Fit to Burst
Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood
“I don’t pull punches or hold back in this book, because I am writing to myself as much as to you. If something in this book strikes a little close to home for you, know that it struck in my home first. I am not writing about other people’s problems, although I know many of them are common. I write about what I know, and what I know is the challenges, the joys, and the work involved in raising little people.” — from author Rachel Jankovic
In this, her 2nd book (previously author of Loving the Little Years), Rachel Jankovic pushes her parenting “field notes” out onto the skinny branches of motherhood. Fit to Burst is chock-full of humorous examples and fresh advice covering issues familiar to every mom such as guilt cycles, temptations to be ungrateful or bitter, and learning how to honor Jesus in the mundane things. But this book also addresses less familiar topics, including the impact that moms have on the relationships between dads and kids, the importance of knowing when to laugh at kid-sized sin, and more.
Fit to Burst will help us be moms who parent with the story in mind rather than the snapshot, who know how to both give and require much from their children in the everyday mayhem, and who understand the importance of biscuits.
“Fit to Burst highlights a mother’s need to rely on Christ as she joyfully feeds hungry tummies, honors her husband, and trains her children. Rachel’s artful encouragement highlights the sufficiency of Christ for these things and gives us a clarion call to faithfulness in the midst of everyday motherhood.” — Gloria Furman, author, Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home
“This was one of my favorite reads of the year (if a guy can say that about a book written by a woman for women).” –Tony Reinke, content strategist for Desiring God and author, Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books
About the Author
Rachel Jankovic is a wife, homemaker, and mother. She graduated from New Saint Andrews College, but mostly reads cookbooks now to avoid story grip (being highly susceptible). She and her husband Luke have seven children who know how to party: Evangeline (11), Daphne (9), Chloe (8), Titus (8), and Blaire (5) and Shadrach (3), and Moses (2 months).