Mothering by the Book

Mothering by the Book

by Jennifer Pepito
Mothering by the Book

Mothering by the Book

by Jennifer Pepito


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"Wit and wisdom for every mother, everywhere."—ERIN LOECHNER, author of Chasing Slow

Becoming a better, happier mom starts with the stories you tell your kids

As a mom, you want to nurture a strong family, but fear steals your joy. Sometimes you wonder if you're failing your children or whether you're cut out for this.

Beloved writer and mom of seven Jennifer Pepito understands. She was intent on loving her children well, but fear and worry pushed her around. Ultimately, she found her joy in a most surprising place: the pages of classic literature she was reading aloud to her children every day. These stories helped her reclaim the wonder of childhood for herself and her children.

In Mothering by the Book, Jennifer takes you on a fascinating, whimsical journey that will bring freedom and fun to your parenting—one great book at a time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764240751
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2022
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Pepito is the founder of The Peaceful Press, a company committed to providing learning resources that promote connection between parents and children. Jennifer's wisdom has also been featured on Wild + Free, The MOB Society, the Washington Post, and Home Educating Family. She unlocked the power of a well-told story, and she wants you to do the same thing. Find Jennifer at

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

1 Let Literature Free Us from Fear 15

2 Overcome the Fear of Being Alone through Journaling 25

Literature Companion: Pride and Prejudice

3 Overcome the Fear of the Baby Years by Staying Present 39

Literature Companion: Baby

4 Overcome the Fear of Failure by Speaking Life 55

Literature Companion: Charlotte's Web

5 Overcome the Fear of My Children Being Behind through Balance 73

Literature Companion: Understood Betsy

6 Overcome the Fear of Children Leaving the Faith through Family Identity 91

Literature Companion: All-of-a-Kind Family

7 Overcome the Fear of Failing Our Children by Living for a Greater Purpose 106

Literature Companion: The Railway Children

8 Overcome the Fear of the Future by Not Complaining 123

Literature Companion: Little House on the Prairie Series

9 Overcome the Fear of Not Having Enough through Thankfulness 140

Literature Companion: Little Britches

10 Overcome the Fear of Not Being Able to Manage by Building Good Habits 155

Literature Companion: Cheaper by the Dozen

11 Overcome Fear by Running after Purpose 172

Literature Companion. Freedom Train

12 Overcome the Fear of Leading through Forgiveness 187

Literature Companion: Endurance

13 Overcome Fear by Knowing Scripture 205

Literature Companion: The Hiding Place

14 Sing to Shut Up Fear 222

Literature Companion: The Door in the Wall

Acknowledgments 233

Notes 234

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