It’s the Desperate Launch Week!!!!! Gifts & Giveaways for YOU!



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“I hold these pages, words of Sarah Mae’s and Sally’s, that are a gift to every mother, that welcome mothers everywhere out of hiding and loneliness and into a fellowship of sisters and mentors, that will make you feel not alone, that will make you feel that there is real God-given hope.”

-Ann Voskamp, New York Times best-selling author of One Thousand Gifts

I have so much to tell you today! Where should I begin? Should I start with the free year of house cleaning, or the weekend spa/mentoring weekend with Sally and me, or the beautiful gifts you will receive if purchase books this week, or how I’ve been listening to the Les Misérables soundtrack all week, or should I just jump right in with why you should pick up a copy or two of Desperate today?

Les Misérables it is! The movie was good, the book is excellent, the soundtrack makes me sing at the top of my lungs, Marius is my favorite.

Now back to the Desperate launch!

Oh my goodness, the baby has been birthed. Finally.

Ahhhhh…

And in celebration of our baby, we have gifts and giveaways for YOU!

It is my and Sally‘s goal is to see women in community, moms helping other moms, and older women investing in the lives of younger women. To that end, we have created free resources for you to use and special bonuses (this week) if you choose to do a book study with other women.

FREE for you, always:

Purchase five books this week:

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Exclusive 5 X 7 Red Letter Art print (only available to those who purchase Desperate)

Value $19.99

A Mother’s Love Art print

Value $16.00

You can purchase the book anywhere books are sold. See below for details on how to retrieve your free gifts. You do not have to lead a study to get the bonuses.

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Purchase eight books this week (with the goal of leading a small group):

Exclusive Vintage Pearl necklace (only available to those who purchase Desperate)

Value $55

You can purchase the book anywhere books are sold. See below for details on how to retrieve your free gifts. You do not have to lead a study to get the bonuses.

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Very Important if You Want to Receive Your Gifts!

In order to receive these free gifts, please email a copy of your receipt and your mailing address to desperatebook@thomasnelson.com.  This “Launch Week Giveaway” is running from 12:00am EST on 1/7/2013 to 11:59EST on 1/12/2013.  Your receipt must show the purchase of 5 or more copies of the book during this time period to receive your free gift.  Once your receipt has been reviewed, you will be sent an email confirmation and further details on the delivery of your gift.

Open to U.S. only.

Spa/Mentoring Weekend with Sally and Me!

Oh friends, this is so special and thrilling to be able to offer you. This week you have the opportunity to win an all-expense paid spa/mentoring weekend in Colorado with Sally and me. Find all the details and how to enter by going HERE. This giveaway is open to enter all week.

Today’s Giveaway!

Every day this week we will have a giveaway for you to enter! Today’s giveaway is…

A year of FREE house cleaning!!!!! 

The details:

  • One year of free house cleaning (once/month) or 6 months of free house cleaning (twice/month) – your choice!
  • Once a winner is randomly chosen, a gift certificate will be given to you from a local house-cleaning service.
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Can I get a WOOT?!

 Enter using the form below (can’t see the form? Click through to the blog by going here!)
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After you’ve entered the giveaway, head on over to Sally’s blog itakejoy.com because Sally has a special message for you as well!

Here’s to an exciting week! Make sure to come back tomorrow for more goodness! Oh, and join Sally and I tonight for a fun Twitter party!

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  • http://twitter.com/jmebowman Jaimie Bowman

    Pick Me!! Pick Me!!! I could so use a housekeeper!! :)

  • http://homewiththeboys.net/ Erin @ Home with the Boys

    Woohoo! Congrats on the launch! Praying this will bless so many moms as it has done for me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kayseleepratt Kayse Lee Pratt

    Oh I need this book because I didn’t realize I needed it. It’s been such a blessing to me in giving me a Christ-centered vision for my job as a momma. Every mom should have this book!

  • VanessaS

    Home schooling 6 children – I NEED a housekeeper for a year!! :o)

  • Carrie Roden

    I’ve been waiting for this book for so long. I can’t wait to be more the mama I was created to be for my four children.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mandiefunk1 Mandie Funk

    I need this book because I’m completely overwhelmed. I feel in over my head every day with my little ones and am DESPERATE for a new outlook and for words of inspiration!

  • mrsmarieosborne

    I am so excited for this book! can’t wait to get it in my hot little hands! And a year of free house cleaning? What more could a girl want?

  • Tracy

    I am so excited for you Sarah Mae. I can’t wait to read the book and share it with others I know could benefit.

  • http://joyceandnorm.wordpress.com Joyce and Norm

    I need this book because I need to know that “this too shall pass.” :p It will, right? ;)

  • http://www.mercyfoundme.com/ Jacque Watkins

    This book really was a breath of fresh air for me, and I’m praying it blesses many weary and desperate mama hearts, bringing them much hope!! Here’s my blog post… blessings to you Sarah Mae and Sally!! http://www.jacquewatkins.com/2013/01/07/for-when-your-mother-heart-is-desperate/

  • http://crystalstine.blogspot.com/ Crystal
  • http://crystalstine.blogspot.com/ Crystal

    I need this book because I’m a toddler mama who needs reminded daily that I serve a God who doesn’t make mistakes…especially not in choosing me to be my girl’s mom.

  • Jennifer

    Why do I need this book?
    Well…because I have a 15 year old, 7 year old and a very strongwilled 3 year old….and because I am a Desperate mom who wants to be desperate no more! This book…this movement could not have come at a more needed time for me…God in His sovereignty has orchestrated this perfectly for me!

  • http://alwaysalleluia.com/ Kris Camealy

    I need this book because I am more desperate than I realized. Seriously, Sarah Mae, Sally, thank you for this. I am so encouraged by this treasure.

  • http://alwaysalleluia.com/ Kris Camealy

    My review is about to go live on my blog: http://alwaysalleluia.com/?p=7071

  • Sarah

    Ya I am pretty desperate with baby number 3 on the way!!

  • Janel

    I love what you and Sally are doing. Thanks so much!

  • Heather

    I would give this to my SIL.

  • Rachel

    I want to be the best mom I can be, not feeling overwhelmed but right where I should be… just found out baby #4 is on the way (and my oldest is 4!). Congratulations on the book!

  • http://www.beckycastlemiller.com/ Becky Castle Miller

    I’m desperate for more SLEEP as a mom of 3! Is there a chapter on sleep in the book? : )

  • Abby

    mother of three boys ages 5, 3, 1. God used a miscarriage about a month ago to show me that I needed to slow down and breathe. too much pushing ahead to see what I should be “doing” and not just enjoying “being”. just trying to figure how to…just…be. :)

  • Kali

    “Why do you need this book?”

    Well, who doesn’t need someone honest and open (and fun!!) to relate to – like you, Sarah! And of course we all need a mentor, and who better to fill those shoes than someone as wise as Sally?

    Plus, going through a really, really difficult time right now, it’s such a blessing to have this book to help keep my head in the right place and my attitude pointed in the right direction. Bless you both for writing it! ((((hugs))))

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.kandray Stephanie Allain Kandray

    I’m a SAHM of 2 girls (1 and 3 yrs) and trying to run a review/giveaway blog as well. Does this come with free babysitting?

  • Samantha Allen

    There are days when I feel totally overwhelmed and I think this sounds like a refreshing and encouraging read!

  • Jenn

    This so relates to me because we have moved so many times and how I have felt over last couple years: I had some friends and no family close by. I quit my corporate job and
    became a full time Mommy. My friends at work had little time and I had
    not really had a chance to plug in with at home Moms. They already had
    their circles – and I was trying to figure out where I belonged. It was
    hard- having worked and then quit. I didn’t really seem to fit.
    But I know there is hope, we you trust in our Lord. Thankful for MOPS and Bible Study groups, even have led a couple for mom’s. I know we can all relate in someway. Can’t wait to read this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.lynch.507 Melissa Lynch

    Somedays I just need some encouragement to keep going.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.thompson.353 Sandy Thompson

    As a homeschooling Mom of 4 girls, I could really use this book! And thank you for sharing your mom-in-laws advise…I have a 4 year old who challenges me everyday. 10 minutes of Momma time every hour will be on the agenda =) Thank you!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1738366996 Darcey Zahaykevich

    My house needs this deperately. Would love to win. I would love to also win the book. I am 45 years old (yes I feel old), with 4 kids ages 8, 8, 6, and 19 months and I help my husband take care of my MIL who has dementia. I am “deperate” for sleep and rest. Thanks!!

  • http://www.faithfamilyfibro.com/ faithfamilyfibro

    Wonderful book. I couldn’t put it down. I sure wish you two would have written this 8 years ago!!! Now I get it and understand the feeling of being desperate when you are a mom of littles! I hope to pay it forward with having a study with women in my area…..praying cuz it will be hard for me to come out of my shell to invite!

  • Terry

    Thank you so much for the offer. Great give away!

  • Cathy E

    Why do I need this book? Well, I already purchased it, read it last week, and left it for my 26 YO niece who is mom to two little ones. So I ordered myself another copy only to have another friend ask to borrow it. So I need another copy for myself, lol.

  • Jen

    The description of this book resonates so much with my season of life. I look forward to hearing what the Lord wants to speak to me through your words. Thank you for writing this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.c.parker.547 Sarah Camp Parker

    Looking forward to it. We’re in the thick of it around here!

  • Amanda Chambers

    I definitely need this book! I’m not sure if mine still qualifies as a “little” at age 9, but as a homeschool mom of an only child, I sure do feel desperate quite often! Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for writing this book.

  • JuliAnne Miller

    I came across a quote from Sally that renergized me to get back into the Word. My husband started his sixth year as a union traveler on Christmas Day. Our family sees each other for 2-3 days once every other month, and maybe a holiday if we are lucky (we average 30-50 days per year). This is tremendously hard on a marriage, but also on our daughter. The lonliness of the lifestyle is difficult for a nine year old to comprehend. I need more time with God to change our lives, to give us balance, to heal us. I want to find physical shoulders to lean on when mine just aren’t enough. Mostly, I need guidance from someone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/easybrizy Brianna McLeod Preston

    So glad this book is finally here–not just for me, but for the many women who have felt like me. Weary, overwhelmed, sad that they aren’t living up to their ideals. Here’s to no more desperate moms!

  • Brittany

    I have four kids under 8, so I could really use this book. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  • Renee

    I am a momma of 4 sweet kiddos…I can totally relate to the feeling of desperation…would love to read this book!

  • jenifer metzger

    Why do I need this book? Uhh….because I have kids. :) I can totally relate to feeling ‘desperate’ and having to remind myself to breathe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elizabeth-P-Deans/1440903668 Elizabeth P. Deans

    I am a SAHM who wants to be the best I can and need God’s strength and guidance to do that.

  • Monique Martinez

    I need this book, because being a mom is a daily struggle for me.
    I literally feel like I’m bring suffocated by my life, almost daily…

  • Rosann

    I need this book because I need to be reminded that it’s okay to strive for SuperMom ideals as long as I don’t let them define me as a mother. I’m going to mess up, but that doesn’t mean my kids will be screwed up for life. As long as I follow God’s biblical “instruction manual” I’ll be glorifying Him and doing exactly what my children need according to His plan and purpose for their life.

  • Rosann

    Here’s my review of this book: A Desperate Mom – http://christiansupermom.com/desperate

  • Katy

    Besides relating myself, I need to give this book to countless friends who I’ve heard relate to it’s message!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1177928578 Katrina Steele

    I could use this because there are “those days” when I AM desperate!

  • Sarah

    I am so eager to get my hands on this book. I am homeschooling 3 of my 4 kids (aged 3-12) with one on the way, and with a husband that does contract work I find myself doing it with a faltering sense of security. (I constantly have to remind myself that God will continue to provide and look for his streams of blessing – but OH for that stream to be consistent and easy to spot!). It is going to trump all my other books piling up on my reading list.

    I have to say that I am a tad disappointed though – I have been watching all the lead up to launch week just to see that it is all for US residents only :( Is there nothing for a poor Canadian excited to buy the book this week?

    Congratulations on the launch – I know the book represents so much hard work, and I am thankful that you invest that work to bless women – mothers – like me. God bless.

    • http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com Sarah Mae

      I know, it stinks for those outside the U.S.! Not my choice! Do you have a friend in the U.S. you could have the giveaways shipped to?

      Thank you for your encouragement! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/liz.c.clark.7 Liz Curry Clark

    who wouldn’t love free housecleaning! Woohoo! With a 3 year old and triplets on the way – this would be a fantastic treat!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Nichole

    I can’t wait for my book to get here. Im a mom of 5 and there are days I’m on the go from the time I get up until I go to bed, well most days are like that. I need to remember to stop and take time and that its ok if I don’t get everything done

  • Karla

    Because it would be nice to have some encouragement to breath on those days when it feels like I can’t. :)

  • Dayna

    I really need this book and it would be amazing if I won the free housekeeping. Blessings to you!

  • http://hissongtomeshalom.blogspot.com/ Mandy

    I need this book because I have 4 kids! And moms all around me are desperate. And I want to know how to help other desperate moms now and in the future! Thanks, Sarah Mae and Sally. Amazing giveaways. I blogged about it at: http://mandymianecki.com/2013/01/desperate.html

  • Laura Droll

    It’s a brand new year and I am desperate to get my religious, home, and personal life organized!

  • Kelly

    I cannot wait to read this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessiholmes Jessica Holmes

    I need this book because I am DESPERATE!! I’m feeling so overrun right now…

  • Teresa

    I’ve read the book already, and I am blown away at how God has used it. To say I’m in a desperate season is an understatement! This has met me where I am and been SUCH an encouragement to me!

  • alison

    I just finished a book study with 4 ladies and would like to start up another. This would be a great book to use.

  • http://twitter.com/TheModestMom Caroline Allen

    I desperately (lol) want to read this book because I am a mom of five children 9 and under, and I get weary! I’d love some fresh new encouragement.

  • Kara

    I could totally use this!!! My husband just told me last week that I overschedule and overcommit. BUT, I always get it done!! Stressed, but done!

  • Britiney

    Sometimes mothering leaves you feeling so desperate and it’s so easy to fill up those desperate moments and hours and days with things that have no lasting value. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1258204402 Christy Yoder

    Why do I need this book? Because I’m a desperate mom (sometimes).

  • http://twitter.com/makeroomfor Tracey

    I need this book because just as iron sharpens iron, moms sharpen moms. Thank you for writing.

  • Leah

    Why do I need this book? Because I’m a mom. Because as I am trying to type this, my very determined one-year-old is trying to take the mouse from me. She’s already succeeded in evicting me from the computer chair- I’m squatting down at the desk to type. And my son just turned 8, but acts like a teenage already. And because I know I can’t do any of this mom-stuff alone – I need God, and I am desperate to be able to breathe in His presence. Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to read the book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shellee.chase Shellee Chase

    I need a new perspective!!

  • Andrea C

    A friend shared this on FB, I need this book! I have six littles who I homeschool, ages 10 months to 9 years.

  • Jo

    I am so looking forward to reading this! I’m a homeschooling mother of four and trying to overcome this feeling of being overwhelmed and alone. For my sake and the kids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/haleeburch Halee Burchfield

    I really hope I win the house cleaning give away! I am having a baby in May and don’t have any family close by, this would be wonderful and much needed help in getting through this first year.

  • Renee

    I am a mom of only 2 in comparison to some other moms. I always wanted to stay home and thought I’d magically turn into Martha Stewart and get it all done and it would be beautiful and perfect… There is an e-card funny going around teasing about how some moms can get 5 pinterest projects done, bible, study homeschool, exercise and have wholesome meals or something exaggerated like that… I am lucky to get a shower and the kids are alive and fed at the end of the day – that’s success.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Hlavka-Huson/728383861 Heather Hlavka Huson

    so Exciting! Can’t wait to order the book

  • http://twitter.com/petejessnewland Jessica Newland

    I am SO excited to get this book & start reading! So excited that I’m telling everyone I know about it & I haven’t even read it yet! :)

  • Stephanie

    Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed with mothering! This sounds like a book I need!

  • Kelly

    Wow, I just stumbled across your book. It looks great, especially as I gear up for a time when my husband will be required to work away from us for far too long. I don’t want to be come that desperate mom as I parent my 3 kids under 5 alone for the next 6months. A house cleaner would be a great way to start! And I’m going to check out your book too!

  • Jen Mc

    This sounds like a wonderful book as I am at the end of me so often every day every week…. cannot wait to read!

  • http://www.facebook.com/becca.goodpaster Becca Goodpaster

    I am on the other side of the darkest season of my life. I so wish that no woman would ever feel so isolated and desperate as I did. I know I’ll be entering another season of Motherhood in the Trenches soon as I expect #3. I see this desperation in other mothers and I so want to encourage them to find a strong, biblical community.

  • Emily

    I would love to read this book. Simply because desperate is how I feel sometimes.

  • Jenny Martin

    Why do I need this book? Because sometimes–I do feel desperate! Right now–with my 6 year old son–we cannot get him to sleep unless he is with us! If we try to force the issue–he is up all night (and so are we!)

  • janice

    Congratulations!

  • angela w m

    Can’t wait to read!

  • http://twitter.com/tiffanyblitz Tiffany Holley

    Exhausted and overwhelmed? YES! I could sure use a Mordechi! :)

  • Misty Smith

    Why do I need this book, you ask? lol I need this book, because, honestly, I can be a better mom to my children and there are and have been plenty of times that I have felt very desperate. I have two teenaged girls and two girls who are about to hit their preteen years. I need/want/thirst for God’s grace and wisdom on a daily basis. This book would be such a blessing to me and my family both. :)

  • Sara R

    I’m so excited to read this book and hopefully to read it together with other wise and desperate mamas. I’ve longed for a mentor in my life for quite some time. So often I feel like I’m drowning as a mom, I need to know I’m not the only one. I’m hoping to find some other moms who are in the same chapter of life as well as some who are closer to the end of the book to encourage us and to walk this together.

  • Courtney Gulledge

    I look forward to reading this! It’s a blessing to know others have felt the same way I do!

  • Kathy

    I need this book for refreshment and direction this year. I wear so many hats and I would love to have biblical guidance on how to keep it together. So excited to read this book, as Sally is one of my mothering/homeschooling mentors!!!

  • Annette

    I told my husband I wanted a clean house for Christmas. :) (Need to do the 31 Days of Clean…but how!???)

  • Nicole

    Because I *feel* desperate, overwhelmed, drained, in need of encouragement.

  • Stephanie

    Let. It. Go. Study in progress, to be followed by Desperate!! Whoa mama, hold on for the changes!!

  • Deanna

    I’d love to read this book! Our first child will be two in a month and baby number 2 is coming the beginning of June. To say that I already have days where I am tired and overwhelmed would be true and I know that there are many more coming. :-) This book sounds like the perfect encouragement and motivation.

  • Melissa B

    I need this book because I have three young children and I am trying to figure out how to balance homeschooling them, keeping the house tidy, and somehow still having enough time and energy to show hospitality to/minister to others!

  • Stephanie

    I am a mommy of 7, with four of them 4 and under!! I homeschool by His grace! I mommy by His grace. This week I am simply surviving by His grace, as most of us are sick including me and our newborn is not sleeping at all. But at the same time I see Him carrying me, teaching me and loving me. I would love to eventually lead a group young moms through this book, but for now I am waiting for Him to open those doors.

    Thank you for your faithfulness to write this book.

  • Shari Miller

    This book is AMAZING!! I had a hard time putting it down. It is a must read for all moms!

  • Kate Harden

    Oh, may the Lord bless you and Sally as you launch this week – with a renewed faith and energy. Yes! I entered one of the giveaways. Cool, ideas.

    Blessings,

    Kate :)

  • Jenn Walden

    I need this book badly!! Last year we made a cross-country move away from all my friends and family. It has been hard settling in and I have spent the last year with little to no support system and a husband who travels for work often. With my three little ones at home I am often exhausted and in need of a break!!

  • Bethany

    I am very excited about to read this book! Sally and Sarah Mae’s blogs and books are so encouraging to me. This looks like a book that will be very easy to relate to and I look forward to sharing it with many friends. I’m homeschooling my 4 kiddos and trying to figure out how to keep house and help my husband run our business and live missionally and intentionally. Thank you for sharing your talent and your wisdom! Congratulations on the launch of your book!

  • Heidi

    This book is so needed! As a mom of three (12, 5, and 2) who homeschools and works 5 nights a week, I feel desperate most days! Trying to keep up with it all and not lose it is such a challenge.

  • Kate @ Teaching What Is Good

    Just knowing that other women have struggled with this and that there is hope is a comfort and joy!!

  • Courtney L

    I need to read this book! Sometimes I feel so discouraged… as a mother, I think we want to be “good enough” for our children all the time, and it’s just not possible… would love to read a story that I can connect with (Sarah Mae’s!) and glean knowledge from Sally Clarkson all at the same time!

  • http://twitter.com/Team144CO Chris & Erin Gross

    Mmmm…why I need this book…to hear that how I feel is not out of the ordinary, that I’m not awful for feeling depleted and worn out and breathless when dealing with motherhood on a daily basis…and to hear how you (I) can move through this stage/phase to live victoriously as a mother, the role assigned to me by God Himself..how I can grow closer to Him as I get comfortable in this skin I’ve been given…

  • Jennifer G

    I have a newborn (well, I guess technically an infant, 7 wks old today) and his 5 yr old brother at home with me 24/7. Hubby works long hours far from home, so we don’t see him much during the week and on weekends he is recuperating from his long week. I am feeling broken right now and I am desperate for help. I hope this book will be the help I need.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phoward336 Pam Howard

    Very excited to read this book! As do many of us, I often feel the mom guilt that I’m not doing enough!

  • HappyAndBlessedHome

    I bought 8 books and found a bunch of free printables at DaySpring. :-) One thing though, I was going to buy Ministry of Motherhood but DaySpring does not sell. Maybe get them to sell Sally’s Books too.

  • http://twitter.com/rivkareverer FromMyMountainView

    {I received an advance copy of your book from the publisher as part of
    your launch team.I have not received compensation for my review.}

    I am so excited about this book! It really is like coming up for air
    when you’ve been under the water for too long. It’s like having a Godly
    mentor sitting at my kitchen table helping me see a different
    perspective of life in motherhood. A desirable perspective of life that I
    would have never seen if it weren’t for Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
    being willing to sit down and be transparent about their lives and
    struggles in the early stages of their growing families. For me, as a
    momma of four little ones, and for most women as well, sometimes we just
    need to realize there is an easier way than doing it all by ourselves
    – we don’t have to face womanhood or mommyhood alone! I am so grateful
    for their perspectives, ideas and wisdom found within these pages. I
    am forever changed. I can breathe. :) Thank you, Jesus, so SO much.
    <3

  • Michele

    I can’t wait to read the book!

  • http://www.jordylizblogs.com/ Jordy Liz

    As a soon-to-be mama, this book has blessed me with its honest grace and comforting words knowing that whatever I face will be okay.

  • jkkyker

    I am so looking forward to this book. THank you, thank you thank you!!

  • Diane

    Desperate is the way I live too many of my days–can’t wait to read this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610767982 Donna Weldon Louis

    With 3 little ones (8 months, 3, & 6) I can use all the help I can get

  • Sarah Marie

    I would be so blessed by this book! I would really love to be better and turning to God when I am desperate… not only for myself but for my kids!

  • SarahB

    I am Desperate! I need help and encouragement as a mom! I would love to use this to reach out to other mother’s as well. So excited! Thank you for this blessing!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/wendycwood Wendy C. Wood

    So excited about the launch! Can’t wait to read the book :)

  • http://twitter.com/sclubmama Randi S

    Who doesn’t need this book? Aren’t we all desperate?

  • Ashley Cozzens

    I’m really excited about this book, and the whole … movement? I need this book because I have 3 kids age 3 and under and it is growing me in huge, but often painful ways.

  • Shannon Baker

    I have so many young momma’s that I am going to share this with! Can’t wait to start a small group!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.faro Kelly Faro

    I have days that I feel desperate. I would love to hear the message and encouragement it will give me.

  • Jaime Layton

    Great giveaway. Thanks

  • camille

    It has been homeschooling 4 kids, with a husband who is gone for 12 hours a day that has had me realize how desperate I am for a Savior! D A I L Y ! It is nice to know we are not alone as mothers, we are all desperate for more of God :-)

  • Sarah

    I need this book because I am a mother of a 4-year-old. I quit my job when she turned one thinking being a stay at home mom would be easy. Ha! Some days I envy the fact that my husband GETS to go to work, but then I feel bad about it. It can be a tryly lonely time and I am thankful someone is willing to share that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.js.9 Kelly JS

    I so desperately need this book. We are e-schooling our oldest, have a little one, I have just started working outside the home for the first time in 6 years, I’m blogging, in the beginning stages of starting my own company, my husband is in school, and we are struggling to handle it all.

    This book sounds like it could give me so much clarity on how to handle such situations. It’s been a rough year to say the least!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawna.wingert Shawna Wingert

    Desperate is putting it lightly some days. As a first generation follower of Jesus and a newly home mom of two boys, my entire life has been turned upside down (for all the right reasons, but still upside down!) with little knowledge or tools for success. I love your blogs and Sally’s books. You have been mentors from afar and loved me without us ever having met. I am looking forward to receiving my copy of the book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelli.s.allen.1 Kelli Smith Allen

    Would love this because I homeschool our four kids and sometimes find myself at my wit’s end. I would love to hear of tips/encouragement of how to be a better mom, teacher, wife, etc. to my family and honor God through doing so.

  • http://www.girlwithblog.com/ Anna R

    Oh. My. Word. How I would LOVE to win a year of housecleaning!! What a humbling and incredible gift!

  • ReasonToParty

    Best. Contest. Giveaway. Ever. !! :)

  • kiley

    i have a feeling this book will be on my favorites list!

  • Okaasan

    I need the book because I am desperate. :P

  • Steph P

    I just bought the book on Amazon! I am so looking forward to reading this book. I am planning on buying extras so I can share with others, possibly lead a group in my home too.Thank you so much for these wonderful opportunities! Would absolutely love to meet you and Sally together! I have been more than desperate in the past 5 years! Thank you again for this! I can’t wait til the book get’s here. God Bless!

  • http://twitter.com/melinda_biddy Melinda Biddy

    Blessings to you and Sally!

  • Jos@Joyful{in}Chaos

    Why do I need this book? More how can I NOT need this book…I feel overwhelmed AT.ALL.TIMES. I feel like I never ever can get caught up. I feel behind in all things…not just mommy-hood. I know my relationships and marraige is strained because I feel this way…and I honestly…just keep plugging away but truly don’t know how I’m ever going to get out of the mountain…aaaaaah!

  • Marcy

    I am already enjoying my pre-release copy of the book, thank you for ministering to women like me with young children who are desperate to breathe!

  • Cindy

    I am so excited for this book I have always been a fan of Sally Clarkson read almost all her books and used her tools in rearing my 7 kiddo’s it’s hard sometimes and we need the support of other christian mommy’s so badly I have a young adult right now 19 and then 6 more 17-7 in which I have always homeschooled so I am really ready for this book can’t wait . Also love Sarah Mae followed you for few years now :)

  • Jessica

    Would LOVE this!

  • Kris Bush

    Congratulations on the book release! I absolutely LOVED reading this book as a reviewer. It is a favorite and has been helping me go from a desperate mom to a not so desperate mom! Thank you for writing this book and God bless!

  • Chelsea

    Yes please! A yearly house cleaner?! Wow!

  • Amanda W

    Ordered the book today – it can’t get here fast enough!

  • Rebecca

    This book looks like a refreshing one!!

  • Jessica

    I have a newborn and feel led to have several more children. With my health issues, I can’t imagine taking care of any more children though that is the longing of my heart. I am so tired of only leaving the house to go to doctor’s appointments. I long for fellowship, but it is difficult with a busy schedule of doctor’s visits each week.

  • Serena

    I’ve never done anything as hard as parenting, and I could very much use encouragement.

  • Tricia

    Motherhood is a wonderful time when you are raising up your children and pouring all your love and energy into them, yet it can leave one feeling isolated and lonely at a time when friendships and support are needed most. I am excited to see how this book can give me a different perspective and to see the need to make time for fellowship with other women!

  • MEG

    I would love to give a year of housecleaning to my sis who lives across the country from me. . .

  • Claiborne snyder

    Because I’m desperate some days!

  • TereasaM

    I am so excited for you, dear one. The Lord is going to bless so many women through this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickilena Micki Hawkins

    I think that the title says it all… as a Mom, I think we have all felt desperate, and lost, and alone and scared. We just need to breathe… and KNOW that we are NOT alone!!! Just downloaded it – so glad I don’t have to wait for it to be shipped! can’t wait to get off work and start reading it!!!

  • Theresa B

    I am SO looking forward to this book. A few friends of mine and I are reading it together and that is another thing I’m looking forward to……mama fellowship

  • Dawn Sullivan

    Sarah Mae and Sally… you two are soon to become two of my favorite peeps. You obviously have an idea of how desperate I am… and I am SOOOOOO THANKFUL you followed the Lord’s lead and have written this book! I can’t WAIT to read it! Hugs to you both. xoxoxo

  • Melody

    This looks like wonderful encouragement! I am a mother of 3 ages 2 1/2 and under.

  • Sarah C

    I need encouragement during this wonderful, but crazy time of having a 4 1/2 yr old, 3 yr old, and 18 month old. Thanks!

  • shannon coe

    I would gift this to a young mom if I win. Can you imagine taking all your children to the library and coming home a few hours later to a clean house? Can you just imagine how this would boost their spirit and take just one thing off their never ending list or responsibilities? Thank you Sarahmae and Sally for being so generous.

  • Amanda B

    Yesterday I was feeling desperate! As a homeschooling mother of 4, I have just been at the end of myself. I’m overwhelmed and needing a change. What an answer to prayer when I opened my inbox and found that today was launch day! I purchased 5 books and cannot wait to restore my heart’s desire and move away from being desperate! Thank you for writing your story!

  • Keri @ Growing in His Glory

    So excited about this new book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/JenniMullinix Jenni Mullinix

    Thank you so much writing this book! I has done my heart so much good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charissa.ketcherside Charissa Ketcherside

    I have 2 boys under 5, and I have another baby on the way. Frankly, I am scared of newborns. I love them, but I have a very hard time loving myself when I am sleep deprived. I am hopeful that the 3rd time around I will give myself more grace. My mother, who would love to help out, lives in Austria, so I often don’t have the hands on help for which I am often desperate.

  • Nancy@ThereIsGrace

    Can’t wait to read the book!

  • Chaunie@TinyBlueLines

    This book really does look perfect. It’s where I’m at in my life with a 4 year old, 2 year old and 6 month old. I could really use the help!!

  • http://twitter.com/langgangmama Christina Lang

    Yay the day is finally here!!!

  • Sam

    I’m looking forward to reading this book…

  • Jessica McGilvray

    I am a stay at home mom to two precious girls, a preacher’s wife, Biblr class teacher, and part-time nanny. I sometimes feel so overwhelmed, as do some of my mom friends from church. We can’t wait to get into this book!

  • Laura

    Why do I need this book? Probably because there have been many, MANY times when I’ve thought to myself that I must be losing my mind. Baby #3 is due in the spring and I just don’t know how I’m going to handle it all!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carashields31gifts Cara Shields

    If you are a mother of small children (or even one child) this book is for YOU!!! You need to know you are not alone, you need to know you are not crazy and most of all you need to know God has NOT forgotten you

  • Amanda

    I have been looking forward to this book! It was on my list even before its release date :).

  • Megan

    I’d love to be able to give this book away to encourage the moms in my life.

  • Jessica

    I love to read and I know this book would be refreshing for my soul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hope.marshall.374 Hope Marshall

    As a mom, I’m always looking for encouragement and inspiration in my calling. Each day presents new challenges and the same old tasks. Thank you for writing this book!

  • Shelley Quiroz

    I need this book so that I can share with the women’s ministry of my church. Our vision is for mothers to help mothers, the world needs more mothering.

  • Jessica

    I need this book as a way to know I’m not alone in mothering, and hear the wisdom of an older woman!

    http://www.ramblingsofamommy-sahm.blogspot.com

  • Leela

    so excited to start the book study with my precious mommy friends!

  • Sheri P

    I can’t wait to get my copy. I love Sally’s books! Thank you for taking the time to join together and write this book.

  • thekindlecrew

    I’m loving reading it already. I need this book to be encourage to invest in the other women the Lord has put on my heart!

  • LLTwinsMama

    Congratulations! I so enjoy your blog an look forward to enjoying the book!

  • Mindy Brouse

    I need this book because I’ve just moved and am establishing new community. Painful and difficult, yet trusting God in it all.

  • Staci

    I need this book because I have not had a mentor in the LORD and motherhood and would really like one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=161400305 Stephanie Hanes

    What momma doesn’t feel desperate at times??? With three little ones, I definitely have my moments and I can’t wait to read this book!

  • Abby

    With three little ones under 7 and one due any day, and a husband that’s spent most of the last year deployed I’ve felt desperate a lot. I can’t wait to read the book!

  • Jennifer

    Sounds like a great book. I’m sure that it will be a great blessing to all who read it!

  • Kristen H

    Just ordered 8 books! Super excited to start studying it with my girlfriends!

  • Karen H.

    I can’t wait to read this book, as I’ve been feeling desperate for 9 years now (my kids are 9 and 7:)). I’m bummed you won’t be speaking at the Colorado Mom Heart conference January 18/19th but I can’t wait to soak up the knowledge Sally has to share with us. You will be there in spirit I know!

  • Mom of 5

    Book sounds very interesting. So does housekeeping :)

  • http://newlifesteward.com/ Mary Beth

    I already own this book, but I needed it just as a refresher that I’m not the only one who has these thoughts/feelings as well as some encouragement and suggestions on how to take charge of my life and how I choose to live it.

  • Maegan

    I need this book because as a new mom, there are times that I feel like I have no clue what I am doing. I absolutely can’t wait to read this book and feel more secure in my role as a mother!

  • Jenn

    I am a mother to 7 blessings…..I love to read and I love to learn more about mothering, help with mothering, & encouragement!

  • Amy

    I’d love to read this. Who doesn’t have desperate moments as a mom?

  • Jennifer

    As a mom of 4 (ages 6, 4, 2, and 5 mo.) and aunt of 2 nieces (ages 4 and 2) who are frequently over to play and soon to homeschool, I’m excited to read this book. Hope abounds! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/TrinaHolden Trina Holden

    I need this book because I think it will be the perfect tool to help me build community with the young moms in my new church. We’re gonna read it together…woot!

    And PS I loved the video of you giddy about launch week! LOL

  • http://ErikaDawson.com/ Erika Dawson

    I didn’t want to need this book, but I do. 3 under 4 and little outside support has left this Mama feeling many desperate days. What a gift and breath of fresh air this book was! I was blessed to peek into the sweet friendship of you and Sally and praying for someone like that in my own life and for me to BE that someone to another.

  • RG

    Simply because it seems to be a ray of sunlight in the trenches.

  • Tiffany T

    I read the intro and first 2 chapters last night and boy, can I relate!!! I hope to do a book study with my friends! Every mom needs to read this book! :)

  • MacKenzie

    This book has the power to change lives! I know it is changing mine! I can’t wait to study with other ladies! Thank you so much!

  • Fibia

    Homeschooling newbie, trying to show my kids grace everyday. I fail miserably. I hope I can win the book – it would be such a blessing for all my “Desperate” days.
    Thank you.

  • Dawn

    Expecting baby #2 and know I will become even more desperate than now!

  • http://www.whimsywords.blogspot.com/ Julie Wilson

    what mom isn’t desperate? I need this book to remind myself to breathe when things get crazy… which happens almost every day!

  • MacKenzie

    Ugh! Totally missed the question- sorry for the 2nd comment! Basically, I moved last April to a small farm, lived in a 5th wheel trailer for 2 1/2 months with 2 young boys while huge pregnant and remodeling, had my 3rd baby in July, am homeschooling, still living in an unfinished house (I have to go outside to get to the laundry room!) and am DESPERATE! My 2nd son is 3 and very… independent, shall we say? My husband has been working out of town a lot and is of the mentality that the kids are my job and I shouldn’t need a break if I am a good mom. It’s exhausting, emotionally draining and I’ve felt like no one gets this stage until now. THANK YOU for this book!!

  • Krista B.

    I am so excited about reading this book. I’m sad that Amazon is taking 2 weeks to ship it :( Worth the wait :)

  • Becky Bowen

    Just heard about this book! Sounds like I need to read it. Stay at home Mom of 4 amazing kids, that the majority of the time leave me deseperate! :)

  • Angela DeRossett

    I think this book looks like a “must-read” for mothers. I plan on buying a copy next payday!

  • Chantel Brankshire

    I am going to be a first time mommy this fall. I think this would be a good way to start out our adventure. :)

  • MamaBethy

    This book is so helpful for mothers who need that consolation and encouragement when at times its hard to find. It’s also a opportunity to bring specific things in motherhood to God for prayer as they are shinned upon through the reading.

  • http://impressyourkids.org lmilla

    because I yelled so hard at my boys this morning that I think should be put away.

  • Kimberly

    I wanted this book as soon as I read about it. I am a desperate mama more often than not! I really hope to do a Desperate study with some moms at our church. Wow, a year of house cleaning?? Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • noblinfamily

    I need this book because I think it will teach my a lot about how to not feel so lonely as a mom.

  • Melinda T

    I need this book for myself and I’d love to share it with my sister in laws and friends. We can all benefit from this!

  • Britni

    Love!!! Starting a book club with all the young mamas at my chruch!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.allen Melanie Allen

    I need this book because I am an exhausted new mom! I have a 9 month old and motherhood caught me by surprise. I am exhausted, struggling and have almost no friends with children. I could really use some encouragement and support!

  • http://www.raisingtherosses.com/ Zohary Ross

    Loved it so much I just ordered extra copies for all my friends :) I needed to know I’m not the only one who feels desperate at times.
    Now if I could just win the house cleaning. . . .

  • Joellen

    I need this book because I’m a homeschooling mom of four coming out of seven years of major upheaval, trying to find the new normal. As things are finally coming closer to what’s “normal” for normal people, I’m fighting the desire to just collapse in a heap instead of using the relative calm to finally make improvements in myself and our home.

  • http://www.clothedmuch.com/ Elaine

    i’d love to get it to read with my sisters-in-law.

  • Charlotte

    I’m pregnant with my first child, and DESPERATELY want to be a good mama!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emily.allison.790 Emily Allison

    I need this book because I have a 4 year old, 2 year old and 10 month old. I am desperate to glorify God in raising them.

  • http://twitter.com/newlywedmoments Emily Crider

    I would love to give this book to one of my mommy friends!

  • Julie

    Why would I want to read this book? Because I’m always overwhelmed? :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/dbhowellfamily Dave & Becky Howell

    Love it. So happy to see this ‘birth’ for you. Already started reading my book. I’m cheering you on!

  • Jennifer D.

    I can’t wait to read this!! It sounds like a breath of fresh air!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barb.simeon.5 Barb Simeon

    Oh how I would love to help some younger moms!

  • Kristen in MO

    I am homeschooling my kiddos (ages almost 10, 7, 4 and 1). My husband works out of town 3-4 days a week and I often feel like I am drowning in a sea of unfinished life. I often forget to rely on God’s strength and mercies because clearly I cannot do this alone. I can’t wait to read this book.

  • Deb

    I need this book cause some days I feel desperately in need of encouragement and help.

  • Rachel Pereira

    SO need this book in light of some recent developments in our family! Definitely feeling a little overwhelmed in my motherhood! Can’t wait to read it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amy.h.cooper.5 Amy Harris Cooper

    I need this book! I need to feel renewed and alive…I love my life and my family to peices, but I often feel overwhelmed.

  • http://madesacred.blogspot.com/ Elizabeth Giger

    This is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been excited about this book since I heard about it! I simply need it as a mommy of a 4yr old, 2 yr old and 1 week old!

  • Sarah S.

    I need this book because I could relate completely to everything spoken in the video. Any my name is also Sarah Mae. :)

  • Jen BC

    I only wished I had had a mentor when I was a young mom. Hoping to use this as a tool to reach out to some moms in my neighborhood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Speer-Scales/1362278288 Sarah Speer Scales

    So excited about this book! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Speer-Scales/1362278288 Sarah Speer Scales

    I did a quick share on my blog about this giveaway, but also making sure they check out the book!! http://itsjustme.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/sharing-its-the-desperate-launch-week-gifts-giveaways-for-you/

  • Terese Christian

    Desperate sounds like it was written for me!

  • http://profiles.google.com/katrinkajane Katrinka Jane

    You have no idea what a relief it is to find your book. I own my own business and also homeschool my boys (1st grade and almost 4yo), so I put a lot of pressure on myself to be “supermom”. We lost our daughter in November; her heart stopped at 18 weeks, and she was born at 21 weeks. I am tired.

  • Amy Q

    the days are long but the years are short!

  • http://www.facebook.com/fayelle Fayelle Ward Ewuakye

    I’m so excited about this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/fayelle Fayelle Ward Ewuakye

    I definitely am looking for more community and encouragement as a mom… need the book!

  • Amy

    I am a mom of five lovely children, and all I have ever wanted to do is be a mom, but most days I wake up feeling hopeless and alone. I am hoping to find not only encouragement from this book, but also to find that I am not as alone as I feel.

  • Amy

    Why do I need this book? Because I’ve so often felt like I’m failing at being a mom, it sounds like just what I need!

  • Sara S.

    I need this book because I am a desperate mom! I am that mom that hides away saying “I can’t do this!”. So thankful for this wisdom in such a desperate place.

  • mrs r

    As a mom of two boys who challenge me daily, I’m desperate for sanity!

  • Danielle

    I never seem to get beyond overwhelmed, even after 21 years of parenting. With young children still at home, I am looking forward to the journey. Goodbye desperate and Hello the FREE me!! <3. Happy for you two. I've been reading, waiting and praying you through the process. Can't wait to see the HS MOVE BIG TIME!!

  • Crissy Conner

    I think as a mom we should always be learning and growing, and I know since starting my own business last year I’ve not been the best mom that I could be. I think this is the perfect book to start reading to not only be a better mother to my children, but also being closer with God.

  • Donna

    I am starting a Holy Yoga class and i think it would really help to put a book study in with it. This is the perfect book!! I’m a Homeschooling mom of 5 and are always inspired by you both! Congratulations on this new journey! I’m excited for you!!!

  • http://www.inamirrordimly.net Shannon McKee

    I am so excited to start a small mentoring group with 5 or 6 of the young moms in our church. I’ve already approached 4 who are “in” and so eager to get started. Someone should have written this book years ago – it’s very needed.

  • Mrsrbbt

    I am DESPERATE too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1072983619 Mindy Richburg Brasher

    I am so excited abou this book and the upcoming Texas conference! Thank you!

  • Megan M.

    I’ve been in a desperate stage recent. Sometimes the weight of taking care of four kids and homeschooling AND trying to keep some semblance of order in my home is crushing.

  • Heidi

    Ooohh! I can’t wait to read it, and would certainly LOVE to win a year of free cleaning! :)

  • Chris

    I have 2 kids under 2 1/2. I’m hoping the book will be the encouragement need to just keep going.

  • Liberty

    I am excited to lead a mom group so we can all encourage each other. This book is going to be such an amazing tool.

  • http://asjulesisgoing.com/ Jules Rothacher

    YAY! Desperate is finally out!!!

  • Leah CB

    More times than I can count I’ve felt like a failure of a mom. Would love to read this book to give myself some encouragement.

  • Erica

    Even though I clean houses for other moms of littles, it would be nice to have someone come clean mine :-) More importantly, so thankful for this book and its message to all moms.

  • J wylie

    Because it is good to encourage and be encouraged in the most important job in this world. Training my children in the way they should go so they will not depart from it.

  • Tessa

    I need the book because somedays I feel overwhelmed with the role of mom, teacher, wife, etc. and just want to crawl into a hole. I feel so honored to have those “titles” but also feel so unworthy because of my attitude.

  • Vanessa

    I need this book to keep me going and to reassure me that what I am doing is not futile. It can be rough in the trenches and having wisdom from someone who has been there is invaluable!

  • http://twitter.com/graceformoms Jessica Wolstenholm

    Can’t wait to read the book Sarah Mae! And I just love all of the fun giveaways you have going on this week. Such a great way to celebrate moms who need to breathe. Love!

  • LauraN

    This book looks wonderful!

  • Lynne Brons

    Sometime “desperate” is just how we feel without being able to put it into words. Looking forward to reading it.

  • Hillary

    I need this book because I am desperate. Being a mommy is harder than I ever imagined. I balled during th foreward and introduction because what you have to say is what I am experiencing. I am desperate for the Holy Spirit’s guidance every second of the day! And sleep! I am desperate for sleep :o)

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.oconnell.509 Karen O’Connell

    I need this book because I am just starting out to begin a family, and need all the help I can get!

  • Shelly R

    I need this book because each day, I say it. I can’t be a mom today. I have a child with as perverse and health issues who never sleeps. She lives in a state of panic, and so do we. I have an almost two year old with a temper like nobody’s business. My life feels like chaos, and no one understands. And it is lonely. I am buying this book today. Thank you Sarah Mae. Thank you!

  • tina watschke

    I bought this to not only help me but to provide me with insight to come alongside new mama’s and encourage them. Thank you!!!

  • Jane

    I need this book because I want to be a good mom – but feel I’m failing

  • Nicole N.

    Girl. I need this book because today is my last day on maternity leave after the birth of my 2nd daughter! I’ve got to go back to being a full-time worker and mom of 2 girls under 3 and I need some mom-to-mom encouragement.

  • Michele G.

    I am a foster parent to a handsome toddler (in the adoption process now!) and the adoptive mother of 3 children, ages 8, 10 & 11. My husband owns a painting company so he works alot of hours. Between homeschooling, mommy’ing, etc. to have FREE housecleaning would be a gift of unmatched proportions :)

  • Brenda H

    This sounds great! Would love a copy!

  • Blaire

    hmmm….i need this book because i want to be the mom that God wants me to be, and i need help to do that.

  • Maia

    I need this because I am just exhausted right after I wake up.

  • Erin

    Whole house cleaning?! Yes, please!!

  • Christine M

    I need this to be a better mom to my 3 kids. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough patience with them.

  • Shay

    I need this book, because it’s always encouraging to know we are not alone on this journey called motherhood! I tend to fall frequently into the comparison trap!

  • Melinda

    Thanks so much!

  • Jennifer

    Because this book was written FOR me.. naturally I need it.

  • Melinda

    There are days that I really need this book just to not feel so alone…

  • Krystal

    This is amazing, so many of my most inspiring ladies! I need this book because I am “desperate” for reminders and inspiration of God’s calling! God bless you!

  • Krissy

    Because like all other moms, I need to relate to other moms who are tired!

  • Joy

    I have a a 3 1/2 year old and 2 1/2 year old twins and I have too many “desperate” days!

  • Nichole

    I need this book because while I know in my head that my “job” as a mother, SAHM, homeschooler, etc. is important, but I often get discouraged at the enormity of it all.

  • Alyssa Wilson

    It sounds like a wonderfully encouraging book for all mothers. It is nice to know we are not alone…

  • Lynn G.

    for the encouragement that I know I will receive

  • Julie

    This book acknowledges that I’m not alone on those days when mothering young children just seems so overwhelming!

  • Brooke

    I don’t know a mom who doesn’t need this book! I could definitely use the encouragement in the day to day with my boys! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbrooke7 Jessica Jaecklein Redden

    with 7 year old ttriplets and 6 year old twins, I really grapple with this issue daily it seems! Thank you for writing a book to help those of us who need an extra hand…

  • Nicole

    I often feel alone as a mama and as a Christian mama and a part time working mama and Christian mama married to a non-believer. I am looking for practical ideas to help me as a mama and hopefully to help me reach out to other mom’s in my community. Thank you!

  • Eva W.

    I need this book because I feel overwhelmed most times working as a teacher and coming home to be mom and wife. I do feel desperate right now!

  • Laura

    I want to learn to let go of feeling guilty when I am at the end of my rope as a mom…

  • JoLu

    I need this book to help me face the days where all I want to do is turn in my resignation.

  • Angie

    I need this book because I am a mom – and some days seem to just swallow me up!

  • Lucy

    Eventhough my daughter is grown, you always need advice on how to be a better Mom.

  • Lisa

    NEED this book, have been struggling with my kids the last week and truly feel the word desperate describes it all…

  • Missy C.

    This book looks like a breath of fresh air! It seems to be just what is needed to get to the next minute, hour, day, etc.

  • joanna

    this book would be perfect to read in preparation for our family yet-to-be & best of all, to share w/ my friends & mothers who are in this situation right now

  • missymosquiito

    Sounds like a great book and a much depsaraely needed prize. Housekeeping for a year!! My tired self could sure use the help. :)

  • Heather

    I need this book because I do feel desperate at times. I am trying desperately to keep my children at home as a single parent. My son has special needs and my daughter just loves being at home. My husband left us early in 2012 and I am struggling to keep things as close to ‘normal’ for them as possible as they go through all of these heart-breaking changes in their young lives.

  • Becca

    This book sounds like a triple dog win!! Two of the best authors, and real hope that I need to help me through rough days at home with my blessings:)

  • http://profiles.google.com/supersavingsblog Mara Yeager

    We have 6 children, and we’re feeling called to home school (eek!!). I’ve wanted nothing more than to be a mom and wife my whole life, but most days I fail so miserably at showing them God’s love and patience…..I need this book because I want to be the mom that God wants me to be, and I need help to do that.
    (and oh what a blessing a year of housecleaning would be!!)

    ~ Mara

  • Apryl Y

    I NEED this book because I am a mamma of 4. I home school, and my husband works 2 jobs. So there are times when I am home with children for 21+ days strait… I do have my desperate moments and the only one I can go to is the Lord… Just need to train my mind to go there first and not to Anger and Frustration.

  • Nikki V

    I need this book to give me advice on being a better mom. I definitely need it. :-)

  • Rebecca

    Looks like a good read!

  • Kelli Taylor

    Single mom of 2 little boys!

  • Heathahlee

    I didn’t realize how much I needed this book until I opened it up. I’m highlighting and underlining like crazy! This book isn’t just for moms with young children. I have a teenager and it’s still just as applicable!

  • Katherine

    I need the book because I want to be refreshed as a mother, and I want to start loving my children better and stop feeling so overwhelmed with everything.

  • caspermomof6

    I almost cried when I read the description of the book Desperate. I thought I was the only one who felt this wayand felt so guilty.

  • Rosalyn

    My husband and I have no one in our lives to help us with the day to day. And, well, he’s a boy & just doesn’t get it. :/

  • Emily

    Every bit of encouragement for the days I’m exhausted beyond belief… which leads to a frustrated, depressed & cranky me :( …is a great help!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=999946479 Lisa Knight

    I need this book as a mentorship tool. (I think I just made up my own word!) – for myself and others.

  • Kristen

    I need this book to encourage me to keep trucking on

  • http://www.facebook.com/debby.shapiro Debby Shapiro

    Being a single mom is a challenge unto itself. Trying to be the mom God wants me to be while being a single mom is even harder. But I would do it again in a heart beat!

  • noelle

    Because I feel like getting to go to the bathroom alone is a huge victory.

  • Akari

    I’m sometimes overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising children who grow to be men/women of God.

  • Abby

    I need this book because I stuggle so much finding balance. I so want to be the Mom that God wants me to be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=759489690 Michelle Stadel

    I need the book because I am a working mom. Would love to win the housecleaning!

  • Sara

    I would love this book! As the mom of a homeschooling kindergartener and a disabled infant, I would love some encouragement!

  • deb

    I’d love to win a year’s worth of housekeeping. Imagine what I could do with the spare time!

  • Heather

    i certainly need help being the mom God wants me to be. these toddlers are wearing me out daily…whew!

  • elaine

    To help with the task ahed of me!

  • Alicia

    I need this book because I know it will help me be a better mommy.

  • Courtney

    Support to not feel alone, raising a large family as an adoptive mom.

  • Naomi

    This sounds like it would be such an encouraging book for me, a mom with 4 young children!

  • Nicole Mc

    I’m a mom of 5 boys and some days I don’t know whether I’m coming or going :)

  • Kim Peveto

    Being a mom is truly the toughest job and it is so easy to leave God out mothering through out the day and thats why I need this book!

  • Maureen

    To give me motivation when I am down.

  • chrissy

    I feel so overwhelmed right now…and am about to have #4!

  • Heidi

    I need this book because I am in some desperate moments with my oldest son. (I have 5 altogether and I homeschool the youngest 4)

  • Alicia

    I feel like I need the most help in having tools for parenting well.

  • Alicia

    I need this book because I need encouragement, not just advice.

  • Alicia

    I want parenting solutions!

  • Sarah

    I am fascinated by the title of this book, and can’t wait to read it to see if I am desperate!

  • Wendi

    I am mentoring several young mommas at our church and I am always looking for good inspiration to share with them, and great books to pass on to them.

  • Marija

    I need help directing my children to the Lord and having patience!

  • Jennifer B

    I feel so lost in this motherhood thing.

  • Pam

    With 4 children and a full time job, my house is never how I like it to be – a housekeeper once a week would go a long way to restoring my sanity !

  • Deb

    This would be very interesting to read and share with my two daughters.

  • Emily Noble

    I need this book because I feel completely overwhelmed by motherhood at times. I need some guidance in dealing with the days I don’t want to get up!

  • Lauren

    I need this because I’m a new mom and need all the help I can get!

  • beth w

    for inspiration

  • ch

    thanks for the opportunity to win this book….so encouraged to see other mom’s being “real” about being a parent…i’ve definitely had days where i’ve said “i just don’t want to be a mom today”…so looking forward to hearing what you ladies have to say!

  • Merideth

    I need this book because I am overwhelmed!

  • Chelsea

    I would love to win this book to prepare me for motherhood and to share what I learn with other ladies at church!

  • Deanna

    I could use this book to help young mothers. My kids have made me 11 times a grandparent.

  • Brenda

    I need the encouragement to know that I am not alone.

  • Becky

    I’m a busy mom of two little ones and my husband and I are in full-time ministry together, so I will take all the encouragement to persevere and stay the course that I can get. :)

  • Kris

    I need this book because I begged God for these kids and yet I’m still not the mother they deserve.

  • Margaret

    Because I am tired.

  • Bernadette

    I so need this book, 3 kids under 5 – I find myself very desperate at times! I’m thinking this may be my next small group book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.schlosscarr Jessica Schloss-Carr

    For encouragement….and so I can read and recommend it to other desperate moms!

  • Sarah

    I want to be the best mom I can be for my precious kiddos!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.davenport Cathy Davenport

    Awesome, so excited about the book.

  • jen

    Three active little guys 4, 2 and newborn.

  • http://twitter.com/GabrielaMcNiel Gabriela McNiel

    I’m a mother with 3 special needs sons – i think i would love the book!

  • Christine

    2012 was a rough year – totally exhausting with unrelenting trials of various kinds. as a result i’m working hard to get my thoughts back where they belong… on the Truth. i can use every bit of encouragement i can get!

  • marie

    I need this book to help me be the best mom (wife) that I can with help from God…

  • christi

    love my boys so deeply and yet so many times my heart aches over my motherhood shortcomings!

  • mrs. king

    this is such a wonderful and inspiring blog.

  • Renee

    I need this book because it sounds like it would help me be a better mom

  • Vicki

    I need this book because I am desperate! I literally had tears in my eyes as I opened the email that linked me to this giveaway.

  • mrs. king

    the book would help me to gain some inner strength that I’ve needed for some time. A blessing that God helps us through others.

  • Molly

    Because I want to be a better mom and an example of Christ to my kids. :)

  • Gina F

    I just need to know that I’m not the only one that struggles and feels guilty. Also, I would love to find out ways to do better. Thanks.

  • Tanya S.

    I would love to read this book with my mom friends at church. We are all in the trenches, so to speak, and could use more encouragement!

  • Ann Cunningham

    I desperately need this book because every day I struggle with the balance of being a good mom, a good wife, taking care of my household, making time for my Savior, and still making time for myself.

  • Sasha

    With my second child due in a few weeks and my son only 16 months old I think I’ll have some desperate moments in the future.

  • C

    I need this book because I’m a mom of 4, nuff said.

  • Jay

    I need this book because I am the mother of 4 young ones.

  • Nora

    I just read the first chapter. It is always such a blessing to know someone else has struggled in a similar way. Not that you wish suffering, simply: that you are not alone. I need this book for encouragement. I am a single mom and have been dealing with chronic illness. I went through a very difficult time. I have received much grace. I would love to read more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jadafish Janae Fisher

    I need the book ‘cuz I’ll take the help/advice I can get on motherhood!

  • Leslie K.

    I want to do all I can do to raise my kids God’s way, and I’d gratefully accept any and all help and support! :)

  • jessica

    i would love this book, cause i struggle daily .. but strive to be all i am meant to be!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lepsteen Lisa Brady Epsteen

    Let’s see-stay-at-home-homeschooling mama to 4, soon-to-be 5 wonderful kiddos, one daughter and then 4 sons in a row. I think that explains it! ;)

  • Julie C

    As a mom of a nursing baby, preschooler, grade schoolers, jr higher, highschooler (all which we home educate!) and also a homeschool graduate that I am mentoring in starting her own home based business, I for one and thrilled to see that Sally has a new book out! I am on the verge of collapse from spreading myself too thin and am hopeful that this book will impart the scriptural encouragement I need to press on towards the goal for the high calling that God has lead as in thus far. Thank you so much!

  • Angel

    What a blessing both of you are!!

  • Yvonne

    A housekeeper would greatly help us with the 3 year old, 2 cats and 1 very hairy (but lovable) dog. I also think this book would help my sister see that she is being a great mom, even through the really hard times.

  • blessedrachel

    Always looking for Biblical wisdom and encouragement on parenting!! Such a difficult, exhausting, and yet eternally important job…may God give us all wisdom and strength as we work to glorify Him in the joys, trials and in our own failures as parents!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrs.jasonhunt Christin Hunt

    I’m tired of crying my babies to sleep, hoping they’ll see past my tears to my heart of love for them… I need this book (as I did The Mission of Motherhood) as a source of encouragement, re-commitment and hope….

  • Mona

    I need this book for those days when I just feel like hiding!

  • Tara

    with 4 kids 6 and under, i would love to sit by a fire with a cup of coffee and read this book. sigh

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmayo2999 Melinda Mayo

    I need this book because I have 5 children. 3 that I homeschool. 1 that has autism. 3 that have ADHD. Basketball games, therapies, Dr. appointments, cheerleading, etc. Oh and I’m a single mom! I NEEd this book!

  • Stephanie K

    I am needing this book because it is an overwhelming task of raising six children.

  • Megan

    I would love the book to remind me I am not alone and encourage me to press on for Christ.

  • Tricia

    I think this book will be an encouragement for me as a mother.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sherwinbecky Becky Cater Shank

    Because I have 3 blessings, age 4 & under!

  • staci williams

    I want to be a better mom. Also, know if I am doing a better job mothering I will be a better wife, friend, sister, daughter.

  • Michele

    I need this book because I have one of those children that defies the advice of experts:-)

  • Emily

    I am always looking for ideas and encouragement in this crazy journey

  • Nikki S.

    I think God gives us sanity through other moms that are or have been through what we are going through to give us wisdome and advice.

  • Lesley

    For inspiration and guidance!

  • http://www.facebook.com/radkeller Amanda Bennett Keller

    I need this book because I’m a Mom and I blow it. I want to glorify God in my kid’s lives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rozy.nozy Rozy Nozy

    I would like this for my daughter. I tried to be the best mom I could, and I want her to be her best also.

  • LaRissa

    I need this book to feel normal! :)

  • Jenny

    I want to be a better mom, more dependent on Christ!

  • Michelle

    I am seeking God to raise my kidsand am desperate for his help. This book seems like it would help with some encouragement.

  • Sarah

    I just had surgery and am very much in an “I can’t breathe” place in my life. I want my life to get back to normal, and I fear that there is no normal. I am desperate for a normal. I think I need to, instead, be desperate for Someone.

  • Lynelle Martin

    Would love to read the book! and the housekeeping giveaway, oh yeah!!

  • Lauren Caggeso

    ummm…because I’m desparate! …to be the mother God wants me to be!

  • Kara Cox

    I really need this book because I have so much room to grow in this area of motherhood. I have a picture in my head and heart of the mom I want to be, and I am so not there. I could use all the help I can get!

  • muriel

    Motherhood is hard & I want to be the great mom my kids deserve.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendecia.burgess.9 Brendecia Burgess

    I would love to read it.

  • Marcie

    I have 3 VERY young ones, ages 2, 1, and 2 months….and I desperately need the Lord’s guidance in raising them to follow Him with their lives.

  • Jules

    I just want to be a more fulfilled, patient and Christ-led mama

  • Rachel

    This book would be so helpful in becoming the mom I know God wants me to be!

  • Jami

    I am desperate… A momma who needs reassurance and hope. And I’m entering all over the blog-o-sphere trying to win myself a copy.

  • Amanda

    Because I love books about mothering (and books in general)

  • Melanie

    its calling me!

  • Suzanne in Florida

    I need this book because I often feel overwhelmed and would love a boost just to get through the week! :)

  • anna

    cuz I need help! this book looks like a great place to start.

  • Stacie

    I was so looking forward to holiday break and now it’s over and the soccer mom insanity is back… Love the idea of this book.

  • Z’s Mom

    I need this book for continued wisdom

  • HarlemLoveBirds

    I have been “e-stalking” Desperate since rumblings first started about it coming out. I look forward to leading the small group discussion at my church!

  • Alecia Stanley

    Like your first few sentences describe, I am drowning! You so perfectly articulate how I’ve been feeling since giving birth to my 3rd child – overwhelmed, exhausted, confused, and desperate! I’m very excited to read this book!

  • Kim

    I need this book because I have no idea what I’m doing! LoL

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.m.mumford Jennifer McRorie Mumford

    I need this book because today i fekt at the end of the rope with my girls and I know I just need to breathe some days !

  • Rian

    I want this because there are days where I just scream out loud…and that’s the closest I get to breathing!

  • Catherine @ A Spirited Mind

    I’m looking forward to reading the book, because my “need to breathe” list includes being pregnant, homeschooling three older kids, teaching in a co-op and a Biblestudy, working part-time, and generally trying to hold it all together…some days I keep the plates spinning and others I’m just in need of a LOT of grace. And a year of housecleaning would be incredible. :)

  • Yuri

    I need this book because I often feel like it’s just too much for me to be a mother plus everything else I want to be.

  • Pam

    Encouragement to start out this new year right and wisdom to keep trying even though I constantly mess up.

  • Stephanie Perkins

    I need this book because I’m about to add a daughter to our family through adoption. This will be a big adjustment for the whole family including our only daughter that is 5 years old.

  • Sharon I.

    I need this book to help me be the best mom I can be, when sometimes all I want to do is run away.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reagan.wilsoncrock Reagan Wilson Crock

    Would like to read the book!

  • Heidi

    I need help. I fail daily and ask forgiveness and pray for a better day and then I fail again…

  • Lacie Eubank

    It is wise to seek wisdom from those who follow the Lord and study his word! I need all of His help that I can get.

  • Abby Winstead

    I recently became a SAHM to my two year old son and my six month old daughter. While it’s the decision God led us to, there are certainly moments of desperation.

  • KarenK

    Who hasn’t felt the desperation of motherhood at some time! With 2little ones, I could definitely use this book!

  • http://profiles.google.com/amybradsher Amy Bradsher

    I sometimes feel as if everybody wants a large piece of me and that there’s just not enough of me to go around or to get everything done. I want to be able to enjoy the ride instead of stress about the dirt or what I can’t do as we go.

  • Amy

    a year of free housecleaning! wow, what a great giveaway….will also need to read your book

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.zizolfo Jill Zizolfo

    I need this book, because I am a human being, who is frail and imperfect and I am responsible for the care and well being of two other human beings! (hence, I am a mom!)

  • Katie S.

    I am desperately needing some mentoring on being a better mom – especially after two weeks of cabin fever with two sick little ones and a sick mama! Praying for grace and peace!

  • emily

    Always looking for better mom tips

  • Meredith

    I need this book to help me not feel like I am crazy sometimes!

  • Sarah

    Excited o read this book! As a mom of two littles, there are many days that I need friendship and encouragement. And a cleaner house!

  • Rachel Sweerin

    This is totally where I am at right now: desperate. I’m in a very hard phase with my little kiddos and have never felt more worn out and in need of an intervention!!!

  • Brandy

    I just need all the help I can get!

  • Sallie E.

    Please, please, please. Pick me.

  • angela

    I have a 2 year old and another on the way and I am over 40 and have moved 6 times in the past 6 years….I need it.

  • Kathy (Kangaroo Mama)

    I definitely need this book, I’ve been feeling insecure about my parenting and whether I’m teaching my daughter what’s best and being the best for her and it just gets me overwhelmed!

  • Nicole M.

    I often feel overwhelmed as a mother and think I could be the mom God wants me to be through the help of this book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661235990 Maleah Shill Caulford

    Because I’m struggling. Big time.

  • http://www.eatprayreadlove.com/ Kelli@eatpray{read}love

    I need this book! Just had baby #4, homeschooling 2 of the older ones. I want to be a better mom!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barahona.metzler Jessica Barahona

    I am enjoying your book because I sometimes/often feel like I do a terrible job at the mom stuff!

  • Emily

    I need some encouragement from a mom who has been overwhelmed.

  • Jennifer

    Please, please pick me. I would be forever grateful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.waldron.90 Kimberly Vaughn Waldron

    I want to be the best mom I can be!

  • emily b

    To learn how to become a better mom.

  • Shannon Hartman

    I need this book because I want to focus on being a great mom and child of God and letting those two go toghether in JOY!

  • Kimberley

    I want to be the kind of Mother that God intended me to be…and I can use help with that..

  • debbie

    Although I try to be a good mom, I feel like I can’t live up to being a great mom.

  • Katie E.

    Can’t wait to read it! It sounds great! : )

    • Katie E.

      Oops, forgot to add that I would love to read it, because I try to explore as much information and receive as much encouragment about being a godly mother as I can find!

  • Kristina R

    I thought the younger years when my middle daughter threw fits were tough, I didn’t realize teenage years would be just as difficult in a different way.

  • Amanda J

    because I am a very overwhelmed mama!

  • April

    This comes at the perfect time for me. Just Sunday I was crying telling my husband I needed a break, I needed help. I told him I love my son and children (3 months old and our 3rd child) but hated having to cry and say I needed a break from him! I have very little help and my husband works 6-7 days a week. Thank you for this book, it is very much needed. I really hope older mothers will see this and step up and help out younger mothers. Mentors are so very needed!

  • Audrey

    I can’t wait to read this book:)

  • Leah Finn

    I am mother of three with a fourth on the way, and so many days I feel like I am barely treading water. This book looks like it could be a refreshing resource during those days of struggle. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • http://twitter.com/MoneywiseMoms Gina Lincicum

    I want this book to give to a friend who is really struggling. She would benefit from it.

  • Mariel K

    B/C I need a reminder that His grace is sufficient for me.

  • HH

    I need this book because I need to feel refreshed and recognize I am not alone.

  • jayne

    For when my children are aggravating and I need some calm.

  • Melissa Johnson

    I need this book because I am step mother that tries to juggle a lot and I have a newborn baby on the way due in March, I wear many hats trying to be many things to many people and I am desperate to connect with other mothers. I feel broken sometimes and uptight my interpersonal relationships suck! I dont know where to begin. God is leading me into a new path and I need all the help I can get.

  • Anita M

    I have 4 wonderful blessings of children and i am desperate to see them grow and know Jesus, desperate to serve them, to make sure they know they are loved, cherished and meant to live full lives, desperate to educate them and care for their hearts and minds. All of this while being desperate to sleep through the night and have a conversation without being interrupted. I’m desperate for night night right now…

  • dani

    I often find myself completely overwhelmed with the day to day stuff.

  • http://gracefulabandon.blogspot.com Lisa Grace

    This is great … needed encouragement and needed rejuvenation for a mom whose family keeps growing.

  • Krista

    I can not wait to read this book! I am so excited to meet the authors in those desperate places and rise to the hope and encouragement found in Jesus Christ and through the support of His Saints :) Thank you for sharing your story.

  • Megan C

    I need this book because I read a little bit and it spoke to my very desperate soul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cwilliamsdeegan Calloway Deegan

    I’m mommy of 2 girls (ages 1 and 3) and have recently moved into my inlaws home to help us financially and them with their home as my mother in law is il. I need all the help I can get, and this book sounds like it could help my soul.

  • Anna

    I need this book, because I’m exhausted from trying to figure out a new diet for medical reasons while balancing being a mom to two kids under 4 and a pastor’s wife on a tight budget.

  • Mary S

    I need this book to help me through those moments (or days) when I feel like I can’t be a very good mom right now.

  • Whitney

    Because I am desperate. I don’t know how to do this. I am Mommy to 3 littles under 4. Because I need to breathe. I am tired of simply trying to survive the day. I don’t want to take these days for granted. They are precious. But I struggle trying to teach my children, keep the house straightened, cook meals, and be a wife. Every day I fail. I just need help. That’s why I need this book :).

  • Ruth

    I have four kids 5 & under and desire to be a godly example for them

  • Jodi

    so I can be THE BEST mom to my kids!

  • Rebecca

    I need this book because I truly have been feeling desperate. This past year has been very difficult and depressing for me, especially concerning my mothering of my young children. I am excited about reading a book where there is a dialogue between a Christian mom of young children and a Christian mom who has raised her children to adulthood.

  • Krysten

    I need this book because last night I cried myself to sleep because I couldn’t do it all and was completely overwhelmed.

  • Laura D

    I am about to add baby #2 to our family in just 2 short weeks. I can only imagine if I am desperate now, what I will look like in 2 1/2 weeks…

  • Alicia

    I need this book because I need mom friends and the ability to breath thru these little years in the trenches :)

  • Kim

    I need this book because I’m often overwhelmed with all the needs of our children and the responsibilities of being a mother…..I want to be the mother God wants me to be for each of my children.

  • http://www.facebook.com/katiesantos Katie Harbaugh Santos

    I need this book because my journey as a mother is just beginning and I want to be the best that I can be with God’s help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flossymama Courtney Wilson Snyder

    Can’t wait to read the book and thanks so much for all the giveaways!!! I am the mommy of a 5 year old, 3 year old and 1 year old twins so needless to say there is not much left over to spend on things for mommy ;) Always love a chance to win something for me!

  • Reagan

    I need this book because I have really been wanting to connect with women who are in stages of parenting with older children. Mine are little now and I would love the wise words of encouragement and experience that could be shared through such a relationship.

  • Sunny C

    I hope that I win, as I need this!!

  • Kathryn D

    I need this book because I felt this way day after day. I pray often for God to give me joy but it’s elusive. my days are so full our of necessity. there’s nothing I ccould drop and I so desperately want to pour out into my roles as mom, wife and teacher.

  • Jess

    Was recently blessed with my third child. I have a 7 and 5 year old and homeschool them. After the addition of our precious baby, I feel overwhelmed and desperate for a breath of fresh air and energy to stay afloat with the daily demands. Have zero me time. I am desperate to get on track and enjoy one of the most important ministry God gave me..

  • Kim

    could use some encouragement most days! three kids in less than four years…wasn’t my plan, but it was a great plan! although exhausting at times!! so thankful for it all.

  • shelley

    it will help me build community with confidence

  • Michelle Lockett

    This sounds like a wonderful, honest, refreshing book.

  • Brandee

    I want to cherish the small things…to enjoy every single day!

  • Emily

    I would love your book because I have an amazing 5 year old boy he is my world but I just need help some day need to understand why he acts the way he does why he has anger. I would love to read your book and I do plain on buying it if i dont win one on mommysavingmom.com

  • Janelle

    I need this book because I have 9 children ages 16 down to 3. For the last few years I have been desperate. Treading water, hanging on for dear life.

  • Heather

    Why do I need this book. I’m a homeschooling mom of 4 ages 4-10. My husband both runs a small business and works with youth at our church. We currently have one of the youths staying with us. I took care of my grandmother that died the last tree years of her life. And watched a close friend become a widow. I’m tired and can use all the hope our precious Savior inspires people to give.

  • Teresa

    I need this book to be a better more understanding mother.

  • Teresa

    Excited to enter the spa/mentoring giveaway!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Proverbs16.33 Melissa Raye Patterson

    I need this book because I am a stay at home Mommy of 4 and figuring out homeschooling 1 of my children for the first time this year and in the next 2 years I’ll be homeschooling 3 of them. I’m feeling pretty desperate. Great title! My major prayer recently has been that God would lead me in being a Momma who leads by grace.

  • Stephanie

    I am a stay at home mom of 4; 12 year old girl, 3 year old girl, 2 year old girl and 6 month boy. Sometimes I don’t breath at all during a day.

  • Sarah K

    To be encouraged on the journey of motherhood, to be real and honest with my strengths and ask God to help me with my weaknesses and to encourage other mothers around me. Perfect book for our mom’s group!

  • Angie

    I’m not very good at asking for help, so this book sounds like a blessing! Most days I feel very overwhelmed and want to just turn everything off, but as all you Moms know that is just unrealistic. Hoping this book will give me some guidance on how to take my struggles one day at a time.

  • Melissa Jones

    I can always use a book that encourages me to be better!

  • kgahr

    I need this book because I’ve definitely found myself desperate before…and I help lead a Mothers of Preschoolers group – could be very helpful there!

  • Stephanie

    As a foster mom, my vision of what motherhood would be like and reality are not the same. Sometimes I wonder if all those visions and hopes were just dreams and not at all reality. We are in the process of adopting two kids, and though I would love more, I’m just not sure if I can handle it. I keep telling myself that it will get easier as they get older (which I know is true from the 4 year old), but that only lasts until 10 a.m. with the 3 year old.

  • Christy

    I need this book because I want to be a better mom to my daughter!

  • Andrea

    I need this book as a soul refresher, a reboot for this awesome season of life I’m in. It is easy to get distracted during these busy years. Thanks for the chance! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeannie.henrichs Jeannie Henrichs

    I have four children and would love to be the mom that God desires for them

  • Cori

    I am truly desperate. Desperate for God, desperate for freedom, desperate to know I can be who God made me to be as a mom, not someone else….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1621176335 Jennifer McWethy

    I would not consider myself desperate by any means, but I think that we all have those days…. This looks like an inspirational book.

  • Krystal Griffin

    I think every mom has felt this way at some point. I can’t wait to read it.

  • Mercy

    I need this book because I am desperate. Thank you for writing it!

  • Stephanie

    because I am in the battle of motherhood with three little ones

  • Krystal Griffin

    What a gift! thank you doing these!

  • Karen M

    I can’t wait to read Desperate! It sounds like just the blessing I need.

  • kelly

    As my girls grown into young women, it seems my mom job gets harder some days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1609280131 Becky Brickman

    I have a group of moms who want to do the book study, but 3 of them plan to get it on Kindle, so when I purchase books, it will look like I only purchase 3. How can I get the DVD study for my group? Thanks!

  • sugarmag13852

    I would like this book because I know God can use it to change the way I mother my children.

  • kathy f

    I need this book for encouragement and guidance.

  • Humbly His

    Oh dear do I need this book?? Desperate for Jesus in this house of 5! He is the ONLY way! I am a new #1 fan by the way! Thanks to Reflecting His Glory for blogging about it!

  • evita

    Resolved to be a better mom this year…now :)

  • mld0203

    The title of the book speaks deep into the part of my soul that I want to keep hidden. The daily struggles of motherhood have ambushed me in a way I never imagined. I believe God is going to transform so many because of your honesty and the ability to bring the Truth of God’s word into hurting women everywhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandy.fisk.7 Brandy Fisk

    I need a good book to read!

  • brittany

    I bought this book for a friend of mine who I think would really benefit from it after reading the advice you wrote for the SimpleMom blog today!

  • Shannon

    Thank you for following Gods call to write this much needed book! Can’t wait to read it.

  • Le-Leah

    I actually am interested in winning this giveaway to gift it to a good friend of mine, an Army wife of 3 children all under 5 years old, whom is raising her kids alone while her husband is deployed.

  • Angie

    I need this book because I am tired and discouraged.

  • Lisa

    this looks like a great book:)

  • Tara

    This book sounds like what so many moms are needing but not always willing to say.

  • Krissy

    I ordered the book and I know how good it will be just because of the giveaways you’ve chosen– perfectly splendid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/TammyMiller5 Tammy Miller

    I have 4 girls. I work full time as a teacher. I do all the budgeting, housecleaning ect. for my family! I am Desperate to read this book!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.m.prouty Heather Harbeke Prouty

    This book looks amazing!

  • Amy

    I want to by the best mom I can be to my boys and not be so impatient and overwhelmed.

  • Jenn

    I need this book for many reasons I don’t think I can even comprehend right now. I am so overwhelmed and feel so alone, I feel like I am hanging on by strings.

  • http://twitter.com/aDelightfulGlow deborah flora

    I love to read books that motivate and encourage me in my life!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cristinager Cristina Dominique Gerencser

    Because I love Sarah Mae~she is so inspiring and uplifting, able to be at our level, not on a pedestal for an unattainable goal

  • Allison

    I want to be the best mom to my children that I can be, and every little bit of advice and encouragement helps!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.lacaze Dana Conley Lacaze

    Can’t wait to get started reading this with my sister!

  • Tara

    I constantly feel guilt about my mothering.

  • Tiffany DeOs

    I need this book because I am a exhausted mommy with three little ones under 4. Plus an 8 year old to homeschool.

  • Jenniffer Lantz

    I need encouragement and wisdom so that I can bring up a godly daughter. Thanks for writing this book!

  • Lindsay

    I need this book to help me be a better mom. I am overwhelmed so many days right now with soon to be 8 kids ages 8 and under.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dann.martin.79 D’Ann Martin

    I want this book because I finally feel that I’m entering a season of motherhood where I have the time and energy to read. My kids are 7 and 9, and I think while in this “easy” season, I need to get re-fuled for the trying teen years that lay ahead!

  • halonoel@aol.com

    I need this book, I also need a housekeeper so I can play with me kids and not worry about the house so much.

  • michelle

    I want to be the best Mom I can be… that’s what my children deserve :)

  • Brett Marie

    I need this book to feel encouraged in my God given journey with my 3 littles.

  • TraciMLittle

    because I, more often than I’d like it, am a desperate mom :-)

  • Cassie

    I need this book for encouragement, insight and wisdom.

  • Laura

    My husband is deploying this year so i’ll be like a single mom and i know our family will be stretched! Looking forward to reading this book. :) Laura

  • http://www.facebook.com/katielramsey Katie Powell Ramsey

    I need this book because I am a mom of 3 (soon to be 4 young kiddos) and I need all of the wisdom and support I can get!

  • Alison

    I need this book because I’m giving it to women who’ve mentored me and are now moms themselves! I want to love on THEM because of how much they’ve poured into me!

  • FosteringJoy.com

    I need this book to help me become a better friend and mentor to the moms I love! =)

  • Leanna

    I need inspiration!!!

  • Gina Rock

    I need to feel like I’m not the only one who finds Motherhood exhausting at times.

  • http://twitter.com/marylenaburg Mary Lenaburg

    I need this book to know that this season shall pass and there is still much to learn about mothering even though I am in the fall of parenting jourtney.

  • Jennifer Kochert

    I’m desperate for encouragement

  • http://www.facebook.com/courtney.barnes.9085 Courtney Barnes

    I need this book because I wanna be desperate for the RIGHT things! can’t wait to read it!

  • Deb Wielhouwer

    A) Struggling B) Want to be a Godly mentor

  • Amy S. Domenech

    Because I’ve had days where I feel like I don’t want to or can’t get out of bed and that I’ve failed as a mom. I’ve been searching for something to hold on to and I feel like this is part of God’s answer to my prayers. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellie.sanders.969 Ellie Sanders

    I need this book, because I do feel completely alone! In my church I am the only “young mom” with kids under 4, and it’s so hard when I am struggling and I have no one to share my burdens with or who relate to me :( Thank you for your work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264376826 Jenny Gronau Markgraf

    I need this book because I am overwhelmed with trying to be the mom that God wants me to be. i need help & encouragement!

  • Jennifer

    It’s nice to have someone to walk besides me even if it’s only through a book. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/mabeswife Leann

    I need this because I let my anger and frustration get the best of me too often!

  • Melissa

    Because God’s can be widened.

  • http://twitter.com/PKPastor Pennie Pastor

    WOW! Who wouldn’t love a year of free house cleaning! :)

  • Stephanie

    I need this book because I can use all the help I can get as a homeschool mom.

  • jennifer_h

    I need this book to help me be the best mom I can.

  • http://twitter.com/jaimehamp jaimehamp

    I need this book because I’m feeling burned out and overly tired.

  • Jennifer Peterson

    I already bought it and started reading…. great book!!!

  • Tanya R.

    I need this book because I know I could be a better mom and want to do all that God has for me. ;)

  • Jessica Pattenaude

    Having 3 baby boys in 3 years has taken its toll on me. I want to be the mother God intended me to be for them and I beleave this book will help point me to those truths in the midst of my many desperate moments!

  • Elizabeth

    I’m looking forward to reading this book I need it because I struggle with depression and know deeply the need I have for Jesus I’m hoping reading this book will give me some answers to my own need as well as help me be a blessing to others in need

  • Suzy

    I need this book because I am a fallen creature who wants to mother and parent to Glorify God!

  • Jen

    I am one exhausted momma. This book will be just what I need to get refreshed, refocus and persevere.

  • Shannon P

    I need this book for those desperate moments with 4 little ones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mokidokido Michelle Okimoto

    I just found this page today. It’s incredible how God leads us to where we need to be! I am now looking forward to reading this book, as I am a stay at home mother of two. I will be homeschooling my daughter for first grade next year and I’m a bit nervous about balancing it all. I’m certain I could benefit from a closer relationship with God as I venture through motherhood.

  • Dominique Culver

    I can’t wait to be able to purchase this book. I love Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae! Sometimes I just need perspective!

  • Meredith

    I’m ready to enjoy motherhood more. Some days it’s just hard. I hope to start a group with friends to share the journey with. This book looks like it will be an amazing tool.

  • jasmynef

    I need this because I just had a new and our first child and find I have no time to do anything else I would love to do like tend to the home or complete schoolwork in a timely manner.

  • Liz Reveal

    I need this book because I am a mom. I had my first child when I was 33 yrs old and my 2nd one came 22 mths later. When I had my 1st child, I felt like I had everyone around to help but then my son came and I lost all the help and support. I felt like I was on my own and my own mother is elderly so I couldn’t get much help from her. So I need this book to help me to find that I am not alone and that my tears do not go unheard. I want to be the mom that God has called me to be.

  • Meri

    I want to be a better, more Godly mother!

  • Jacqueline Fitzgerald

    I need this because I am desperate. No godly women role models in our lives to help guide….

  • Andrea

    To be refreshed and encouraged….

  • http://www.amylearns.com/ Amy Tilson

    Housekeeping!! yes, please. This book is amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/genamayo Gena Mayo

    Sometimes I feel very desperate as a mom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tara.high.5 Tara High

    I would like this book because, like a lot of moms, I just feel overwhelmed with all that I have to accomplish. A bit of encouragement is health to the bones!

  • Kelly Wiggains

    I need constant reminders in the trenches of motherhood. I would love to read this!

  • ABridge

    I need this book for a million reasons. The preview looked like it was exactly what I need.

  • Rachel K

    Hmmm..I’ve actually said those words “I can’t be a mom right now” out loud (not just whispered to God).

  • http://twitter.com/punkinmama punkinmama

    I need this book because who hasn’t had days where they just want to crawl under the covers & have a good cry?!

  • Rachel S

    can’t wait to read this

  • http://twitter.com/HomemadeRenegad Krista Gilbert

    As a mom I never feel like I “arrive” and I never will. Any encouragement, guidance, wisdom, is welcomed and wanted in my life. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • stephanie m

    wow- so hard to admit. im lonley– i have a great husband and an amazing daughter. but still i am alone.

  • Lisa

    honestly, i think it would be a great read, but I would love to give it away if someone needs it too!

  • geneva

    My children are my very life!!

  • Darcie

    I so identify with Sarah! I have 3 boys, 10mo-6yrs, all at home, and my hubby has been w/o a good job for almost a year. Life is hard – I cannot wait to read this book.

  • Kari W.

    I need this book because I do feel desperate, so inadequate at times and in great need of refreshment as a mother and a woman.

  • JENN

    BECAUSE IM A MOM TOO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alysha-Tarr/502636591 Alysha Tarr

    I need this book because I CANNOT be a mom alone. I need JESUS. But sometimes i forget. I need a reminder.

  • Alisha

    because I’m exhausted and stressed out!

  • Alison

    Because I don’t know how to find balance and feel burnt out and motherhood is overwhleming

  • Kathryne

    I read the intro and this book hits me right where I am. I have two very young children and work from home full time. LIfe is crazy.

  • Duquesa

    I need this book because I am desperate sometimes…..desperate to be a better mother but feeling trapped sometimes like I’m doing all that I can.

  • Karen

    Kids are getting older but never too late to receive more advice

  • http://www.facebook.com/marykaye.mass Mary Kaye Mass

    I would like to share it with struggling young moms that I know.

  • Melissa

    I am usually very desperate. Being a stay at home mom to my 10 month old is exhausting and I rely on the Word and encouraging books to keep me motivated and refreshed so I can be the best wife, mom and friend. Thank you!

  • Jena B.

    I’d love to read this book for some godly parenting encouragement!

  • Carrie R

    I bought the book because I have 4 boys and need all the help, patience and understanding I can get. I feel like a failure A LOT and have very high expectations for myself, therefore, high expectations for my boys and family – which can be very damaging!

  • Sierra g

    I need help with enjoying and appreciating myblessings despite the difficulty of the daily demands

  • Kara

    I need the book for those days when I want to stay in my PJs and hide under the covers.

  • Rhoda

    Desiring to be a better mom to my children, a better wife to my husband.

  • http://twitter.com/oddlysaid April Thompson

    I need this book because I am a hot mess, which is just a synonym for desperate.

  • Jacque

    I feel so alone in my walk as a mother most days.

  • Sandy

    Sounds amazing and like a kiss from Jesus to this mom of four kids.

  • Bugs & Sunshine

    Nice!

  • http://twitter.com/MeganDunham Megan Dunham

    Four biological kids and now we’re foster parenting a 3yo = crazy us!

  • Angela

    I would love to have this book. I am about to have my second baby and I know this is going to be a turbulent time for us.

  • Mary Beth Hunt

    I’m now a gramma…and I still think I need this book!

  • Jenni

    Already started reading! Love it!

  • Michelle

    I need this book because I have a large family and I homeschool. I’m always trying to juggle the cleaning with taking care of my family and actually educating my children.

  • http://twitter.com/EncouragingHome Mary Clendenin

    To survive and thrive as a mother for the precious children God has blessed me with!

  • elise

    i think most mom’s feel desperate at some point- right now is a season where i feel it constantly everyday! i’m interested to read more about the book:) Praise from Ann Voskamp goes a long way with me:)

  • sara

    I need the book because being a mom feels so overwhelming to me sometimes. I want to honor God and love my kids in how I parent, but so often I feel like I’m just surviving until bedtime.

  • Christine

    This book looks fabulous!

  • Krystin

    I’m currently 6 months pregnant with baby #3 and feel like I can use all the help I can get!

  • Marisa

    ….because it’s been a terrible week and I feel like I’m drowning :(. But tomorrow is a new day!

  • Alia_Joy

    I need it to remember to breathe in the trenches of motherhood and look to God for strength.

  • Jenn

    I need this book because it would be a great encouragement!

  • Jen S

    I need this book because any tools that I can get my hands on to make me a more God centered mom and individual, the better!

  • http://twitter.com/kidsanddeals Naomie

    I need it because I’m a mom of four, going to school full time and working two jobs, I need to breath!

  • Kristi F.

    I need inspiration, I would love this book.

  • Stephanie W.

    Mother of 4 children…need I say more!!

  • krystle p

    I need this book because im in a very tired season of motherhood!

  • Elizabeth

    After this video, definitely looking forward to reading the book!

  • Naomi

    All encouragement is greatly appreciated for this mom. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • http://twitter.com/sghughes1 Sarah

    Three kids, six years of homeschooling, fifteen years in student ministry, you’d think I’d have a clue and some confidence. But I don’t. And now, not only do I find myself frantic to try to be who God wants and my children need me to be, I have the opportunity to pour into the lives of a few young moms as well. Apart from Jesus, I have nothing to give, so I am clinging to Him. I would *love* the encouragement of this book!

  • Lilanne3

    I would love to win as a busy new mom!

  • Lilanne3

    Woot woot!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003563900222 Karen Johnson

    #1 reason why I NEED this book: Four precious elementary aged children that I homeschool.

  • Karen S.

    Oh how I need this book right now………………can’t wait to read it!

  • Julie

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  • Jenn

    Anything by Sally Clarkson I buy!! and this sweet Sarah Mae is now on my list :)

  • Michelle Erdner

    I can’t wait to lead my MomHeart group through the book! We will be so blessed!

  • connie boyd

    I really want what God has planned for me…the best!

  • Alicia

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresa.nelsonmcfarland Teresa Nelson McFarland

    I can’t wait to get this book.