If you are a perfect mom, you can stop reading this right now.

The rest of us who deal with forgetting children’s’ appointments (or forgetting actual children!), or are not gourmet chefs, flawless friends, fabulous decorators, or supermodels can wipe the breakfast crumbs off our sweatshirts and keep reading!

My good friend Jill Savage just released a wonderful book called NO MORE PERFECT MOMS.

Jill is imperfect. It is what I love about her.

She founded and runs an organization for moms called Hearts at Home so people might expect her to be very perfect.

She, instead, expects herself to be very real. And she is.

Our 18-year friendship started with a phone call (during which my water burst for our second child!).

It has continued since and has included our honest sharing about messy homes, messy marriages, wayward kids and imperfect mothering decisions—-from both of us.

Her desire in this book is to help mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to other moms.

No More Perfect Moms will help you…

  • Change your unrealistic expectations to realistic expectations in order to better manage everyday challenges.
  • Give grace and love to your husband and children even in difficult family life circumstances.
  • Increase your confidence when you resist the urge to compare your insides to other women’s outsides.
  • Discover the beauty of grace when you stop judging yourself and stop judging others.
  • Find freedom from disappointment when you embrace your real family, your real challenges, and your real, but imperfect, life.

Now, here’s the really cool thing.

Pick up a copy of  No More Perfect Moms anytime this week between February 3-9 (online or at a store…and yes, electronic versions such as Kindle and Nook count too!)

Send a copy of your receipt to[email protected]. Scan it, take a picture of it – just be sure to send it to the email! You’ll then be given access to well over $100 worth of resources that will help you on your mothering journey – absolutely free!

To see the cool freebies (including Mp3s, printables and ebooks) click here.

And, to enter to win a free copy here, signed by Jill, simply leave a comment telling us in what area of mothering or life you are not perfect but struggle with insecurity and measuring up.

I’ll go first……looks.

Looks. LOOKS. Always looks. Since 1975…..looks.



  1. I struggle with not being enough – not a good enough mother, not smart enough , engaging enough, pretty enough- it’s exhausting and not what the Lord wants. I try to be kinder to myself and it works sometimes but when I’m stressed or overwhelmed , it all comes crashing down.

  2. I struggle with being a mom, a wife, a child of God, an employee, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a cousin, a niece-how can I do it all and still have patience.

  3. Finding balance between work, homework, my husband, our daughter, and housework. Also, I struggle at putting God first before considering what needs to be done now or what can wait until He is ready for it to be done.

  4. patience of course, controlling my frustration/anger when I lose my patience . . . this book sounds wonderful, can’t wait to read it!!

  5. Ummm…honestly? I struggle with everything…it just changes from day-to-day :-) Sometimes it’s the messy kitchen, sometimes it’s impatience with the kids, sometimes it’s feeling so frumpy I can’t imagine what my husband sees in me. I’m finding that the key to working through those things is taking time with the Lord. He can help us to become more organized and tidy, He can give us patience and He can remind us how beautiful we are and that He created a desire for us in our husbands. Would love to read this…thanks!!

  6. I flipped through and read some of the previous comments and my answer kept changing. I feel sad to think that as women, we find it so easy to come up with a list of daily or seemingly forever struggles. I could start my list. However, I think the fact that I have a list underlines the area of my very biggest. struggle…God’s love and grace…and how He sees me! I fail to be able, most of the time, to see myself through God’s eyes. I usually see others through His eyes all the while silently believing that He loves them much more than me (why wouldn’t He?). I pray for every woman who has left a comment, including myself, that we would be able to receive His love and see ourselves through His eyes of grace!

  7. I’m struggling with LOVINGLY handing out jobs around the house to make our family run more smoothly.
    My frustration seems to be doing all the talking and nothing is getting better.

  8. I struggle with not having the same finances as my friends… Can’t put our daughter in the same ballet classes, can’t take the same vacations as their friends’ families, etc. as much as I try to manage what we have, there just never seems to be enough. Makes me sad for my kids, that they have to miss out while they watch others participate.

  9. I struggle with being critical instead of encouraging. I’m afraid my children will always remember that about me….even if I change NOW.

  10. I struggle with trying to be perfect. I set unrealistic expectations for myself thinking that to be a good Mom, I have to do ………..
    Sounds like a great book.

  11. The area I struggle with most is trying to be super mom. Thinking I can do it all on my own, when I don’t need to or have to. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and an amazing support system. I need to learn to say, “Yes, I need help.”

  12. i strive everyday to be a perfect mom but when lifes hectic schedules get the better of me and my chidren just wont listen to me , I loose my cool and out of fustration I can blow up. This leaves me feeling guilty and insecure because I so much want to be a good mom. Sometimes I just want to cry because it is so overwhelming. .

  13. feeling I don’t have it all together and never will, while “comparing” myselft to those that seem to have it all together.

  14. perfection….that’s what my struggles ALL come down to… Why can’t I get it right? Why does my house look like a bomb went off? Why am I not able to do all that I want to do? Why am I sitting on the computer when I should be doing laundry? UGH!

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