31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom

31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom

by Arlene Pellicane
31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom

31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom

by Arlene Pellicane


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Mom, do you feel like you're running in ten different directions but getting nowhere? Are your kids driving you crazy? Does each day feel like a battle over screen time, homework, and eating anything besides chicken nuggets?

In 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom, Arlene Pellicane helps you get a grip and find your smile again. In her easy-to-read-and-apply guide, you will discover the keys to being a happy mom. Packed with encouragement, funny stories, and wisdom from experienced mothers, this book will change your home for the better...beginning with you.

As with Arlene's other extremely popular "31 Days" books, this one is divided into 31 daily readings, each beginning with a Scripture passage and ending with a doable action step and prayer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736963503
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Arlene Pellicane is an author and speaker who formerly served as the associate producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. Arlene and her family make their home in southern California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ditch the Crowd 9

Mommy Quiz: Axe You a Happy Mom? 15

Key 1 Becoming Healthy

Day 1 Big Rocks First 18

Day 2 That Might Not Be Food 24

Day 3 Don't Stop Moving 30

Day 4 Mommy Needs Her Beauty Rest 35

Day 5 More Vitamin G 41

Day 6 Fear, Anger, Stress, Oh My! 46

Day 7 Light the Match, Baby 51

Key 2 Becoming Action-Oriented

Day 8 Don't Make Me Count to 100 58

Day 9 Prepare for the Next MOMent 64

Day 10 Whoa, She Really Did Mean It! 70

Day 11 Stop Engineering Your Own Prayer Requests 75

Day 12 Use Your Mommy Guilt for Good 81

Day 13 Your Game Plan for Screen Time 86

Day 14 Hit Reset 91

Key 3 Becoming Prayerful

Day 15 God, Not Google 98

Day 16 Help, I Want to Be a Praying Mom! 103

Day 17 Praying When Your Kids Are Going Haywire 107

Day 18 Making the Most of Popcorn Prayers 113

Day 19 To Infinity and Beyond 118

Key 4 Becoming Perseverant

Day 20 Leave Me Alone, I'm Hiding in the Bathroom 124

Day 21 Facing Goliath 129

Day 22 Thick Skin Required 133

Day 23 That's Entertainment 139

Day 24 Finding Someone to Follow 144

Day 25 You're Not Raising Kids 150

Key 5 Becoming Yes-Filled

Day 26 Yes to Mommy Liberation 156

Day 27 Yes to Ignoring the Joneses 161

Day 28 Yes to Being the Fun House 166

Day 29 Yes to Service 171

Day 30 Yes to Mission Impossible 176

Day 31 Yes to the Empty Nest 181

Conclusion: Be a Smiley 186

Notes 191

Bible Verses for the Happy Mom 197

The Happy Mom Discussion Guide 200

Acknowledgments 206

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"If you're tired of waiting on your children hand and foot, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom will liberate you!"
Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday and Planet Middle School

"Unhappy mothers will likely have unhappy children. Conversely, happy moms normally have happy children. 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom is a practical, easy-to-read guide to growth toward happiness. You owe it to yourself, and your children deserve it. I highly recommend this book."
Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages

"Moms, get ready to take a much needed break. Pick up this book to find refreshment and nourishment for your mommy soul!"
Jill Savage, CEO of Hearts at Home and author of No More Perfect Moms

"Arlene manages to make big ideas more approachable. This is a big-idea book—wrapped in plain language and real-life stories. This book continues the tradition of offering positive, powerful help—right where all of us need it!"
Dr. David and Lisa Frisbie, executive directors, Healthy Habits for Parents and Families

"31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom is more than helpful. It is life-changing! Arlene knows how to be a godly, great mom and she shows you how to be one too. After reading this book, you and your kids will be a lot happier and a lot healthier!"
Dr. David Clarke, psychologist, speaker, and author of I Don't Want a Divorce and Married But Lonely

"Arlene is a bright light and in this book she will be your daily dose of encouragement as you seek to become part of the minority elite who've figured out how to mother the happy way."
Dannah Gresh, creator, Secret Keeper Girl®

"Why are moms today so stressed and overwhelmed much of the time? It's time for a revival of good old common sense in motherhood today. If you're ready to take mothering to the next level and joyfully accept God's calling for you, then read 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. Arlene candidly gives you the tools you'll need to be the parent you want to be."
Dave Stone, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY, and author of the Faithful Families series

"Happy, healthy, and heart-for-God kids are a reflection of a happy, healthy, and heart-for-God mom. Arlene loves being a mother and she loves equipping, encouraging, and empowering moms around the world to love God and love their high-calling. 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom is a must-read for every mom."
Pam Farrel, author of 40 books, including Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti

"Becoming a happy mom is about forming new habits and new ways of thinking—maintaining a perspective of hope. In 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom, Arlene Pellicane brings us welcome words of wisdom to becoming the happy mom we've always dreamed of being. Filled with practical insights and powerful biblical truth, this book leads every mom to having a happy home."
Karol Ladd, author of The Power of a Positive Mom

"We've all asked at one time or another, Is it possible to be a happy mom? We can still be good moms without experiencing joy and happiness, right? If you are feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated, and exhausted more often than not, this book will help you rediscover the joys of motherhood while helping you get a game plan for success, no matter what your kids' ages."
Amy Groeschel, women's pastor of LifeChurch.tv, coauthor of From This Day Forward: Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage

"31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom—could a title be more spot-on and reassuring? Arlene Pellicane's book reminds every mother she can choose to become more of the healthy, action-oriented, prayerful, perseverant, yes-filled mother God created her to be. As a woman who considers being a mom the most influential, demanding, joy-filled job I ever undertook, I wholeheartedly recommend this book."
Kendra Smiley, speaker and author of several books, including Journey of a Strong-Willed Child.

"Like having coffee with a treasured friend, Arlene Pellicane shares key ingredients to being a happy mom who raises godly kids. Forget being perfect. Throw out the mommy guilt. Arlene opens our eyes to biblical, practical ways to put the fun back in motherhood in doable, bite-size nuggets. A must-read for all moms."
Sharon Jaynes, bestselling author of 18 books, including The Power of a Woman's Words and Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe

"If you've ever felt overwhelmed with the pressures of being a mom, this book is for you. If worry has ever consumed your heart, rearranged your vision, or attacked your God-confidence, this book is for you. If you simply need a fresh reminder that God is able to meet you in the sticky messes of everyday life, this book is for you. Don't miss the message of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. This practical game plan for mothering will change your life and the lives of those you love."
Gwen Smith, speaker, worship leader, cofounder of Girlfriends in God, and author of Broken into Beautiful

"More than ever, moms today need to hear these truths. You hold in your hands a manual that will transform how you view your mothering. Arlene has done a masterful job providing tools that will transform you, your children, and your marriage into a home of joy. 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom is humorous, inspiring, practical, helpful, and hopeful. Let Arlene help you live in the joys of being a mom."
Fern Nichols, founder, Moms in Prayer International

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