The Passionate Mom by Susan Merrill

Thirteen years ago I became a Mom. Actually that isn’t quite true, 13 years ago I was a Momma you just couldn’t see my child. Or rather you could but not in the flesh.

Since that day 13 years ago this July when my first child was born I’ve made many mistakes.  I’ve read books on parenting infants and children. I’ve avoided reading any on parenting teenagers for a few reasons.

  • Most parenting books lump that age group together with children
  • Most parenting books have a one-size-fits-all approach and teens aren’t one-size.
  • I’m somewhat opposed to parenting books anyway.

But yet I still found myself wanting to read The Passionate Mom by Susan Merrill. I want to be passionate about my parenting. I want to do the right thing…whatever that may be.

The Passionate Mom is well-written in a conversational tone. It is almost as if you’re talking with Susan over a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop. You get the feeling Susan really knows what she is talking about.

Susan says there are 10 P’s to parenting.

  • Perception
  • Pondering,
  • Passion
  • Prayer
  • Patience
  • Preparation
  • Purpose
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Perseverance

(She uses the book of Nehemiah as the basis for her teaching.)

As a Momma who teaches her children at home, I found the book to be a bit one-sided. It leaned towards those moms who are away from their children at least 8 hours a day.  I am not saying you can’t apply the book to others, because you can.

I give the book 4 out of 5 turning pages.

(I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of review.)


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