I recently enjoyed talking about Cultivating Calmness in Motherhood in a 4 part video series on Facebook Live. We explored several ways mothers can create more calmness in their spirits and homes and why it’s so important.
Sometimes, the idea is simple in our heads but we have no idea how to practically carry it out. There are several excellent books that I’ve enjoyed that give practical ways we can do this.
5 Books That Cultivate Calmness In Motherhood
Cultivate by Lara Casey
This was one of the first books I read when I chose to stay home with my children. Emotions ran high each day and visions I had planned for our lives were not unfolding the way I wanted. This book helped me realize that motherhood is a process – and a fruitful one.
Lara Casey uses beautiful metaphors of gardening as she shares personal and practical advice on how to cultivate the important things in life. In doing these things, you also cultivate calmness in motherhood.
Whispers and Wildflowers by Sarah Beth Marr
A few weeks ago, I wrote a short post on this book, Whispers and Wildflowers by Sarah Beth Marr. This book, much like a devotional, is intended for the reader to savor 30 different thoughts for 30 days.
Although I’m at home with my children, I still lead busy seasons of life and it’s encouraging to have a resource that fuels my desire to connect deeper with God. It’s filled with prayers, real-life stories, and Scripture. I’m making my way through it again as part of my daily quiet time.
Why Motherhood Matters (by September McCarthy)
**This is currently 78% off on Amazon making it only $3.50!!
Mothers often feel invisible. Worn by seasons of little sleep, grief, and lonliness, mothers feel small and unimportant. McCarthy’s encouraging words destroy these doubts of unworthiness and points mothers to the truth of the Gospel. We are worth everything in Christ. We are called as mothers by Him and He sees us.
Missional Motherhood (by Gloria Furman)
You are more than “just a mom.” In fact, there is no such thing. Motherhood is a true and divine mission from our Heavenly Father. Gloria Furman uses Scripture to shed light on this wonderful calling that is anything but “just a mom.” Through God’s everlasting promises, we can guide our children to Christ and discover joy in the process.
Calm My Anxious Heart (by Linda Dillow)
We all desire to trust God and place every worry and burden His hands. However, it’s easy to retreat into the places of our spirit that whisper “You can’t.” In this book, Linda gives practical encouragement and advice to help us overcome anxiety and discover contentment that brings calmness.
*This book also includes a 12-week Bible study.
These are just a few of my favorite books that help cultivate calmness in motherhood. Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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