By Lisa-Jo Baker
A lawyer with a well-stamped passport and a passion for human rights, Lisa-Jo Baker never wanted to be a mom. And then she had kids. Having lost her own mother to cancer as a teenager, Baker felt lost on her journey to womanhood and wholly unprepared to raise children.
"Surprised by Motherhood" is her story of becoming and being a mom and, in the process, discovering that all the ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇwhat-to-expectÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« and ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇhow-toÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, joy and terrifying love that accompany motherhood.
Set partly in South Africa and partly in the United States (with a slight detour to Ukraine along the way), "Surprised by Motherhood" is a poignant memoir of one womanÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs dawning realization that being a mom isnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàt about being perfect ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å itÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs about being present.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇCan't say enough about this book. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ If you don't read the reviews, just buy the book.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å Kate
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇI figured I'd like Lisa-Jo Baker's book. Her blog posts make me feel like a superhero, even on the hardest mothering days. Even so, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being a MomÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìà exceed my expectations. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ My guess is it'll make you notice a little more of God's glory right in your own house.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å Kristin
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇI don't even have the words to tell you how wonderful, moving, inspiring this book is right now. But every mother must read it. It is Lisa-Jo's story, but also all of ours.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å Erin
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇThis book spoke straight to my heart. Words of fear and faith, helplessness and healing, joy and journey. So thankful to have read this when I most needed it.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å Cate
About the Author
Lisa-Jo Baker is the social media manager for Dayspring, the Christian subsidiary of Hallmark, and the community manager for its website. She is a contributor to HuffPost Parents, and her writings on motherhood are syndicated from New Zealand to New York. Born and raised in South Africa, Baker currently lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their three very loud kids.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (April 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414387857
- ISBN-13: 978-1414387857
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces
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