“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. Kristine 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, and reclaim your family time.”
After reading that description, I knew I needed this book! As a mom, I know first-hand how easy it is to get caught up in the small stuff, and how important it is to take a step back and take a deep breath and look at the big picture.
I have always been a huge reader, but with young kids, I don’t have time for that anymore. I love this book because when I need a few “me minutes” I can pick it up and read a chapter or two and refresh myself.
Women have an innate need to connect with one another, and this book is a nice little way to do that in the comfort of my own home when I just can’t make it out the door. Each chapter is a little anecdote or simple reminder on how to be present and engaged in your life as a mom.
Sometimes when I’ve been dealing with temper tantrums and clingy girls all day, I do need a simple reminder to take a deep breath and let the stress pass before it overwhelms me. While I have a lot of things that I “need” to get done throughout the day, sometimes I need to allow myself to take a break, forget about what I need to be doing and just enjoy playing with my girls.
These times when they are young will pass so fast, and I don’t want to miss out on them. My house may be messy. I may be behind on my work. And I may not have time for me, but I can take the time to enjoy my sweet little girls.
If you’re a mom, I know you can probably relate to these feelings – and you probably need to take a few more minutes for you each day. You should check out Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms for tips and ideas on how to do that.