I loved this book from the moment I started it - there is a sweet mix of practical advice and storytelling! Sarah Mae is somebody whose words I can read and automatically feel at home with, the storytelling makes me feel like I know her personally and make me want to take the ideas from this book to action right away! Her words resonate with me and the questions at the end of each chapter left me with thoughts and dreams of what I'm longing for! The first few chapters of Longing for Paris were lovely to read on how to find a little bit of adventure in the daily grind of life - as a mom who just became a stay at home mom, this is such a timely message for me, it's so easy to think I'll have to wait for adventure until my little guy is grown. Sarah provides some ideas at the end of each chapter which help further the study/ideas you've obtained from the chapter!
Chapter 6 on "Striving to Mother Well" was one of my favorites - her ideas on disciplining and learning/caring for your child's love language, nurturing a child's soul, keeping it simple, and thanking God for them were full of inspiration on how to mother my toddler well! I so appreciate parenting books like this one, where there is no parenting instruction per-say, more just stories of how the author's done it!
I can't wait to pass this book on to other mommy friends! I highly recommend this read!
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
Thanks for reading with me, friends!