Contentment: Inspiring Insights for LDS Mothers
By Maria Covey Cole
Covenant Communications, 2009. 87 pgs. Nonfiction
Maria Covey Cole has written this little book to help the many LDS women who struggle to find contentment in their role as mothers. She uses personal stories and those of friends, along with quotes from books and talks, to teach the importance of gaining perspective in our lives. She argues that one of the most destructive things we do as women is to compare ourselves to others. She also focuses much of the book on overcoming discontentment and showing ways we can be more content in our lives.
Her writing style is easy to read, and the length of the book makes it possible to get through, even with the many interruptions of a family. I did find myself thinking that at some points, it just felt like a really long talk, but many women will find comfort in this message.