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Monday, September 10, 2012

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, by Rachel Jankovic

A new friend gave me this book last week, for which I thank him. It was fun to be able to tell him that I knew Rachel, before she was Jankovic.

Overall, I liked this book. It felt like a collection of blog posts, more than like a book. I appreciated several of her similes, and have used some of them this week in helping my children understand better what I was asking of them. Mrs. Jankovic frequently calls out parental selfishness, and promotes parental grace. Be full of grace toward your little ones (note that she does not mean to slack on the discipline), and love them for who they are.

I did disagree with some minor points (do I really have to start doing the girls's hair? Really?).

I would recommend this book to mothers of young children. It is full of encouragement.


  1. Hooray! I will keep my eyes out for this one.

  2. I finally managed to send it off yesterday. First we visited the post office before it opened, then after it closed. Then the package went with my husband to work several days in a row because I kept forgetting to retrieve it from the car.