I remember when Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff came out years ago. I loved the thought that we shouldn’t be so wrapped up in the little things to the point of losing sight of more important aspects of life.
Well, Dr. Carlson’s widow, Kristine Carlson, is back with a new title in this series… Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms.
About the Book:
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 Kristine Carlson:
Kristine Carlson is an international bestselling author and a leading expert on love, success, grief, happiness, and parenting. Along with her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, Kristine has experienced phenomenal success with the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series. Kristine has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
My Thoughts ~
First off, I love that this title is basically a compilation of short writings on different themes. For me, that makes for a very user friendly title for quick bouts of reading that can provide encouragement or inspiration. And, the book’s ‘footprint’ is small enough to fit inside a purse or bag for when you are on the go. (Or, there’s the option for it to be in your bathroom reading collection.)
The very first writing is very apropos for this compilation, There’s No Such Thing as the “Perfect” Mom. Sadly, the images we get from the media can have us painting a picture of perfection that one can never attain. Reading that section had me thinking back to a conference I attended where the speaker hit on that very topic, only for homeschool moms. The bottomline was that we could have a phenomenal homeschool day, have a clean house, and have a healthy dinner on the table for the family ~ just not all on the same day!
For the most part, I found myself inspired and agreeing with Mrs. Carlson’s writings. The one that I did not completely agree with was Talking to Your Kids About Sex. I agree that we need to talk to them about it. However, our family’s Catholic beliefs teach far different from society’s. Rather than tell the boys that they should choose a partner for love and tell them that they’ll always remember their first, I want them to understand sex is meant for procreation in a loving marriage.
Otherwise, it’s a great little book that has already helped to lift my spirits a bit and put a few things into better perspective.
You can get the first chapter for free when you sign up for the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff mailing list. The book has a suggested retail price of $13.99 and is available at major retailers, including Amazon.
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Disclaimer ~ I was sent a copy of this title to facilitate a review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own.