Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner: Personal Discoveries of a

Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner: Personal Discoveries of a Mother of Twelve [Download] ➽ Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner: Personal Discoveries of a Mother of Twelve By Jaroldeen Edwards – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A treasury of observations by a woman who has raised twelve children presents the author s life lessons while celebrating the potential that every woman shares and sharing her beliefs about family, ch A treasury of observations Wish I'd PDF/EPUB Â by a woman who has raised twelve children presents the author s life lessons while celebrating the potential that every woman shares and sharing her beliefs about family, children, husbands, and relationships.


10 thoughts on “Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner: Personal Discoveries of a Mother of Twelve

  1. Laurie Laurie says:

    this was a great little book i read in December that is a little window into the life of a mother who raised 12 children It didn t have as much actual child rearing advice as I am looking for in need of, but it was a sweet reminder of living in the moment, enjoying precious children, and knowing our place as women and mothers is one that is irreplaceable, noble, and extremely important and rewarding.


  2. Laura Laura says:

    I m always interested in how women of so many children structure their days You would have to have some good pointers if you ve raised 12 children Well written and I liked her spiritual side.


  3. Elizabeth Ricks Elizabeth Ricks says:

    The book is pretty dated published in 1991 I thought that I would feel a kinship with the author but she is much closer to my mother s age than mine.


  4. Jim Gleason Jim Gleason says:

    Found this title in a magazine read and thought it might be fun even shared the download with my wife whom I expect will enjoy it eventhan I Great reflections on life by a Mormon mother of 12 with many lived stories to share and inspire.Short read but very inspirational and enjoyable sharing by a very special woman with lots of life to share.Another Kindle reading that I treat myself to in between otherintense readings.


  5. Allison LeBaron Allison LeBaron says:

    Excellent timing Even though I don t share the author s religion, I benefitted greatly from this eloquent, intelligent, timeless testimony to motherhood It was neither an overly built up nor a lightless rag on motherhood It was real, and encouraging and beautiful I tagged many paragraphs to come back to for future encouragement.


  6. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    This read was simple and had a few gems of wisdom to impart Since it was written by a Mormon woman it is heavily laden with scriptural references, testimonies, and Mormon humor I had to skip a few pages concerning the teaching of Joseph Smith for my own sake, and while nothing in this book was novel, it was nice to be reminded to be appreciative and love what you have It is important to see choices as opportunities, not as frustrations p.20 When we live our lives dealing with things that re This read was simple and had a few gems of wisdom to impart Since it was written by a Mormon woman it is heavily laden with scriptural references, testimonies, and Mormon humor I had to skip a few pages concerning the teaching of Joseph Smith for my own sake, and while nothing in this book was novel, it was nice to be reminded to be appreciative and love what you have It is important to see choices as opportunities, not as frustrations p.20 When we live our lives dealing with things that really matter, the things that don t matter don t p.21 It is an irony that motherhood is the one profession that a dedicated and educated adult can practice for a decade and still not be considered an expertI have chosen this life it does not master me, I master it I am not its victim, I am its recipient And if there are times when I wistfully read a university catalogue, or wish that I could run instead of pushing a stroller and observing each leaf and stone, or get tired of the litany of no s , those times are not frequent and they just serve to confirm that life is a banquet, and, even when filled, we hunger and thirst p.34 The time is so brief, we must make it count p.35 In regard to women creating a home for their family There may be times when frustrations, loneliness, weariness, other responsibilities, and lack of support will rob the task of its satisfactions and cloud our understanding, but we must never lose our inner conviction of the importance of what we are doing p.40 Make your home, no matter how modest, as lovely as possiblecandles, flowers, ribbons, paper doilies, shiny and clean surfaces, art books and art prints borrowed from the library, beautiful music, soft lights all of these things give the touch of gracious living in the most simple home and can come within even the most limited budget p.46 Adversity bring strength, sorrow brings joy, and pain brings us the most priceless gifts p.58 Regarding negative life events What must I do to turn this into a building experience for me and my family p.59 The third gift of pain is recognition of the need to cherish every moment RIGHT NOW is the best we have it is all we have p.63 Regarding the sometimes monotonous and trying times of motherhood The secret is to see each moment for what it has to yield and then grasp it p 64 A parent will never say with regret, I wish I hadn t done so much with my children p.67 Times of change and upheaval are invaluable They give us a chance to redesign ourselves p.85 Children are taught that a family s past is part of their present p.107 We are the bridge over which the next generation will cross from the past to the future p.109


  7. Tara Tara says:

    One of my new favorite books Things I Wish I d Known Sooner Personal Discoveries of a Mother of Twelve My Dad described Jaroldeen Edwards as sharp and he s absolutely right I thoroughly enjoyed this book enough to read it yearly, or evenoften than that The windows of light she shares in this book are so simple but packed full of positive impact on life and home.You ll learn an amazing towel tip and so many other practical and spiritual nuggets of wisdom Ain t it great that we can One of my new favorite books Things I Wish I d Known Sooner Personal Discoveries of a Mother of Twelve My Dad described Jaroldeen Edwards as sharp and he s absolutely right I thoroughly enjoyed this book enough to read it yearly, or evenoften than that The windows of light she shares in this book are so simple but packed full of positive impact on life and home.You ll learn an amazing towel tip and so many other practical and spiritual nuggets of wisdom Ain t it great that we can discover treasures gleaned from having 12 children without actually HAVING 12 children Great excerpt from this book she gave me a beautiful smile Jaroldeen, she answered, whenever something difficult happens to me, I never question what has happened I never ask, Why did this have to happen to me or Why must I go through this or Why would the Lord let this happen or Why won t this go away or Why aren t my prayers being answered I don t let myself worry about what can t be changed All I worry about is What is my role and How does the Lord want me to act and What does the Lord want me to do and What goals must I set to change this and What must I do to turn this into a building experience for my and my family As I listened to her, I realized that not one of the questions she asked began with why She understood that any growth that comes from pain and challenge can come only after we have stopped asking why Growth begins when we have accepted what now is and what is past Asking questions of ourselves and the Lord that begin with why is like racing the motor of our car without putting it in gear


  8. Tia Tia says:

    I really loved this book, I was surprised I guess I was just expecting it to be a nice little relaxing read which it was but it was so muchthan that, too It was very inspiring for me I loved her pieces of wisdom that were all so simple and profound One of my favorite things she talked about was how valuable the time spent with a baby in diaper changes is so relevant to me right now Another was how it s too bad that our generation of women has been taught to think that the years of I really loved this book, I was surprised I guess I was just expecting it to be a nice little relaxing read which it was but it was so muchthan that, too It was very inspiring for me I loved her pieces of wisdom that were all so simple and profound One of my favorite things she talked about was how valuable the time spent with a baby in diaper changes is so relevant to me right now Another was how it s too bad that our generation of women has been taught to think that the years of childbearing rearing are a punishment rather than a privilege She was very insightful You could tell that she was at peace with who she was and what she was doing, and that she loved it and chose joy in her life, with her whole heart That is how I want to be


  9. Janet Janet says:

    So many life lessons that any one could absorb I ve read some narrow minded reviews for this book from writers who assume that since they are not in the same life situation, nothing about the book applies to them Not true Even if a reader just opened their mind to what a different life might be like and what makes someone tick who would have 12 children Wisdom for handling any life no matter kids, no kids, or the number The first time I read this book, I sped read it at Barnes and Noble So many life lessons that any one could absorb I ve read some narrow minded reviews for this book from writers who assume that since they are not in the same life situation, nothing about the book applies to them Not true Even if a reader just opened their mind to what a different life might be like and what makes someone tick who would have 12 children Wisdom for handling any life no matter kids, no kids, or the number The first time I read this book, I sped read it at Barnes and Noble 10 years ago I own my own copy now and re read it recently Marvelous Don t fret the small stuff, make things simpler, enjoy the life you have For me this a classic book I return to it again and again and always learn something new Great stuff


  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    I ve read about three or four chapters so far and I am loving this book I love her writing style, her opinions, her passion for nature and motherhood, and her essay about a day in her life I m so grateful for this glimpse into a successful family life Her perspective covers the entire span of having 12 children Since I am at the beginning of just having a few children I feel like this woman is my mentor and I m eager to learn and grow through the pages of her book update 2014 Reading again I ve read about three or four chapters so far and I am loving this book I love her writing style, her opinions, her passion for nature and motherhood, and her essay about a day in her life I m so grateful for this glimpse into a successful family life Her perspective covers the entire span of having 12 children Since I am at the beginning of just having a few children I feel like this woman is my mentor and I m eager to learn and grow through the pages of her book update 2014 Reading again for the second time and it is even better than before I am buying copies for several of my favorite women


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