logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Moms Site

BellaOnline's Moms Editor

g

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff : Moms - Book Review


You may already be familiar with the don’t sweat the small stuff series. Dr. Richard Carlson’s book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff was and still is a popular best seller. After Richard Carlson’s sudden death, his wife - Kristine Carlson - continued to add to this well sought after series. There are now more than ten books in the collection.

These books are easy to read guidebooks for living written in essay form. In Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, Kristine Carlson begins with a chapter titled “There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Perfect’ Mom” where she begins to show mothers the perfection in imperfection. Our imperfections help us provide teaching moments for our children. When we lose our patience, for example, we have an opportunity to apologize and to take responsibility for actions we are not proud of.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms is a small, brightly colored book that is easy to carry in your purse. It is a great book to take out while you are waiting in the car pool line, at a doctor’s office, or during those last few minutes before your children return home from school.

Kristine Carlson writes in a way that makes you feel as though you are having a conversation with her. She speaks with gentle words, humor, and situational experiences that make you feel normal in the world of motherhood.

This is not a book that I picked up and devoured at once. It was not an igniting and exciting book but a book filled with common sense dialogue – common sense that mothers often need to be reminded about. Each chapter embraces another topic on keeping motherhood simple.

From gardens to breathing and bullying to homework – Carlson covers it all. Any question, any challenge, any mothering issue that might make you pause – she will show you how to bring it back to a place of ease and focus on what is truly important.

One of the chapters I was particularly fond of was the one titled “Power With Your Passion”. Carlson begins this chapter by sharing that her happiest moments throughout motherhood are when she is holding her family close but also nourishing her own soul. Throughout the book, she stresses the important responsibility moms have in the arena of self-care.

At the root of simplicity, peace, and managing motherhood lies our commitment to our own self. Kristine Carlson lights up motherhood with attitude, intention, and consciousness. With one hundred topics to choose from, you will certainly find something that speaks to you and propels you to transform your mothering experiences.

I was given a copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it.

You can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon:

Add Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review to Twitter Add Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review to Facebook Add Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review to MySpace Add Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review to Del.icio.us Digg Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review Add Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review to Yahoo My Web Add Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review to Google Bookmarks Add Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review to Stumbleupon Add Don%27t+Sweat+the+Small+Stuff+%3A+Moms+%2D+Book+Review to Reddit




Days of Whines and Noses - A Book Review
The Gift of Motherhood - A Book Review
The Mother Dance - A Book Review
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Moms Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lisa Polovin Pinkus. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Polovin Pinkus. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lisa Polovin Pinkus for details.

g


g features
Gifts That Give Back

Moms of Older Children

Help! My Teen Cannot Wake Up In The Morning

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor