New Redemption Press Devotional Offers Moms Hope in Finding Their Authentic Selves, Even During a Time of Overwhelming Struggles
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Dec. 21, 2020
ENUMCLAW, Wash., Dec. 21, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting moms right where it counts: their mental health and their identities. According to Today*, mothers bear a huge load during the pandemic, and it's taking a toll on their psyches. "For millions of working moms, these obligations amount to the 'second shifts' that never get tallied into any nation's GDP--and the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated matters," say authors Laura T. Coffey and Rachel Paula Abrahamson, in their Today article, "Why Mothers Are Bearing Such a Huge Mental Load During Coronavirus Pandemic." And Amber Brown, an entrepreneur and mom of three, wonders if she'll lose her identity in the midst of the pandemic. "I can tell that the balance is off quite a bit. I don't feel like I'm doing anything well at the moment," she says in the article "First Things First," in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.**
Mom-of-five Dana Meier understands. She has walked through hard times as a mom, times when she questioned her identity, her mental health, her decision-making. But through it all, she discovered she wasn't alone, and she wants moms everywhere to know they aren't alone either. In her new devotional J Is For Journey to Joy: An Alphabetical Path to Authenticity, Meier draws alongside moms and shares her personal stories on her own path to joy, found in the trials of her life during her twenty-nine years of marriage, twenty-four years of parenting, and fifteen years of home schooling. Dana's story is authentic, sometimes sassy, and easy to identify with.
"I wanted to share my story in hopes that you, mom, will find encouragement, support, validation, and/or relief that someone out there has at least an inkling of understanding and compassion for what you might be going through," Dana says.
Join Dana as she takes the reader on an alphabetical journey of always learning, through the lens of God's Word, lessons learned, poems and acrostics, prayers, and reflection journaling, designed to draw moms--and any woman seeking validity--closer to their Savior and their real selves.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Professional home executive Dana Meier's greatest joy in life is her family. A mom of five with a master's degree in education, she "retired" from teaching after eight years to raise her children, which included homeschooling for fifteen years. Dana enjoys road trips to national parks, journaling, and connecting with young moms. She has been married for twenty-nine years to Marv, and they live in Seattle with their two youngest children.
contact email: Danameier5kids@gmail.com
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CONTACT: Dana L. Meier, Danameier5kids@gmail.com