Being a Mom can be very stressful. It’s hard to balance all the different hats we sometimes have to wear . . . Mom, friend, teacher, counselor, etc. . . . all while multi-tasking at the same time. It’s no wonder that I sometimes feel so stressed out!
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for moms by Kristine Carlson show how Moms can live with less stress and more happiness. Carlson gives mothers advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms reveals how to: be a mom (not a friend), balance being a woman and a mom, pursue your passion (but not at the expense of your children, and reclaim your family time.
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What I really liked about this book is that it’s written in small chapters – just 3 pages each. This means that I can pick up the book any time I have some free time without having to dedicate my whole afternoon to reading. Definitely a plus for busy moms!
From the very first chapter, “There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Mom”, I knew this was going to be a great book. Carlson talks about losing control and saying things to our kids that we really don’t mean. How many times have I told Kacie that she was grounded for a month when the action really didn’t warrant such a severe punishment? Carlson says that it’s okay to admit that you were wrong and show your child that life is full of mistakes.
However, my favorite chapter was “If You Want To Be On Facebook. I’m Going To Be Your Friend”. Here she talks about her teenage kids wanting their own Facebook accounts. She realizes that she can’t keep them away from Social Media but that she was going to do everything she could to stay involved. As their Facebook friend, she could see what her kids and their friends were posting and intervene if anything inappropriate showed up. I think that’s such a great idea.
After reading this book I’ve come to realize that I really do stress over the little things. It’s made me take a step back and re-evaluate what’s really important in my life. Instead of scolding the kids for making a mess with all their toys, maybe I could relish in the fact that they were all playing together nicely . . . for a change.
Kids will only be kids once. Why not let them enjoy it?
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This post was written for Hyperion Books who provided the complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
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