Mommy Needs a Raise, by Sarah Parshall Perry

Oh joy! Here’s another mothering book, jammed with hilarious anecdotes…very well-written. It amazes me how many moms must really struggle with what other people do, what other mothers think, what people think of them, etc. Many moms must set their own standards impossibly and unrealistically high. Because book, after mothering book, seems to be always about […]

“Taming the To-Do List”, by Glynnis Whitwer {a review by Susan Karsten}

Okay! If you struggle with procrastination…and  I know for a fact some of my close friends do…you will certainly get a lot out of this little book. Loaded with friendly and wise suggestions, this book may kickstart you our of your bogged-down doldrums of overwhelmedness. You’ve heard the phrase “just do it” (makes me want […]

Book Review: “The Chase”, by Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky

An advice book cloaked with lots of pertinent anecdotes. We learn of the letters each of the author wrote to their future spouses when they were young teens. Journey with the Kupecky couple as they navigate singleness, staying physically pure until marriage. This book takes a gentle approach, inspires abstinence, and does not shove anything […]

Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: Untangled, by Carey Scott

From its appealing cover, to its hard-hitting truths, this book will take you where you want to be if you are bound up by your past, hampered by insecurities, comparing yourself to others and coming up short. The author has mined her own heartaches of childhood to help others. The main theme seems to be […]

“A Mother’s Prayers for Her Son” by Rob & Joanna Teigen == Susan Karsten’s latest book review

This book will give you a jumpstart and much food for thought about your son(s). With 77 specific topics covered and example prayer wording, you will be motivated and inspired to cover your dear child in prayer. From friendships, to discontent, failure, purity, addiction, dating, and muuuuuch more, there’s so much here for the serious […]