Friday, July 7, 2017

Stepping on Cheerios by Betsy Singleton Snyder

Stepping on Cheerios: Finding God in the Chaos and Clutter of Life
Stepping on Cheerios: Finding God in the Chaos and Clutter of Life (Abingdon Press, April 2017)
Family life is beautiful and motherhood is a privilege, but it ain’t no picnic!
Being a mother isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s hard to experience a personal connection with God and community when you are caught up in the chaos of just “doing family”.
Independent and self-sufficient, author Betsy Singleton Snyder lived a full and busy life as a pastor, missionary, and wife to a husband who served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She had her first child at age 44, then at 47, she found out she was carrying triplets. Suddenly finding herself overwhelmed is an understatement.
Stepping on Cheerios is a collection of funny, warm, and charming tales from the frontlines of parenthood, written for women who are juggling to accomplish everyday feats of work, motherhood, marriage, church, and more. It’s a comical story of one woman’s realization that her crazy life is a gift and how she found the grace in it.

I've been a single mom pretty much for the entirety of my daughter's life. Even though we were married up until a few years ago, I never felt that partnership with my spouse. There's a little glimmer into my life for you readers ;) 
That said, it can be so crazy and busy with just my child to get things done. I don't know hoe single parents with multiple kids do it. I tip my hat to you for sure!
This author made her read more of a fast paced yet breathe of fresh air. You don't feel like you're doing a completely horrible job anymore, there are parents out there just like you, suffering and asking the same questions all the while reminding us to seek Him to give us help, guidance, and peace. 

Betsy Singleton SnyderBetsy Singleton Snyder, author of "Stepping on Cheerios," is a pastor, a former missionary to the arts community, writer, and blogger. She and her husband, Dr. Vic Snyder who formerly served in the
U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years, live in Arkansas with their four sons, Penn (10), and triplets Wyatt, Sullivan, and Aubrey (8).

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