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52 Things Kids Need From a Mom by Angela Thomas - Book Review

Updated on February 24, 2013

Inspirational book for mothers

52 Things Kids Need From a Mom is a book by bestselling author Angela Thomas, it's published in 2011 by Harvest House Publishers.

This book is encouraging and inspirational reminder to mothers about children's needs and desires; it's a book that is filled with wonderful tips on loving, teaching, and taking care of your kids. It is written from a Christian perspective of raising children.

The book is written in a very positive, pleasant tone and is specially designed for mothers with very busy lifestyles. It's very easy to read, book contains 52 short and concise chapters, 3 pages per chapter. A chapter can be read while you have a short break at work, or at home.

Angela is sharing her experience of being a mother of four, being a single mother for 7 years with young children, and then remarrying a wonderful man who became a good father to her children. She is reminding all mothers about all those things that children need from moms, some very simple things, such as a loving touch, but it is so easy to get busy and forget, that this part of raising children is so important.

This book goes over so many aspects of raising children and giving them what they need to grow up successful and happy people, it will give you tools to use in parenting children in such a way, so that you have no regrets when they grow up.

Here is a list of contents to give you an idea, but you really have to read the book to get the details on every point made in this book.


Kids Need Their Mom...

1. To pray in secret with a door open

2. To never stop touching them

3. To hang heart of love over their lives

4. To watch them go out of sight

5. To keep a date night with dad

6. To make them sit around the table...and linger

7. To let her yes be yes and her no be no

8. Too be delayed, rerouted, and canceled with poise

9. To make them wait to take a bite

10. To take Christmas to people who have nothing

11. To miss a few things they do wrong

12. To put down the phone

13. To learn their unique love language

14. To occasionally be a supermom

15. To turn their beds down at night

16. To ride a roller coaster...for the first time

17. To talk to them like they are fascinating

18. To treat their friends like family

19. To cheer wildly from the stands

20. To give grace-filled consequences

21. To be a passionate, alive, spiritual lover of God

22. To indulge their silly

23. To have a hallelujah party

24. To keep a family blog

25. To become physically and emotionally healthy

Angela speaking on hope for single mothers

26. To become spiritually healthy

27. To believe they will not grunt forever

28. To make a big deal of out God

29. To keep her promise

30. To wait on them hand and foot...When they are sick

31. To tell them to buy another token and keep swinging

32. To pray them home and for the will of God

33. To be a "groovy" mom

34. To teach them how to know the voice of God

35. To believe in their strengths and speak life into their gifts

36. To make a home where grace lives

37. To throw down the "mom card"

38. To tell them what she'd do differently

39. To make a big deal out of grandparents and extended family

40. To teach them how to keep their money straights, in order, facing the same direction

41. To be patient about things like thumb-sucking and pacifiers

42. To let them make really dumb mistakes without condemnation

43. to introduce them to her friend named Jesus

44. To set the tone for the family

45. To teach them to genuinely respect all people, cultures, denominations, and creeds

46. To teach the boys how to love a wife

47. To teach the girls how to love a husband

48. To identify the characteristics of a fool and tell them what to do when they meet one

49. To train them to listen to her

50. To teach them not be easily offended

51. To live as single moms with amazing lives

52. To teach them a gracious and generous hospitality


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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Bill :) I actually have not written anything for a while, or visited Hubpages :(, with the last update I lost pretty much most of my traffic and got discouraged, but it's slowly picking up :) See you around friend and thank you so much for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      For some reason I'm not getting notifications when you write. I had no idea you had written this one until you visited my site today and left a comment....that's when it dawned on me that I hadn't seen anything from you in quite some time.

      I love the list; I might have to pick up this book for Bev. :) Thanks for the recommendation. I hope you are well!


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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Mhatter99, thank you for stopping by and commenting, your feedback means a lot :)

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Good review. Thank you