When it comes to being a mom, have you ever felt like you wish someone would just tell you what to do? (Or at least talk you down after you kid has told you that he wishes Jake’s mom was his real mother?)
My dear friend Stephanie Shott joined us this week to discuss mentoring, a topic that is near and dear to her heart as she lacked a true mentor and community when she was a teenage/single/unsaved mom. She started the Mom Initiative specifically to help women be the mentors other moms need. And guess what, she shares the secrets with us today.
Some of the things we discuss:
- Mentoring makes us better women
- Great mentoring isn’t difficult!
- Why mentoring is so important
- REAL friends can be our mentors
When you are in the thick of it, knowing someone is there for you makes all the difference. We shouldn’t do this mothering things alone friends. Take this first step to learn how to find your tribe and your mentors.
Stephanie has generously given us a taste of her new book, The Making of a Mom, with the FREE download of the first chapter. I dare you to read it friends! Because it is SO good!
From the intro:
“When I was a young mom, I longed for a mentor, yet wondered why I could never seem to find one. I had just turned 18 when my son was born and I didn’t have a clue what it meant to be a mom. Oh, I thought I did. In fact, I thought the whole mom thing was going to be a breeze. I quickly learned that my dream of motherhood was very different than the reality of motherhood.”
Weaving biblical insight together with real life stories, Stephanie Shott helps mothers discover the joy of parenting with purpose and pulls back the curtain on a unique and comprehensive view of motherhood. The Making of a Mom (Regal, 2014) will give moms a sense of comfort, confidence and freedom to not only navigate the often tumultuous waters of motherhood, but to also know they aren’t alone in the journey.