In this episode of DR Radio, we covered the latest installment of “DR Recommends.” In DR Recommends: Books Worth Reading, we take a moment in the show to offer a few books, movies, or other media that we think is worth checking out and mulling over.
In this edition of DR Recommends, Hadley offered up two books worth your consideration:
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches
From the publishers description:
Loving the Little Years is a bestselling book of thoughts for mothering young children. It’s written by a mom, for you moms — 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.
When you’re a mom, the opportunities for growth of character, maturity, and enjoyment abound — but you have to be willing. You have to open your heart to the tumble of mothering, even when you’re waist deep in the trenches of unfolded laundry and sick kids and no sleep. Here’s encouragement and advice from Loving the the Little Years: As you deal with your children, deal with yourself always and first. This is what it looks like, and feels like, to walk as a mother with God.
Fit to Burst : Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood
From the publisher’s description:
Fit to Burst is a book of parenting “field notes” written by a mom in the thick of it all. It is chock-full of humorous examples and fresh advice covering issues familiar to moms, such as guilt cycles, temptations to be ungrateful or bitter, enjoying your kids, and learning how to honor Jesus by giving even in the mundane stuff. But this book also addresses less familiar topics, including the impact moms have on the relationships between dads and kids, the importance of knowing when to laugh at kid-sized sin, and more.
A thoughtful follow-up to Loving the Little Years, Rachel’s first book, Fit to Burst will help us to be moms who parent with the story in mind rather than the snapshot, who know how to give much and to require much from their children in the everyday mayhem, and who understand the importance of biscuits.
You can pick up a copy here.