What the Baby Books Didn’t Tell Me: the way a mother gives and giving to your mother

I read so many how-to books on mother/parenthood before my first son was born. I know, especially now after birthing my fourth son, that all the “What-To-Expects” in the world couldn’t prepare me for the responsibility of a life, not really. Even after I follow all the rules I make for myself, when it comes to the how-tos, I still find myself asking when the grown-up is going to come over to help me figure this thing out.

But now I’m much more settled with the not-knowing, how motherhood is so much spirit and so little check-list. I’m resolved to endure.

What the baby books really didn’t tell me, though, is … [continue reading at Life Rearranged for an opportunity to do a little something great!]


Mother’s Day is only 6 days away!

Don’t forget that you can use code “Buy1Get1” to get yourself a copy of Mother Letters and to give one away for free to a mother in your life who needs encouragement.

ALSO, have you seen my etsy shop, a Savage Heart? I’ve had the most fun creating unique pieces of jewelry, and Mother’s Day is the perfect season for giving such a pretty to yourself and a friend.

Use code “MamaHeart” for free priority domestic shipping by midnight tonight, and I’ll personally make sure it gets to you before Mother’s Day.

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Reply May 8, 2012

I'm hoping to purchase Mother Letters for my mom, for her B&N Nook. Does the "buy 1 get 1" apply to that as well?

erika @ the life artist
Reply May 9, 2012

Woman! I LOVE your necklaces! They are truly unique and inspired. Xx.


erika @ the life artist
Reply May 9, 2012

P.S. They remind me of something you would see at Urban Outfitters - only better. I especially like the "chevron bone" necklace. And the one you're wearing in this post. :)


    Reply May 12, 2012

    erika, you know this is totally encouraging. Thank you sister.

Lyda R. Wagne
Reply May 9, 2012

Thanks for sharing such a lovely stuff…

Reply May 11, 2012

Sorry to bug you again! I'm still trying to purchase Mother Letters, either through the E-book PDF or Barnes and Noble, and neither option has a spot for entering the BOGO coupon. Does this no longer apply? Thanks for your help!

    Reply May 12, 2012

    Kelsey! I have no idea. Let me ask my Squee girls! I do believe it's for the PDF only, though.

      Reply May 12, 2012

      Oh my goodness! I'm such a goober. The code is actually Buy1Give1. Let me know if it works. I'm so sorry.

Reply May 12, 2012

I have tried to order using the code as well and it is not working. There is a place on Paypal to redeem a code, but it says it is not a valid code. Maybe it was just for a limited time?

    Reply May 12, 2012

    EMily! The code is Buy1GIVE1. I'm so sorry. Let me know if it works!

Christine Balch
Reply June 7, 2012

Happy Mothers Day to you and to all the mothers. They are many things that will be learned through actual experiences in handling and caring a kid.

Azslyn Cole
Reply July 17, 2012

When you are a mother that is the only time where you will learn how to be a good mother to your kids. It is actual learning.

    Lucy Trim
    Reply August 20, 2012

    You are right Azslyn. Learning takes place only when we are doing it.

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