Be a “Don’t Sweat Mom!”
In the first new Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book in nine years, Kristine Carlson shows how moms can live with less stress and more happiness. Carlson gives mothers tried-and-true advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms reveals how to:
- Be a Mom, Not a Friend
- Balance Being a Woman and a Mom
- Pursue Your Passion, But Not at the Expense of Your Children
- Reclaim Your Family Time
About the Author:
Kristine Carlson captivated readers worldwide with her first three bestsellers,“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love” and “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women” and “An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given”. Expanding on the phenomenal success of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work, (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series), Kristine is continuing to share the timeless wisdom of the “Don’t Sweat philosophy” in a celebration of Mother’s everywhere. In keeping with the Don’t Sweat tradition, she has written,“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms,” just released.
An unyielding believer of living in the moment and finding happiness in life, Kris has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including: The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
A dedicated mother to her two daughters and “Nana” to her wonderful grandchildren, Kristine is deeply committed to spreading her message of love to the world.
My De-Stressing techniques:
Yes, my life as a mom, wife, full time MRI Tech (work outside the home), blogger, pet resort owner and freelance writer is slightly stressful. I am always on the look out for new ways to decrease stress in my life. Believe it or not, my drive to and from work is my de-stress portion of my day. Even if I have to sit in traffic, it’s OK. I listen to MY favorite music, listen to MY book on CD or just listen to MYself talk (well, not really.) Taking time for me is hard to do. Any alone time is coveted and sacred. Yes, the only only time I have is on that 35 minute ride to work. I love my family so much, but sometimes I can’t give anymore until I fill ME up.
Chapter 15- Mom takes a time-out is one of my favorite chapters. When you are blessed to be able to stay home with your children, you can nap when they nap, you get scheduled ME time almost every day. But, when your children get older and no longer need that nap, mommy may need to put herself in a time-out to restore her good nature. “Mommy’s time-out was an opportunity for me to hit my shut-off button to refuel so that I could operate for the rest of the day full steam ahead.” I fully support Mommy Time-out. I make sure I take time for a nap to refuel whenever the opportunity arises. Most days my drive to work acts as a restore station. Some days I refuel and restore.
Chapter 25-Instead of asking what’s wrong, ask what’s right- is another of my favorite chapters. So many times we focus on the negative and things don’t look any better. If we take the time to find the positive things in our life, you can’t help but feel hope that things can turn around. My son wears his emotions like a badge on his chest. On those bad days, after we figure out what happened, I work at turning his mood around. We used to bribe him with “prizes” from the Prize Cabinet, but that never works for long. If you ask your child about the good parts of his day, before long, he’ll be smiling and feeling like himself. Try to put a little “I love you” note or a Smiley Face in his lunchbox. Any little surprises can bring a smile and give him a “what’s right” part of his day to talk about. Things might not always go right, but there is always a different way to look at it. We can’t change what happens, but we can change our reaction to it.
Want to learn more? Kristine has 98 more chapters of much-needed advice for mothers- wisdom gained with her own experiences!
Don’t Sweat even has an app for that! Check out the Don’t Sweat Meditations available on iTunes!
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Disclaimer: I was given this book for review purposed only. I was not given any monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% my own.