Grace for the Imperfect Mom

Grace for the Imperfect Mom

Grace for the Imperfect Mom

Grace for the Imperfect Mom: A 31-Day Invitation to Refreshed Mothering by  Julie Fisk, Kristen Dermey and Kendra Roehl is a book which reflects on the journey of a mom.

Within a span of  31 Days  stories are shared on  how motherhood has been for the author in the areas of  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control and grace.

It is not easy to be a mother. There is a lot of learning through trial and error.  Sometimes we look too much at perfection to learn how to let go. To find joy in the imperfect and to simply be there in the moment to be fully with the kids as we go about spending time together each day.

There are so many ways which we rob ourselves of our happiness and joy. We give in to our doubts and worries and let negative thoughts flood our minds at time. This prevents us from surrendering the problem to GOD.  Sometimes we think of the worst and it  burn our brain cells over it and in the end nothing bad occurs. In fact the terrible scenario which we tried to preempt ourselves  for does not happen.

We try to control too many things on our end and forget that there is a higher power (GOD) which we can turn to give us the peace that  we seek.

My thoughts 

I found this book and excellent read. There are questions asked at the end of each chapter which makes one reflect on  the current way that she is parenting and to be more accepting of her flaws and victories.

As a women we need to love ourselves and value our achievements.  Don’t down play what you have achieved so far and be more accepting towards compliments  which are given.

I totally agree with this statement in this book. We were taught from young to underplay our achievement as it would not make others think that we are proud and arrogant.  This is a very negative way of expression/thinking which should not be promoted. One should always celebrate their achievements and also strive to do their best.

 Most of us  set our standards based on the world’s standard instead of focusing on GOD’s standard. We assume the right way and the best thing to do is what society wants of us instead of really thinking through to see if it is appropriate for us and in line with what GOD wants us to do.

The misalignment  occurs as we are stressing over every little thing in seeking perfection and recognition by others. Giving into earthly desires and wants have caused us to  look at others through tinted lenses.

Through the stories shared in the book the author shows how it is possible to experience  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control and grace. We just have to have faith in GOD and surrender it all to him.

Grab your copy of Grace for the Imperfect Mom: A 31-Day Invitation to Refreshed Mothering today

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.  This post has affiliate links.

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As a parent we wish to educate our child to the best of our abilities. We wish to teach them everything that we can possibly teach so that they will be well equipped with the correct tools to deal with whatever problems and obstacles that life may throw their way.  We want our babies to be able to be self reliant and independent when they grow up to be young adults.

Through educating our kids we impart the values and wisdom that were installed into us from our own parents and ancestors. However little do we realize that it’s our kids that are the one who give us the best lessons in life on parenting.

It’s not about the abundance of knowledge or multitude of skills which one needs to have to survive but learning how to be at peace with yourself.

It’s amazing how much your child can teach you even at their tender age.  Lessons about patience, enjoying life, taking things slow and doing it one step at a time. Forgiveness and acceptance that we are not perfect but doing the best we can.

Unconditional love  and having an open heart and mind. Many of these lessons which we may have forgotten as we grew up.

It’s not just about who you are as a parent but how you have impacted the life of your child as they have places their impact on yours.


What have your child taught YOU about parenting?

What’s your most unforgettable moment?


Jenny MatlockMama’s Losin’ It