Hi friends! I hope you’ve all had an awesome week and that you’re enjoying the three day weekend, I know I am! I took a step back from my blog and Bookstagram for a few days/weeks to think about what I really want to accomplish here. I’m happy to say that I think I finally figured out what I’m wanting to do. From now on I’ll still be writing mainly about books and bookish things on this blog but there will also be more about lifestyle, faith, mental health, and family!
I just finished reading the book Moms Who Stay and Fight. My mother in law gifted this book to me for Mother’s Day and I’m so grateful I read it. It’s all about moms and the huge roll we play in our children’s lives. As a brand new mom I am constantly thinking and planning things I want to do in the future with my daughter, this book was a great reminder of the things I can focus on so that Von can grow up with good morals, faith, and be an overall good person.
There were so many sections that I loved but I think one of my favorites was the section that talked about how we are not alone. We have God on our side and so many people surrounding us. Being a mom, especially during the first few weeks, felt so isolating to me. I hadn’t felt that alone in a long time. This book reminded me that I’m not the only one who’s ever felt that way and that I really am not alone in this motherhood journey.
This book definitely has a lot of LDS (Mormon) references. But I think it’s a great read for any Christian mom! I really loved reading it and always walked away feeling better about my efforts, especially on the hard days. This book is encouraging. I think it would be a great read even if you aren’t a mom yet but hope to be in the future! I gave it 4/5 stars.
Moms Who Stay and Fight by Kristyn Trimble
A mother is a child’s first line of defense against the world— the first protecor, the first teacher, the first friend. With a spiritual foundation, Kristyn Trimble dives into the joys of being a mom, the divine role mothers play in this life, and the daily trials that they face and overcome. Discover what it means to raise the next generation of heroes with inspiring true stories on topics including • Overcoming the temptation to compete with other mothers • Supporting your husband and nurturing your eternal marriage • Being a righteous example to your daughters in how you dress, speak, and act. • Knowing that discipline isn’t something you do to your child, it’s something you do for your child Today’s children are our future leaders in government, leaders in business, leaders of religion. They are our future! If we want an honest world, we need to raise our children to be honest. If we want a kind world, we need to raise our children to be kind. If we want a virtuous world, we need to raise our children to be virtuous. Mothers have the power to change the world one child at a time.