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Cathrine Hickem, Founder of Intentional Motherhood, Shares Why Loving Your Children is Not Enough

Contact: Adam Cothes, Publicist, WinePress Publishing, 360-802-9758, adam@winepressgroup.com

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Aug. 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catherine Hickem has seen it too often. Moms are beating themselves up over their regrets when their children don't turn out the way they thought they would. She realized that there had to be a better approach to motherhood. She found that way in her own family and has been teaching it through seminars to mothers ever since. In her new book, "Raising Your Children with No Regrets: 7 Principles of an Intentional Mother," she helps mothers look at their own lives and offers coaching to help them utilize God-given opportunities to be great moms.

Is she a perfect mother? "No," she says. But she determined to raise her two children, an adopted son and a birth daughter, not with "no mistakes, but with no regrets."

Hickem says, "Children are the sandpaper God uses to refine our rough edges." Even our teenagers, she explains, who do goofy, stupid things, can be helped to untangle the cobwebs in their hearts, minds, and bodies. "Instead of pouncing on them," she says, "we will see the diamonds amid the rocks."

The author leaves nothing to chance as she covers subjects, such as promiscuity, anxiety disorders, sibling rivalry, the spoiled child, intention versus control, respect versus happiness and much more. She emphasizes that mothers need to become students of their children, understanding their weaknesses and strengths and nurturing them in that regard. "Most mothers are so busy trying to survive, they don't realize what they are letting slip through their fingers. Mothers have a tendency to dismiss the mistakes of the day because it is just a day and another one will be here tomorrow."

"I have discovered over the last 25 years that most of the mistakes mothers make are simply because they were too short-sighted in their understanding of motherhood," says Hickem. "They fail to keep a big-picture mentality when dealing with their kids. As a result, they miss out on great opportunities to instill values, character, and faith. Mothers need to think through their motherhood and not just show up on a day-to-day basis."

Through her retreats and conferences, and her weekly radio call-in program "The Mom Coach," and one-on-one conversations, Hickem teaches principles for becoming an "intentional" mother who can avoid living with regrets.

For a review copy or to schedule an interview, please contact Adam Cothes at adam@winepressgroup.com.