I love doing reading plans on my YouVersion Bible app. One of the reading plans that I've done is the free Mama Needs a Do-Over 7 day Reading Plan on YouVersion. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and could definitely relate to needing a do-over. After that, I picked up a copy of the Mama Needs a Do-Over book by Lisa Pennington.
From the Publisher:
A caring and hard working mother just trying to raise good kids faces many things every day…Dirty dishes overflow the sink. Your two youngest kids just began their third round of hand-to-hand combat today. And now the washing machine won’t start. Visions of putting a home-cooked meal in the oven while the family plays happily in the living room evaporate amid screaming, complaining, and slammed doors—and that’s not even counting what the children are doing. Happy parenting right?
Lisa Pennington knows what those days are like. Whether you are a stay at home mom or single mom, she knows that even in the hard times you can find immense joy. In Mama Needs a Do-Over, Lisa offers hopeful, practical guide for moms full of ideas for resetting your family’s mood in the toughest moments. She also dives deep into your mother’s heart to show you the power you have to turn those challenges into gifts. Let Lisa bring you a little fun, a new perspective, and a go-to list for those do-over days, and you might just find joy in all those dirty dishes after all!
Lisa Pennington is a great writer. This book is filled with practical advice and humor. As a Mom, especially as a homeschooling Mom, it can be all too easy to let life overwhelm the joys of motherhood. We all have days when we want to lock ourselves in the bathroom and whisper shout “nobody's home” when the kids come knocking. This book serves as a great encouragement to Moms who've spent more than their fair share of time feeling like they've bombed the job of motherhood. Mothering is hard sometimes. We all have bad days, and if we're honest, sometimes we want to lay down next to the toddler and throw a tantrum ourselves. This book is a refreshingly honest look at parenting with a liberal dose of practical tips, Scripture references, and encouragement to find the joy and peace in the midst of a messy life.