As I mention in my ebook (almost done!), I am a bit of a control
In this book, Karen Ehman discusses how moms tend to have a controlling nature about them simply because of being a mom. We are in charge of many little duties so we can become controlling by default. Many of us, want our way if we get right to it. She says we can become domestic dictators if we are not careful. Ouch! She discusses how we manage our man, micromanage our children, and hover over the home. But instead of just telling us how we are micromanagers, she gives ideas on how to set the atmosphere instead of dictate. The most profound part of the book for me was the section on faith. How letting go of control is ultimately about trusting God with all things. I have had such a hard time trusting throughout my mothering journey so this hit a nerve. I think many homeschool mothers find this a problem. We are trying to give our children a good education, keep them from spiritual, emotional, and physical danger--- all really controlling type behaviors but good intentions. Ultimately we have to trust and this is what this section of the book is about. Many circumstances are beyond our control and Karen offers many ideas on how to deal with these. For me, this book is one of those that I read again and again. If you have trouble releasing control (which can be a tiring thing to lug around), I suggest giving this book a try.