As the mother of three, I’ve picked up quite a few devotional books for moms over the years. So when I started reading Cherished Gifts by Katie Martin, I was expecting much of the same. But this is not your average devotional. It is filled with anecdotes and experiences—some funny, some poignant—that any mother can relate to: a preschooler’s endless questions, settling squabbles among siblings, waking up to a bed full of kids after a thunderstorm, sending a child off for a first day of school, bedtime struggles, dealing with fears (our kids’ as well as our own), trying to be a “supermom.” These are devotions written specifically for moms by a mom that we all can relate to. Katie’s not a mom who claims to have all the answers, but a mom who shares the same struggles, frustrations, and joys as we do.