Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hope for the Weary Mom of Teenagers

There's tired.  And then there is weary.  Do you know what I mean?  I lack sleep, and I'm tired.  I am battling to keep a good attitude.  I am battling to keep our teenage sons in a good attitude...and I'm weary.  I know weary.  And I know, if you are a mom of teens, you have felt weary too.  That's why I was so excited to be given the opportunity to be an "Ambassador of Hope" and lead a discussion of the book "Hope for the Weary Mom" right here on my blog.

We are going to talk about finding Hope for the Weary Mom of Teenagers right here at An Eclectic Life. And I would so love for you to be part of the conversation.

Next week, from June 12 to the 18th (Tuesday through Monday) we will be discussing the book "Hope for the Weary Mom" by Stacey Thacker and  Brooke McGlothin and how it pertains to us, the mothers of teenagers, right here on my blog.  We will read a chapter a day and then I will post my questions and concerns here.  I would love it if you would participate with me.  If you are a mom of teenagers, then let this be the place you come from June 12th to the 18th to get refreshed.  Let's learn from each other.  We can provide each other with encouragement, support, and maybe even some new ideas about how to maneuver through the challenges of raising teenagers.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Get a copy of Hope for the Weary Mom.  I have been linking to the Kindle version throughout this blog post.  It's only $.99!  That's not a huge investment for a TON of encouragement. OR you can win a copy by leaving me a comment on this post!  See more about that below.
  2. Read one chapter a day beginning with chapter 1 on Tuesday, June 12th.  There are 7 chapters and we will be discussing a new chapter each day.
  3. Come back to An Eclectic Life from Tuesday June 12th through Monday June 18th and be part of the conversation as we talk about the chapter we read.  I'm praying for lots of give and take each day in the form of comments to each blog post as we work toward hope in our weariness together.  I will be replying to comments and I would encourage you to do the same!


And that's it!  It's only a seven-day commitment.  The chapters are not lengthy.  The subject matter relates directly to you and I and our lives.  And we're all moms of teens here, so we can all relate to each other on that level.  Want to join me?  I know it will be edifying and we will come away inspired.  Let's do it!

Contest Alert!  Before you go out and buy a copy of the e-book, would you like to win one instead?  I have one PDF copy of Hope for the Weary Mom to give to one blessed reader.  Will it be you?  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  Any comment will do.  But I'd love to hear that you are going to join me in this 7-day encouragement experiment!  On Sunday, June 10, at 6 PM EST, our contest will close and the boys and I will pick a winner at random.  You will receive your e-book with plenty of time to prepare for the beginning of the study on Tuesday, June 12.  


Get your copy of Hope for the Weary Mom today.  Put it on your eReader, read it on your PC, or print it out.  (It's only 35-pages.)  And begin with me on chapter 1 on Tuesday, June 12th.  I can't wait to meet you here at An Eclectic Life and talk about being the mom of teenagers.  Won't you join me?  Let's find Hope for the Weary Mom!

And if you are NOT a mom of teenagers, there are lots of other groups from which you can choose.  I know you will find a group that fits you perfectly.  Check them out here.

13 comments:

  1. i am a weary mom of 2 boys. I sure hope I win. If not I will still join in

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  2. Oops you can reach me at pkerby@comcast.net if I get lucky!!!

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    1. Thank you! I was hoping you'd send along some contact info :) I hope our discussions here bless you!
      -Lori Lynn

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  3. I've got the book and am *so* in need of this. Thank you!!

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    1. Me too, Tammy! I can't wait for the encouragement and discussion to being. Waiting for Tuesday seems too long!
      -Lori Lynn

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  4. Would love to join your group -- didn't see a specific way for that so I'll just be back on Monday I guess! :) I am the Mom to three adult children --dd 22,dd 20, ds 18 and one tween/teen ds 12 so I hope that's ok. I already have the book so no worries ....

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    1. Holly,
      I am so glad you are going to join us. I'm not really doing sign-ups, I'm just encouraging everyone to come back each day and participate in a conversation here about the book and how it relates to being a mom of teens. I'll appreciate your insight having been through it all a couple times!
      -Lori Lynn

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    3. Thanks Lori ... I don't know though each child is so different and we are walking through some yucky stuff with our 18yo old so I am definitely in need of some encouragement too but I will do my best! :D

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  5. I'll be joining in this week! I just found out about it but so glad I did! :) (Sorry about the duplicate comments!)

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    1. No problem! I'm so glad you'll be with us. It's going to be so great.

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  6. I'm joining ya! 2 teens raised and aree now adults. 2 more teens to go 13 & 15 ahh I can do this right?

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    1. You CAN do this! We all can! And we're going to uplift and encourage each other for the next 7 days. How cool is that?

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