want to know the secret for being a great mom?

Think she keeps house like June Cleaver, cooks like a Food Network star, and actually does all of the things she pins to her Pinterest boards? Oh...and all while calmly raising her kids without ever raising her voice? Yeah....right.

Are you struggling to survive as a mom? Have the lies that our culture perpetuates about motherhood dragged you down? Well we need to knock it off! 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. Well it is time to stop believing those myths and start walking in the truth! Grab your copy of Hoodwinked today!

Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk have had enough of these misconceptions. Myths such as: "The way I mother is the right (and only) way," "Motherhood is natural, easy, and instinctive," or "My child's bad choice means I'm a bad mom." These myths leave moms hoodwinked and sometimes even heartbroken.

In their straightforward yet encouraging "we've been there" style, Karen and Ruth enable mothers to

  • identify the ten myths of motherhood
  • replace the lies with the truth of what God says
  • 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

Ultimately, Hoodwinked equips mothers to stop searching for the secret and develop and embrace their relationships instead- with their kids, other mothers, and most importantly, with God. 

Grab a copy of Hoodwinked here:


Barnes & Noble


Proverbs 31 Ministries

Family Christian

“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

NOTE: If you order Hoodwinked from Proverbs 31 Ministries, you will receive a bonus freebie: a PDF journal entitled On My Knees & In My Heart: 5 Mini-Retreats for Moms. This resource provides moms with five different, guided session to get alone with God in order to rest, reflect, renew, and get back at the difficult yet oh-so-holy job of motherhood. Features include prayers, scripture study, reflection questions, journaling sections, and practical, doable ideas for deepening a mom’s relationship with her heavenly Father. This downloadable PDF  will enable you to go from crazy to calm, helping you to better love and care for your family. 

A Note from Ruth and Karen:

Friends, we are thrilled for you to join us as we dive into the the myths of motherhood! We pray Hoodwinked will be a profound blessing in your life as a mom! As you read the book we would love to hear from you! Be sure to tag us (@thebettermom and @karenehman) on social media with your pictures, quotes etc. and use the hashtags #hoodwinkedbook and #nomorehoodwinkedmoms.


Ruth and Karen

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My child's bad choice makes me a bad mom? Check out more lies we need to leave behind from the #Hoodwinkedbook

We should number our days not so we live fearfully but in an effort to live faithfully. ~@thebettermom #hoodwinked

Don't just talk to your kids about God, talk to God about your kids. #HoodwinkedBook #nomorehoodwinkedmoms

Know your place, but grant others grace. Build bridges not fences. From the #HoodwinkedBook

Sometimes we're moms who do too much bc our kids do too little. Work yourself out of a job from @Karen_Ehman

Motherhood isn't a recipe, it's a relationship with God. Run to Jesus when you fail. #hoodwinkedmom

Raise your children on your knees from the #HoodwinkedBook #nomorehoodwinkedmoms

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