31 Days to a Happier Baby . . . And Wholehearted Motherhood
Mothering is hard work. Completely worth it — invaluable, actually. But it’s hard work. Mothers need encouragement and truth spoken into their lives as they raise their little ones. Delight-Full gives mothers a scriptural perspective on the whys and wherefores of motherhood and offers mothers the gift of hope. Author Kate Collins speaks from personal experience, sharing stories that describe how parenting is so much more than tricycles and freezer cooking. Parenting is about reflecting God to our children. Parenting is giving our children a tangible, yet very fallible, glimpse of what God’s love for them is made of.
Delight-Full helps mothers wholeheartedly embrace the great gift and tasks of motherhood. This book is a perfect gift for a new mother or for daughters preparing for families, and it holds deep and eternal truths and tips that will help and encourage even the most veteran mother. It offers 31 bite-sized chapters containing warmhearted, real-life family stories and a scriptural take on just what the Lord can work in the fertile ground of a mother’s heart. Each chapter ends with practical and encouraging notes, from one momma to another, to lift your spirits and help you turn your eyes to the Lord as you plant the seeds of God’s Word in the hearts of your children.
“Truly delightful. Your heart will melt and your mouth will smile. It should be mandatory for every young mother to read this book. Kate Collins, a mother of eight young children, glories in the delights of motherhood, even in the midst of sleepless nights, selfless giving, and the challenges that mothers face each day.”
—Nancy Campbell, Above Rubies Magazine
“There is such sweetness, and goodness, and love pouring out from the pages of her book!”
—Tracy Klicka (MacKillop), TracyKlicka.com
“She showed me how to be a better mother…Delight-Full offers a timely shift back to the truth of the powerful calling on our lives. Families will be better whose moms have read this book. ”
—Kelly Crawford, GenerationCedar.com
“What a wonderful book teaching us what a Christian mother’s love for her children can be. Kate Collins shows us that life is not perfect in a Christian household but it can still bring delight and blessing as we use what God teaches us through His word.”
“Kate Collins is one of the warmest, most loving mothers I have ever met and a wonderful example. The lives of my grandchildren (and my own!) will be richer for my having read her book.”
—Mrs. Geoffrey Botkin, Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences
“Kate Collins has done all of us moms a favor in writing her sensitive and encouraging book. . . . [she] has sent a challenging and uplifting wake-up call to young mothers everywhere.”
—Marilyn Boyer, author of For You They Signed
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“What a wonderful book teaching us what a Christian mother’s love for her children can be. I will share this book with all of my ‘new momma’ friends,my not so new momma friends…”
“I am so very blessed by the heart of Ms. Collins in this book…she gets right to the heart of the joys and difficulties we face in motherhood, and gives a beautiful perspective on how even the difficulties can be seen as precious gifts.”
“Every mama, grandma, older daughter, even childless wives should read this book! It’s never too early and never too late to understand how to DELIGHT in babies and children!”
“[This] book was such an encouragement to me and I have found myself smiling at my children more and having more fun.”
About the Author
Kate E. Collins is a joyful mother of many. Her days are filled with toddler-told stories, baby dimples and spinning dreams with her oldest daughters. Kate is married to the love of her life, and is still amazed that she has such an extraordinary man to share life with. The Lord has blessed Kate so abundantly, that she often says her cup is not simply half-full, it overflows!
Kate has a heart to encourage mothers: both youthful, new Mommas and seasoned, mature veterans. God has given mothers one of the grandest jobs on earth, and Kate hopes to reach out with a hug for every Momma—to continue holding the hands of each of her children even as she holds each of them before the Lord in prayer.