Every homemaker needs a dose of encouragement and practical advice now and then. Mix that with a generous measure of inspiration and Biblical wisdom, and you get Kimberly Hahn’s Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart.
Framed after the wonderful and inspiring verses in Proverbs 31, this book touches on all areas of homemaking, including hard work, feeding the family, time management, money management and living through difficult times. The book is divided into different sections that relate to the sacraments of the Catholic Church. The Appendix covers the very practical matters with worksheets to help moms plan housework, meals, budgets and even home-buying and decorating.
You don’t necessarily have to read this book in order from start to finish. It’s the kind of book you can pick up at any point–and jump right in at the area you need to focus on most. But I’m sure that once you get started with this book, you’ll want to read the whole thing.
Graced and Gifted retails for $14.99 and was published by Servant Books in 2008. It’s an excellent resource for any homemaker.