I love to read! When I was a teenage I’d read through a 400 page book in a day sometimes! But with having kids my time to read has gone down a lot. 🙁 So recently I’ve been trying to put in a set time to read into our schedule. But then its so hard to know what books are going to be worth my time to read and which aren’t. That’s where I’d like to be able to help my readers who struggle with the same thing! I’m going to commit to trying to read at least 2 books a month, ranging from motherhood to eating healthy. And I’ll be doing book reviews when I’m done with it and sharing some quotes from them, so that you can know if the book is worth your small amount of time that you have to read. The first book I’m starting now is Professionalizing Motherhood by Jill Savage and so far its been great! Jill Savage’s point in the book is to say that Motherhood isn’t a second rate job but how we should make it a career, giving our full attention to it! “The truth is clear: You’re a professional in one of the most dignified, demanding, and rewarding fields any woman can find.” (Jill Savage) I wanted to share with you a quote from the book that really encouraged me this past week!
“Raising children needs a different “measuring stick” to determine our level of accomplishment. We can’t listen to the cries of our culture that say accomplishment comes from a paycheck, an award, or a position or title. We can’t buy into the belief that accomplishment is measured by something that stays finished. Success in this profession of motherhood comes from redefining out goals. It comes from changing our vision from short term to long-term, and it comes from adjusting our concept of just what our ‘to do’ list should look like. It takes a change in perspective…The profession of motherhood has one primary goal-to see a child grow into a mature, godly, respectful, and loving adult. This is a task that takes an investment of more than eighteen years for each child. And that is an incredibly long long-term goal! With a goal like that, we are not often going to see results that closely follow the effort we have put forth. We may be pursuing a result that we will only see decades from now, but let’s not lost sight, over time, of our extremely important goal. Motherhood is vitally important and a worthy profession to commit ourselves to.” -Professionalizing Motherhood by Jill Savage, pg. 29
Be on the look out for more quotes from the book and a full review on it when I’m done! 🙂 Blessings, Erin