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Conveying the principles and the practice of justice to young children is no small task.In this poignant, honest, and sometimes witty collection of stories, 27 women share their adventures and misadventures modeling social-justice principles for their children and communities. Just Moms is about moms bending their own rules and redefining success as they work to raise kids ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Barclay Press
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Just Moms = Encouragement from the Trenches of Parenthood

I love Christian parenting books, but all too often I find myself discouraged by how perfect the authors' lives seem, as if they've set a bar I can only hope to reach. This book is not that type, thankfully, but is full of fresh voices of encouragement from moms who freely admit that they don't have all the answers. Editors Mock and Schneiter have compiled a collection of stories written by everyday moms teaching their children the values
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I feel as though I really should not rate this since I've written a portion of it. :) But I will write a quick review.

I do not hold every value presented in this book as my own; in fact, a few are quite opposite, but I cannot fault the sincerity and loving-ness of each mother's heart expressed in her chapter. This is an excellent book. Mothers from all walks of life share their experiences - the good, the bad, and the wonky - and while they offer no patented solutions to the issues surrounding
I knew I would enjoy at least one of these stories, since my cousin is one of the contributing authors, but I wasn't sure I would identify with the other stories. Do I seek to convey justice in an unjust world or teach nonviolence or practice contentment or believe in simplicity? Eh, sort of! I didn't agree with every point of view expressed in this book: I am the proud wife of a solider, I loved the Dixie Chicks way before they uttered opinions on the president, and I think Happy Meal Toys save ...more
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