The Balanced Mom: Raising Your Kids Without Losing Your Self

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This is the age of the hyperparent. Today's mothers seem to believe that if they don't watch over their children's every move-don't sign them up for a coveted preschool before they're even born and make sure they practice ballet and soccer and piano-they're failures as parents. Unfortunately, this high level of parenting can cost moms dearly: they can lose their patience, their passion, and their sense of purpose. Do women have to lose themselves when they become mothers? Of course not. This book argues that you ...

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Overview

This is the age of the hyperparent. Today's mothers seem to believe that if they don't watch over their children's every move-don't sign them up for a coveted preschool before they're even born and make sure they practice ballet and soccer and piano-they're failures as parents. Unfortunately, this high level of parenting can cost moms dearly: they can lose their patience, their passion, and their sense of purpose. Do women have to lose themselves when they become mothers? Of course not. This book argues that you can be a great mom and have a life of your own. In fact, your children will learn to be more independent if you take the time to turn your attention to your own needs from time to time. Here busy moms will find dozens of simple tips to help them create time and space for their personal growth. These are specific ideas for how to reduce energy drains, maintain a strong parent-child relationship, and focus energies on furthering personal values instead of some else's idea of what a good parent should be or do. The tips in this book will be useful for mothers of children ages two to twelve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572244535
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,005,036
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bria Simpson, MA, is a life coach and parenting specialist. She graduated cum laude from Duke University, cofounded a children's museum with her husband, and worked as a child and family therapist before transitioning to full-time mother of three. She now balances her work as a life coach with the rest of her busy life. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, published several articles and has worked with parents for over a decade. Through her coaching and workshops, she helps mothers achieve balance, fulfill themselves, and manage it all with success. Her popular online newsletter attracts mothers from all over the country. Bria currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children. Read her blog at www.backtoworkmoms.wordpress.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2007

    You'll love this book

    Quick, informative, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that strategies to having it all: supermom, superwife and superself. This book is not just about moms, it's about women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2007

    A must read for moms

    This book gives practical advice on striving to be balanced women in the midst of diapers, sippy cups, homework and carpools. It reminds us to lose the guilt we feel when we do anything for ourselves. The book was like a breath of fresh air and I highly recommend it to all moms.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2007

    A Must Have For Any Mom Raising Children

    As a nanny I have noticed many mothers struggle with balancing their personal lives with raising their children. Whether you are a stay at home mom or a full time professional, this book allows you to focus on 'and pave a path for' your personal priorities without feeling guilty or ashamed that you do have needs. Not only does the author reveal how this can be done without sacrificing your role as a mother, she shows you how important and beneficial it can be for your children and your relationships. As a mother-to-be, this book has allowed me to further embrace my excitement to be a mother but also has quelled some of my fears about 'losing' myself in the process. I highly recommend this book, it is very practical and easy to read even if it is ten minutes a day while you are waiting in the carpool line or on a lunch break at work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2007

    Must read for any mom

    With all the self-help books out there, this one stands out as a must-read for moms. Its straightfoward suggestions changed my family's approach to many of the day-to-day struggles we all confront and allowed us to enjoy each other so much more. The author gets right to the point and writes in a clear, concise, readable manner. This makes a great gift for all the moms in your life!

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