the mother in me

Real World Reflections on Growing into Motherhood

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Motherhood is one of the most transforming experiences of a woman's life— an exhausting,
                   exhilarating,
                          extraordinary journey. This collection of writings celebrates the season of mothering young children, illustrating its unique challenges and delights, and revealing its deep significance.

Some of the selections are humorous, some thoughtful, some poignant—yet each proves that motherhood matters, "not just in the sentimental ways we talk about on Mother's Day," writes editor Kathryn Soper, "but in the gritty, lovely, everyday realities of life." The volume speaks frankly about health crises, identity crises, and sanity crises, as well as the fruits of such struggles: insights gained, hearts expanded, and faith increased. These shared experiences will make you laugh and cry and want to reach out and hold tightly the little ones in your life.

Created by the staff of the literary journal Segullah: Writings by Latter-day Saint Women

published by Deseret Book