In a Christian culture that makes the Proverbs 31 woman the gold standard, Jessica Kastner encourages Mums to let go of impossible perfection and be who they are.
Soon after Jessica Kastner became a mother, she wondered if she was the only Mum who found pretend play more boring than watching playdough harden and who dreaded yet another friend’s Instagram post of homemade deliciousness.
In Hiding from My Kids in the Prayer Closet, Jessica Kastner shares her experience as an “unmum”—a Mum who loves her kids more than she loves the daily experience of mothering. She helps readers laugh at the ridiculous, delight in the unpredictable, and enjoy being the mothers God made them to be.
Jessica Kastner is an award-winning journalist and a contributor for Beliefnet.com, Huffington Post’s Christianity blog, and CBN.com. As Connecticut’s coordinator for Straight Ahead Ministries, she shares God’s message of hope by leading Bible studies in juvenile detention centers. When she’s not on the trampoline with her three boys in her hometown of Southington, Connecticut, Jessica offers her gritty commentary on Christian life at JessicaKastner.com.