8 Books that Embrace the Divinity of Motherhood

5.02.2017

A Year of FHE // This is such a great list of books that celebrate the divinty of motehrhood and will help you find more joy in the journey of diapers, tantrums, and laundry! Each book has a description and a link where you can buy it.  THis is a great gift guide for new Moms and for Mothers Day! #lds #mothersday #books

Since having my fifth (and last baby) I have really begun to struggle with finding joy and purpose in Motherhood. I spend most of my days stressed, frazzled, and yelling. I want my kids to know I love being a Mother, but my actions and state of mind don't show that recently. So, last year, I started reading books that might help me along the path to finding a more peaceful and joyful path of motherhood. Here are 8 that I have really loved! I hope you find one that helps you along that same journey.

I've included a small description of each book so you can see which one speaks to you or might be a good fit as a gift for a Mother in your life who could use some encouragement, uplift, and joy in their path of Motherhood.

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by Stephanie Dibb Sorensen


This is one of my favorites on the list! I think any mother would enjoy this one.  Even the most devoted mom can feel overwhelmed and discouraged in the daily trenches of family service. But she can find power in her seemingly endless and ordinary tasks when she sees how they symbolize her covenant relationship with Jesus Christ. In this insightful exploration of domestic life, Stephanie Dibb Sorensen shows how everything a mother does, from folding laundry and washing dishes to refereeing arguments and taking temperatures, is designed to bear record of the Savior s atoning mission.

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by Jane Clayson Johnson


"What do you do?" It's a loaded question for many women, especially Latter-day Saint women, who recognize the sacred calling of motherhood but sometimes feel overwhelmed — and undervalued — in their roles as mothers. In this personal — and honest — narrative, Jane recounts how she has since learned to welcome questions about her role and to respond, with enthusiasm, "I am a mother." Her testimony of the gospel and refreshing candor about the realities of motherhood create an immediate connection between reader and author and will inspire women to change the way they feel about being mothers.

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by Katrina Kenison


I gift this book to mother ALL THE TIME.  I am not exaggerating when I say this book completely changed my thoughts on motherhood.  I try and re-read it often.  As mothers today we are faced with a daunting list of responsibilities. How easy it is to simply rush headlong through our lives, slaves to our daily obligations, and in the process race our children through their childhood. But there is a better way... In Mitten Strings for God, Katrina Kenison shares her own search for a more satisfying balance in her life. The result is a lyrical and tender series of reflections, interwoven with gentle suggestions and advice, that remind us what happens when we slow down and are fully present in our lives. Suddenly there is room for joy and play and intimacy, space for wonder and reverie, and time to awaken to the beauty of the world and discover the sacred in the ordinary. Tranquil in our own hearts and minds, we can offer our children the one thing they need more than anything else: us. And we receive something priceless in return-the chance to savor our lives and the precious people in them.

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by Jeffrey and Patricia Holland




I mean, it's Elder Holland. Can you go wrong?  ''In this great, eternal work, mothers have carried the torch of faith and family from the beginning. The need for that torch to burn brightly and dispel darkness has never been greater, '' writes Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In this thoughtful book for mothers, Elder and Sister Holland reflect on the crucial role of motherhood in fulfilling the purposes of eternity, as well as the challenges that all mothers experience. Filled with hope and encouragement, their message will resonate with mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and teachers. Concludes Elder Holland, ''To all mother sin every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, 'God bless you. You are doing better than you think you are.'''

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by Maria Covey Cole


Caring for small children or keeping track of teenagers often leaves many women struggling to find contentment in their calling as mothers. In this inspirational text, Maria Covey Cole discusses the importance of gaining perspective on motherhood, shunning comparisons with others, and allowing our natures to be changed through the grace of Christ.  This beautiful book provides a valuable perspective on the trials and joys of raising a family and the noble calling of motherhood by intertwining heartwarming stories, quotes from prophets and Apostles, and numerous scripture verses.

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by C. J. Schneider


I think community is ESSENTIAL to healthy mothering.  C. J. Schneider found herself in the middle of a perfect storm after giving birth to her third child and moving to a new neighborhood. Conditions for misery and postpartum depression were ideal: she was isolated, lonely, and exhausted with three young children at home. As she started talking with other mothers, she realized that she was not alone in her experience of feeling alone.   Schneider offers practical advice on how to create the essential community that mothers need. Mothers of the Village affirms that as mothers connect with each other and learn to work with each other, despite the challenges, they may find a piece of themselves that they have felt missing all along.

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by Jessica Poe


Discover the divine purpose in your motherhood! Each inspiring chapter moves through another hour in a mother's day, highlighting spiritually symbolic insights and describing how Christ is by your side even during the daily routine. From sun-up to bedtime, this entertaining and uplifting book will help you find the inherent divinity hidden in the everyday details of motherhood.

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by Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook


While this book isn;t specifically about mothers, it DOES have a lot of great talks that address motherhood and is inspiring to women of the church.  At the Pulpit showcases the tradition of Latter-day Saint women's preaching and instruction by presenting 54 speeches given from 1831 to 2016, with selections from every decade since the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The discourses, given by women both well known and obscure, represent just some of the many contributions of women to Latter-day Saint thought. In addition to being a scholarly history, At the Pulpit is intended as a resource for contemporary Latter-day Saints as they study, speak, teach, and lead. These discourses allow readers to hear the historical and contemporary voices of Latter-day Saint women--voices that resound with experience, wisdom, and authority.

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