As a mom, you want to give your best to your family. Discover how God is using motherhood to shape your heart as you shape your home. One hundred devotions will encourage and inspire you as you discover:

  • Intentional ways to deepen your faith in this busy season

  • The true calling of motherhood

  • The life-giving impact of honest, loving friendships

  • The joy of creating a welcoming, functional, and beautiful home

No matter what season of motherhood you find yourself in, God can use this time to make you more like His Son–and a better mom.


Ruth Schwenk is the founder of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, Patrick, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, a mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and a dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Ruth is the coauthor of Hoodwinked and Pressing Pause. The Schwenks are the coauthors of For Better or for Kids. Ruth, Patrick, and their children live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



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