Am I Messing Up My Kids?: ...and Other Questions Every Mom Asks

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Lysa TerKeurst, mother of five and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, knows about the bouts of "mommy stress" that come with parenting and managing a home and a life. From her own experience and conversations with hundreds of other women, Lysa shares how mothers can release the guilt they sometimes feel and

  • stop blaming their parenting ...
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Overview

Lysa TerKeurst, mother of five and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, knows about the bouts of "mommy stress" that come with parenting and managing a home and a life. From her own experience and conversations with hundreds of other women, Lysa shares how mothers can release the guilt they sometimes feel and

  • stop blaming their parenting skills every time a child does something wrong
  • let kids live with the consequences of their bad choices
  • simplify life to create breathing room
  • quit comparing themselves to "perfect" moms
  • turn to God for support, guidance, and patience

Overflowing with practical ideas, short Bible studies, and plenty of encouragement, this inspiring resource will help moms to realize that--with God's wisdom and mercy--they can experience peace and satisfaction while raising their kids.

Rerelease of The Bathtub Is Overflowing but I Feel Drained

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736928663
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 93,597
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and a national speaker. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and an author of 18 books, including Unglued, Made to Crave, and What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, and encourages more than 700,000 women through a daily online devotional. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, three dogs, and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.
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Table of Contents

Being a Mom is Tough

1 Am I Messing Up My Kids? 9

2 Could I Be the Worst Mom Ever? 17

3 Is it Possible to Escape the Good Mom/Bad Mom Trap? 25

4 Did I Really Just Say That? 31

5 Why Do I Always Feel So Stretched? 37

This is All I Have to Give

6 What if My Plans Fail? 47

7 Who's Going to Fill Me Back Up? 55

8 Does Anyone Notice Me? 63

9 Does God Care About Me? 69

10 Is it Wrong to Treat Myself? 75

I Trust You to Fill in the Gaps

11 What About the Gaps in My Life? 83

12 Why am I Always Complaining? 91

13 Why am I Always Worried? 97

14 How do Other Moms See Me-Super or Slacker? 105

15 Does Victoria's Secret Make Flannel PJ's? 113

This Child is Yours First

16 What if My Child Isn't an Honor Roll Kid? 123

17 Why Do I Feel That it's My Fault When My Child Messes Up? 129

18 How Can I Give Grace Now? 135

19 What Will My Kids Remember Most? 141

20 What Do I Do When Life Gets Yucky? 149

Thank you for the Privilege of Being a Mom

21 How Do I Resign from the Mommy Guilt Club? 159

22 How Can I Keep an Eternal Perspective? 167

23 Would My Kids Say I Love Being a Mom? 175

24 Do They See Jesus in Me? 181

25 When Will See the Humor in This? 189

Help Me to Walk My Child Toward Maturity

26 How Can I Get My Kids to Step Up and Pitch In? 197

27 What Is the Secret to Not Freaking Out? 205

28 How Can I Set Boundaries? 209

29 What's the Most Crucial Life Lesson? 215

30 Will This Be Worth it in the End? .221

Addendum: How in the World Do You Do What You Do? 227

Notes 235

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Highly recommend

    This is an awesome book! If you have ever felt like you have too many irons in the fire you will relate to this book. If you've ever felt like you are making mistakes as a parent you will love Lysa's view on this topic. Must read for all mothers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    This is unspeakbly AWESOME

    This book is so awesome i can't even DESCRIBE it!!! I am a 13 year old girl who isn't even a mom and i love it!!! I reccommended it to my mom and it helped her grow closer to Jesus, and also helped her parent my baby brother and 7 year old sister and i with greater confidence and ease. I admit, i've never seen her so happy before, and im happy for her! A great big thank you to Lysa TerKreust for writing and publishing this!!!

    And R.I.P. Cupcake and Cheddar, Lysa's kid's first 2 hamsters that she said died :,(




    And another great big thanks to you, Lysa! You saved our family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    There are dads out there that need/want this type of advice too.

    There are dads out there that need/want this type of advice too... too bad books about the "stress of parenting" are always targeted to mothers

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    A must read for the questions Mommies have!

    I love the way Lysa TerKeurst writes. It's like she is having a conversation directly with me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Recommend

    Great Read!

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