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Balancing Act: Books to Make Life Easier

As moms, we are often pulled in many directions. From breastfeeding to household organization, we face new challenges each day. The key to living a happy life is to find balance. By simply embracing slight modifications to our daily routines, we have the power to make some positive changes in our lives. To help you turn your house into a safe haven of familial bliss, or at least steer you in the right direction, here are five books worth checking out this month.

Slow Family Living: 75 Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joyby Bernadette Noll is a must-read guide for all moms on-the-go. Some of the suggestions include “Treating Family Time Like a Good Book” and “Taking Slow Where You Can Get It.” It’s so important to take time to reflect on the simple joys we often take for granted. Being able to reconnect with your partner and foster a nurturing environment for your kids will make for a balanced life and happy home.

Slow Family Living

Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance & Self-Acceptanceby Ann W. Smith, MS, LMFT is an inspiring journey of self-acceptance. The age-old mantra of practice makes perfect needs a modern-day make-over. As parents, we need to teach our children that we all make mistakes. This book addresses the common feelings of insecurities, depression, and anxiety that so many women face as mothers and wives. Finding a happy medium in life needs to be our ultimate goal.

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