Must Have Book for Christian Moms (More for Mom Book Review)

Must Have Book for Christian Moms (More for Mom Book Review)

What does it mean to have more for mom?


Is there More for Mom out there? 


Motherhood is tough. 


Every single day you may feel like you’re failing. You make mistakes, you compare yourself to other moms and you try to live up to a perfect standard that only exists in our heads. Society screams that you should be one way, your heart may lead you another way and you do your best to lead your children in a way that is pleasing to God. 


Every day feels like you’re on the battle ground. 


And maybe you’ve been there before – stuck in the grind of day to day when months go by and you wonder when you last did something for you, picked up your bible for quiet time with the Lord, or even had a few minutes to take a breather and reflect. 


It’s the unfortunate truth of parts of motherhood but it doesn’t have to be the entire truth. 


God made us for more. He made us to live in and lean on Him. While life will never be without struggle that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to always feel like a struggle. 


So often in motherhood we act as though we are victims. 


“I just can’t find the time to read my bible”


“My house will always be a mess – I have kids” 


“It’s too hard to make it to church with little kids” 


And the list goes on and on. 


But have faith – motherhood CAN feel easier. But only when you lean on God and give in the right way (not just ways that leave you feeling drained) 


Related Post: How to Find Time for Self Care as a Busy Mom 





I was gifted this book for an honest review but the thoughts and opinions in this post are my own. This post may contain affiliate links which cost you nothing extra to use but may provide me with a commission. To read my full disclosure head on over here.


More for Mom Book Review

If you’re looking for a book that is refreshing for your mommy soul, you should definitely check out More or Mom by Kristin Furston. 


I was able to preview this book before it came out and was so glad that it came across my lap! 


I’m constantly reading parenting books and listening to parenting podcasts that help me look at motherhood through a new lens. 



Related Post: How to Find Time to Read as a Busy Mom


I had gotten to a place where I was feeling stuck, like my kids were ‘in the way’ of my to do list and irritated at any interruption that wasn’t in my plan. 


I’m so thankful that I was able to read this book because it helped me refocus my parenting and mindset around how much strength God will give me though motherhood. 


This book is a nice, humor filled read that any mom can connect with. In it Funston shares moments from her life (that trust me – we can ALL relate to as moms) and mixes them with the biblical truths that we need to hear when we are in the motherhood trenches. 


Not only does More for Mom speak to your spiritual life but gives you practical and applicable action you can take to change your mindset and parenthood right away. I love reading books that allow me to take action and not just hear their opinions or theory. 


This book is rooted in scripture which is very important to me when discerning parenting books and is laid out in an easy to follow sequence.  It allows moms to recognize what it truly looks like in the daily grind to be holy and whole – not just constantly on the struggle bus.




Quotes from More for Mom


I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes from this book to give you a better picture if this book will help you as a mom!


I’ve saved them to Trello board so that I can pull out the quotes as I need a little boost or text them over to a friend who might be having a hard day!






It’s being content in the crazy and having peace knowing that God’s in control, even when I’m stretched thin and don’t feel like I can do anything else”. P5






“We search and search and set happiness at the end of the path we’re tumbling down. But happiness comes along the way. It meets us along the routine rather than at the designation “ p26






“Our thoughts, decisions and overall mindset much live in a holy place, a place set apart from what our world says is natural for us. Once our minds are right, our spirits will lead and than our bodies – actions, words, feelings – will follow.” P 48






“It’s hard to enjoy the behind the scenes of our own lives while we are looking out at the highlight reel of the rest of the world” p85






“Why have we let our reality shape our fantasies? We need to let our God-driven fantasies shape our realities.” p 126







Who Should Read More for Mom


If you’re looking for a great Christian book on motherhood and need some refreshment in parenting, I highly recommend picking up a copy of More For Mom!


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This is also great if you’re looking to really look practically at the time you spend with God and how you spend the rest of your days. 


This book includes some great chapters and actionable tips on technology and fasting that I’m excited to add into my life!







Make sure you PIN this for later when you’re looking for a great book recommendation! Head over to Amazon to grab this book now!


Have you read it? Leave your review in the comments!




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Preschool and Toddler Printables, Crafts and Activities for Easter

Preschool and Toddler Printables, Crafts and Activities for Easter

Toddler and Preschool Crafts, Activities and Printables for Easter


If you’re looking for easy and fun activities for your preschooler this Easter – look no further! I’ve compiled a list of activities, printables, and crafts perfect for both your toddler and preschooler. 

As a mom to an 18 month old and a 3.5 year old, I am always looking for activities that they can both enjoy. I love things that make great morning quiet activities and fun things that we can do when we need to get some energy out! I don’t shy away from a mess but I’d rather have things with less little pieces. 

So if you’re wanting fun activities for your toddler, scroll down, pin the ones that look fun and have a great Easter!



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4 Reasons Your Need to Attend the Purpose Driven Mom Summit

4 Reasons Your Need to Attend the Purpose Driven Mom Summit

4 Reasons to Attend the Purpose Driven Mom Summit


The Purpose Driven Mom Summit is an annual virtual conference just for moms!


Last year we kicked off the summit with an amazing group of speakers and attendees and it completely fueled my fire for the vision I have for this site, this community and my ministry.


As we dive back for this second year, I am so excited to share with you our topics, our speakers and all the goodies and bonuses that you can grab for attending!


Early bird tickets go on sale February 25th and our conference will run April 8-12th! Depending on when you are reading this post you can head over to get on the waitlist (which will get you a discount and inside scoop!) or jump on and grab your ticket!


Our theme for the conference is Parenting with Grace and Intentionality and we’ll cover topics form mindset and mom guilt to self care and parenting to meal planning and budgeting! We wanted to make sure we helped equip all moms with the tools they needed to ‘mom by design’!



Why you should attend the Purpose Driven Mom Summit!


The Speakers


We’ve got such a great lineup of speakers this year! We actually still have a few we haven’t announced (eeep! The anticipation!) and some great topics to help you mom with intention!


We’ll be having 19+ speakers and their sessions will span over 5 days! You can watch which presentations you need most in the season you are in and come back to the ones that you need later!


This year’s lineup includes:

Sara Robinson from Get Mom Balanced – Rethinking Self Care and Making it a Regular Habit

MacKenzie Koppa from Cultivating the Lovely – Fostering Hope & Joy in Difficult Seasons

Kim Williams from Single Black Motherhood – The Truth about Work/Life Balance

Elisa Giorgio from Meal Planning Blueprints – Simplifying the Family Meal Plan

Liz Millay from The Steadfast Family – Getting Started with Teaching your Kids the Bible

Kristen Skiles from Stepmomming – Becoming Fluent in your Partner’s Love Language

Christel Brewer from Perfectly Blended and Blessed – 6 Tips Every Mom Must Know to Parent with Intention 

Rachel Martin from Finding Joy.Net – Limiting Beliefs: Would you ever tell your child they’ll never be good at math?

Aimee Guess from Eating Healthy, Spending Less – Grocery Shopping and Healthy meal Planning on a Budget

Kori Tomelden from Kori and Home – Teaching Safety to Your Young Kids

Jess Kempf from Budget for Health – Simplify & Streamline Nutrition on a Budget

Carrie Robaina from Carrie Robaina.com – The Truth about Life Balance

Caroline King from Mama Instincts – Stop Yelling: How to use Positive Parenting for More Joy in Your Home

Jackie Horbrook from Jackie the Educator – Prioritizing What Matters for You in Your Life 

And my own sessions which will be

Incorporating Healthy Living and Exercise to Take Care of You

Money Hacks to Stretch Your Budget and Pay off Debt

Creating Family Systems and Getting Organized with Trello

Get More Done with the Time You Have

Creating Habits for Your Family and Yourself 

We have more sessions that I’ll share soon but for now, get excited about the variety of moms we have sharing their hearts, passions and truth with you!





Summit is Fully Online and In Your Home


I would love to host an in person conference one day (and believe me, it’s on the vision board!) but in this busy season of life, virtual conferences and summits are perfect.


If you’ve never attended a virtual event, you get lifetime access to all of the sessions and can watch at any time (over and over and over!)


The sessions will run every other hour from 9am-5pm each day. They will go up as a pre-recorded session and then, at the next hour, that speaker will be live in our private Facebook community group where they will answer your questions live and talk deeper about their subject!


The best part about an in home summit is that you can make it work around your schedule. No need for a babysitter or to get dressed out of your yoga pants! You can tune into a session when it goes live while you fold laundry or cook dinner, or watch the recording after your kids go to bed with a cup of tea!




Encouragement, Motivation and Practical Tips


Mom life is hard. But we don’t have to do it alone.


In the day to day, it can be such a struggle to stick to our goals, keep a positive mindset and not lose our minds! We are balancing so many things as moms and we need a little pick me up too!


This year’s summit is a great balance of mindset and encouragement sessions to help you through the touch mom days but practical advice to make your day to day mom life easier!



Two Pricing Options


We have two great pricing options that fit your budget and needs!


$39 basic ticket (early bird price $32) This gets you lifetime access to all of the sessions and presentations! This is a great option if you want to attend the conference on a budget!


$46 VIP ticket (early bird price $39) Not only will you get the basic access but you’ll get a digital workbook for the summit so that you can take all of your notes for the summit! You’ll get a few more bonuses along the way as well!


Anyone who buys during the early bird ticket window (from February 25th – March 1st) also gets a 7 day trial to the Purpose Driven Mom Club! The Club is a monthly membership where we work to help moms be accountable to their goals and go after what matters!






Great Community


While our conference is online, I want you to feel connected to the speakers and other attendees. The community that is created when you are around like minded moms working towards the same goals is incredible!


We’ll have a private Facebook community page (and yes, you can access all the videos outside of Facebook too!) where we will chat, get to know each other, ask questions and you’ll get to informally get to know the presenters.


Each presenter will also be doing a live session in the group where you can bring your questions and really dig deeper into the topics!


The group will always stay open so, if you’re watching a session later and have a question, you can always pop on the thread or put a comment for a presenter!


So what are you waiting for? Head over and grab your seat now and we’ll see you in April!

30+ Must Read Books for Christian Moms

30+ Must Read Books for Christian Moms

Books for Christian Moms


Being a mom is tough and even tougher when you want to make sure that your Christian values are front and center. It can also feel super lonely to be a mom and I have found the best way to really focus on my needs and values is to continually read and listen to books by other Christian moms.

It can be hard to discern what actually is based in the bible and what might have more of a secular view point but my suggestion is to do some research, ask for recommendations and dive in!

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How to Get Audio and Books for Free


Many of the books listed can be found on Amazon, Audible, at the bookstore or even for free with apps like Hoopla and Overdrive!


My goal is to read a physical book each month and listen to one on audible as well! The allows me to get in some growth and development in the margins of my busy life or while I am in the car, folding laundry or making dinner!


If you want to use Audible, make sure you head over and use this link to get two book for FREE! Audible provides you with audio books and has millions of titles including many of the ones listed below!


And if audio books aren't for you, go and grab a 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited for FREE! Just click here and even more titles are at your fingertips!


Now go and check out the list below! To read more about it, just click the picture and you can choose the format!



Christian Books Every Woman and Mother Should Read


Fervent by Priscilla Shirer


Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St. John



Give them Grace: Dazzling your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick



Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can radically change your family by Paul David Tripp



Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman



Glory in the Ordinary by Courtney Reissing



Grooming the Next Generation for Success by Dani Johnson




The Warrior We Call Mom by Deven Wallace




Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace & Purpose in a World of Crazy by Alli Worthington




Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson




Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with God by Karen Ehman




Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff




The Life Giving Parent by Sally Clarkson




Hello Mornings by Kat Lee




Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey




Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley




Hands Free Mama:A Guide to Putting down the Phone, Burning the To DO List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters by Rachel Mary Stafford




Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst



You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth




It's Okay Not to Be Okay by Sheila Walsh




Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When He Speaks by Priscilla Shirer




100 Days of Brave by Annie F Downs




Kind is the New Classy by Candace Cameron Bure




Uninvited: Living Loved When you Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely.




You were Meant for a God Sized Dream by Holley Gerth




Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Minds by Jen Wilken




Lies Moms Believe and How the Gospel Refutes Them by Rebekah Hargraves




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Mom Set Free: Find Relief from the Pressure to Get it all Right by Jeannie Cunnion




Messy Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover



Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist




I hope this list of must read books for Christian moms and woman gave you a great list to get started! Make sure you PIN this to come back to later as you need another suggestion! 



Did I miss a book on your list? Put it in the comments!

10+ Fun and Unique Elf on the Shelf Ideas

10+ Fun and Unique Elf on the Shelf Ideas

10+ Easy Ideas for Elf on the Shelf


Kids love elf on the shelf but it can become a parents nightmare when they run out of fun and unique things for their elf on the shelf to do each day! As parents, we often forget to move the elf, don’t want to take a lot of time to move the elf, and who doesn’t need elf on the shelf arrival ideas?


If you’re like me, then you’re probably always searching your head, Facebook and Pinterest for fun ideas that don’t take a lot of time! I’ve done the searching for you and have a great list of over a dozen fun ideas for your elf on the shelf!


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When I was trying to come up with ideas to share and use with my 3 year old this year, I wanted things that were different but mostly, things that were simple! Yes, some of them take a little bit of planning and preparation but they are still super fun and your kids will love them!


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Free Printable Activities for Preschoolers

Free Printable Activities for Preschoolers

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Activities for Preschoolers


As a mom of a preschooler (I cannot believe I am saying that!!) I know the importance of having activities that we can do at home to support what she is learning as school. 


These beginning years are so vital to helping your children grow a strong foundation and base in learning and I believe it is key to have additional activities that you do at home to reinforce basics skills, instill a love of learning, and help your preschooler have fun!


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 printable activities for preschoolers

Activities to Do At Home with Your Preschooler



I keep a filing cabinet full of printable activities that I've come across on Pinterest, seen on another blog, or created myself. 


I love to have easy activities that I can pull out when I need to cook dinner, they need something to do during quiet time or to wind down, or that I can put in a folder and bring with us when we are out at the house at the doctor or dinner. 


Whether your child is in school or just preparing for it, this school-themed maze is a great way for young ones to work on their fine motor skills and this matching activity is a great one to help them start learning letters and words.



matching words



printable maze

Activities Online for Kids


I came across education.com which is a great site to print out free activities or grab some things that they can use on the computer!


Because let's be real, we know that our kids can sometimes use technology better than us so, why not let them use their fine motor skills and learn at the same time!

You can sign up for free access to games on their site! Our favs include the pizza counting party and sorting at the zoo! You can find more great games for preschoolers here!


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