Don't Make Me Come Up There!: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$11.15
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Save: $3.84 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Don't Make Me Come Up There!: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms Paperback – March 1, 2011


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.15
$8.75 $1.63

Frequently Bought Together

Don't Make Me Come Up There!: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms + Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Sparkly, Safe Faith Is No Longer Enough
Price for both: $21.66

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426712227
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426712227
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #676,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Kristen Welch is a mom just like you and me--only funnier. Her blog, “We Are THAT Family” (www.wearethatfamily.com) is read by over 70,000 women a month, who enjoy her often-hilarious, always-honest reflections on motherhood, marriage, and Christian life. In 2010, she went to Kenya as a blogger for Compassion International, and regularly contributes to online magazine Blissfully Domestic and (In)Courage, an inspirational blog for women. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children.

More About the Author

Kristen Welch grew up in a suburb of Houston, Texas. In the 1990s she attended a small Bible college, where she met her husband and graduated with degrees in Christian education and English.

For the first ten years of marriage, she worked alongside her pastor-husband in youth and children's ministry in Arkansas, New Mexico, and Florida, often writing her own curriculum and resources. During this decade, she endured the ups and downs of life. It wasn't until she became a busy mother of three that she began to blog about her life on http://wearethatfamily.com. Over the years, Kristen has grown a vast following of moms who identify with her real, often funny, and always inspiring writing.

In 2010, Kristen traveled with Compassion International to Kenya on a blogging trip to write about poverty in a huge slum. That experience turned her world upside down, and as a result, she and her family founded a non-profit called Mercy House Kenya (http://mercyhousekenya.org). The organization funds a residential maternity center, operated by indigenous staff, that offers hope and a home to pregnant teens living in extreme poverty.

In 2011, Kristen wrote her first book, a devotional for moms called Don't Make Me Come Up There! She is also one of Dayspring's (in)Courage writers, a frequent speaker, and a regular contributor to Lifeway's HomeLife and ParentLife magazines.

Kristen's blog following continues to grow, and many of the readers financially support the work of Mercy House. When she and her family aren't traveling to Kenya, Kristen and her husband and their three children live in Texas, where they enjoy going to football games and flea markets and trying new restaurants.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
39
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
1
See all 44 customer reviews
Its was funny to read, i laughed and yea, i cried.
Reading Mommy
You are able to quickly read a chapter in between other tasks and not feel lost when you come back to the book.
RM today
Thanks Kristen- for showing us that one person can make a difference, in our homes and in the world around us.
PamR

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Ann in Canada on March 8, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Don't Make Me Come Up There"-- makes me cheer! And it makes me get down on my knees and thank Jesus for this vocation of mothering. Because this book's take on motherhood is with a fresh honesty, a deep humility, and always has Christ firmly at the center of it.

Each chapter can be read easily in one sitting (or standing at the stove, stirring soup :) by a mama of many. I've been picking it up right in the middle of it all -- and it's guaranteed to bring a smile of recognition ("I'm not alone!")... (or flat out laugh.) And it's guaranteed to encourage and turn a chaotic day to Him who really matters.

This book is making me laugh and it's making me kneel and it's making me love.
I can think of no higher compliment of a book for a mama down in the trenches --- or at the bottom of the stairs :)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By blyn05 on October 29, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This product has helped me so much with my boys. I have a two year old and a 4 month old and there are so many times when I feel like I am failing as a mother. This book is perfect because it only takes a few minutes to read, cause we all know Mom's dont have an hour to read their devotional, and it gives me so much encouragement. I highly recommend this book for all mothers (especially of little boys!).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Morris on May 27, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I LOVED this book. I laughed out loud at Kristen's funny anecdotes and the touching stories brought tears to my eyes. I identified with her experiences and appreciated the heartfelt prayers. This book was exactly what I needed! I can't wait until she writes another book. Way to go Kristen!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PamR on May 17, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
As a parent, I'm every Reading teachers nightmare. I hate to read! However, I sat down with this book at a point where I needed encouragement and needed to know I was not alone. I read through the entire book--twice in one day! I continue to read it about once a month and gain new inspiration for my parenting journey each time. I have also given it as a gift to several friends and used it as a give-away at our church on Mother's Day. I appreciate Kristen's perspective and transparency which helps me think I'm more "normal" than I thought, whatever "normal" is. I laughed til I cried and I cried until I smiled at the amazing way God has used this book to speak life to me. Thanks Kristen- for showing us that one person can make a difference, in our homes and in the world around us.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By michiganderjo on May 17, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed and was encouraged by this book. The entries were easy to read without requiring a time commitment that I cannot give with 4 children 10 and under occupying my days and half the nights. I passed along my hard copy to another busy mom, but now I wish I hadn't.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathie M Mathews on May 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is one of the best surprises I've had in a long time...I had no idea I would fall in love with this lady and her family but I did. I can see everything she writes about as it's happening and can relate to all of it. I wish I'd had this kind of encouragement when I was a young mother (I'm a grandmother now)...and my daughter will get a copy when she gets her Kindle for her birthday! Kristen Welch writes much the same as Erma Bombeck did (she was my all time favorite) and I hope my children can relate to her book the way I related to Aunt Erma's! Only one question...when is the next book???!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AD on May 25, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
After 2 pre-teens and a toddler, I thought I knew it all (well, almost) when it came to parenting so I wasn't really looking for yet another parenting tool when I chanced upon this book. And I'm so glad I did.

The books reminds us how each child is a person of his/her own. We can only do so much but guide them as best we can towards the right direction. It stresses how much responsibility motherhood requires. And I'm not just speaking of physical aspect of child rearing but the active spiritual molding of a child. And yes it has entirely Christian overtones and that's what I love most of all about it. In an amoral, almost god-less world we have now it's a good thing to be reminded that mothering isn't just about us moms but having God to turn to for direction and having Him to turn to when things don't turn out the way we planned.

Oh, and her stories and reflections manage to hit bull's-eye about how life as a mother is sometimes hectic, funny, tiring, dramatic, thrilling, exhausting, restless but almost always rewarding. We learn more from our children than the other way around.

I have read the book and I'm re-reading it now as a devotional. I have no plans of deleting or archiving it from my Kindle.

A must-read for moms!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Kea on May 13, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed reading this book about the trials and tribulations of being a Mom. She has a funny way of sharing her stories and they had me smiling through out this book. Why 4 stars instead of 5? - I didn't realize that there would be so many references to her Christian based faith and prayers at the end of each chapter but I would just move on to the next page whenever I'd get to the prayers part. I'd still highly recommend this book to others as I enjoyed reading it very much.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search