“Who knew mothering would be so hard?”
Are you trying to do this mothering thing alone? Feeling isolated at times? So focused on the kids that you’re wearing yourself out? Been hurt by past friendships? Jill Savage, mother of 5, knows those challenges well, and she’s here to help. Presenting a compelling vision of motherhood as a group effort, Better Together reveals how you can:
- Increase your confidence in social settings when you stop the comparison game.
- Combat isolation when you find or build a mothering community for mutual support.
- Deepen your friendships when you learn from, pray for, help, encourage, and share with one another.
- Strengthen trust when you drop your friendship baggage and forge new relationships with a new mindset.
- Increase your joy as you discover you are truly a better mom when you don’t mom alone.
Let’s not make mothering harder than it has to be. Dive into this storehouse of creative ideas for how to make mothering easier, richer, and more fun than you ever thought possible.
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging moms. She is the author of seven books including Real Moms…Real Jesus and No More Perfect Moms. Jill is the founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages, educates, and equips moms. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children and make their home in Normal, Illinois. Find her at JillSavage.org.
Anne McClane makes her home in Springfield, IL, with her husband, Matt, and their two small children. She blogs about authentic motherhood at EverydaySmallThings.com and enjoyed collaborating with her mom on this book.
What Women Are Saying About Better Together :
I feel like this book was specifically written just for me. Today, reading “You are both fearfully and wonderfully made” is helping me realize that many of the things I label as ‘my flaws’ are really just ‘my differences’ from other moms. Praying for the wisdom to appreciate the differences in my small tribe.
Today my BFF texted me that her kids were cranky, and she was having one of those days. Rather than text back, “what can I do?” (like I would before I read Better Together), I decided to take action. I threw my coffee in a travel mug and walked over to her house. She was surprised and even more shocked when I said I was there to do whatever she needed. I ended up reading stories to her 4 year-old and playing with the baby so she could shower. Then I stayed with the baby so she didn’t have to bundle her up to take sister to preschool. Friendship in action felt so good!
As a frequent mover, it’s often difficult to start over, building new relationships grassroots-style. Better Together offered great tips on how to proactively create community rather than waiting for new community to find me. A great reminder to prioritize sisterhood, because we are, indeed, better together than we are alone.
Better Together is a very practical, candid, honest book about why it’s important to have your “mom tribe.” Anne and Jill do a great job speaking on how to develop the friendships we all crave in the society we live in today. Even though I’m a grandma now, it reminded me that we should not mother (or grandmother) alone! Friendships enrich our lives and challenge us to become better women overall.
Jill’s newest book for moms encouraged me to think about the importance of relationships with other moms. Better Together showed me that it does not matter if you are an Innie or an Outie (you’ll see), we all have our stuff somewhere! We all need mom community no matter the stage of mothering!
Better Together reminded me of all the great times we had together as moms raising kids, and I thank the Lord I had such good friends to help me along. Jill is the best mentor I could have hoped for. I’m a better mom because of her guidance, and she’s still helping me as a grandparent!
Better Together gave me much-needed confidence to create a community of moms to do life with. We were not meant to do life alone!