Recently we read a book offered through Home School Adventure Co., an online resource website with the mission to offer engaging resources from a biblical worldview to inspire and equip parents to educate and raise children to be loving, compassionate, strong, and wise. We were able to review the I’d Rather Be Your Mommy book, I’d Rather Be Your Mommy Print Set, and I’d Rather Be Your Mommy Coloring Book Edition. We received the digital items (PDF downloads) however, the book and print set are available in hard copy format. This is an adorable story telling how much a mother loves her child and enjoys being a mother so let’s dive into these items.
I’d Rather Be Your Mommy is 32 pages long and features a sweet story about motherhood with a myriad of beautiful pictures throughout. I enjoyed seeing varied scenes of motherhood and different aged children within the story. As a woman of color, I was also extremely happy to see a few ethnicities represented in the book as well; however, I do believe some additional representation of other Christian cultures across the world would have been great. Our belief in Christ is the same but showing motherhood from other cultures across the globe would have been a phenomenal addition to this story. All in all this a cute story to read to your younger children and would be a great gift for a new mother. If you gift this story I also think it is better to purchase the print version over the digital option so the beauty of the pictures can be seen at their full potential.
The I’d Rather Be Your Mommy Coloring Book Edition is only offered as a digital edition via the website. It includes the text from the original book along with illustrations of the provided photographs. The entire book is in black and white which means you (or your child) can color every page to your heart’s content with your imagination as your guide. For those that enjoy the adult coloring books or illustrating your Bible, this is the version that you should strongly consider. This would make a great gift for a new mom and grandchild as well or as a gift for a baby blessing or 1st birthday party. I love to give and receive handmade gifts! So I would definitely color this in, laminate it, and put it in a binder for a friend. You can also use this as a comprehension activity to reiterate the story you shared with your child. And, if they are an early reader these pages will make great practice sheets for them with the added benefit of a keepsake book at the end. That’s what we are doing with it.
Last, and definitely not least, the I’d Rather Be Your Mommy Print Set showcases three pages from the book as individual 8.5″ x 11″ portraits. These can be obtained via digital download or the printed photographs can be shipped directly to you. I thought these pictures would be a great addition to a nursery, young child’s room, play room, or family homeschool room.
All in all, I enjoyed using the entire collection from Home School Adventure Co. and I think it is extremely important to enjoy quality time with your children. In fact, I just wrote a blog post and recorded a video last week about Raising Sharp Arrows (Psalm 127). And, let’s not forget the benefits of reading to your children (and encouraging them to read) include building stronger bonds with them, enriches their vocabulary, and aids in scholastic success. Motherhood is a gift. Parenthood is a precious gift that shouldn’t be taken for granted so make time to love on your little ones and remind them of how much you love them daily.
Make today successful,