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A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul Paperback – April 15, 2004
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Once the book is actually cracked and begun, the reader discovers a soul-mate in Holly - a good-hearted woman with oats to sow, with sins to confess, and an aversion to constraints. Like most mothers of orderly households, there is the breadth of humanness, from self-absorption to heroic generosity and everything in between. Most importantly, like any radical alteration, she had to really want to change.
For my children, I've defined maturity as "doing the right thing for the right reason." As I age, I've seen more and more that people often do the right thing for the wrong reasons. For example, it is entirely possible to see to your children's hygiene, your house's spotlessness, and your family's punctuality for the sake of human respect. We all succumb to considering "what others think of us" to some degree, and yet there is an inverse response - to flout convention for the sake of "not going with the crowd," or (especially with women) to be mired in a perpetual "passive-aggressive mode" with our own dear mothers.Read more ›
I think every Catholic mother could benefit from reading this book. Every Catholic mother could benefit from instituting her own "rule" of life. I wish I could afford to hand these out to every mom who walks in the door at Church!
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Got this for one of my daughter-in-laws and she loved it. Found lots of useful information.Published 2 months ago by Larry Hultquist
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I have recommended this book to every mother I know. It seems like this book touches on every aspect of life as a mother and help mothers learn how to put things in perspective... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cassidy Cruise
I'm a mother of five, a very busy one. I haven't yet finished the book but what I've gotten through so far has been very beneficial and amazing.Published 6 months ago by Amanda
I really wanted to like this book, but it unfortunately did not meet my expectations. While I do enjoy reading how others "bring order" to their families and households,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by EnglishTeacher678
I was excited to read this book, but came away from it disappointed. I expected more from a Catholic woman - in encouragement and example, but I guess if a book is going to be... Read morePublished 8 months ago by sky74
Most fabulous book I have read on this topic The topic being scheduling and balance and prayer and life. So everything really. And to think it is Catholic! Wow! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jane Landon
This was a recommendation of a blogger that I follow and I have been so pleased with the book so far! In typical mom fashion, I haven't been able to read it cover to cover yet. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kathryn Lata