When reading this book I felt like the author was talking to just me. I loved how real the stories are. They gave me a sense of "oh, it's not just me that experiences these feelings/situations," Fantastic read. I recommend it to every mom!
--Lindsay B. on Amazon.com
"Ever felt like somehow you missed mommy orientation class? Does it seem that all of the women in your play group got the secret kid manual and you were not on the distribution list? Take heart! In this amazing little book, you will discover all the gifts you already possess to be a great parent. After a dose of MOMSense you can't help but be encouraged to be the kind of mom God designed you to be."
--Kathi Lipp, author of The Me Project
"MOMSense is a must-read for any mom who has ever wondered if she has what it takes to thrive during motherhood ... Jean encouraged me, inspired me, and provided me with the resources to take action. Any mom who wants her parenting to make a difference should grab a copy."
--Tracey Bianchi, author of Green Mama
“God doesn’t make mistakes. He has divinely paired you to be the mother of your child. You can best invest in your child by developing your own personal MomSense--and this book shows you how.”
--Elisa Morgan, speaker, author of She Did What She Could, publisher of FullFill™, president emerita, MOPS International
"Jean Blackmer offers moms a rare treat: a book that encourages women to trust their instincts and to think critically (to be skeptics, even!). Through fun-to-read, power-packing stories mixed with solid advice, Jean at once affirms, empowers, and equips moms to be the kind of moms God created them to be.”
--Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira, author of Mama’s Got a Fake I.D.: How to Reveal the Real You Behind All That Mom
“You don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect mom for your child. But you need an endless supply of MomSense. Here it is!”
--Carol Kuykendall, author, speaker, MOPS International consulting editor
“Do yourself a favor and bathe in the wisdom of this book - you'll emerge with more confidence and strength in what every mom has inside: the power to be a great mother.”
--Lisa T. Bergren, author of Life on Planet Mom and The Busy Mom's Devotional
"Reading MOMSense is like spending time with a wise, warm friend, full of both challenge and grace."
--Shauna Niequist, author of Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet
Elizabeth Wisz, CBA Retailers magazine, June 2011:
Blackmer makes no claims to have sorted out the complicated world of mothering and readily admits to mistakes and blunders while raising and mothering her three boys. Instead, she offers new and struggling moms encouragement as she defines “MomSense”—a special kind of common sense that comes from having children—and sets her readers on the path to discovering and honing their own. She analyzes the impact mothers have on their children, and thus on the formation of the reader’s own MOMSense, and offers advice to filter out unhealthy influences. Blackmer identifies eight essential elements, or senses, that, with practice, contribute to positive parenting, introducing each with lighthearted anecdotes, quotes from moms who’ve been there, and challenging questions to promote thoughtful reflection. She leads her readers on a quest to implement these practical tools to improve their MOMSense, enabling them to have confidence in the decisions they make and the skills they employ while raising their children.
Blackmer includes practice scenarios that allow readers to try out their MOMSense before she closes by adding two additional valuable recommendations for successful parenting: strong personal and spiritual relationships.
Recommend this book to new and expectant moms or any who seek to improve their parenting skills.