I don't normally read a lot of books like Money Making Mom i.e. books about frugal living and making money for your family (although I do read my fair share of deal blogs). However, I've been following Money Saving Mom for years, which is run by the same woman that wrote Money Saving Mom, Crystal Paine. So when Money Making Mom became available on Book Look Bloggers, I jumped at the chance to read it.
I don't know what I was expecting from this book: maybe ideas on how to create an income for a family, money making tips, how to grow a blog. What I found was even better. Crystal does go into details about how to make extra income for your family, and she gives ideas for businesses or things that you can do to make additional money. But that's not exactly the heart of her book.
The heart of Crystal's book is how to live intentionally with your finances and in thinking through ways to make additional income. She asks questions like: what are you passionate about, why do you want to make additional income, and how can you bloom where you're planted?
I didn't read this book with the mindset of wanting to make an additional income, but I gained so much from it. I especially appreciated the chapters that Crystal focused on giving and how our finances are a blessing that allows us to bless others. I was deeply challenged and encouraged by the stories to share to think through how I could bless even more people with the income that God has provided for me.
What makes this book even better is Crystal's honest stories from her own life and the lives of others as well. She shares her own struggles and failures, but she also shares encouraging stories about women and men that have used their finances to impact the lives of many.
I highly recommend this book for moms that are thinking through ways to make an additional income, but also for those that just want a read to help them think through what they're passionate about and how to live their life intentionally.
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