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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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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.Read more ›
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.
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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This is the first book I have read in this series. In fact, I had no idea there was such a series prior to reading this book. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Ruth A. Hill
I got this title for "her", but it was for "us". The kids are in the 18 to 24 zone, and are giving us "grey" hairs.Published on February 18, 2013 by Michael C. Burrell
this book is amazing, i love all the don't sweat the small stuff books, they do let you know you do not have to be perfect and stop stressingPublished on February 10, 2013 by Stacy
The item was shipped and received on time. The item had no damage to it when received. Was a gift.Published on October 28, 2012 by D. Throckmorton
This is a very interesting book that helps you realize how not to make everything such a big deal. Has a lot of practicality.Published on September 11, 2012 by Irva J. Undlin
I really like this book. Have not read it entirely, but what I have read, I like. I am not big into Don't Sweat the Small Stuff books, but thought this one sounded good, as I've... Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Ashley Sanders