REVIEW: Mothering From Scratch

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I give this book: 4 out of 5 cookie cutters

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Back Cover Blurb

Trying to follow someone else’s rules for mothering can take the joy out of being a parent. But “Mothering From Scratch” shows you how to develop your own style that helps you be the best mom for “your” kids.
Full of solid biblical truth, this book will help you . . .
– explore your personality and examine your strengths and weaknesses in order to find what works for you
– tap into the resources surrounding you and get mentoring and support from other moms
– push past the fear of change or doing it wrong and allow room for grace in your mothering
Melinda Means and Kathy Helgemo provide a flexible, customizable approach to help you discover your optimal parenting style.

What I expected:

I’m not a mother (yet), but I hoped to come away with some ideas to help me get prepared. I knew raising kids wasn’t a one-size-fits-all formula, so I was intrigued to find out what this book had to say.

Did I get what I expected?

I love that the mothers in this book are very honest–opening themselves up to their readers. Their passion for their mission and their genuine care for their readers is evident. I felt drawn in to their circle as if I was one of their friends joining them for coffee. The formatting of the book was also very pleasant. It read more like blog posts than a textbook, which was a big plus for me. Did I learn all the tips I hoped to learn? Many. But just like parenting, how-to books aren’t one-size-fits-all either—so what works for one reader doesn’t always work for another. I did enjoy the book, especially because the authors allowed themselves to be transparent.


You can pick up your own copy of MOTHERING FROM SCRATCH at, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Baker Publishing Group’s website, among other places!

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