I Am a Mother
“Jane Clayson Johnson has a powerful message that is sorely needed
today — and she is the perfectly packaged messenger to do it!” — Sharon Larson, author of All Rain, No Mud
“What do you do?”
It's a loaded question for many women, especially Latter-day Saint women, who recognize the sacred calling of motherhood but sometimes feel overwhelmed — and undervalued — in their roles as mothers.
Author Jane Clayson Johnson has been asked that question on many occasions since trading in a prestigious and rewarding career in network news for the equally challenging career of motherhood. And, like most mothers, Jane has hesitated before answering the question.
In this personal — and honest — narrative, Jane recounts how she has since learned to welcome questions about her role and to respond, with enthusiasm, “I am a mother.”
Her testimony of the gospel and refreshing candor about the realities of motherhood create an immediate connection between reader and author and will inspire women to change the way they feel about being mothers.
Whether you're a mother of young children or are approaching the empty-nest years, you will find affirmation in this book that mothers matter.
“You matter,” Jane reminds women, because “a mother's work is God's work” — even on the days and nights that challenge your strength and test your character, and even when the world works overtime to minimize your calling.
Foreword by Sheri Dew
By Linda, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Heard about the book from a friend and love reading it.
By Deborah, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved this book. It is really inspiring for LDS mothers to be proud that they are a mother.
By Liz, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I heard Jane Clayson Johnson at Time Out for Women and found her very inspiring so I bought her book. It made me feel the worth of what I do each day when it sometimes feels monotonous and unimportant.
By Rachel, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I got this book from my mother in law for mother's day and it came at a perfect time-I have been struggling to really embrace my role as a mother of three small children without missing my teaching career too much. I really appreciated what the author had to say and it caused me to looka t my role as a mothe rin a different, more eternal light. thanks for a great book!
By Sharla, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is a beautiful tribute to motherhood. A definite must-read.
By Barbara, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I received this book as a gift at a time when I really needed to be reminded of the joys and gifts of motherhood. The author inspired and comforted me with her candid style.
By Summer, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I bought this book as I contemplated how my life would change as my son started kindergarten. It gave me reassurance that the choice I made to stay home with him was worthwhile and that both my son and I would be blessed because of that choice.
By Debra, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Jane Clayson Johnson's I Am a Mother serves as a fascinating narrative of one mother's journey from her high profile career as a network news anchor to the heat and heart of motherhood. Her book is written, in part, to answer the question of how she could have given up such a highly-valued position in society to take on a much less publicly esteemed role, in other words, to become 'just a mother.' As her book's declarative, unqualified title makes clear, Jane believes there is no such thing as being 'just a mom.' We are mothers -- no 'just' about it -- she tells us, and mothers matter. Drawing on her own experiences and quoting others who value motherhood as much as she does, she shares with us a myriad of reasons why mothers matter and encourages us to stand tall when we declare our role to others as mothers in Heavenly Father's great plan of happiness. Consider reading this book with a pen in hand as there are sure to be passages you'll want to return and savor. -- Debra Sansing Woods, author of Mothering with Spiritual Power Book of Mormon Inspirations for Raising a Righteous Family and It's Okay to Take a Nap And Other Reassuring Truths for Mothers Everywhere
By Liana, Submitted on 2015-02-25
For someone who is not yet a mother but has been contemplating very seriously about when to start our family, this book was an incredible read for me. I felt as if the author was writing it just for me. I have struggled with how the world see's success as someone who has a great career and puts motherhood second in life; and yet the gospel teaches us that motherhood is the most divine and important responisiblity we will ever hold. This book was such an encouragement and reminder of how important motherhood and womanhood really is. I wanted to go and buy a copy for my mother and all my sisters to read!
By Robyn, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I LOVED this book! It was just what I needed. I borrowed it, but will buy it soon to have around for reference and for reading on those hard days. I read a review on amazon about it that was so negative and I loved this book so much that it made me want to cry! I think that in writing this book Jane has blessed and will bless so many lives! I think my kids will have a happier mom now!