Expect Something Beautiful Review

Book Review: 

First off, is that not a beautiful cover? I think the cover drew me into the book and now I would tell every mom I know to go read the book. It was so good. I do know that part of the reason it really resonated with me is that we are doing a Fruits of Spirit Bible Study right now and the good gifts that Laura is talking about are the Fruits of the Spirit, so there was definitely a connection for me.

The first thing that hit me and has really helped me since I read the book was to reframe my to-do list. What if instead of looking at all the things I have to do in a day for my family, I looked at these same things as get-tos. I get to make breakfast for my family. I get to wash their dishes. I get to do the school run. Talk about a game changer. Things you get to do are things that are fun and exciting and you look forward to them. Things you have to do can be faced with drudgery and a bad attitude.

Another thing Laura brought out in the book is to treat your children the way you want to be treated when the roles are reversed. This was talking specifically about potty-training as in show your child the same respect with bathroom accidents that you will want to be shown when you are old and your child has to help you to the bathroom.

"Self-control is a wholehearted surrender to the Holy Spirit to live as He deems best."

I'm not going to go into all of the book, just go get a copy for yourself and read it. I found it to be a really good mothering resource without all the guilt piled on that you can sometimes feel after reading mothering book.

I received this book from Moody Press and was not required to write a positive review. All opinoins expressed are my own.