What do you think of when you picture a family of ten children? Chaos, noise, whining, shouting? How about peacefulness, laughter and joy?
I had the pleasure of attending her book signing party yesterday and marveling at her beautiful family.
Kim Plath, mother of these amazing children, has written and published her first book, “Intuitive Motherhood: Trusting Your Body’s Wisdom for Birth and Beyond”. She shares from her own experience how she and her husband, Barry, have raised happy, healthy, vibrant and productive children.
And I do mean productive. Each of their children is talented in his/her unique way. Ethan (age 15), for example, is a woodworker, is building three cars (even the gears!) AND he plays the cello and piano expertly. He’s also the one to call if there is anything needing repair. Another of her children is an expert gardener, another built his own airplane, all are homeschooled and taught music by their mother.
You might think that this master organizer, this talented teacher, this busy mother would look frazzled and harried. Instead, she is calm, relaxed, and available to her family. When she speaks, her children listen. If it’s time to wash the dishes, she mentions it and two or three of the children rise and go wash them… happily!
I mentioned the air of peacefulness in the home, and Kim said, “Many people equate love with total freedom for the child, but that leads to chaos. And heavy-handed discipline can lead to a dull, boring home. But boundaries and structure for a child result in happiness for the children.”
In her new book, Kim also shares freely her techniques for keeping her family healthy. You might think that with a family this large, they would spend an enormous amount of time in the doctor’s office, but the opposite is true. The family’s sickness history (2008-2013) is listed on page 68. And it doesn’t even fill the whole page. It’s more like a paragraph! Her advice on staying healthy alone is worth ten times the price of her book.
Her tips on pregnancy and childbirth are priceless and well beyond the usual information shared in many typical pregnancy books. This would make a great “go to” book for any new wife or mother.
But don’t take my word for it. Order a copy today just in time for Christmas giving. Her book just became available on Amazon and is already available in a bookstore in Montana and a gift shop in Cairo, Georgia, and she’s just getting started!
Kim is also a public speaker and is available to speak to your group, large or small. Contact her at 1-800-920-3044 or e-mail her at Kim@JoyfulAnnointing.com