The Whole and Healthy Family
Helping Your Kids Thrive in Mind, Body, and Spirit
"These pages are brimming with wisdom, ideas, encouragement, and biblical guidance for parents wanting to raise their kids to thrive in mind, body, and spirit."--Audrey Roloff, New York Times bestselling author of A Love Letter Life and cofounder of The Marriage Journal
All parents want their children to thrive, but what does that actually look like? And what does it take to get there? In The Whole and Healthy Family, Jodi Mockabee shares her parenting philosophy, one that encourages the equipping of each unique child to be able to function as a whole person so they can enter adulthood as physically, spiritually, and mentally healthy individuals.
Developed over years of research and personal practice, Jodi's whole-person and whole-family approach shows you how to
· understand your personality and those of your spouse and children
· create a simple, wholesome home environment
· make healthy and nourishing meals
· stay active as a family
· prioritize spiritual growth and serving together
· affirm and bless one another
· and more
Whether you're just starting your family or have been in the parenting trenches for a while and are looking for a fresh alternative to the way you've been doing things, Jodi can help you create a family culture that allows for the flourishing of every family member in mind, body, and spirit.
"These pages are brimming with wisdom, ideas, encouragement, and biblical guidance for parents wanting to raise their kids to thrive in mind, body, and spirit. Even before I had my own kids, I was inspired by Jodi's intentional approach to parenting and the beautiful family culture she was creating in her home. If you are in the early parenting years like me, this book is a hope-filled handbook full of relatable stories and struggles but also helpful solutions!"
Audrey Roloff, New York Times bestselling author of A Love Letter Life and cofounder of The Marriage Journal
"I have known and looked up to Jodi for more than ten years, and for ten years I have waited for her to write this book--finally! She could have kept all of this hard-won wisdom to herself, but that's never been who she is. In taking the time to write it all down and share it with all of us, Jodi has offered a generous gift to families everywhere for years to come."
Raechel Myers, mama of two and founder and CEO of She Reads Truth
"The Whole and Healthy Family is rich with practical and accessible ideas to help your family grow healthier physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jodi's ideas are straightforward and full of thoughtful wisdom and insight. This book is not a list of things to do but rather an invitation to look deeper at the systems and structures of your family and see where you can grow. Best of all, it is an invitation to know your children in deep and intimate ways. I walked away from The Whole and Healthy Family feeling inspired and empowered to help my family flourish."
Greta Eskridge, author of Adventuring Together and 100 Days of Adventure
"When I think of Jodi Mockabee--and by extension her book The Whole and Healthy Family--the word that comes to mind is intentionality. Jodi's dedication to not just coasting through her days as a parent but instead being intentional to both study what helps her family thrive and measure it against what Scripture has to say on the subject is both convicting and inspiring. I know this resource will benefit so many families who are looking for practical and conceptual ways to heal fractures within their own homes."
Abbie Halberstadt, author of M Is for Mama
"I've had the gift of walking alongside and witnessing Jodi during this season of being a wife and mother, and it has been a sharpening experience for me personally. The Whole and Healthy Family is a beautiful glimpse in written form into Jodi's home and the intentionality that has gone into every aspect of her family--mind, body, and soul. Brimming with wisdom, these pages are humbly filled with truths and practical tips I know will help shape families and homes for years to come."
Lynsey Kramer, wife, mother, and farmer at Yonder Way Farm
"Oh how I wish I had had this beautiful book at the beginning of my child-rearing journey. Jodi's humble offering is chock-full of insight and practical wisdom while always encouraging you to trust and listen to that still small voice in regards to your unique family and gifts. Jodi presents such great ideas to ponder, and she prods us to pray, think, and know our God and our children in order to parent well."
Terri Woods, homeschooling mama to nine and co-owner of Field + Forage
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