Thursday, January 04, 2007

Calling All Mommies...It's A Giveaway!

Meet Karen Hossink, the author of Confessions of an Irritable Mother...she is offering a free book to someone who is Frustrated! Overwhelmed! At the end of your rope! She knows how you're feeling because she's been there (haven't we all!), so read on and leave a comment. We'll randomly select a winner and send you the book--FREE!

Do you wish there was help for surviving motherhood?

There is.

Who is this Irritable Mother anyway?
For one, she’s me, Karen Hossink! I’ll describe her and you can see if she might be you, too.

This Irritable Mother couldn’t wait to have kids. She loves her children dearly and thanks God for them often. However, when her babies turned into toddlers and started talking back and leaving messes around, this Irritable Mother became a little less excited about being a mother. When her children started fighting with each other and followed her around the house complaining and making demands, she began despairing of motherhood. It came to a head one day when their pursuit of her seemed relentless and she found herself sitting behind a closed door, crying out to God, actually questioning His wisdom in giving her children. She wanted to be a good mom, meeting all their needs as best as she could, but it seemed to her the only thing she could do was be a failure. She felt like she was letting her kids and God down.

That’s the picture of where I was. Have you been there, too? Are you there right now?
God put a desire in me to become a holy woman, to become more like Jesus. I knew such a change would need to be reflected in my mothering. I didn’t want to yell at my kids so much. I didn’t want to blow up at them. I wanted to be tender and patient, loving and kind.

The story of my journey and the hope for your journey is what I share in my book “Confessions of an Irritable Mother.”


At Thursday, 04 January, 2007, Anonymous Judy Fedele said...

The book sounds intriguing, and I know I could relate as a mom of two extremely extreme young daughters. But I confess that I'm honestly too irritated with them right now to leave a good comment...

At Thursday, 04 January, 2007, Blogger Sherry B said...

What a great idea for a book...I'm sure there are plenty of frustrated Moms out there!
That's one of my New Year's be more patient with my children...

At Friday, 05 January, 2007, Anonymous Leticia said...

I have two little boys. 4 and 7, and they are a rambunctious pair! I know I was meant to be a mom, because I was told by a few doctors that I would never be capable of having children. I was blessed with two.

Anyhoo, there are times I just want to pull my hair out and cry. The little tiffs they have can become right down irritating and not to mention the, "Mommy! I want milk." "Mommy, I am hungry!" Mommy, he touched me!" Need I say more?

Yep, that book is for me, lol!

At Friday, 05 January, 2007, Anonymous Jen said...

Wow! I am so excited to see this book. I want to read it and buy a copy for all my mom friends. We all love our children to death, but you know those days when you think God must have really messed up to trust you with these kids!!!

Is there any mom out there who hasn't wished for more patience with her children?

At Saturday, 06 January, 2007, Blogger Jessica's Visions said...

Mommy of 6!! I NEED THIS BOOK!! lol!:)

At Saturday, 06 January, 2007, Blogger Lesley said...

OOOOOOoh this looks good! I get irriataed quite frequently!!!! hahaha

- Lesley

At Sunday, 07 January, 2007, Blogger Francisca said...

kids can be a real pain in the neck..but i love my kids..this book is very interesting. i hope i can get my hands on it..a good book might be what i need these days..

prettyhotchic at

At Sunday, 07 January, 2007, Blogger Jessica said...

I'm never irritable. Of course I'm also out of touch with reality, Ha ha! I'm glad to see some REAL HONESTY about how hard this job (calling)is & how poorly equipped we are for it.


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