No More Perfect Moms SAMPLER: Learn to Love Your Real Life [NOOK Book]

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two different shoes to the grocery store, this book is for you. Being a mother is
not for those who display symptoms of the ...

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Overview

Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from No More Perfect Moms-

If
you've ever forgotten to pick your kid up from soccer practice or accidentally worn
two different shoes to the grocery store, this book is for you. Being a mother is
not for those who display symptoms of the "Perfection Infection." There is simply
no such thing as a perfect mom. And there are no such things as perfect kids, perfect
bodies, perfect marriages, or even perfect meals. With refreshing honesty, author
Jill Savage exposes some of her own parental shortcomings with the goal of helping
mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities
of not measuring up to other moms . Jill delivers some much-needed realism as she
explains why we need to stop comparing our insides to other people's outsides.
She challenges every mom to exchange her vision of being a "perfect mother" for
God's beautiful grace in order to learn to love her real, but imperfect, life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802487407
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 29
  • Sales rank: 28,245
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

JILL SAVAGE is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging
moms. She is the author of six books including Real Moms...Real Jesus, Professionalizing
Motherhood, My Hearts At Home
, and Is There Really Sex After Kids? Featured
in Focus on the Family, Today's Christian Woman magazine, and Family Life
Today
, Jill is the founder and Executive Director of Hearts at Home, an organization
designed to encourage, educate, and equip women in the profession of motherhood.
Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children and make their home in Normal, Illinois.
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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: No More Perfect Moms
Chapter 2:
The Antidote
Chapter 3: No More Perfect Kids
Chapter 4: No More Perfect Bodies
Chapter
5: No More Perfect Marriages
Chapter 6: No More Perfect Friends
Chapter 7:
No More Perfect Days
Chapter 8: No More Perfect Homes
Chapter 9: No More Perfect
Meals
Chapter 10: One Perfect God

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    I have spent this last month reading this wonderful book.   It h

    I have spent this last month reading this wonderful book.  
    It has been completely freeing and life-changing for me.
    There is so much pressure these days to be the perfect mom.  
    It comes from everywhere.  We can catch the "perfection infection" every time
    we're on Facebook seeing those pictures of other moms looking so thin,
    taking expensive vacations with their families, buying a beautiful new home.  
    We are prone to catch it when we read inspiring blogs by other moms who seemingly
    have it so together.  It's practically contagious when we click on Pinterest and see all
    of those lovely rooms and spaces that we wish we had in our own homes or all of that
    photo-perfect food that we wish we had the ability to cook for our families and friends.  
    And what about when we're around fellow moms at our churches, our children's schools,
    our homeschool groups or playgroups?
    I have to be honest.  I have felt so incredibly {self}condemned by fellow homeschool moms
    at times.  We all want to have those well-behaved children that everyone brags on everywhere
    they go.  We all want to have the smartest and brightest children, the ones who are grades
    ahead and will probably go to college early.  It's much harder to talk to other moms about the
    problems you're having with your children.  To discuss that you might have to get your son
    tested for adhd and that no matter what you try your daughter just struggles with math.  
    No, we want to put on that good front and put that positive spin on life.  We would never admit
    to succumbing to tears of frustration and failure nearly every single day.
    This book touches all areas of our lives: our kids, bodies, marriages, friends, days, homes
    and homemaking.  Then in the end Jill reminds us that a "real picture of motherhood would
    include: no expectations, no pride, no fear, no insecurity, no judgment, no comparisons,
    no agenda, no performing, no more perfect moms ....just imperfect moms partnering with
    a perfect God." 
    Some of my favorite parts of this book are in the very back.  Jill shares an incredible list of
    "Who I am in God's eyes" that is so powerful.  And there's also her challenge to "Knock It Off:
    Stop the Mommy Wars" where she calls us to stop our judgmental attitudes and talk about
    other moms.  Very convicting stuff there.
    So as you can tell, I HIGHLY recommend this book for moms.  Reall all women can benefit
    from this book, because these are things that nearly all women struggle with.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2014

    This is a GREAT book written by amazing ladies with a lot of fir

    This is a GREAT book written by amazing ladies with a lot of first hand experience. Not only does it touch base on specific topics, it also gives scenarios and helpful anecdotes to help improve the way we, as parents, can POSITIVELY handle hurdles that our children may run in to. Can you relate to these few excerpts from the book? "We tell a child to 'act your age,' and then we realize he really is!" but "how realistic is this goal when we'd have to admit we don't always act our age?" We can't expect our children to be perfect in anything they do. Nobody is perfect, except God. We need to rid this world of the "Perfection Infection" and give our children, ourselves and our loved ones more Grace. "When we correct our children, we have to let them know we're rejecting their negative behaviors, choices, attitudes, etc., and not them." There are just SO many hints and tips at becoming a better Parent and to not have fewer, unrealistic expectations of our imperfect, yet wonderful, children! You won't be disappointed in this book. There are additional resources in the back of the books, as well as online. I highly recommend you buy this book ASAP!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Jill Savage has done it again, this time with the help of Dr. Ka

    Jill Savage has done it again, this time with the help of Dr. Kathy Koch. No More Perfect Kids has so many insights that I have taken to heart. I had been "parenting the herd" for a long time, and now I'm better equipped to understand my children's individual strengths and abilities. My children will never be perfect, but I can get rid of the Perfection Infection and have more realistic, healthy expectations.
    My most important take-away from No More Perfect Kids was the "antidotes" to the Perfection Infection. The authors list Compassion, Perception, Acceptance, and Love as the antidotes, and re-visit these in each chapter. There is also a valuable appendix with feeling words, scriptures to pray for your children, reading lists, and more. I'm highly recommending this book to all of my friends who are in the child-raising season!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Its was good

    Good tips on pride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Love this book. It really is for everyone! Not just Moms. We

    Love this book. It really is for everyone! Not just Moms. We all stuggle with what we think is "perfect" and how we are not that. I love how honest this book is. Another thing that I love about it was all the responses that Jill used from Facebook comments. Real answers from real women. So many times while reading this book it was like a light bulb going off and I was uplifted. This book is a must read. I am sure I will read it over and over to remind myself to "Not compair my messy insides to some elses cleaned up outside."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    When I read this book my first thought was that I was going to b

    When I read this book my first thought was that I was going to be able to laugh that I wasn't the only mom who ran from diaper changes and things like that. I started the book and the first two chapters to be honest I considered stopping but I am glad I did not. I continued to read through and realized okay this book is relatable, at first I was worried. This book puts you in reality. It does not put moms on a pedestal that stay home or that work. It is just about being you, and being a mom, especially a christian mom. Life is hard and this book shows that you can make it. One thing I did enjoy was Jill's honesty as writing the book. So often people write books and are hypocrites writing books on fixing marriages when they are okay with theirs falling apart etc. Jill doesn't hide from the hardships she had she embraces them, learns from them, uses them to inspire, and works to have a better marriage. Christians are not perfect, moms are not, and marriage is definitely not. This book is a good eye opener, to be honest I would recommend reading it along with power of a praying wife or mother to apply them together, gave me a good list of things to pray for for my family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Furious

    Horrible. I am very disappointed woth thos. I waited three years for this nd now I just wasted 8 bucks on a piece of junk. This book needs ZERO stars. I have no idea how you idiots could like it!

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage is a must read for all moms.

    No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage is a must read for all moms. It’s a reminder that there is no perfect mom. Stop comparing yourself to other moms – they aren’t as perfect as they appear to be. If we yield to God he can cover a multitude of our imperfections. Jill gives practical tips for overcoming the perfection infection. Be encouraged! Your kids will survive your imperfections! This book is an easy read with lots of great suggestions to ponder. A must read for any mom in any stage of motherhood.

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  • Posted February 5, 2013

    No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage has been a God-send for me a

    No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage has been a God-send for me and my family. By letting go of the “Perfection Infection” I am able to grab hold of more grace and mercy. I am free to embrace life and all the opportunities for joy and peace. Most of all, I have the courage to step out and know it is okay if I fall flat on my face! Jill encourages you to focus on what is truly important in life, the relationships and people, not the stuff and unrealistic expectations. This is not an extra item on your to-do list, permission to be lazy or settle for mediocrity. Jill challenges you, through her real-life honesty, to come closer to Jesus and become more excellent in Him.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    Jill Savage writes accurately about the roots of perfectionism.

    Jill Savage writes accurately about the roots of perfectionism. She then shares the antidote. The book is worth reading just for that. Making the four changes she suggests could save lives, relationships, and families. I’m definitely a better person for applying her wisdom already. She wisely weaves the antidote into each chapter. She’s convincing!

    It’s an easy read because of Jill’s compelling writing, frequent headings, relevant illustrations, specific suggestions, and Scripture. If you know perfectionism is causing problems for you and your family, please read this book. It will help you.

    Jill ends with this list of what a new picture of real motherhood would include: no expectations, no pride, no fear, no insecurity, no judgment, no comparison, no agenda, no performing, no more perfect moms, just imperfect moms partnering with a perfect God. Deep down, isn’t this what you want? Read the book!

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    No More Perfect Moms is exactly what all PEOPLE need! Growing u

    No More Perfect Moms is exactly what all PEOPLE need! Growing up in a very nontraditional home has created this challenge inside me to be the “Perfect Mom” raising “Perfect Children” in a “Perfect Home” with a Mom and Dad living in a “Perfect Marriage”. Jill Savage has encouraged me in this book to release myself of perfection and live a life of “realism”. As a working mother, I try to give 100% in my career as well as 100% in my home as a wife and mother. A couple of years ago, I broke and could not keep up with this perfection. This book is a great resource to help readers see the plague that occurs with “Perfection Infection”. Anyone who is planning to be a parent, currently raising children or grand parenting can benefit from Jill’s words that encourage the reader to reflect and move life toward one of inner peace filled with imperfections. Thank you Jill Savage for allowing us to be “real” and encouraging us to lean on our One “Perfect” God as we live an “Imperfect Life”.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    No More Perfect Moms is a very candid look at the unmasked reali

    No More Perfect Moms is a very candid look at the unmasked realities of the everyday - The everyday of womanhood, in all of it's seasons.

    Whatever your stage of motherhood - from newborn to teen to empty nest - this book will meet you where you are, and offer valuable insight as you seek to escape the "Perfection Infection".

    Jill's vulnerability is touching and her been-there-done-that wisdom is warm and honest. She sets the example of authenticity by pulling back the curtain of her of own life, and in doing so, reminds us that our worth is not measured by worldly standards, but by who we are in the eyes of God.

    No More Perfect Moms is a timely reminder that there will never be a perfect day, or child or home - but it's okay because we have a perfect God who knows what it's like to be human and who loves us with a perfect love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    No More Perfect Moms is a must read this year for all women!  I

    No More Perfect Moms is a must read this year for all women!  I am the typical type A personality.  I can do it all myself, I have everything together and expect perfection.  With that being said wow did this book speak to me in all areas of my life.  Jill starts the book out by acknowledging what all women deal with " perfection infection", she defines it, and then gives us practical ways to combat it.  She goes through dealing with perfection in all areas of our life:  our kids, bodies, friends, marriages, days, homemaking, and homes.  What a relief it was to read these pages, and to know that I'm not alone.  Jill amazed me in her transparency and gives real life examples that we can all learn so much from! Just this morning my kids were whiny, wanted to play, and I was getting grumpy because I wasn't getting anywhere with the things I needed/wanted to do then I thought about the chapter on No More Perfect Days and Jill says " We need perspective to keep us from reacting when our plans fall through.  We need the perspective that the moment we are in is just as important as the moment we planned on that didn't happen the way we thought it would..... We need to embrace what is, instead of what could have been."  I just love every part of this book.  This would make a great book study and I intend to host one later this month!  Thanks you so much Jill Savage for writing this book.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    I can¿t say enough good things about this book; Jill Savage writ

    I can’t say enough good things about this book; Jill Savage writes the book from the heart and addresses real life issues for every Mom out there. She touches on our expectation for perfect in our kids, bodies, marriage, homes and so much more. She gives real life examples that made me think that Jill was sitting in a corner in my house, not judging me but actively writing the story about my family. There are many things you can take away and apply to your life and your family. A must read book for any Mom or Dad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    It is in our nature, as moms, to compare ourselves to those moms

    It is in our nature, as moms, to compare ourselves to those moms who seem to have it all figured out. The problem is that we are often comparing our insides to another’s outsides, and when we do this, we always come up short. Jill’s book reminds me to celebrate my strengths, to embrace my imperfections, and to allow the grace of our perfect God to fill in the missing pieces. I can’t wait to share this book with my mom’s group at church and to be involved in the important conversations about authenticity that will be sure to follow!

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    The mommy wars are in full force in our society: Breastfeed or b

    The mommy wars are in full force in our society: Breastfeed or bottle feed? Stay at home or go to work? In her new book, No More Perfect Moms, Jill Savage declares an end to the mommy wars and calls for a stop of the “Perfection Infection.”

    So many times, we as moms have judged our own worth on what society deems important, comparing our messy insides to someone else’s polished outsides. These unrealistic expectations are holding us back from being the moms we have been created to be. Throughout this book, Jill encourages us to let go of that expectation of perfection and instead embrace all God has for us- from the beautiful to the downright messy. She addresses a multitude of ‘perfect’ areas of our lives, from children to homes to friends to marriages. Through her personal stories, Jill helps us realize we are not alone in this mothering journey, and that releasing unrealistic expectations will free us as moms, wives and friends.

    Having read several other books by Savage, CEO and founder of Hearts at Home, I wondered if I might be reading the same material in a different package when I started this book. It didn’t take long for me to realize this wasn’t the case at all. Within the first few pages, I was hooked, underlining comments Jill made and writing thoughts in the margins. By the time I got to Chapter 6: No More Perfect Friends, I knew this was something I needed to share with all of my mom-friends. So many times throughout the book Jill wrote about something that we had talked about, prayed about or worried about. It felt so good to know that others moms struggle with the same things we do!

    No More Perfect Moms was an uplifting reminder that perfection is impossible and mothering is a lot more fun when you aren’t judging yourself or others along the way—well worth the read!

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

    No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage is a must read for any mom l

    No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage is a must read for any mom living in the trenches of motherhood. It contains so many much- needed reminders and nuggets of wisdom like "don't compare your insides to someone else's outsides" or "we need to expect our kids to fail because perfection doesn't exist," or a reminder to focus "on the people living inside my house more than the things inside it." It challenged me to compare and judge less and show grace to others and myself so much more. The subtitle says "learn to love your real life" and this book delivers if you are willing to put the work in of applying its message.

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

    No More Perfect Moms welcomes moms in all stages and phases to l

    No More Perfect Moms welcomes moms in all stages and phases to let go of the stress of trying to be perfect and helps them to embrace just being themselves! Motherhood is hard work that never ends and just doing our best is all we can ask of ourselves or anyone. The stories from Jill Savage and other moms are easy to relate to and give reassurance that we are not alone in our imperfection.

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    No More Perfect Moms is a breath of fresh air for every woman. J

    No More Perfect Moms is a breath of fresh air for every woman. Jill Savage encourages us to throw off the masquerade masks and get real! Through her advice to add a little grace to our honesty, we'll find our relationships growing deeper and richer. In this book, you'll find your broken heart uplifted, encouragement for your weary soul and realignment of your thoughts to what truly matters. No More Perfect Moms is a book I am recommending to everyone I know! "[Our] differences are designed to complement one another, not cause us to compete with one another! We need to learn from other moms, but not compare ourselves to them."

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    Are you tired of yelling at your kids to 'Stop yelling at your s

    Are you tired of yelling at your kids to 'Stop yelling at your sister (or brother)!!"?? Why do I expect perfection from my kids, my husband, my friends, etc. when I am far from perfect?  Unrealistic expectations can deflate someone very fast, including myself! No More Perfect Moms is not your typical parenting book. Jill is the real deal and she lays it out "perfectly" for us. We need God's grace each and every day, sometimes moment by moment. When we truly live IN His grace, we are able to pour that same grace out onto others in our lives. You will not be disappointed in this book. It's great to read in a group and/or on your own. You will be amazed, relieved, and even cry as you discover that you are not the only one out there who has what Jill calls the "perfection infection". Learn that it is okay NOT to be perfect, have the perfect body, perfect kids, perfect marriage, perfect home, perfect friends, etc. No More Perfect Moms is a MUST read and a MUST share!

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