The Don't Sweat Guide for Moms: Being More Relaxed and Peaceful so Your Kids Are, Too

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Everyone knows how stressful it is to be a mom these days. This Dont Sweat guide shows mothers of all ages how to negotiate with children, how to set boundaries, and how to carve out personal time and enjoy the experience of motherhood.

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Overview

Everyone knows how stressful it is to be a mom these days. This Dont Sweat guide shows mothers of all ages how to negotiate with children, how to set boundaries, and how to carve out personal time and enjoy the experience of motherhood.

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... impresario Richard Carlson orchestrates a lively and wise anthology about mothers. This paperback original offers sage counsel about the fine art of negotiating with your children; when to set boundaries and when to let it ride; and, most important, how to find a secret place where even the kids can't find you.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786887279
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/17/2002
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents

Foreword 11
1. Defining Mother 15
2. New Mom Anxiety 17
3. From Day One 19
4. Surviving That First Week 21
5. Mommy 101 23
6. You and Your Baby 25
7. The Pregnant Mind and Body 27
8. You and Your Spouse 29
9. Getting Back into Shape 31
10. Pink and Blue Blues 33
11. Are You Mother of the Year? 34
12. Indulge in a Massage 36
13. Milk Spoils, Babies Don't 38
14. Will I Ever Sleep Again? 39
15. The Diaper Bag 41
16. What'll We Call the Baby? 43
17. Mommy & Me 44
18. If I Have to Eat One More Saltine... 46
19. Grown-ups: Please Call! 48
20. Mother Knows Breast 50
21. Clothing Fit for a Circus 52
22. Make the Most of Maternity Leave 54
23. The Mother's Load 56
24. Preparing for the Big Event 58
25. Top Ten Things to Do at 3 A.M. 60
26. Babyproof Your Home 62
27. Alternative Births 64
28. It All Begins Here 65
29. The Big Event 67
30. Running Errands with a Toddler 69
31. Beyond Cheerios 71
32. A Single Mom Story 73
33. The Perfect Carpool 75
34. Mom's Temper Tantrum 77
35. Who's a Stranger? 79
36. Stepmother Syndrome 81
37. Appreciate Your Coach 83
38. Have a Blast with Your Past! 85
39. Mother/Daughter Time 87
40. Mother/Son Time 89
41. Working Mothers 91
42. Call Your Mother! 93
43. Learn the Routine 95
44. A Soccer Mom Story 97
45. Disciplining Your Kids 99
46. Mom's Home Spa 101
47. Interview with a Baby-Sitter 103
48. Mom to Be 105
49. Be a Breadwinner, Too 107
50. Your Home Office 109
51. Go Ask Your Father! 111
52. Excursions for Preschoolers 113
53. "Mommy, I Love You!" 115
54. School at Home 117
55. Some Peace and Quiet 119
56. Health-Conscious Kids 121
57. Your Daughter's Self-Image 123
58. Your Child, the Teacher, and You 125
59. How to Tell Your Boss 127
60. Class Mothers with Class 129
61. Surviving the Supermarket 131
62. Embrace Your Stress 133
63. The Never-Ending Diet 135
64. The Dot-Com Mom 137
65. Let Them Help Set the Table 139
66. "Mommy...Mommy...Mommy!" 141
67. Your New Little Roomie 143
68. Reconnect with Your Husband 145
69. Use Work Skills at Home 147
70. Mothering, 24/7 149
71. C'mon, a Taste Won't Kill You! 151
72. The Best Birthday Parties Ever 153
73. The Mommy Co-op 155
74. The Stressful Holidays 157
75. Mothers' Helpers Are a Godsend 159
76. Be the "Good Cop" Every So Often 161
77. The Wedding Ring Test 163
78. Teach the Meaning of Respect 165
79. Sweet September 167
80. Color-Code Your Kids 169
81. Choosing a Pediatrician 171
82. A Vacation Can Be Relaxing! 173
83. Learn to Be Heavier 174
84. Mothering Other People's Kids 176
85. Mommies Have Friends, Too 178
86. Solutions to Back-Talk 179
87. "Leave Me Alone!" 181
88. Sleep-Away Camp 183
89. Worrying, 24/7 185
90. Homework Survival 187
91. Kids on Board, Not Bored 189
92. Organizing Your Minivan 191
93. Make a Date with Your Kids! 193
94. Making Memorable Moments 195
95. Appreciate Your Family Every Day 197
96. Turn It Off! 199
97. Quick Boost: Saying "I Love You" 201
98. Becoming a Nine-to-Fiver Again 203
99. Take Pride in Your Mothering 205
100. Mother's Day 207
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