M Is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood

M Is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood

by Abbie Halberstadt
M Is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood

M Is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood

by Abbie Halberstadt


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Mama of ten Abbie Halberstadt helps women humbly and gracefully rise to the high calling of motherhood without settling for mediocrity or losing their minds in the process. 

Motherhood is a challenge. Unfortunately, our worldly culture offers moms little in the way of real help. Mamas only connect to celebrate surviving another day and to share in their misery rather than rejoice in what God has done and to build each other up in hard times. There has a be a better way, a biblical way, for mamas to grow and thrive.                   

As a daughter of Christ, you have been called to be more than an average mama. Attaining excellence doesn’t have to be unsettling but it will take committed focus and a desire to parent well according to God’s grace and for His glory. 

M is for Mama offers advice, encouragement, and scripturally sound strategies seasoned with a little bit of humor to help you embrace the challenge of biblical motherhood and raise your children with love and wisdom.  

Mama, you are worthy of the awesome responsibility God has given you. Now it’s time to start believing you can live up to it.   

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736983778
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2022
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 116,432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Abbie Halberstadt is a writer, fitness instructor, and homeschooling mother of ten children, including two sets of identical twins. Abbie lives by the motto that “hard is not the same thing as bad” and encourages woman to dig deep to meet the challenges of everyday life through her blog and Instagram posts. She, her husband, Shaun, and their children live in the Piney Woods of East Texas.


Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Culture of Mediocre Motherhood 11

2 No Two Good Mamas Look Alike 23

3 What Is That to You? Follow Me 35

4 And What Does the Lord Require of Thee? 47

5 Self-Care Versus Soul Care 59

6 When We're Guilty of Mom Guilt 71

7 The Profession of Motherhood 83

8 When the Seat of Our Pants Tears 97

9 The Gentleness Challenge 109

10 Training Our Kids in the Way They Should Go 123

11 The Penny Reward System 139

12 Boot Camp Parenting 151

13 Cultivating a Peaceful Home 163

14 We Are the Gatekeepers 177

15 The Birds and the Bees 193

16 You Don't Have to Do It All 207

17 Emotions Are Not Facts 221

Favorite Resources 233

Acknowledgments 235

Notes 237

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“In M Is for Mama, author Abbie Halberstadt gives readers a fly-on-the-wall view of life in a large, loving family. She knows firsthand what a sanctifying challenge motherhood can be, yet she embraces it for the high calling it is and urges other mamas to do the same. Her writing is packed with practical wisdom, heartfelt encouragement, and an unapologetic commitment to the truth of God’s Word. Abbie’s book not only makes me long to be a more excellent mother myself but also assures me that by God’s grace, such excellence is possible.”
—Jennifer Flanders, author of Balance: The Art of Minding What Matters Most

Abbie is a needed and powerful voice for this generation of mothers. In a world that often considers motherhood burdensome, she reminds us of the blessing in even the mundane and the ordinary. No matter the ages of your children, Abbie will inspire you to parent with conviction, compassion, and courage.”
—Katie Majors, New York Times bestselling author of Kisses from Katie and Daring to Hope

“Abbie’s book reads like a motivating conversation with a trusted mentor and friend. She speaks on a subject that has been dangerously glorified—mediocre motherhood—and uses biblical truths to encourage Christlike motherhood instead. I love how she gives practical advice and action steps while also keeping it real. What a refreshing read!”
—Jodi Mockabee, author of The Whole and Healthy Family

“Abbie holds a torch for young mothers, lighting the path toward a parenthood that is fulfilling and empowering. In a world that tells us we are captive to our children and that motherhood is something to just survive, Abbie’s teaching is a breath of fresh air. She shows mothers of all ages that it’s possible to love God, love your kids, and love mothering them—all at the same time.”
—Phylicia Masonheimer, blogger, author, speaker, and podcast host

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