Item description for A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul by Holly Pierlot...
Overview Back in the year 2000, homeschool mom Holly Pierlot became sick and tired of chaotic schedules, dirty laundry, a messy house, and no time for the things she enjoyed. In an attempt to build more order into her life she developed a system called Mother's Rule of Life based on the spiritual wisdom of the monastery and the practical wisdom of a mom. Transform your motherhood into the joyful vocation it was meant to be and use it to help God draw you, your husband, and children into Heaven! Paperback.
Publishers Description Do you want to be a better wife and mother? To have more order in your life? To grow in union with God? Are you desperate yet?
With your own copy of Mother's Rule of Life, you'll transform motherhood and its burdens into the joyful vocation it's meant to be. Learn from homeschooling author Holly Pierlot how to bring order and peace even to the most frustrating and chaotic household. With her help, you'll be able to craft a system that's right for you and your family and then use it to help God draw you, your husband, and each of your children into Heaven
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.68" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 1928832415 ISBN13 9781928832416
Reviews - What do customers think about A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul?
Some good ideas but it left me cold Aug 30, 2008
I bought this book for a Catholic book club and enjoyed some of it. I can't really relate to the author in a lot of ways, so that dampened my enthusiasm early on. My chief ambition in life was to be a wife (to the right man) and mommy, and when I became Catholic, that goal was modified to Catholic wife and mother. I know our family life needs more structure than it currently has, but this book just hasn't helped with that as much as I'd hoped. I gave it three stars because it does have some good ideas, and it may all be my fault that it just didn't work for me.
A real hit Jun 8, 2008
I purchased this book for my daughter in law after reading several reviews. She LOVES it !! And she has already shared it with several other young women at church. What a great gift it has turned out to be.
This book saved my sanity! Apr 23, 2008
I LOVE this book. The way she describes herself in the beginning as being a burned out, over worked, homeschooling mom, was me in a nutshell. At first I was very sceptical about whether or not taking the advice of this book would actually help me. I read the book and learned a bit about myself and my vocation as a wife and mother, but I still wasn't ready to conform to a strict schedule. Almost a year after reading it, I finally decided that what I was doing wasn't working, so I might as well try her idea of a schedule. It has completely changed my life. As soon as the first day of using our new schedule, my 10 year old son told me how much happier he was to know what to do and when. He looked at is as knowing when he would be able to sit and watch a ballgame on t.v. LOL!
My advice for people that intend to read this book is to not get caught up in how structured the authors day is. She is more organized than anybody I know. I would never be able to plan my day in 15 minute increments, but she gives the tools needed to get a general outline of your day for you to set up what works best for your family. We ended up dividing the day into big chunks of time for various activities. I'm still trying to perfect the schedule, and I know that it will always be a work in progess, but it is really nice knowing where my day is headed and how everyone is going to get there. I highly recommend this book.
Warning: Not for all moms Apr 9, 2008
This book had some practical ideas that aren't very new. Such as having a schedule and such. But I had a hard time, as I was reading the book, believing that her ideas on a schedule were realistic with nursing babies and homeschooling. Certain personality types will struggle with this book, others will probably love it. I didn't feel very encouraged or excited or motivated by reading this book. I suppose it just wasn't written for my personality. I learned alot more and felt more encouraged by other books such as MOTH (Managers of their home) and Emily Barnes books. Good luck!
Great for All Christian Moms Feb 27, 2008
Very easy to read--a mix of personal testimony and stories and advice. I recommend this book to lot of moms--it's obviously very religious in nature, so I wouldn't recommend it to a mom with little or no religious faith. I think even though it's written by a Catholic, Protestant women can overlook the Catholic references and substitute their own faith practices and experiences, thus a good book for all Christian moms (and not just homeschoolers like Holly). I find when I follow the suggestions in this book, my life is more orderly and peaceful. The hard part is sticking with it!