Moms have been hoodwinked—tricked into believing lies that keep them from not only enjoying motherhood, but forging friendships with other moms who might tackle the tasks of motherhood differently. Myths such as “Mothering is natural, easy, and instinctive” cause moms to feel like failures if they have questions or apprehensions in raising their kids. Operating from the premise that “The way I mother is the right (and only) way” puts up fences between moms instead of building bridges of encouragement between them. Lies such as “I am my child’s choices” tempt moms to mistakenly believe that if their child makes a wrong choice then they, in turn, must be a bad mom.
This book will enable mothers to:
- Identify the ten myths of motherhood our current culture perpetuates
- Replace the lies with the truth of what God says in the Bible about mothering
- Acquire practical tools to help them form new and improved thought patterns and healthy behaviors
- Forge healthy, supportive relationships with other moms of all ages and stages
- Confidently embrace the calling of motherhood as they care for their families in their own unique way
Blog Tour Information:
We would like to formally invite you to join our blog tour!
The Hoodwinked blog tour will run October 12, 2015 - December 31, 2015 and we would love to have you join us! Please select an open day to post about Hoodwinked on your blog. Email Lindsey, from Karen's team at: HoodwinkedBlogTour@gmail.com. Once Lindsey receives your desired date and title/topic or brief description, she will upload your information onto the calendar and send you an email letting your know that your information as has been uploaded to this calendar.
Once you have secured a blogging date on this calendar and followed the above steps, prepare for company! Ruth and Karen will be sharing your blog post with links to your blog on their social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages and accounts! This is a combined readership of over 700,000!!
Pre-made Blog Posts:
You are more than welcome to craft your own blog post pertaining to a chapter from Hoodwinked. For those who would rather save time, you may copy and paste one of our pre-made blog posts!
A Pre-made Blog Post From Karen:
Click here for Karen's post: The Great Wall of Motherhood
A Pre-made Blog Post From Ruth:
Click here for Ruth's post: Is Motherhood Luck of the Draw?
Hoodwinked Blog Post Prompts:
Should you want to craft your own post instead—here are a few prompts and page numbers picked out for easy reference. If one of the prompts below resonates with you, feel free to use the prompt in your post to connect your writing to the book. We also have pre-made images and statuses for your social media outlets below. See? Easy!
Prompt #1: “Motherhood isn’t a contest. Don’t try to “one up” the other gal by being “mommy-er than thou.” That never ends well. It also prevents honest and healthy relationships from forming with other moms due to jealousy and comparison”. Have you been erecting fences or building bridges between yourself and other moms? (pg.74 )
Prompt #2: “We should number our days not so we live fearfully, but in an effort to live more faithfully. Our time as a mom is not infinite or limitless. We count our days so we can make them count.” Has rushing caused you to miss the moments of motherhood? (pgs. 93-96)
Prompt #3: “Do not tether your identity to the choices of your child—whether stellar or stupid. We are not our child’s choices.” Have you been tempted to believe that your child’s bad choice means that you are a bad mom? (pg. 174)
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“Embrace your unique journey of motherhood. Free yourself to really enjoy your children as well! Hoodwinked will empower you to do both. Highly recommended!” Candace Cameron Bure, actress, producer, and New York Times bestselling author
“I love how Karen and Ruth give us a great gift of grace with this book by showing us no one is doing this parenting thing perfectly. Refreshing and so very practical.” Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
Thanks so much for taking Hoodwinked to the streets of social media! The hashtags we are using are: #HoodwinkedBook and #nomorehoodwinkedmoms.
Feel free to use these hashtags when sharing a personal mothering moment or quote from the book.
Take a Tweet:
(Just copy and paste a tweet below)
My child's bad choice makes me a bad mom? Check out more lies we need to leave behind from the #Hoodwinkedbook http://amzn.to/1R9VVSq
We should number our days not so we live fearfully but in an effort to live faithfully. ~@thebettermom http://amzn.to/1R9VVSq #hoodwinked
Don't just talk to your kids about God, talk to God about your kids. http://amzn.to/1R9VVSq #HoodwinkedBook #nomorehoodwinkedmoms
Know your place, but grant others grace. Build bridges not fences. From the #HoodwinkedBook http://amzn.to/1R9VVSq
Sometimes we're moms who do too much bc our kids do too little. Work yourself out of a job from @Karen_Ehman http://amzn.to/1R9VVSq
Motherhood isn't a recipe, it's a relationship with God. Run to Jesus when you fail. http://amzn.to/1R9VVSq #hoodwinkedmom
Raise your children on your knees from the #HoodwinkedBook http://amzn.to/1R9VVSq #nomorehoodwinkedmoms
Before you leave:
- Consider sharing the book trailer on your blog or social media.
- Here is a short link to buy the book: http://amzn.to/1R9VVSq
- You can share this graphic BEFORE November 2nd as it is a pre-order incentive:
- Invite your community to like the Facebook pages of "The Better Mom" and "Karen Ehman" where they will find daily encouragement.
- You can also invite your community to follow "thebettermom" and "karenehman" on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
- Proverbs 31 Ministries is also offering an added incentive if the book is purchased through their website- a PDF titled: On My Knees & In My Heart : 5 Mini-Retreats for Moms. The custom short link to buy the book on P31 is here: http://bit.ly/1NBZ6EO
We’d also like to offer you these beautiful lock screens for your phone:
We are truly grateful for your participation in this book launch. Your friendship, partnership and support means more to us than you know. This already has been such an amazing journey together and we are looking forward to seeing what God does in the hearts of you and your blog community.
Karen and Ruth