40 Days To A Joyful Motherhood – Book Review


40 Days To A Joyful Motherhood – Devotions And Coloring Book To Nourish Mom

When we enter into motherhood and move through that new season of our lives, it’s often challenging to find time to care for and nurture ourselves in the midst of raising a family.

That’s why Sarah Humphrey – a wife and mother of three beautiful, bouncy kids – wrote 40 Days To A Joyful Motherhood – Devotions And Coloring Book To Nourish Mom. She knows from first-hand experience that moms can use a little time to reflect, relax and de-stress each day – even if it’s only 10 minutes at a time.

40 Days To A Joyful Motherhood provides moms with 40 daily devotions focus on 6 key areas:

  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Care
  • Reconciling with Grief, Hope and Expectations
  • Generosity
  • Presence
  • Forgiveness

Accompanying each devotional is a coloring page filled with doodled images, inspirational words, and/or journaling space for you to record your own reflections.

What I like about 40 Days To A Joyful Motherhood is the creative aspects of the book – the interactive nature of the devotionals (which easily lend themselves to application and journaling) – and the fun, “happy” images throughout the book.

However, the book would be even better if it were printed on higher quality paper. The pages are too thin for an adult coloring book – the images shadow through to the other side of the page even before you add color. The paper is suitable for colored pencils but not for markers, paints or watercolors, which totally bleed through the pages. Because coloring plays such an important role in the reader’s experience with this book, I downgraded my rating 1 star over this specific issue.

40 Days To A Joyful Motherhood will appeal to moms who like to write, journal, color, and do creative, intuitive exercises.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

About Sarah Humphrey


Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children’s books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.


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Disclosure: I received copies of this book though Litfuse Publicity and The Fiction Guild for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


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5 Responses to “40 Days To A Joyful Motherhood – Book Review”

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  1. Summer says:

    Thanks for the lovely review♥

  2. Nancy Burgess says:

    Awesome review!Thanks for sharing.

  3. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    After the day I’ve had, I’m not convinced this would help, but it might be worth a try! :{ Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday last week on Mommynificent.com!

  4. I love coloring! This is one I’ll have to look for.

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