Home Is Where The Mom Is
This is a comprehensive resource that is worthwhile for any mom, new or old. Written from a Christian perspective by a registered nurse, the book offers helpful down-to-earth tips, healthful advice, and spiritual insights that make it valuable on many levels. Shelly Burke's style is very comforting—like sitting down with a friend over a cup of coffee and discussing everyday home life issues. She doesn't preach or overwhelm with unrealistic advice, but speaks from experience and her own faith. This book would make the ideal gift for an expectant mother! -Beth Burke, on Amazon.com, August 21, 2006
Shelly Burke has created a comprehensive, beautifully written guide for At-Home Moms. As a Registered Nurse, she knows the importance of caring for yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually before you'll have the energy to care for others. And, as a mom herself, Shelly understands the demands of a family and a part time career. I wish I'd had her book to read when our children were still at home, but find that many of her helpful suggestions are still beneficial when our children and grandchildren visit.
She'll help you set your goals and priorities, and she offers a wealth of helpful suggestions for dealing with all that At-Home Mom's encounter - fussy or ill kids, tired and hungry husbands, extended family challenges, demands from friends, the difficulty of running a house-hold, and good advice for handling your finances. Shelly covers it all and ends each chapter with an uplifting Bible verse to nourish your soul.
If you are an At-Home Mom, a Mom working out of the home, or a Grandma, you'll gain a wealth of information from reading Home is Where the Mom Is.
Susan S. Johnson, Author of “Grandloving: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren,” on Amazon.com, Sept. 3, 2006
If you are a stay-at-home mom, this book is for you! . . .
Shelly Burke appears to be a very knowledgeable writer . . . The book is very well-organized, has an extensive index, and covers a great deal of information.
This comprehensive resource is broken into three sections: "Taking Care of Yourself," "Taking Care of Others," and "Organizing Your Life." Each section offers complete and in-depth information relevant to the section. Shelly Burke will show you how to make decisions based upon Christian principles and what you know about your unique family. . . .
At the end of each chapter, goals are offered and additional Bible verses are listed to further accommodate the intended purpose of the chapter. And, Shelly Burke writes with a pleasing sense of humor too! "
I highly recommend this book to all new mothers and stay-at-home moms, but if you have been a mother for some time, you can find helpful information also. This is the type of book you read and then refer back to when a certain area of life needs a refresher. The book is so well-organized; one should have no trouble finding a particular subject. To add to the benefits this work will bring, Shelly Burke is a Christian and refreshingly writes her book from a Christian perspective. "Home Is Where the Mom Is" is a resource I recommend all moms have in the home to refer to often.
-Kelli Glesige for Reader Views, www.readerviews.com, Sept. 27, 2006
I gave this book to my wife who stays at home, and it is a great resource and read. Chock full of information and as stay-at-home Mom's know, a much needed uplift in dealing with the daily needs of supporting the family. Highly recommended. -Kevin Burton, on Amazon.com, Oct. 15, 2006
If you are a stay-at-home mom, and you want to fully live your Christian values, there is no better book than "Home Is Where the Mom Is". This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of motherhood, parenting, child raising and family relationships and offers tons of valuable insight, wisdom and advice from a woman who knows her stuff. . . .
I was astonished by the sheer volume of information Burke brings to her readers, doing so with warmth, humor, and a real understanding of the challenges moms face. There is a definite Christian angle to the book, with plenty of Biblical examples and quotes and references, but this is truly a book chock full of wisdom for moms from all backgrounds. The philosophies Burke presents can truly help any woman make better sense of being a mother, whether it be finding the right balance or keeping priorities or simply managing time and money. What it all comes down to is creating a day-to-day life that mirrors inner values, supports growth, and focuses on what is most important. Family.
"Home Is Where the Mom Is" is an excellent resource, and a warm and compassionate field guide to motherhood for the Christian mom.
-Marie D. Jones, on Amazon.com, Jan. 13, 2007
What a handy guide to being a mom! This book is very real life, and who better to get advice from than someone who has first hand experience? Mrs. Burke has reassured me that when taking care of my family, there is no 'by the book', but to do what works for my family and myself. This book is a must read for all moms, stay at home or not.
- Rebecca B. Geil
I love this book and after reading through once, I have continued to go back to sections as various family/household issues arise. . . I particularly liked the sections on establishing a "never run out" method of maintaining a full pantry/fridge& freezer/medical kit to avoid any kind of shopping emergencies. I EVERYONE (young or old, new or experienced mom...even dad's too!) can learn something from it. I have dog-eared my own copy and have given it as a gift...recommended! -Anne R. Thomas
Home Is Where The Mom Is has changed my home life for the better! This book gave me hundreds of ideas to improve the way I run my home. I have two children ages 7 and 13, things can get a little busy and rushed around here, but now I feel like I have a new feeling of control that I didn't have before. It's a must read for any Mom... home or not! -Buffie
This book is a must have for moms. It discusses ways to cope with the stresses of being a mom as well as helping moms focus on the joys that go with motherhood. The scripture references that the author uses are very appropriate for the subject matter and they are helpful to read to build up one's spiritual well being. Also, I enjoyed the chapter on renewing and maintaining your relationship with your husband. So often moms focus on their children and tend to overlook the needs of the spouse to help maintain the family unit. The suggestions in this chapter were very practical and useful and they really work! I recommend this book to any mom who is serious about improving all areas of their life as a mom. - Jamie Massangale
Her thick guidebook is a useful reference for those who wish to nurture . . . A home environment. The contents are wide-ranging, including self-care, caring for the marital relationship, for children and for the home. -MetroLutheran, May 2004
Home Is Where The Mom Is by Shelly Burke presents a veritable wealth of resources, encouragement, advice for stay-at-home Christian mothers looking to balance the needs of the family, the self, and the spirit in accordance with Christian principles. From organizing one's life and eliminating wasted time, to responsibly taking charge of personal and family finances, to making time for physical exercise, Home Is Where The Mom Is offers the reader a compendium of very practical and well-thought-out suggestions. If you are a Christian mother (or married to one!), then read Shelly Burke's Home Is Where The Mom Is! -Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Bookwatch, Jan. 2003
“Home is Where the Mom Is” is a book that is so loaded with good info, that it should be in two volumes, but somehow the author was able to get all the info into one compact paperback. I can’t think of anything she doesn’t cover in this book . . . this book has something for everyone. Ideas on taking care of yourself, family, children, others, and your home. . . a very thorough collection of helpful info for anytime, and just about any situation. -Make a Note website, Dec. 18th, 2002
I found it to be both thought-provoking and very practical, loaded with lots of great counsel . . . I will definitely give it a great recommendation. -Lisa Cooper Ex Libris Curriculum Review (for homeschooling parents)