Grace for the Imperfect Mom

April 27, 2015

Friends, our new motherhood E-book Grace for the Imperfect Mom: A 31-Day Invitation to Refreshed Mothering just came out and we could not be more excited to share it with you! This book was a labor of LOVE, full of GRACE, and the UNDERSTANDING that we are all in this mothering journey together! We wanted to write this book because we realized that we are not perfect, not even close, and that maybe some of our mama friends needed some encouragement (as we have found that we do!).

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As moms, we constantly juggle many things—schedules, appointments, meetings, activities, chores—along with the emotional, mental, and spiritual care of our children. On days when dinner burns, the kids are pulling each other’s hair out and stepping on your last nerve, you may wonder if you’re patient enough, kind enough, or just plain good enough to be a mom. It’s enough to make you bend under the pressure if you think too much about it!
Join four women on a 31-day devotional journey as they share encouragement and insights on faith, joy, self-control, and more while weaving in lessons learned through bedtime battles, homework hangups, grocery store meltdowns, and the beautiful moments waiting to be found amongst it all.
Find encouragement and a reminder of the goals we strive for as mothers, a remembrance on our not-so-good days that there is something greater being produced in us and our children, as we learn to lean on God for all that we need. Grace for what happens today, grace over our past, our future, and the families whose lives we influence each day. Grace for all us imperfect mamas out there.

If you're looking for some encouragement for yourself or some other mama that you know, this is
your book! (It's also a great gift idea for Mother's Day!) To celebrate it's arrival we're giving away one FREE copy to a lucky reader! Just leave a comment below and we'll pick a winner later this week!

Are you looking for more resources? Have you checked out our books?
Our newest book, 100 Daily Acts of Friendship for Girls, is written specifically for girls ages 8-12 as they navigate friendships in upper elementary and middle school. With a scripture, short story, reflection questions and 50 fun activities to do with you or friends, it's a wonderful way to encourage your daughter, niece, granddaughter, God daughter and her friends to build healthy friendships from an early age.

And our adult friendship devotional, The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship is a perfect compliment to our book for tweens. With a daily scripture, story, and friendship prompt, its encouraging and slightly challenging (in a good way!) as you find, keep, and love your friends.   

We've also written two kindness devotionals, The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness and 100 Days of Kindness. They tell the story of how our families embarked on a one-year journey of kindness, and include our successes, failures, and the encouragement you need as a family to incorporate kindness into your own life.

We would love to walk alongside you in encouragement, inspiration, and community. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram as The Ruth Experience or sign up for our monthly newsletter (no spam, ever), here.

If you already have one of our books and love them, we'd so appreciate it if you leave a review on Amazon. 

We're in this together,

Julie, Kendra, and Kristin

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Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. Five women regularly co-host this link-up. Read on to learn more about the vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission: Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision: Every Monday we invite bloggers to link up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose, including testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to his glory! 

Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created a Facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board: Make A Difference Mondays Pinterest Board.



  1. Way to go Kendra (and the other ladies of TRE)

  2. What a great mission--"to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us." Exciting!

  3. This sounds like a great book and something that I completely struggle with so I truly appreciate the encouragement! We all need grace and especially as moms, we need to walk in it ourselves if not only just for ourselves, but also to model it for our kids. Totally appreciate your sharing this and glad I saw your post on the RaRa Linkup!

    1. Thanks Sara! I'm so glad you found us! I think as moms we all need encouragement :)

  4. Sounds like a good book! I think moms tend to feel alone in their struggles, so this siunds like a good read to know we're not alone!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. It's so true Dana, often we feel alone, even though we really are not :) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Blessings to you. Thank you for all you've done!

  6. The book looks interesting. Thanks for sharing this information and hosting this link up. I'm new here! Blessings.

    Tayrina from TGAWrites