Home is Where the Mom Is by Shelly Burke, R.N.
softcover, Shelmar Publications, 2003
Shelly Burke touches the heart of all mom's when writing this book. She knows from experience how important it is for mom's to care for their family, others, and themselves to make a Christian home run smoothly. Home is Where the Mom Is is a thick, comprehensive book filled to the brim with expert advice on nearly everything a mom faces on a daily basis.
Home is Where the Mom Is is broken into three sections. Section One teaches the importance of taking care of yourself -not in a self-centered 'let-me-shop-till-I-drop' mindset, but in caring for your spirit, your mind, and your body. She opens her first chapter by graciously teaching that developing a personal relationship with God is the first area to turn your attention to.
Section Two covers the area of caring for others. Again Mrs. Burke hits the nail on the head when whe explains that caring for others is not only important but biblical. The section is divided into five chapters that address caring for your marriage, your children, your family and extended family, and for your friends.
Organizing life is a hurdle many of us struggle with. Section Three appropriately brings this area of our lives to the surface and addresses issues like organizing your time, your days, your home, and your finances head on.
Shelly Burke does an excellent job covering everything from praying for our husbands to eating healthy and conquering paperwork-and all from a refreshing God-centered focus. This would be a wonderful addition to any family library.
Shelly has had articles published in many magazines, including RN, Nursing, The Nebraska Nurse, Livestock Plus, Childbirth Instructor, Baby Magazine, and Woman’s Day. She is currently the State Editor for Nebraska Family Times.