We are still excited about Loving the Little Years, and thus we are extra excited to announce a special release of Rachel Jankovic’s NEW book, Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood. This really is special: the book won’t be available anywhere else until January 29, 2013. As long as you preorder by December 7th, we personally suggest Fit to Burst for Christmas presents, but there’s also a whole host of other reasons for buying it, we suppose. Get it before the rest of the world by clicking here.
In all seriousness, this book is great, and is sure get you thinking about motherhood in a lot of new and exciting ways (and we bet it would help you dads, too). For a little light reading, there’s a nifty sample posted below.
“Biscuits make up a small part of the culinary world. They are easy and quick, and have been satisfying children leaving honey trails on the table for generations. But biscuits have to be made. It isn’t enough to think of biscuits, because having thought of them doesn’t make a childhood more full. Having thought of them doesn’t give the dinner table that wonderful allure that having actually made them does. Your thoughts alone will not play into the memories of your children.
“A little guilt cycle often happens in the life of a mother. It usually goes something like this, and could take anywhere from two minutes to two years to complete itself: I thought of biscuits. I would like to be a person who makes biscuits for my hungry children. I do not feel like making biscuits right now. I will make biscuits another time. I will have time when I am not tired and feeling fat. The kids won’t know. I wish I had made biscuits.I could have made biscuits. I’m such a bad mom who doesn’t make biscuits. I am not as good as all the moms who are everywhere in this stupid world making biscuits. People who talk about making biscuits are self-righteous. I hate biscuits. They make me feel guilty.Jesus loves me! Biscuits or not! Jesus doesn’t care that I didn’t make biscuits. Home free! Biscuit-free!“
~ Fit to Burst, pg. 21
You’ll have get the book for Rachel’s field notes on how to not be guilty and still make biscuits.