I’m reading through Jamie Martin’s new book Steady Days, and my copy is covered in highlighter. I am not even kidding. Written in short chapters with busy moms in mind, she wastes no words with extra fluff.
Do you ever think that the word inspiration gets tossed around lightly nowadays? We even use it to describe decorating ideas. Not this book…this is the kind of inspiration that gives moms purpose and vision, and it practically helps you design your day to see those desires fulfilled.
The suggestions are easy to implement. I’ve already added “morning books” from page 26 to our day. They are special selected books that Lane can look through in the morning while I continue getting ready.
One thing I like about this book is that it’s about balance. I’m busy, and though it sounds nice to sit around doing crafts or go on outings all day, I have other things I need to do too. Jamie suggests ways to help kids play independently so that I can finish tasks, as well as intentional activities that we can play together, so that each day I give my kids my best.
Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood focuses on four principles:
When I left work at my corporate job to stay home with my first child, I didn’t know any other stay at home mom. If you are longing for a friend and mentor to share ideas, this is the book you need. It’s not just for stay at home moms, it’s for any mom with young children who wants to be more professional in her approach to motherhood.
Jamie also writes at the blog Steady Mom, which I subscribe to.
It’s always best to hear it in the author’s own words. Here’s a little preview:
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