I've been mentoring teenage mamas for 13 years. That's a fancy way of saying that once a week I lead a support group where we bring in speakers, and we encourage moms by sharing our lives. Through the years, I've had people tell me they want to do something similar, but they don't know where to startor even if they qualify, since they haven't done this mothering thing perfectly. I now know the resource that I'm going to point them to first: this one!
The Making of a Mom is an encouraging guide to becoming a mothering mentor. Stephanie reminds us that we don't need to be perfect; we just have to be willing to open our hearts and lives to others. Every mom needs a community of love and support. This is the perfect book to help a mom on her parenting journeyespecially as she opens her heart and life to others!
Tricia Goyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of 40 books, including Lead Your Family Like Jesus
Out of Stephanie’s heart flows a depth of wisdom and love that inspires me as a mother and grandmother. This book is packed with Scripture, prayers for our children and real-world advice to help moms raise godly kids. The Making Of A Mom is a beautiful model of Titus 2 mentoring. If I could place this book in the hands of every new mother, I would.
Lynn Donovan, Author, Winning Him Without Words and Not Alone
Packed with wisdom and spiritual insight, The Making of a Mom helps women parent intentionally with God’s purposes in mind. Plus, this book is flexible enough to be used individually, in a mentoring relationship or with a group. Learn howor help other moms learn howto be the mother your kids need most.
Kathy Howard, Christian Speaker and Author of 6 Books, including Unshakeable Faith
The Making of a Mom is an exciting new book for all moms that also helps the Church put Titus 2:4-5 into action. Whether you’re in the middle of motherhood, your children now have families of their own, or you’re still thinking and praying about motherhood, this is the book for you!
Kathi Macias, Award-winning Author, Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today
The Making of a Mom addresses the dreaded word so many Christians fear: mentor. Am I good enough to mentor someone? Do I know enough Scripture? What do I have to offer? Each one of us is called to be about our Father's business making disciples. It’s the reason we take breathto see others know the Father we love. I love what God is doing through The M.O.M. Initiative and Stephanie Shott. Kudos on such a great book!
Jennifer Maggio, Author and CEO, The Life of a Single Mom Ministries
Packed with compelling stories, The Making of a Mom covers the full spectrum of what mothering with grace and love looks like. Not just grace for our children, but for ourselvesmothers who often take on the greatest of expectations to be the "perfect mom." Even grandmothers and mentors will find Stephanie’s book an invaluable resource to encourage and inspire the mothers they are blessed to walk beside.
Dineen Miller, Author, Not Alone, Winning Him Without Words and The Soul Saver
The Making of a Mom will help you evaluate how you parent and how you want to parent. Full of wisdom, moms can find real answers for the challenges they face today in these pages.
Arlene Pellicane, Author, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife
Where was The Making of a Mom when I was raising five kids? I love that Stephanie doesn’t heap on a big, fat load of “if you would just be a better person, a better mother, blah, blah, blah . . .” Instead she meets a mom right where she is and lets her know she’s not alone in the challenges of parentingor in trying to encourage others in those challenges. The Making of a Mom helps us all chuck the guilt, understand God’s deep and unshakeable love, and encourage us to pass that love along.
Rhonda Rhea, Humor Columnist, TV Host and Author of 11 Books, including Espresso Your Faith and Join the Insanity
Stephanie Shott writes from a wealth of experience, sharing true stories and Biblical principles. Mom’s, you have a calling. The Making of a Mom will help equip and encourage you in yours!
Dave Stone, Pastor, Southeast Christian Church; Author, Faithful Families series
In the Making of a Mom, Stephanie Shott mentors moms with her characteristic compassion and empathy. Offering practical tips, loving encouragement and God's wise counsel, Stephanie equips mothers to be godly mamas. I wish there had been a book like this when I was a single mom; I might have avoided so many pitfalls.
Janet Thompson, Speaker and Author of 17 Books, including Woman to Woman Mentoring and Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter, www.womatowomanmentoring.com
As you pore over The Making of a Mom, Stephanie’s heartfelt words will move you. Her practical methods will help you be a better mom and mentor. Many young moms have no supportive relatives living nearby. Neighborhoods are not neighborly. It is time for the Church to be that community. We don’t have to do this “mom thing” alonelet’s encourage each other. We can start by reading, and then using, The Making of a Mom.
Lori Wildenberg, Cofounder, 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, Speaker, Licensed Parent and Family Educator; Coauthor, Raising Little Kids with Big Love and Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love
Do you have a baby on the way? Do you know someone who already has a house full of children? If so, Stephanie Shott’s book The Making of a Mom is a must-have! Chock full of love and wisdom, she addresses everything from the loneliness of motherhood to parenting on your knees. This is a great resource for the expectant mom, the mom with a house full of kids and the experienced mom who is sharing life with a younger mom.
Debbie Taylor Williams, Speaker and Author, The Plan A MOM in a Plan B World