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The days are long, but the years are short.

No matter if it's your child's first step, first day of school, or first night tucked away in a new dorm room away from home, there comes a moment when you realize just how quickly the years are flying by. Christian music artist Nichole Nordeman's profound lyrics in her viral hit "Slow Down" struck a chord with moms everywhere,
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Published August 22nd 2017 by Thomas Nelson
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Carie
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A wonderful book that I used as a "devotion" book each morning. A good way to self reflect on motherhood and challenges you to enjoy the moment. This book would be a great gift to any momma!
Elliott
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I first discovered Nichole Nordeman with her 1998 album Wide Eyed and her songs were a blend of tender beauty, honesty and a great mix of poetry and theology. What I responded to with all of Nordeman's work is her ability to balance these with the assurance of a master craftsman but that she allows for questions and mystery.

I knew that this was an artist who wasn't afraid to explore and ask and not have to have all the answers. I have loved her music and own all of her albums, includ
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Jess (Shepherdjel)
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Life is too short. They fo not need to grow up that fast.. let them be kids and enjoy it with them...it goes so fast 💕
Keely
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
With most books like this, it’s almost sufficient to just read the front and back covers, and you’ve got the gist. I read every word of this book and felt inspired, convicted, understood, and like I was having coffee with a good friend. I appreciated Nordeman’s honesty, transparency, and beautiful writing style.
Holly
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
No matter if it’s your child’s first step, first day of school, or first night tucked away in a new dorm room away from home, there comes a moment when you realize just how quickly the years are flying by. Christian music artist Nichole Nordeman’s profound lyrics in her viral hit “Slow Down” struck a chord with moms everywhere, and now this beautiful four-color book will inspire you to celebrate the everyday moments of motherhood. Filled with thought-provoking writings from Nichole, as well as g ...more
Nathan Albright
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
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[Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

At first glance, this book is a gorgeous coffee-table quality book that seems tailor made for new mothers.  The book's front page makes it clear that this book is designed to be a gift from experienced mothers to less experienced ones, and throughout the book the text is interspersed with high quality photos of adorable children, sometimes with their mothers.  At the end of
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The days are long, but the years are short.

No matter if it’s your child’s first step, first day of school, or first night tucked away in a new dorm room away from home, there comes a moment when you realize just how quickly the years are flying by. Christian music artist Nichole Nordeman’s profound lyrics in her viral hit “Slow Down” struck a chord with moms everywhere, and now this beautiful four-color book will inspire you to celebrate the everyday moment
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Elaine
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: Slow Down

Author: Nichole

Genre: Christian, Nonfiction, Motherhood, Parenting, Children

Plot: During the hectic busyness of raising children, in this day and age especially, we often find ourselves rushing through beautiful moments or focused on trivial details or so scheduled with one activity after another that we blink and suddenly those adorable chubby babies are grown and heading off to college. And we're left with momentos, shadows of the past and me
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Bp
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book will resonate with any Mom I believe because we all soon come to realize that time passes quickly as we are raising our children. I really enjoyed reading this book and the reminder as a Mom to slow down and to accept our children as they are. The days pass and soon a new stage comes before we realize it....sometimes we are ready for that stage to be over and other stages we don't want to let go of. But either way we need to enjoy the moments we have with our children, not trying to ch ...more
Syncopated Mama
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Syncopated by: lisahealy@outlook.com
This great little book will help you take a few moments each day to reflect and celebrate the privilege of being a parent and getting to watch your little ones grow -- and Slow Down!

I've enjoyed Nichole Nordeman's music for years, so I was excited to read what she had to say in this little devotional.

It doesn't matter if you're new to this parenting game or a seasoned veteran, because there comes a moment when you realize just how quickly the years are flying by!
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Elizabeth Bosse
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. Some parts I had trouble identifying with as my daughter is still quite young. But some of the chapters at the end....especially the one about our own needs. The night after I finished that chapter I sat down with my husband and told him something I needed. It felt good and sure lifted a load off of both us. It wasn’t anything big or life changing, but it’s one small thing. Parenting is so challenging right now and this book made me feel a little less alone on this journ ...more
Tara Alyssa
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mamas! Read this book. Yes, Nichole Nordeman is a Christian artist. I listen to a ton of her albums. Her song “Slow Down” makes me cry all the time!

This book is a reflection of motherhood, just like the song. Each chapter, except the first, includes 2 pages of reflection. After she shares her journey through motherhood, Nichole gives you a time to think about your own adventures in motherhood.

I highly recommend this book for all the mamas out there, especially mommies wit
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Nikki
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really delightful and relatable read! Nichole focuses on being present, slowing yourself down, and letting your kids fail. This book is honest and real and wants you to be the same with yourself. It's about embracing imperfection and community. "Motherhood isn't some rite of passage. It's not just what women do. The cry of a mother is the cry of a warrior."
Jennifer
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful guide to being a mom. It enforced abandoning perfection for the growth of your children, teaching faith, and that love isn’t about how things reflect upon you, but how it helps those you love. Truly inspirational!
Kay Neff
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
As a new parent, becoming overwhelmed is easily done. Slow down is great at making you see how to look past the small things and enjoy the little moments as they come. Be present not perfect. A little more religious references than I was expecting.
Stacie Sonnakolb
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
very quick read. loved all the stories! almost every chapter made me cry. very relatable and honest. parenting is hard and they don't shy from that! but how to shift perspective.
Adrienne Sensenig
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
A quick and easy read that helps motherhood feel less isolating.
Marcia Richardson
Great real read

Nichole speaks to the heart of motherhood and makes it okay to not always get it right. Loved this book.
Diana da Silva
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Very insightful book.
Karissa Boger
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book full of insights and wisdom.
Kate Steele
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My youngest is 21 and my oldest will be 30 and has 2 babies of her own.
It still applies for me today, brought back happy memories and is a book to pass on to my daughter.
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