Mothers are expected to do it all: raise superstar kids, look great, make good salaries, keep an immaculate house, be the perfect wife. In this rallying cry for change, Meg Meeker, M.D., uses her twenty-five years’ experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor to show why mothers suffer from the rising pressure to excel and the toll it takes on their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health. Complete with an all-new tool kit of wellness tips and exercises, Dr. Meeker’s book reveals the 10 most positive and impactful habits of healthy, happy mothers, including
• making friends with those who know the meaning of friendship
• finding out what money can buy (and what it cannot)
• lightening the overload—and doing less more often
• discovering faith and learning how to trust it
• taking some alone time and reviving yourself
By implementing Dr. Meeker’s key strategies, you can be happy, hopeful, and can teach your children to be the best they can be—and isn’t that the most precious reward of motherhood?
Now with wellness tips and exercises!
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|Title of eBook: The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers|
|Release Date: 03-08-2011|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group|
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The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers
Understand Your Value as a Mother
MOTHERS, SELF-CRITICISM, AND OUR VALUE
If every mother in the United States could wrap her mind around her true value as a woman and mother, her life would never be the same. We would wake up every morning excited for the day rather than feeling as though we'd been hit by a truck during the night. We would talk differently to our kids, fret less about our husbands' annoying habits, and speak with greater tenderness and clarity. We would find more contentment in our relationships, let mean remarks roll off our backs, and leave work feeling confident in the job we performed. And best of all--we wouldn't obsess about our weight (can you imagine?), physical fitness, or what kind of home we live in. We would live a life free from superficial needs because we would know deep in our hearts what we need and, more importantly, what we don't need. Each of us would live a life of extraordinary freedom.
Here's the great news: Any one of us mothers is a few beliefs away from living a life like this. These beliefs are simple, life altering, and wholly un-American because they counter the enormous "bill of goods" (as one prominent writer told me recently) that we mothers are being sold. What are these beliefs that we must embrace if we want a different life? First, we must have a palpable sense of why we are valuable, and second, we must like who we are. Why? Because our real value as mothers comes from three places: We are loved, we are needed, and we are born for a higher purpose.
These sound good, but from a practical standpoint, if we don't experience them regularly, we lose sight of the fact that they form the foundation of our value. They are difficul...