I managed to pick this one up for my Kindle’ target=_blank>Kindle
last week, and I have really enjoyed it, and I can soooo relate to a lot of what she has written. I love her open and upfront honesty about her life and family. And I especially love how she tells about her faith and how God helped her to grow, even in the most difficult circumstances. I know that God has also taught me several lessons through the years through my children, and I’m sure that I still have many more to learn.
If you’re looking for a book for moms by a REAL mom (by real, I mean down-to-earth-tell-it-like-it-is-and-not-sugar-coat-it mom),you’ll really enjoy this book. It’s one that you can pick up and read an excerpt that closely matches your particular situation and not only not feel alone anymore, but you will also have a scripture reference and short prayer to go with it.
Kristen Welch is the author of the blog We Are THAT Family
, which I love reading. I believe that God really has a lot in store for this family, especially Kristen.
Here’s what Amazon has to say:
A calm moment is a rare find in a mom’s chaotic day. But she needs it. She needs the moment to refocus and refresh her soul. She needs the inspiration to find God in the mess and the mundane that often defines her. She craves the solitude of a moment with the Master to quiet the storms. She needs to laugh and remember why she loves being a mom.
Don’t Make Me Come Up There! is filled with inspirational and hilarious true-life stories and reflections written by a very human mom. Moms will recognize themselves in the pages of this book written for real, everyday mothers who know what it’s like to catch vomit with one hand while starting a load of laundry with the other (and never confusing the two!). The fifty-two reflections encourage moms to revel in the everyday beauty of their lives and grow closer to God through it all.
"I couldn’t help thinking of the last time my children had scattered up the stairs and disappeared into a quiet abyss. Initially, I thought they were just delighting in one another’s company, holding hands, and making paper daisies. But that thought lasted for 1.2 seconds before I snapped out of my delusion only to discover my oldest giving her brother a “haircut” and my youngest smearing soap all over the bathroom. . . " from the book
About the Author
Kristen Welch is a mom just like you and me–only funnier. Her blog, “We Are THAT Family” (www.wearethatfamily.com) is read by over 70,000 women a month, who enjoy her often-hilarious, always-honest reflections on motherhood, marriage, and Christian life. In 2010, she went to Kenya as a blogger for Compassion International, and regularly contributes to online magazine Blissfully Domestic and (In)Courage, an inspirational blog for women. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children.