Psalms for Overwhelmed Moms

18 Psalms for Penitent Moms

19 Psalms for Prideful Moms

20 Psalms for Purposeless Moms

21 Psalms for Sad Moms

22 Psalms for Self-Confident Moms

23 Psalms for Tense Moms

24 Psalms for Thankful Moms

25 Psalms for Threatened Moms

26 Psalms for Tired Moms

27 Psalms for Trapped Moms

28 Psalms for Unmotivated Moms

29 Psalms for Vulnerable Moms

30 Psalms for Worried Moms

31 Psalms for Worshipful Moms

32 More about Shelby

33 More about Lisa

34 For More Info and Resources from Shelby

35 For More Info and Resources from Lisa

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite How Are You Feeling, Momma? (You Don't Need To Say, "I'm Fine."): Authentic & Encouraging Psalm Reflections on the Many Emotions of Motherhood by Shelby Spear and Lisa Leshaw is an engaging book that speaks about the challenges of motherhood. The parenting journey is not that easy and every mother has her share of ups and downs during the various stages and phases of growth of their children. Though each one has their unique parenting road, there are many common issues they all face, challenges they all encounter, and struggles they all endure. There is a universal bond all moms experience which is created through a mutual understanding of love and passion they have for their children. This book will give all moms the wisdom and understanding they require, and give them the confidence to reveal their secret struggles and sensitive issues. Motherhood is a beautiful experience and I like the two different views about a topic that is so relevant. The 31 short reflections take readers into the inner lives and emotions of both the authors, which are universal. Reading the experiences of the authors will give comfort to all mothers and grandmothers out there to know that they are not alone. The book is fresh and original, and the personal reflection question at the end of each chapter is good when it comes to reflecting and introspecting. The book will take moms closer to God and will help them realize that it is hard to get stuck in the muck when they focus on God and his glory. I like the authors' approach to the topic; it is different and I like how the authors seamlessly knit their two faiths into the topic of motherhood and include psalms to help moms handle motherhood more easily.