Deliberate Motherhood (Paperback)

12 Key Powers of Peace, Purpose, Order & Joy

By The Power of Moms

Familius, 9781938301902, 276pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2013)

List Price: 17.95*
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The outstanding authors of Deliberate Motherhood have let the trials and hardships of motherhood mold them into better people. Whether the change includes learning patience when the two-year-old “paints” your walls with the black permanent marker, or forgiving a teenager who screams “I hate you,” or loving more when that naughty child doesn’t really deserve it, it’s a change that refines us—or as the dictionary describes it, “removes impurities, makes something more effective or become more elegant.” That is powerful!

You may think that everything has been said about motherhood, but the delightful thing about Deliberate Motherhood is that every mother/author is one-of-a-kind. They each come from different backgrounds, have different parents, are married (or not) to different people, and certainly have “different” children.

Each of the 12 “Powers” provided in this book is a crucial component to help you in your motherhood. And the best part is that you don’t need to do it all at once. You can focus on one “power” a month, and over the course of a year, you’ll see great changes in yourself and in your family. The mark of a great book is that it makes you think . . . and it helps you change . . . which in the case of this book, is an absolute guarantee!

About the Author

Power of Moms ( has become an online gathering place for more than one million moms since 2007. With regular podcasts, articles, videos, programs, and in-person retreats worldwide, they have created a haven for mothers who share in the same triumphs and struggles—and are dedicated to doing their very best.

Praise For Deliberate Motherhood: 12 Key Powers of Peace, Purpose, Order & Joy

"The mark of a great book is that it makes you think . . . and it helps you change . . . which in the case of this book, is an absolute guarantee!""

—Linda Eyre, New York Times bestselling author

"This book was written by 12 different moms and is just a great book of insights and thoughts.  I was so glad to get this in print so no giveaway for this one cause I’m keeping my copy!!!  Yup it was that good.  Make sure you have a highlighter close cause you will be using it ALOT!"

Crossroad Reviews

"I am glad I was able to read and review this book, and gain more power as a mom by reading it. It is a book I will be purchasing for other moms as gifts, so that they can also receive that confidence and power gained by reading it!" —Michelle Pat, Enjoy Utah

"This is a book worth purchasing. I believe it's one every mother should treat herself to so she can refer to it regularly. When I having a rough mommy day I will often pick up this book to help me gain some perspective because often that's all I need to change my own behavior and attitude around." —Cheryl, Cher-ing My Thoughts blog

"I love the collaborative community voice that emerges here, affirming that our backgrounds and beliefs may be different, but our love for these kids in our lives is fierce. . . . Deliberate Motherhood inspired me to sit down and think about the powers that guide my parenting—the attitudes or practices that I want to cultivate and pass on to my kids." —Laura, Mothering Spirit blog