In Desperate you will find the story of one young mother's honest account of the desperate feelings experienced in motherhood and one experienced mentor's realistic and gentle exhortations that were forged in the trenches of raising her own four children.
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I hold these pages, words of Sarah Mae's and Sally's, that are a gift to every mother, that welcome mothers everywhere out of hiding and loneliness and into a fellowship of sisters and mentors, that will make you feel not alone, that will make you feel that there is real God-given hope. -Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts
You need this book! I'm buying it for all my friends who are in the mom stage of life. -Linda Dillow, Author of Calm My Anxious Heart and What's it Like to be Married to Me?
This book seeps wisdom and truth. I breathed a sigh of relief to know I'm not alone in my parenting struggles. As a reader I felt part of their friendship circle, and I found hope, answers and assurance within these pages. I can't recommend this book enough! Read it alone or read it with friends…but read it! -Tricia Goyer, best-selling author of 34 books, including Blue Like Play Dough: The Shape of Motherhood in the Grip of God
Powerful, captivating and gut-wrenchingly honest; if this superb book could get into the hands of every mom, our world would drastically change, for the good! It's a new classic for a new generation. -Kristen Habermehl, author & speaker, founder of Mom Nights
Sarah Mae represents so many women who long to be good mamas to their little ones, and Sally embodies the mentor so many of us wish we had. They have given us a gift with the words on these pages--a peek into their conversations about what it means to persevere through the tiring days of parenting small children, and a glimpse at what it's like on the other side. -Tsh Oxenreider, author and blogger behind SimpleMom.net
Instead of heaping guilt upon moms by giving them impossible-to-live-up-to formulas for perfect parenting, Desperate offers a refreshingly-needed message of grace for weary moms. If you've ever struggled with feelings of inadequacy in your mothering, you need to read this book. -Crystal Paine, moneysavingmom.com
If you're a tired mom who doesn't have time for a day off, this book might be the next best thing. It was for me. ~Lisa-Jo Baker, Social Media Manager for DaySpring, Community Manager for the website incourage.me and blogger at LisaJoBaker.com
Sarah Mae articulates the struggles that many have remained unspoken in all of us. She is courageous and breathtakingly honest while giving voice to the real challenges of motherhood and the frailty of a woman's soul. Sally Clarkson answers those anguished thoughts with sage, sound, gentle mentoring and the kind friendship of a wo
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For mothers of young children, this book is a lovely offering of hope, truth, freedom, wild grace, friendship, and the knowledge that they are not alone.
Many moms have dreamed of life with children, and yet the reality seems far away from their dreams. Their hearts are committed, but their spirits are sagging. This book is a coffee-talk from one woman who is still "figuring-it-out-in-the-mess" (Sarah Mae) and much-needed counsel from one who is older and wiser (Sally Clarkson). The book's message speaks to the hearts of desperate womenwho need a friend to come alongside and encourage them, give them hope, and remind them of who they are.
Desperateis a tremendous source of compassion and information for any mama of young children who:
Each mother will know she has a woman who can relate with her in the daily struggles of mama-hood, and will receive wisdom from an older woman who has gone through the struggles and made it to the other side.