About Me

I am a proud wife and mother, and a born again Christian. I work from home as a writer while taking care of Miss N, our six-year-old, Miss M, our four-year-old and Miss C, our newest bundle of joy. Life is crazy but so much fun!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book Review!

I am planning to do a book review of an excellent parenting book I am in the midst of reading. It is from Ironwood Camp and is written by Debi Pryde. I have read her books before, but this is my first time reading her book for mothersl, and I know her daughter so I am certain Mrs. Pryde did something right as a mom. The book is titled Parenting with Wisdom and you can purchase it at this link. Here are a few interesting tidbits about the book:

  • It is written by a mother for mothers. She understands us!

  • It is FILLED with scripture. Most statements are made after presenting scripture, and those that are her opinion are clearly marked as such. There is none of this "XYZ is what you need to do, thus saith the Lord" unless the Lord really did say so.

  • It is easy to read and not at all stuffy.

  • It has case studies that could easily be used as discussion in a Bible study/mom's group type setting.

  • It recognizes that while dads are vital to the raising of children, much of the true task of parenting falls on the mom's shoulders, and provides mom with careful instruction on how to do her job well.

  • It provides hope for a mommy struggling with maintaining control at times.

  • It does NOT require you to let your infant scream for hours on end in order to be a "good parent" - while I do believe letting an older baby cry comes into play at some point, I always balked at the books that recommend doing so with a newborn. I just never quite could do that.

I am already halfway through the book and could start right away, but I was curious if anyone was interested in reading along with me and doing a discussion? If you are, leave a comment and I will wait a couple of weeks to start the study to give you time to get a copy. If not, I will do my own review/summary in an attempt to consolidate my thoughts before they flee. If you do get a copy, have your highlighter ready!

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for suggesting a good book, Nicole. My husband said that I can order it, and I am really looking forward to getting it and reading it. If training the children is one of my primary responsibilities with staying at home, I really want to learn to do it right. Is the only place to order it through the publisher? I didn't see it on Amazon.

MommaHarms said...

I think it is only published through Ironwood.

I will wait a couple of weeks to start posting summaries/thoughts then since someone is interested. I am not done with it yet, but my recent lack of internet connection gave me extra time to read and it has been sooooo good.