Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

Sarah Mae Sally Clarkson

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Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

Desperate Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe Desperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers fighting back tears and begging God for help It s for those who have ever w

  • Title: Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
  • Author: Sarah Mae Sally Clarkson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Desperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help It s for those who have ever wondered what happened to all their ideals for what having children would be like For those who have ever felt like all the experts have clearly never had a child like theiDesperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help It s for those who have ever wondered what happened to all their ideals for what having children would be like For those who have ever felt like all the experts have clearly never had a child like theirs For those who have prayed for a mentor For those who ever felt lost and alone in motherhood.In Desperate you will find the story of one young mother s honest account of the desperate feelings experienced in motherhood and one experienced mentor s realistic and gentle exhortations that were forged in the trenches of raising her own four children.Whether you are a first time mom, or an experienced mom, Desperate will inspire you to be a part of the ultimate goal of the book, to be a part of the no desperate moms movement Included in the Book QR codes and links at the end of each chapter that lead to videos with Sarah Mae and Sally talking about the chapterPractical steps to take during the desperate timesBible study and journal exercises in each chapter that will lead you to identify ways in which you can grow as a momMentoring advice for real life situationsQ A section with Sally where she answers readers questions

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    1. Joy on said:

      This is a difficult one to rate. I read this over the course of a few months with a group of moms for bible study. We had new moms, seasoned older moms and grandmothers, and those of us in between. The group was wonderful and encouraging. The book has it's ups and downs. I appreciated the encouragement and bible verses. The advice to find women who are in the same stage of parenting as you and those who are older and more experienced is great. I think all new moms could use a mom friend to liste [...]

    2. Kameron on said:

      I did enjoy this book and found many things that convicted and encouraged me. However, after a few chapters, I tired a bit of the whiny tone in Sarah Mae's writings and the over-bubbly cheer of Sally's responses. It seemed to focus so much on the 'me' of motherhood and not much on how as Christian mother's we are really called to take up our crosses and follow Himwithout focusing on our own needs. He will supply all of our needs, according to His riches in gloryd He will provide just enough quie [...]

    3. Joy on said:

      Really good mothering book. The blend of Sarah Mae's honesty with Sally's wise, godly, and time tested wisdom, well, I loved it. I am an idealist and a dreamer and so I connect with Sally's writing so well. She is a beautiful writer and lover of God.

    4. Carlyn Canady on said:

      This is perhaps the hardest review I have ever written.  Why?  Because this book was so very real to me.  From the moment I read the description, I knew I had to read it.  Never did it occur to me that I would have such an emotional response to the book.What is the book about, you ask?"I just can't be a mother today."  That is the name of the Introduction.How many times have those words been in my heart?  How many times have those words sunk deep into my being?But I am a mother.  Of two p [...]

    5. Laura on said:

      I found many good reminders in this book - that my greatest job in training up my children, that routines are helpful, that the desperate little babies time does end, that I need both to seek someone to mentor as well as to find someone to mentor me. I do have a few finer points of disagreement though:1. I disagree with how they handled the issue of struggling with depression. There was a little too much "just trust God, read your Bible, start working hard, and you'll feel better". That works fo [...]

    6. Elizabeth on said:

      Desperate, Hope for the Mom Who Needs to BreatheBy Sarah Mae & Sally ClarksonI really want to like this book; several people I really respect love this book. I like the overall concepts of this book but there are so many little things that keep me from loving it.Desperate is team written by a young mom and mentor mom and covers a variety of topics including the mission of motherhood, reason why we do what we do, needing others especially a mentor, the sin factor, and gritty stuff like depres [...]

    7. Jacqueline on said:

      I've given this four stars because it was encouraging, convicting, and I'd read it again on difficult mothering days. (Well -- maybe the next day, since "difficult mothering days" don't usually offer up a lot of spare time for reading.) Some points and counterpoints:NEGATIVE: A theme throughout the book is the concept of "me time." Maybe a short snippet reminding mothers to be sure they're physically and spiritually strong enough to serve their families is in order, but this was reiterated in al [...]

    8. Erin on said:

      Just can't even put into words how much this spoke to me as a mama of young ones. Like having a conversation with a mentor. A must read. And I will read again.

    9. Laura on said:

      Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae partner together with ease in this convicting and encouraging book. They get it, they understand what a mother often feels deep inside and are able approach a multitude of questions and situations with a biblically sound, Godly approach. I wish I read this years ago for it's a book worth rereading. Don't get me wrong, this is not a book just for mothers of wee ones, its a book for moms who need to be refreshed and renewed on the importance of the children God blessed [...]

    10. Loraena on said:

      I read this whole book in one day. I realized it was due at the library, and I had not even cracked the cover open. I didn't want to return it without having an idea what it was all about, but when I started perusing it, it completely sucked me in and I just didn't want to stop reading! That is definitely a first for me when it comes to parenting books. Usually, I have found them unhelpful, but I trudge through them anyway because I want to have an informed opinionThis book is a breath of fresh [...]

    11. Mandy J. Hoffman on said:

      MY REVIEW:As a mother of 3 kids birthed within a 4 year window I can relate to moments of desperation. So many books make you feel like you should be Mary Poppins and gloss over the reality of the daily grind. Sally and Sarah Mae address the issues that most of us mothers are too scared to even breath a word about. I remember being caught completely of guard by several things as a young mother in the "desperate days". Desperate is 14 chapters of back-and-forth between the desperate mom (Sarah Ma [...]

    12. Amber Almanzar on said:

      I want to start with positives. This book was excellent in portraying the importance of Titus 2. Us young, ignorant mothers really need help, advice and encouragement from those older, wiser, and godlier women! We weren't meant to be alone. Also it did a very good job of communicating proper priorities; not letting other things distract you from your God given, primary purpose of wife and mother.As for the negatives, I felt like this book was based on a fairly existential type foundation. There [...]

    13. Gretchen Louise on said:

      There are times when I begin reading a book and realize that if I could only keep one book on the topic, this would be it. The author isn't just speaking my language—they are speaking God’s truth right into my life. That’s the kind of book Desperate is for me.Sarah Mae and Sally don’t provide formulas—but they explain why formulas can be a formula for failure and guilt. They encourage idealistic young moms (like I was!) that those ideals are good, but being unrealistic about ideals is [...]

    14. Phillip Howell on said:

      One word that kept coming to mind as I read this book waswisdom. There are lots of wise words for moms with young children. There are plenty of wise words for older moms to mentor and encourage younger mothers. As a father of young children and a pastor of many young families this book is going to be a helpful resource I will recommend to many of the young moms and dads to read together. I thought the approach of the two authors responding to each other was wise. Sarah was able to be honest abou [...]

    15. Bluerose'sHeart on said:

      4.5 starsAs I near the end of my pregnancy, I'm miserable. I'm exhausted, in pain(!!), and ill AS. A. HORNET! My house looks like a tornado swiped through it. My precious little ones rarely get to see "the best of me" these days. As I collapse into bed at night, I'm filled with guilt and frustration because I realize I've did more fussing and complaining at them than I have shown them what a joy they really are to me. When I picked up this book, I was truly desperate! I was so desperate to know [...]

    16. Naomi on said:

      "Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe" by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson addresses the often overwhelming nature of motherhood. Mae is a mother of three young children who is in the trenches and barely on the other side of that common desperate feeling of moms with small children. Clarkson is an experienced mom with four grown children. Mae writes out of her current experience; Clarkson writes from the years of experience she has garnered.There are 14 chapters, each one addressing a di [...]

    17. Esther Brumme on said:

      Difficult book to rate. Actual rating: 3.5I too am desperate to stay afloat in a wide ocean of little people needs. Like Sarah, I long to be surrounded by older women who have gone before me, are comfy in their skin and can tell me "this is a season, you can make it through, put on your big girl undies and rise to the challenge". This book responds to that penury of older voices. Sally shares wisdom of hindsight with great understanding for the real struggles of the growing years and compassion [...]

    18. Meghan on said:

      This book is not perfect and I didn't love all of it, but I did love a lot of it. If you are a Christian mother who has chosen to build her own small army (like myself), I encourage you to read this book! It was very encouraging for my weary heart. I highlighted so much on my kindle version (which I almost literally never do) that I am going to buy a hard copy because I know I will be rereading it at least a few more times in the years to come. And I just like "real" book better than ebooks :)

    19. Sam on said:

      Several things bothered me about this book. It uses discipline and spanking as synonyms. in the section about depression it implies that with the right faith and lifestyle you can avoid depression. that is a dangerous message for women suffering from clinical depression. She goes do far as to suggest that buying a scarf or hiring a cleaner might help. So clearly not suggestions for the poor mother, and trivilized depression. the mentor / mentee setup came off as trite. as a mom who needs to take [...]

    20. Lindsey James on said:

      I think this book was supposed to be uplifting. I thought I might get some ideas for coping with my 2 littles. Instead I felt very judged. The book was poorly organized, focused on the 2 authors relationship that they think is ideal, and was confusing.When asked about moms working outside the home the author states "we will suffer the consequences of our actions." Ew. I felt like I was reading a handbook from a cult.

    21. Matt Boesch on said:

      This book was helpful to me as a husband and father to better understand the things that wives and mothers struggle with on a daily basis. Being a mother is not easy and being a husband who wants to help his wife can be confusing but this book gives some good insight into how a husband can help his wife with her needs.

    22. Christine Hoover on said:

      I would recommend this book to any mom. I love that it's a realistic picture of motherhood without pretense, but it also points to grace, hope, and that we must mother by faith. I especially loved the chapter on listening to the voice of God for direction in our families rather than listening to the countless voices that influence our choices.

    23. Michelle Maddox on said:

      For me, I loved it! Yeah, sometimes it was "too" perfect and had all the right answers, and I didn't agree with everything 100% of the time, but it has changed my outlook on a lot of things. It touched my heart and made me think deeper about all the little things that sometimes I never gave much thought to. I will be reading more books by these authors.

    24. Ashley Wells on said:

      This book came at a time when I literally felt desperate and wondered if I was going to make it to the end. Thankfully, Desperate was like a friend wrapping her arms around my neck tenderly, whispering in my ear that I can get through.

    25. Ashley Malan on said:

      A bit corny in some of the wording but overall a very good read. I felt very uplifted by this book. On the days I read anywhere from a page to a chapter, I felt my attitude towards motherhood more Christ centered. It was like a little devotional every time I read it.

    26. MacKenzie on said:

      Loved this book! I could completely identify with it! It has offers me such hope and encouragement! Reading it a second time with a group of ladies.

    27. Ellen Rosenberger on said:

      A refreshing, encouraging and "must-read" for every mom, especially if she feels she has no time to read (let alone go to the bathroom in peace).

    28. Sarah on said:

      I went through this book with my mentor, and that was the way to do it. It gave us some good talking points, and it did do what it claimed and gave me a bit of hope.

    29. Kimberly Harris on said:

      4.5 stars I happened to pick up this book by chance, when another book I wanted from the library wasn't available and I was so glad that I did. This is a grace-filled book written for mothers, especially mothers who are feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. Co-written by a young mom, and an older mom who has already raised her kids, I love that it has both perspectives. I kind of wish they had a different title for the book because I almost didn't read it because I wasn't feeling particularly "de [...]

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