Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms: Relatable, Practical Parenting Advice To Cultivate Harmony for Yourself and Family
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms by Kristine Carlson expands the widely popular and cherished Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series, covering one of life’s greatest journeys: motherhood. In 100 mini chapters each only a few pages in length, Carlson gently and empathetically shares her wisdom on balancing being a great Mom to your kids, finding time for your self, and creating a supportive family dynamic. With Carlson’s own children long gone from the nest, she reflects back on her experience. In each of the chapters, Carlson intertwines specific points of advice with a dynamic mix of personal anecdotes.
With chapter titles such as, “Reclaim your family time,” “How much TV, internet, and video games are too much,” and “ Breathe to get your golden pause,” Carlson addresses the big and little concerns mothers mull over daily. In a chapter called “Under-promise and over-deliver,” for example, Carlson discusses the feeling of needing to be there for your kids’ activities and how you can send them little gestures of support and love in the many times you can’t. You will find many parallels in the stories she regales to your own experiences, sensing a connection through the accounts and an appreciation for the specific knowledge Carlson applies.
This little book serves as a great bedside read for Moms seeking comfort in shared and relatable parenting experience. In addition to this, Carlson provides wise, tried and true advice from her own motherhood journey that proves up-to-date and relevant. The stories make you remember conversations and moments you yourself have had. Her advice applies to everyday situations and offers a dynamic perspective to parenting. Through the poignant details, Carlson discusses an overall mentality and approach to being a Mom - without losing sight of the rest of you.
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