What People Are Saying...

"The Magic of Motherhood is not a parenting book; it is a partnering book. With beautiful prose and poetic hearts, Ashlee and her team come alongside every aching, weary, stretch-marked mother to whisper: You're not alone in this. We're here, too. It's kind of hard, isn't it? It's kind of magical, isn't it? Equal parts siren song and battle cry, this soulful collection of essays is a life-giving gift to mothers everywhere." - Erin Loechner, Writer at DesignForMankind.com, Author of Chasing Slow

"There is no one experience of motherhood and there is no one right way to be a mother. This truth can terrify you in the beginning, but eventually it becomes a relief. The Magic of Motherhood is one of those exhales of relief for mothers who are ready to embrace freedom. Like any good story, motherhood has the potential to transform us - this book will give you a collective of sisters for your own journey of transformation. These stories of mothering are equal parts laughter and tears, truth and grace, gritty and hopeful. In their vulnerable words, you will find permission to fully own and to be transformed by your own story of motherhood." - Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith

"The Magic of Motherhood is a breath of fresh air for every mom who needs to be reminded that our journeys overlap in unexpected and yet predictable ways. When you need to regain a sense of equilibrium, this is the book that will bring you back to life." - Mandy Arioto, President and CEO MOPS International

"Becoming a mother changed the very core of my identity. It flipped me upside down, and sometimes it felt like new motherhood smacked me across the face. This book would have been so comforting, just to know I wasn’t alone in the transformation. I hadn’t ‘lost myself’ but instead was finding my footing in a whole new landscape. These bite-sized essays are a gracious gift to moms. If you’re looking for a perfect pick-me-up for a tired momma, The Magic of Motherhood sure fits the bill.” - Hayley Morgan, co-author of USA Today bestselling book Wild and Free

“I laughed and cried through this entire book. Mothering is the most difficult adventure I’ve ever been on and one of the most rewarding ones as well. This book is full of stories that could have been written by every mother I know.” - Jamie Ivey, author and host of The Happy Hour podcast

"There’s nothing better than a group of moms who decide to get honest with each other…who let down the facades that they know what they’re doing and instead let others in on their doubts, questions, fears and unanswered prayers. The Magic of Motherhood is this kind of honest gathering in book form. Through candid, poignant essays The Magic of Motherhood pulls back the curtain of picture-perfect mothering and puts words to our raw feelings. A beautiful compilation of trusted voices articulate what we know our mama hearts are feeling, but often don’t know how to express ourselves. These sudden friends remind us of the beauty mothering brings to our lives, no matter how big the mess." - Alexandra Kuykendall, Author of Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What’s Right in Front of Me

"In The Magic of Motherhood, we learn so many different, beautiful, incredible ways God walks us through the journey of motherhood. Though we often feel broken, incapable, or doubtful of our abilities to do the most important job on earth, The Magic of Motherhood reminds of us of how whole, equipped, and abundantly capable He made us as mothers traveling very unique paths. What refreshment to my mama-soul. Pour a warm cup of tea and cuddle up in your favorite blanket. The Magic of Motherhood is not to be missed. - Emily Ley, Author of Grace, Not Perfection + Creator of the Simplified Planner

“As we walk the road of motherhood, I think the questions on our minds are ‘Am I doing this right?’ and ‘Does everyone feel this way sometimes?’ As you turn the pages of this book, you’ll realize the answer to both of these questions is YES. You will laugh and cry and alternately want to hug your kids a little tighter—and then send them off to play so you can read a few more pages!” - Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Sparkly Green Earrings

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