...More encouragement! A favorite book of mine is A Mother's Journey by Linda Dillow. It's a poem written to a mother as she walks through the seasons of life with her family. Sadly, the book is out of print but this poem always encourages me.
Give me your hopes,
Give me your dreams
The journey is long
And not what it seems
Affirm your children
Be faithful to Me
This is the mother I want you to be.
...A Basket of Flowers. This is one of my most favorite books. I read it every spring just to remind me of the goodness of God amidst trials.