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 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.
"Loving the Little Years is a delightful book... It is a fresh and honest book, because it faces the problem of sin (both in kids and in parents). It is filled with profound insights into living wisely as a Christian parent. It has all the things I look for in a parenting book - the focus is nurture, not just control; the motivation and empowerment is grace and not efforts. This book will help any mom (or dad for that matter) with loving the little years." - Tedd Tripp
"I don't pull punches or hold back in this book, because I am writing to myself as much as to you. If something in this book strikes a little close to home for you, know that it struck in my home first. I am not writing about other people's problems, although I know many of them are common. I write about what I know, and what I know is the challenges, the joys and the work involved in raising little people."
In this follow-up to Loving the Little Years, Rachel Jankovic pushes her parenting 'field notes' out onto the skinny branches of motherhood. Fit to Burst is chock-full of humourous examples and fresh advice covering issues familiar to every mom such as: - Guilt cycles - Temptations to be ungrateful or bitter - Learning how to honour Jesus in the mundane things
But this book also addresses less familiar topics, including the impact that moms have on the relationships between dads and kids, the importance of knowing when to laugh, and more.