5 Minutes for Books — Rattled

Rattled: Surviving Your Baby’s First Year Without Losing Your Cool by Trish Berg is a book that will appeal to any new mom, whether it’s your first time with a newborn baby or you are bringing home your second or third baby.

This book covers your changing emotions (including sadness and anger), relationships (with your husband and your in-laws), and underscores the importance of faith, health, and friendship.

Each chapter contains a “Motherhood Survival Kit” which includes

  • Water from the Word are Bible verses to encourage you along your journey
  • Food for Thought gives tips and statistics about the first year of motherhood, such as 10 keys to a successful marriage
  • First Aid Kit is full of practical tips such as clutter-busting ideas
  • Faith on Fire offers a prayer that you can use to help focus on Jesus
  • Shelter from the Storm–features real-life quotes and advice from other moms
  • SOS (Spiritual Opportunity to Savor) is a mom-sized devotional to renew and challenge your relationship with God
  • Study Questions give the reader further opportunities to apply the concepts. I think it would be great to explore these questions with another new mom.

The boxes and sidebars and and sub-headings within each chapter make it an accessible read for the time-challenged new mother. The encouragement or information that you could receive in five minutes will make you turn to the book each time you need it.

Want more info on Trish Berg? Check out her website at www.TrishBerg.com, which offers tons of free resources, links, and downloads for moms as well as more information on other books and ministry.

If you’d like a copy, leave a comment here to enter to win one, or click on through to order your own!

The winners from last week’s columns are:

123 I can Paint!#75 Valerie Mitchell

123 I Can Draw!#29 Bree

123 I Can Make Prints!–#85 Beth Kuligowski

The Lady of Milkweed Manor — #73 Nancy

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  1. says

    Sounds like a great book – and at 26 weeks pregnant with my first baby, it sounds like it will be a real asset in a few weeks. Please sign me up for the contest

  2. Teresa Taylor says

    “Can’t live with ’em, Can’t live without ’em” bears new meaning when you have children. I would love to read this book and gain some new insight on how to stay sane! :-)

  3. Betty Barrett says

    My wonderful sister-in-law is expecting her first child at the age 43…she has just two weeks to go, the pregnancy has gone beautifully. Jane is a faith-filled woman who lives her life in God’s word, this book sounds as if it would really speak to all aspects of motherhood and I like the spiritual support found in it. Jane would love this.

  4. Kimberly says

    i wouldnt mind having a copy of this book. to keep me occupied. im a young mother 21 and would love to LEARN MORE!

  5. Kristi says

    I would love to win this book. It sounds like a great read and I love the biblical application it has. Even if I dont win I think I will have to check this one out!


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