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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms: Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family More (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (Hyperion)) Paperback – April 10, 2012

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"Kris Carlson extends the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series with much-needed advice for mothers, writing with an understanding heart and penetrating wisdom born of her own experience. Like her late husband Richard, hers is a gentle soul backed by a powerful and transcendent fire."―Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

About the Author

Kristine Carlson was married to the late Dr. Richard Carlson; her previous books include HeartBroken Open, An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women. Kristine has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, and Oprah. A dedicated mother to her two daughters and grandmother to her grandson, Kristine participates in numerous charities. She lives in Northern California.
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Product Details

  • Series: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (Hyperion)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Books; Original edition (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401310699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401310691
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is so much pressure on moms to be perfect. To make things even more stressful for moms, many of us have a tendency to be very tough on ourselves. The pressure the society puts on us, and the pressure we put on ourselves is great, and the stakes are high (the happiness and well being of our children) so no wonder we sweat the small and big stuff.

It probably starts already in pregnancy when we are told that stress is bad for the baby, and therefore we should just stop stressing right now (ready, set, go!)or when we receive other solicited and unsolicited parenting advice we seem to often get from fellow mothers, people at grocery stores, our own mothers, our mothers-in-law, you name it. In the era of Facebook and information overload we seem to be surrounded by "good advice" that's often contradictory (let your child cry-it-out, don't let your child cry-it-out, etc.), by perfect moms (just log in to Facebook...), and by people who always want to tell us how to be better moms. What we don't hear nearly enough is that our children will be alright regardless of the fact that we make small mistakes sometimes (because we all make mistakes sometimes); that we can cut ourselves some slack. Wouldn't it be nice to finally tell moms that they don't need to be so tough on themselves? That there isn't just one perfect way to be a good mom?! I think it would!

However, this book doesn't do it. Instead it tells you exactly this, how to be a "good mom" which would be fine if it were a topic of another book.
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I have read and loved Dont sweat the small stuff and its all small stuff. I learned so much about myself through reading it. However this book I felt is very different. I felt more stressed and overwhelmed after the first few chapters than when I started. She expresses how as moms we are the 'captains' of our ships and everything in home depends on us. I feel it lead me to focus so much more on being a complete put together and sweating the small stuff all the time so my family is happy. And I was just not comfortable with the notion of me being captain. Call me old fashion but my beliefs explain that my husband is captain of the ship.
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By Nicole on December 20, 2012
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I was having a tough time with my young twins and wanted a book that would help boost my spirits. Only a few pages into this book I could tell it wasn't very good and wasn't likely to get better. I admit I didn't even read a whole lot of it because frankly, it was boring. I expected a lot more specifics, like crafting ideas to do with my kids, things to do together as a family, just random tips here and there really. It was pretty much a collection of boring anecdotes from the authors life and kids. Plus a lot (if not all) of it was basically common sense. "Buy healthy food when you go grocery shopping" Really???? Wow, I never would have thought of that!!!! I expected a heck of a lot more as far as practical ideas as well as just ways of coping when the stress gets to be too much. So yeah, this book was a big fat waste of money. I suppose if you have no common sense and need someone to state the obvious to you, you might like this book :P
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Reading Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms has been life changing for me and my family. I have been incorporating Kristine Carlson's words of wisdom into my life like breathing before I respond to my children and taking 10 minutes a day to quiet my mind. This book reminds me to nourish my spirit first, to practice gratitude more often, and to be really in the moment when I'm with my children.
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It's a real challenge to bring a child into the world... and provide the guidance necessary to assure your child of a successful, fulfilling life. And this recent installment in the "Chicken Soup" series takes much of the pressure off mothers. It shows that, no matter how much our culture says otherwise, moms aren't ultimately responsible for the trajectories our children's lives take. Mothers are just responsible for providing a grounded and safe place where hope and joy can flourish. Surprisingly, this comes by developing one's own gift's and finding fulfillment in one's own life. This can only happen when unnecessarily big worries get put into their proper perspective.

Carlson does a great job of breaking down the worry-minimizing process into small, manageable bits, digestible even on a mother's harried and sporadic schedule. In this way it reminds me of Ed Carlson's inspiring I Walked to the Moon and Almost Everybody Waved: The Curiously Inspiring Adventures of a Free Spirit Who Changed Lives. So readers can accomplish major change in their own lives (and their families') - without stressing over the process.

Highly recommended for busy and overwhelmed mothers, or for anyone weighed down with major responsibilities who wants to live a life that's truer, more honest and more fulfilling.
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I received this book for free in return for my honest review.

This book was great for me. It reminded me to not let everything get to me and that I can only do the best that I can.

One of my favorite chapters in the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms book is Chapter 28 "It's Not About How Old You Are". I consider myself to be a young mother. I became pregnant before the age of 25. I felt a lot of pressure from other folks since I had a child so young. It was almost like they expected me to fail since I couldn't know how to raise a child because of my age. Well, they were wrong.

My other favorite chapter is Chapter 10 "The Writing Must Be Clear On The Wall". I need to have this made into a poster and framed in my Living Room. My husband and I are still trying to fix the problems we have with our daughter because we didn't create any boundaries for her earlier on. She still thinks she rules the house and we are fighting her everyday trying to show her who is boss. I am hoping we can get the roles reversed before she turns into a teenager.
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