I have been meaning to do a book give away for ages. Here it is! I have three copies to give away, and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment here. I will do the drawing Monday!

I don’t know if I have ever told you all this, but when this book was in the works, I felt very strongly that it needed to actually look like my life. I didn’t want any shiny family photos on the cover. Didn’t want any pretend about it. So, we looked through our old photos and found this one of Chloe. Fit the bill! Captured a little bit of reality. But not all of it. All of it was too much to look at. Β Because all of it was this:There are a lot of photos in this sequence. In some of them you can see the enormous pile of laundry in the chair in the background. Some of them are action shots of Chloe rubbing the noodles onto her eye. I don’t know why I was taking pictures instead of intervening. I imagine it felt therapeutic. Still does, actually!

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328 thoughts on “Give Away!

  1. I have your book on audio but would really love a paper copy. It’s been truly an encouragement to me in mothering my littles.

  2. My husband and I recently adopted twin baby girls. Our older kids are all in their teens. I read this book and it has helped remind me of so many things and also taught me some things that I hadn’t even thought about before. I try to give this book to every young mom I know.

  3. Love this book! I have given away several copies of it as well. Would love to win this to have another copy to encourage another mom with!!! =)

  4. I borrowed this book from a dear friend. It’s such a blessing! I would love to have my own copy to read again (and make my own highlights!), and to loan out to other mommies of littles!

  5. I love this book… it’s what led me to this blog. πŸ™‚ I’ll be giving a copy or two away to expecting friends this year whether I win the giveaway or not!

  6. I very much appreciate the cover picture (and now the story behind it!). And I would love to win another copy as mine is currently being paseed around by the ladies in my church. πŸ™‚

  7. I already have it and love it! But would love a copy for my sister, sister-in-law, or mom (25 years in the trenches now…her youngest is four!)

  8. I already have a copy and LOVE IT, but I know several young Mamas in the trenches like myself, who would LOVE a copy too!

  9. I agree that taking pictures is theraputic. When our place looks like a bad dream and the toddler is running around eating nachos for breakfast (cuz we were too tired to put the bag away before bed) and there is a unique smell of morning diaper in the air, I find myself reaching for the camera thinking that I want to capture the moment for when I’m living with grown ups and everything is neat and tidy and maybe a little boring. And I enjoy seeing the spice of life all around our house too these days.

  10. I have it in my “cart” on Amazon and am was debating on purchasing it…mostly for monetary reasons. I want it so badly as I struggle with anxiety, most especially with my mothering. I have 4 children. Like you my oldest is 5 (or at least will be on Sept 1) and then God added triplets to the mix. They are now 2. Like your last post many times do I hear “your hands must be full.” they are and until that post I had no better answer then yes. I am struggling. I would love a copy for me:)

  11. I love this book!!! It saved me from going crazy feeling like I was the only one! I borrowed it from my sister but I would love my own copy!!

  12. OO OO OO! Free book! I have been meaning to buy one for a friend! This book was SUCH an encouragement to me! We talk a lot about “milkshakes” and “spirited horses” and such! πŸ™‚ Vey helpful!!!

  13. I’m going to have my first baby in about a month! Would love to have this book. I’ve already read it and given it away to a friend and one to my sister.

  14. Love this book, and I have gifted it many times. Wish I had had it when my 5 were little. Would love to gift it some more.

  15. I lend out my copy of the book so often that it is rarely at home. If I had another copy for myself, then I’d never be without a good attitude-check in the house!

  16. I gave my wife’s copy away to another mother who needed it. I would love to have a replacement copy for her (and myself).

  17. I started reading this while I was working as a nanny- found it on their bookshelf and could barely put it down! I’m expecting a little girl in October and would love to have my own copy πŸ™‚

  18. I would love to have an extra copy of this book! I know of at least 3 people that are going through the “trenches” right now, and I have given away my extra copy. I won’t part with mine! I hide in the bathroom and read a chapter when I’m struggling. πŸ™‚

  19. I have 6 month old twins and a 2 year old. I could really use this book. A lot of times I don’t feel like I LOVE the little years.

  20. I LOVE your book!! I was given it as a gift & would love to share it with a friend! πŸ™‚ (are you writing another one soon, with all your spare time? πŸ˜‰ )

  21. I’ve heard alot about this book and would love to own it. It sounds really good. I have 5 children, ages 1-8.

  22. I have heard great things about your book. I am currently expecting my fifth blessing and would love the mothering encouragement from your book!

  23. I gave my copy to a dear friend, but have often wished I had a copy on those really “challenging” days to gain a little perspective! Wonderful book!!!

  24. I saw the picture of your little ones’ spaghetti faces…and that is the picture of my little guy two days ago :)Would love to read your book! Thank you.

  25. I have lent my copy out already numerous times to friends. Thank you for your honesty! Would love to win a copy to give to someone else.

  26. I love your book and would be delighted to have a copy to give to another mom. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. My sister let me borrow her copy & I loved reading it. My little girl is 7 months. Especially liked the part about not looking at the clock. With my next one that will be so helpful!

  28. My wife and I have given away our copy (and replaced it) three times, so I think we could give away one more… Or maybe my wife will want to keep this one. πŸ™‚

  29. I love your book! I have read it a few times and certain chapters several times. I have five little girls ages 8,6,4,3,1. Your book has really helped me get a good perspective and has been a great encouragement as well. I would love to have a copy to give to my sister-in-law who has two little ones of her own and is very teachable and always looking for new ideas and encouragement. Thanks for sharing a little part of your life and helping so many more of us mommies who want to honor God in all we do during our crazy days. πŸ™‚

  30. I would love a copy! While I’ve never read it, I have heard wonderful things about this book. I am currently 21 weeks pregnant and have a very active 14 month old, so anything that will encourage me during these crazy times is most welcome!

  31. I receive such encouragement from your blog! I have a 6yo, 4yo, 3yo, 1yo, and 1mo. I am definitely in the trenches! πŸ™‚ Would love a copy of your book! My husband is a photographer so I have PLENTY of photos like this, if you can’t seem to find one for your next book πŸ˜‰ I am always asking him, “why do you always seem to take pics when the house is messy?” the thing is, it is always messy! and he is always taking pictures! so there you go πŸ™‚ btw, I have been quoting your little one lately when something ‘disastrous’ happens “well, THAT happened” – helps keep me calm in some weird way πŸ˜‰

  32. I’m 23 and won’t be married for awhile, but the last 6-12 months I have been seriously questioning whether I even want kids for the first time in my life. I stumbled on this site last week and it’s given me so much hope that raising little kids well can be done, something that has had me in so much fear lately. Thank you!

  33. My sister-in-law, Jessica Cummins, told me how wonderful this book is! I want to read it badly!!!

  34. I love this book! I read it once a month, and keep copies on hand to give at baby showers. My stash is gone, but I have several showers this fall, so would love a free copy.

  35. I loaned my copy to a neighbor down the street who was in the Army and now is at home with her daughter! Yay! But, they moved and she took my book with her. So I need another copy. πŸ™‚

  36. I would love a copy to share with my sister. Wish my family and your family could get together and share a pasta meal together!

  37. This book is so incredible. Absolutely love it. Thanks for making the time to write it. Read it cover to cover the day I received it! It’s my go-to shower gift for moms on baby #2.

  38. I have heard such wonderful things about this book but haven’t had a chance to read it. Right now I could use some encouragement while my little ones are making messes all…day…long. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  39. Sounds like a book I’d love! I’ve recently found your site and have been hugely encouraged by the articles already! Thanks for your ministry…

  40. As a mother of two little ones, I would LOVE to have a copy of this book! I have heard wonderful things about it! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  41. I have 3 children under 5, been reading your blog, but would LOVE to have the book, you are such an encouragement!!!! Pick me, pick me, pick me!!! πŸ™‚

  42. Your book has been such a blessing, challenge, and encouragement to me. (I have four kids ages 1 through 6). I’ve already bought and given away several copies to friends and would love to bless another friend with this book!

  43. I loved this book when I borrowed it from a friend…would love to have my own copy to reference often as I, too, am in the trenches!

  44. I have been wanting to read this book! I have a little one & hope to have another one, so the little years in our house are not over yet! Thanks for blogging & writing!

  45. You wanna hear something funny? I noticed the (now I see it’s interior) brick in the background of the photo that’s on the book and thought, “wow, she’s so smart to feed her kids spaghetti outside. I should do that!”

  46. This is one of my favorite books to give away to friends. I loved it and still think of it a lot. I’d love to have another copy to give to someone else!

  47. As I sit here sleepy-eyed at my desk at work after caring all night for my new little one, that picture makes me want to alternatively laugh and cry at the things to come! I think I need your book!

  48. My husband and I are fast approaching parenthood. I’d love to read this book to gain some Godly insight to raising our babies!

  49. I would love to have a copy to put in my high school library. I think all of our young women need this type of encouragement to live for God in their whole life. It would be such a blessing to be able to share this with them. Thank you!

  50. Hi!! I love your blog and I would LOVE to own your book!!! Thank you for being such an encouragement! xoxo

  51. I keep my copy on the side of my couch and read it over and over again while nursing. It is so good!!!

  52. Thank you for the encouragement that you and your family are. Really appreciate it! Would love to read the book!

  53. Love your blog, lvoe the book and love to give it away to weary moms, such great spirit and life giving food for Mamas.

  54. I would love a copy of this, even though mine are (sniff, sniff) leaving the little years! Thanks for doing this!

  55. I borrowed this book from a friend when it was my book club’s selection. I loved it!! I would be thrilled to have my own copy!

  56. My daughter-in-law and her friends have mentioned this many times. Our oldest is 25 and our youngest (6th) child is almost 5. I’ve learned much from these younger moms, many who have recommended this book. It’s high time I read it and then share it with others as well!

  57. A friend randomly loaned me this book about a year ago and I have been following you ever since! Would love my very own copy!! I have a couple friends who would love to borrow it, I’m sure!

  58. Your book has been on my “to read” list for some time now! I’ve heard from many it is helpful and encouraging! Thanks for this opportunity!

  59. Thank you so much for your transparency and your heart of encocuragement. Would love a copy of the book.

  60. I love your book, it is my favorite new mom read and I’d love to win a copy to give to a friend!

  61. my friend said this book was easily one of her top reads this year. i’d love to read it, too!

  62. This a wonderful book. I thank for the Lord for it and recommend it to everyone. It’s good because It makes me look at myself, for my own heart to be changed, before I focus on my kids’ behavior.

  63. So far I have purchased two copies of your delightful book. Then promptly gifted them to someone else! While I have read it I would love a refresher as baby #7 is due here in a mere 6 weeks. Wowza.

  64. I really enjoyed your book and would love to win one to give away to someone to a friend who needs it! I want to keep mine so I always have it to go back to. πŸ™‚


  65. Love Love Love this book.. I borrowed this book from my sister but would love to have a copy myself!

  66. I love this book! I am currently rereading it and am busy underlining it heavily. I would love to have a clean copy to share with a mom friend ir to give away on my book blog. I had 3 boys under 2 (now 4, 4, and almost 3), and your book shows me it can be done! I will not consider myself “overwhelmed!”(the chapter I read this morning) Thank you!

  67. I absolutely love this book and would love another copy to keep on hand to hand off to any visitor who might be in need of one πŸ™‚

  68. I would love to pass this gem onto another mom in the trenches of the little years! Thanks for writing this book!!!

  69. I’ve been wanting to read this book for months! I read the sample excerpt on my Kindle, and it was wonderful!

    Thank you for offering the giveaway!

  70. I love this book and would love to have another copy to give to a friend! Right now, mine is borrowed out:)

  71. I have a copy but I would love one to loan out to people, as I have heaps of friends who could really benefit from your encouragement. Bonus is, I’d still get to read while they had the loan copy!! Perfect. πŸ˜‰

  72. Love my copy…it has been loaned out, dogged-eared, underlined and written in. I would love to have a copy for giving away!

  73. Soo many names already… I am not a mom but an aunt to 9 lovely children. The youngest ones are a twin born only 3 weeks ago. I would love to give it to my sister in law, the mother of the twin. Maybe she can read it in bits and bites with her 4 children now (4y old boy, 2 y old girl and baby twin boys…) Seems a crazy live and added to that they are planning a mayor move to a total different culture in 6 months to work as tentmakers. Pffewww. I sigh already as I think of her life. But it is at the same time so beautiful and she is always so calm and gentle. Would love to give her this book!

  74. I keep this book on my bedside table and pull it out before bed for some encouragement! .. Was hoping to start a mommy book group/ Bible study (we all have the time for that, right?) and I wanted to start with your book, so a free one would be great! πŸ™‚

  75. I have had “Loving the Little Years” on my reading list for a while and would love to win a copy!

  76. I borrowed a friends copy recently, and have really been enjoying it. Just this morning, after I read the first few chapters, I thought to myself, “this is a book I’d like to own”.

  77. I’m glad to see the book is so popular, since it’s my been pretty much my favourite book for quite a while now. There are lots of young moms in our church, so I’d love to have another copy to pass around. Thanks Rachel!

  78. Expecting my 3rd little one in a few weeks and would love the encouragement from your book! Love the blog!

  79. I have been searching for a copy of this book at all of our local libraries but have not been able to find one. I would LOVE to win a copy!

  80. Pregnant with our first- I love what you have to say on this blog, and I’m looking forward to reading your book too (whether I win it or not!).

  81. my husband + I are in the process of adopting a little one from Africa. he or she (we don’t know yet!) will be our first child. I am so excited to begin the challenging, exhausting task of mothering a little one, and I’d love to have this book!

  82. I checked out your (this) book from the library right after it came out and loved it! I would love to have it on my shelf permanently though!

  83. I would LOVE your book! I have wanted to read it for SO long and have recommended it to others, just based on how much I love your articles/blog. : ) We’re one step behind you : ) Our kiddos are 5, 4, 2, 2, & 5m. I snap therapeutic pictures in the midst of chaos too ; )

  84. As a mother of a 20 month old and a 6 month old in a world where everyone thinks you’re crazy to have babies so close together, I find your family so encouraging! I love your book and would love a copy of my own!

  85. I love that you chose such a shot. also, though I don’t have any kids myself, I would love a copy to give away to a friend. πŸ™‚

  86. I absolutely LOVE your book. So convicting, encouraging, thought-provoking. You get the idea. Would love to pass it on to a friend.

  87. I have an absoultely amazing mentor who has more than once recommended this book to me.. I have not gotten a chance to read it, but everything she has ever advised me on, has been of incredible blessing!

  88. I’ve heard so much about your book and would love to read it! It sounds so encouraging. I have a very active 15 month old daughter and would love insight from another mother.

  89. I’ve been eyeing your book on Amazon, but I would love to WIN one! πŸ™‚ Love the pictures.

  90. two kiddos under two in a third story tiny apartment. Yep! these are the trenches:) gotta love it! I have heard wonderful raves about this book! I have been longing to read it!

  91. This is one of those books that require multiple reads. Thank you SO much for writing this! What an encouragement it has been to me. I would love a copy to give away.

  92. Thanks for the opportunity! Your blog is such an encouragement to me. I love your openness. God bless you and your family!

  93. I can hardly think of a book I would rather win. I have already bought one for my daughter, one for me (to read and to loan out) and have given a few as gifts. I know several young women wo whom I could give the ones I win!
    Thank you, Rachel, for writing so winsomely and so wisely!! Bless you!

  94. I love your book and would love to win a copy to share with a friend–the only question is which of many friends who would profit from reading it should get a copy! πŸ™‚

  95. I loved this book so much that I recommended to every friend who could read English. I gave mine to a friend so I would love to win a copy.

  96. Thank you for you and your family’s ministry. It blesses people in so many ways in which you all don’t even know! Your words have often encouraged and convicted me as a pastors wife to minister faithfully & with wisdom. Thank you!

  97. Have heard of the book once before and would be grateful to have the opportunity to read it and pass it on to other moms!

  98. My oldest daughter Sydney’s (4.5) horse, sparkle, stands & stares at the fence a lot. She’s gotten pretty good at letting me know when she’s about to bolt so I can help pull her back onto the path. Think we may need to buy some larger blinders before baby #4 comes in the next 2 wks!

    I would love a copy to share!

  99. The picture looks very real and makes me smile. I want to read the whole book soon, but recently read a few excerpts that were very timely. May you have a joy-filled day.

  100. Mom of two, soon to be three. I have been wanted to read this book for months, so I would love to win a copy!

  101. I’ve been trying to read this book for at least a year. I’ve heard such good things about it from another mommy friend, and I’d LOVE to have my own copy. Maybe it would help in these tougher days of potty-training? πŸ™‚

  102. Another mom suggested that taking a photo rather than getting angry when my little one made a mess would be helpful in seeing matters from another angle. I remember my oldest asking me why I took a photo of her, at the age of one, playing with the box of Kleenex she had just emptied.

    Six more children has brought many opportunities, with varying degrees of success. Somehow mud has been a common theme throughout the years. My youngest just turned 9 years old today. Love the little years, they go by so quickly!

  103. I enjoyed reading your comments especially on little girls
    and encouraging them in a loving way.

  104. I have 3 girls 5 yrs old and under and wow are my hands…busy! My oldest just went to kindergarten and it just seems like yesterday that she was born. I’m so afraid that I’m gonna blink and it will be her graduation day…or worse…her wedding day! These little years don’t stay around forever, but the memories do. Would love a chance to read this book that has such great reviews!!!

  105. I first read your “Motherhood is a Calling” blog and really related because I have 3 little ones 4 years and younger. I have been wanting to read your book for a while now. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your experiences in your blogs! They have helped me tremendously, and I always look forward to reading your next one!

  106. Pick me! Pick me! πŸ™‚ Loved your book, read it just after having my first baby and was convicted many times. My husband also discovered me reading it in bed when I was supposed to be sleeping and I was laughing so hard tears were running down my face and it took him several minutes to make sure something wasn’t wrong.

  107. Rachel, your book has been such a blessing to me personally, and is now blessing those I share it with here in Zambia where my husband, myself, and our two boys are ministering. I shared a quote from it at a Bible study recently with Zambian pastors’ wives, and listening to their feedback was so awesome. They deeply treasure truths from God’s word, and I was so encouraged to hear how those truths are changing them and their families. I hope you’re also encouraged to know that your book is blessing others around the world!

  108. I too buy this book for my friends with small children. You have impacted us way down here in the other end of the planet. My friend has just bought six copies to give to her “mums group”. I am just thrilled that it is a REAL photo of your REAL child on the cover. I am so encouraged by your words in the book and on this blog, and I am becoming (well, trying to become) a cheerful-hearted servant.

  109. I have heard so many wonderful things about your book from my friends who have read it. I would love to have a copy of my own to read and share. Thank you for the give-away!

  110. Haven’t read the book, but would love to! From South-Africa and haven’t been able to get hold of it here. Smack bang in the middle of the middle years and your blogs have really been a huge encouragement and blessing!

  111. Oh I hope I win! The book is most excellent! I have shared my copy with several others, but I have been wanting to give one to my friend who just had her third. Three was a shock to us! πŸ™‚

  112. Like a broken record…I gave my copy away. It was too good not to share. Would to have my own copy again!

  113. I just yesterday discovered this website and will certainly be returning! I am in the throes of little ones, with another on the way, so would love to win this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

  114. I would love a copy of this! We are expecting our first, and I can only imagine your book would be very encouraging over the next however-many-years! πŸ™‚

  115. Hey there! I have been thinking about ordering your book as I am pretty sure raising children will require a less serious side. Our first little one is due the end of September!

  116. I LOVE your book!! It has encouraged me in so many ways and my six kids have benefited from me reading it.

  117. I don’t know, Rachel, the background in that picture still looks really put together. Thanks for helping us make clear distinctions as to what and who should be important in our lives! Love, love, love your perspective!

  118. I gave away my copy after being thoroughly encouraged–I would love another to enjoy and give away again!

  119. Haha! Love the pictures, Rachel!

    I lent my copy of Little Years to our neighbor. She said it totally encouraged her, but that her 3 year old took scissors to the cover and she felt like she needed to buy me a new one. It sounds like reading the book prepared her to deal with the demise of the cover! HA!

  120. I own and have read your book several times, but I’d love a copy to give to one of my sisters-in-law!

  121. oh dear. The odds of being chosen for this giveaway are pretty bad. But it’s worth a shot! I would love to get my hands on your book πŸ™‚

  122. This is such a good book, I would love one to give away… and I absolutely love your full photo disclosure. Reminds me of my three old twins today eating pb and honey and deciding they might just get down and run directly to the couch and put their sticky icky faces smack down on the seat cushion. Believe me, I was not taking photos, rather, running after…. ha!

  123. I have a 3 yr. old and a 6 mo. old and just read your article on John Piper’s website and LOVED it. It was so encouraging how you spoke on applying the Gospel in everyday frustrating situations with the littles! I would love a copy of your book!!!

  124. I am totally in the trenches! Just had #4 so that makes 3 under 3 and a 6 year old! Sounds like something I need to read.

  125. I would love to win a copy :)! I already have a copy of the book for myself, but I would love a copy to pass along to one of the many women I know who would love to have a copy of their own :)!

  126. I have this book and LOVED it! Thank you so much for writing it. Would love to win another for gift or for our MOPS library. Thank you!

  127. I’m being a bit selfish really. I have 2 copies (if they’ve both been returned) and would pass these babies out lickety split. I reference it a lot. I love this book not b/c it tells me how to manage crazy kids but b/c it makes me deal with sin in my life first (remove the log from my own eye first…)

  128. I love this book, especially the part where you talk about the “bulk effect.”. I would love to be able to give on to some of the first time moms that I mentor.

  129. I am a new stay at home mommy to a 3 year and 6 month old. I would love to read this book. I have heard such wonderful comments about it!

  130. I would love a copy of this book. We have a 15-month-old son, and hope to have a few more kids.. I’ve heard great things about this book.

  131. Your writing was recommended to me recently. I would like to win your book in order to read more and receive encouragement!

  132. I have been so encouraged and challenged by this book! My copy has been passed along to various friends and I would love another to re-read. You make me laugh and cry at the same time.

  133. My baby girl just turned one so I am just entering the toddler stage. We want a big family so I have many years of motherhood in the trenches ahead of me! I would love to read this book!

  134. I have your book on my “to be bought & read list” so a complimentary copy would be lovely!

    Thanks for sharing the rest of the picture, the little foot crossing trays to be part of his sister’s mess is just great.

  135. I have three little blessings so far, close in age. I am a new Christian (about 2 years since I was saved) and I still struggle with a residual prideful attitude and short temper. I have absorbed much wisdom from the Wilson bunch from this blog and would love a copy of your book!

  136. I’ve been hoping to get this book sometime! I just had my first baby, a little girl, 7 weeks ago today!

  137. I just came accross this blog and loved it! I will definitely be adding it to my Favorites webpages fore asy access. I would love to have the book too!

  138. Really enjoyed this book and gave it to a friend to borrow who has an almost 2 year old and 6 month old twins. Would love another copy to be able to give away!

  139. Love real life messy pics! I have many of my kids… They are adorable…at least in my opinion. πŸ™‚

  140. I’ve been wanting a copy of this book, but haven’t wanted to take the money out of our tight budget! I have a two year old and I’m loving it, but having to work full-time right now makes it incredibly stressful. Would love some encourgement and guidance in parenting my little one!

  141. Love this book! I read it often; it always seems like a timely, encouraging reminder! I have given away several copies of it as well. Would love to win this!

  142. Truth is, I already have the book. I love it. I even wrote the word “absorb” on my refrigerator board so I can remember your illustration of the racquetball court. But I would love to win this for one of my MOPS pals. This would be a great study for the group. Thanks for all your posts and books!

  143. I loved this book! I have 7 kids 9 and under and it was a blessing to read someone who was raw but fresh all at the same time! I would love to share a this copy with another mommy!

  144. A friend lent me your book and I read it twice before I had to return it. I would love to own a copy! Thank you for doing a giveaway!

  145. This book is a new favorite of mine! I have given it away at a lot of baby showers recently and love keeping a couple extra copies on my shelf to pass out! πŸ™‚

  146. Loved your book and continue to go back and read chapters of it again. I have a friend who is expecting soon so if I won a copy then this is where it would be heading.

  147. i already have this book so dont enter me into the giveaway. but just had to tell you how lifechanging it was for my parenting. and it came right when i was really enjoying being a mother to my young children. what a timely and wonderful book it was and still is for me!!

  148. Although I am almost done with the little years, and I have had various in and out cycles with those since I have 5 kids aged 15 to 2, I am still rather interested in reading this book.

  149. I really enjoyed this book on audio and would love to highlight a paper copy, or pass it on to a friend. A real encouragement to Moms trying to love the little years. Our 5 kids are 8, 6.5, 5, 3 and 1.5. Thanks for your transparency and great ideas on how to not just survive, but actually enjoy this busy season.
    How quick it is going by. God bless your ministry.

  150. My poor copy is getting very rumpled on the cover from being grabbed by mama and hauled off to read by the tub as children splash, or outside to give us all fresh air. Would love a shiny new one to pass on to another mama – I think I kind of like the extra character and real-ness of my own! πŸ˜‰

  151. Rachel! I have been reading your articles on Desiring God and your posts on Femina for the past few weeks! I am a new mom (my boy is 5 1/2 months now), and have been deeply encouraged and spurred on in this new season by the Lord, through your writing. Thank you for taking time to share your giftedness! I pray that the Lord will widen your community of readers, so that many more might know the joy and sacred position of being a mother- how you so graciously portray it. Grace & peace, my friend.

  152. I’ve heard great things but have to yet to read this book. I would be honored to win one! Thank you for all your convicting and timely posts:)

  153. I would love a copy of this book. I have three children who are ages three and under. I need some encouragement and wisdom from a mom who’s been there (or who *is* there)/done that. Thanks!

  154. I love this book! I have bought many copies already and given them away and mailed them all over the world. My own copy is falling apart from re-reading. Another copy will not be wasted, I’m sure I’ll find a good home for it! πŸ™‚

  155. Thank you for writing a book about how much joy there is with little ones even in those days with little sleep:)

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