Thursday, August 2, 2012
Be the Mom by Tracey Eyster
My kids are now to the age that they can begin helping with chores. I still haven't figured out the best way to tackle this. I tend to do things myself, but I know I need to teach them to share in the responsibility. I found a neat idea in this book to help make family chores fun! Tracey suggests writing down each weekly chore on a slip of paper and placing them in a jar. Each family member would draw out a chore and do it. There are also slips that say "Mom's Choice", "Kid's Choice", or even "No Chore" to keep things interesting :)
Another idea that stood out to me was a response to a kid's saying "Whatever". She had her daughter memorize Philippians 4:8 "Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." Whenever her daughter said "Whatever" she was asked to recite the verse.
Be the Mom is simply advice from one experienced mom to another. It is a book meant to enlighten, encourage, and remind us of the high calling of motherhood.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.