It’s not a secret that I am always on a quest to find the elusive balance that makes mommy, spouse, kids and family run smooth and happy. I also make no secret that I think the idea of a supermom, who can do it all - work, parent, socialize, wife, etc- perfectly an unattainable myth. So when this book graced my doorstep I was more than a little intrigued:
Written by Meg Meeker, MD a pediatrician and author who draws on her life experiences as a mother and doctor to mothers as much as research. The book looks at 10 Habits that are essential to cultivating your happiness and passion. There is even a full took kit available that allows you to work through each habit as you read it as well as a video series with Dr. Meeker addressing all the points. I can see this being a great book club read, or possibly going through the toolkit with a group of moms while the kids play.
I didn’t get even one page into this book before I started marking it up and making notes. In the introduction she asserts that the “simplest changes are the most profound” and I was hooked. I don’t like fussy plans or big grand schemes on what I can do. I need simple, easy, small things I can do now to make a difference in the quality of my life.
Now here is where I have a confession; I haven’t finished the book. For one I have a newborn so reading, really doing anything, for more than 10 minutes without falling asleep is a feat. I am currently on Habit #3: Value and Practice Faith and it is giving me a lot (A LOT) to think about and ponder. I keep going back and reading bits over and over. However, I have been so inspired by this book I just wanted to share it with you before I finished, because that could be July!
Lucky for you I have an extra copy to give away, and I know you want it!
Leave a comment on this post telling me which Habit you are most interested in reading about and working through.
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Disclosure: I received an advance copy of the book to read and review. No other compensation was received, all opinions expressed are my own. Links are not affiliate links because I live in Illinois, and that's all I'll say about that because I don't talk politics.