40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom by Sarah Humphrey
I have read thru this book and I am currently on day 4 with reading the daily page and coloring. Each page has a scripture, thought and experience from the author, usually some questions, and then ends with a simple prayer.
Specific days deal with a particular theme. For example, days 1-5 are “Identity for Motherhood”. Days 6-10 are “Expectations, Pain, Hopes and Dreams”. Days 11-15 are “Releasing Grief and Receiving New Life”… All the way up to day 40. There are 8 total themes.
I love that this book is a coloring book, but its not so detailed that I feel overwhelmed and the need to color each page. Because us busy moms have tons of time each day to color, right? 😉 I decided that I would only color a little bit of each page each day, and then in the future I can color more when I go back to reread sections.
I used markers in my book which I should not have done-I’ve used them before in other coloring book so I thought it would be okay. The pages aren’t as thick as I thought, so colored pencils would be best for this book. I feel like I’ve ruined some of my book because the colors are bleeding into the next page.
Overall, I really like this book! As a busy mom of 2 boys I appreciate all the advice, taking the time for coloring, answering thought provoking questions, and reading daily scriptures.
I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom
Nourishment for a mother’s soul through 40 days of devotion and . . . doodling!
Wouldn’t it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions—an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:
-Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!
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About the author:
Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children’s books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.