Real Moms Real Jesus Giveaway with Jill Savage

When I first had kids, I used to have misguided notions about what “real moms” did.

I thought real moms never needed to use a pacifier.

After three weeks of practically no sleep with my first newborn, I desperately popped the one the hospital gave us into her mouth…..and slept for 6 hours straight!

I used to think real moms never needed to holler at their kids.

In the past 19 years….well let’s just say on occasion I’ve had a touch of laryngitis.

I used to think real moms had toddlers and children who never misbehaved in public.

Boy am I glad when my kids were little there wasn’t the humiliating one-two punch of cell phones with cameras combined with Youtube!

I used to think real moms could figure this mothering thing out on their own…….you know “mother’s intuition”.

It only took me a few days to discover that real moms need each other……and Jesus.

And I know the ultimate go-to place for moms to find both— Hearts at Home!

My friend Jill Savage began this fabulous mom place with a handful of friends and a whole lot of Jesus in her little living room in Central Illinois back in the early 1990’s.

Now it is an international lifeline of encouragement and information for all moms at all stages. The national conference is next weekend in Bloomington, Illinois.

That conference has changed my life.

Each year since beginning as an attendee and transitioning to a presenter, Jesus has met me there.

Sometimes He nudges me about my mothering.

Other times he cleans up my marriage.

Other years He guides me in my homemaking.

Sometimes He just lets me laugh with old & new friends alike as together we tackle this mothering thing.

So check out “Hearts” by clicking here. It isn’t to late to attend this next conference.

Or check out the remaining conferences for the year. (If you can come to the Colorado one where I’ll be speaking, I’d LOVE to meet you!)

Or take a trip through the resources on the website and give yourself an early Mother’s Day gift for a real mom.

Jill is giving one to a soon-to-be-smiling mom today here on my site.

Her encouraging book Real Moms, Real Jesus just might be the shot-in-the-arm you need.

What does Jesus know about the peanut-butter-and-jelly life of a mom? Plenty!

In chapters that examine key behaviors and decisions Jesus made during His life on earth, Jill brings those lessons right down to the laundry-filled, sticky-fingered days every mother knows.

Throughout Real Moms…Real Jesus, Jill helps you see that you have a Friend and Savior who understands—

  • never getting time alone
  • high demands
  • lack of sleep
  • betrayal
  • disappointment

Between the chapters are interactive vignettes that turn the concept of the book back around.

If the meat of the content is looking at Jesus’ life on earth and understanding how to apply that in our everyday lives, these perspective vignettes are brief, refreshing glimpses starting with our own messy, busy lives.

Jill continually reminds the reader that Jesus is not an unattainable deity, but a Friend who understands.

So girlfriends & fellow moms, if you’d like a shot at winning a signed copy of this helpful mommy manual, then leave a comment on this post.

You can tell us what ‘real mom’ activities you have planned for this weekend.

Or simply say “I’m in”. Winner will be chosen randomly & announced on Monday.

I’ll go first.

My real mom weekend consists of a little catching up on paperwork & spring cleaning from when I was sick. However, I will be taking a brief break to perform one of my most favorite real mom duties……

Cheering my son on at the JV state homeschool basketball tournament  when his team plays in the finals on Saturday. Whoo-hoo!!! Go Warriors!!!!!!!!!!

Okay…now what is on your real mom agenda? I’d love to know!

Real Jesus Blessings,

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  • Am I too late to enter? This weekend I’ve asked for a “day off” where the hubby will take the kids and I’ll either hang out with a girl friend or do something else for myself. I’m desperately in need of a day to recharge so I can be “Mommy” again!

  • My weekend was going to start on Thursday with a drive to Bloomington, Il. for the national conference. Unfortunately that won’t be happening now…SOOOO…we will be having a family fun night on Friday at our church, Saturday will consist of a little of everything, laundry, grocery shopping, and a trip to the park!

  • My real mom weekend consisted of getting the house clean and trying to get my almost 6 year old daughter on board with the concept of doing her chores.

  • Well I don’t know why, I’ll call it God’s blessing for sure, but I’ve never had any illusion on being supermom. I fail a lot, love a lot, yell a lot, get tough on myself a lot, but I know God loves me just as I am. Still, ALL of us moms needs support and encouragement. This book has been on my wish list for a while now.
    So what was my mom weekend like? Saturday time to get booster seat for my almost 5 yr old and lunch out as a family. Sunday we all look forward to church even with a downpour going on here in NJ and with pregnant momma not feeling too well today. But it was a great weekend because we were all together. Not perfect but loving each other anyway. That’s all I could want.

  • This weekend was full – both of our boys were involved with Kid’s Sunday at our church. So Saturday was the final rehearsal, then soccer & Blue/Gold Cub Scout Banquet, then Sunday both services at Kid’s Sunday! So as a Real mom, I was the taxi driver, costume/uniform- provider/cleaner and then the proud parent with the boys accomplishments. Housework will wait until during the week- I’m sure the dust bunnies won’t run away!