Feel free to answer just one question or as many as you’d like by leaving the question number along with your answer in the comment thread of this post. One winner will be chosen from among those who comment to win this week’s giveaway which includes:
*A retro apron from ALynn’s Aprons
*A domestic diva rubber scraper
*A copy of Karen Ehman’s book Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide for Holidays and Special Occasions
* A teal journal with Philippians 4:13 on the front. “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength”
* And a handful of Dove dark chocolate with almonds
Winner announced Friday.
ALSO don’t forget to join us for a Blab session tonight at 9:30 pm EST with Hoodwinked authors Karen Ehman of Proverbs 31 Ministries and Ruth Schwenk from The Better Mom. They’ll be giving you a behind-the-scenes peek at the writing of Hoodwinked, discussing chapters 1-3, and taking your questions. You can find it by following karen_ehman ‘s account on Blab or simply going to this link.
Now, we’d love to read your answers to any of the questions below. Karen and Ruth and their assistant Lindsey Feldpausch will hop on as much as they can to add to the conversation. Don’t forget when chatting online about our community here to use the hashtag #nomorehoodwinkedmoms
OK. Let the discussion begin!
1. What did you think motherhood would be like before you had kids? What has it actually been like since becoming a mom?
2. Have you struggled with pursuing perfection in motherhood? Explain.
3. In Chapter 1, the author states, “Only Jesus can help us to shake off the lies and embrace the truth.” What role has Jesus had in your motherhood? In your life? (You are safe to answer honestly here.)
4. What did you think about the Proverbs 31 woman before this week’s reading? What do you think now?
5. This quote was tucked inside chapter 2: “The hoodwinked mom is quietly and secretly trying to convince herself she knows what she is doing.” Have you ever gone through a season where you tried to act like you knew what you were doing, but honestly, you needed help? Describe this time.
6. What is one motherhood skill that you have developed and improved? What is one skill you still need to work on?
7. Can you think of an example when you thought you knew the right and only way to mother in a particular area—whether it was before you became a mother, or since? Describe the situation.
8. Have you ever erected a fence as a mom? How can you move forward in motherhood as a woman who builds bridges instead?
9. Chapter 3 of Hoodwinked also discussed the scripture from Titus 2:1-5. The author states, “We can all agree that these verses say that we must take care of our home and family, but how we will do that is lived out differently for each of us depending on our convictions and life circumstances.” Since there are so many women here from various life situations, wouldn’t it be neat to see how we each take care of our own home and families? Take a moment to write a few sentences describing your life and unique way of taking care of your responsibilities at home. Be sure to build a bridge and encourage the other woman doing things differently than you! It is remarkable how many ways we can get the same job done!