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.
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.
Get Out and Play with a Smarter Set of Wheels
Our family has been through many wheels over the years. Since we are mostly an urban family, our kids found scootering the best way to get to school. My kids got bigger, so I’ve been researching options for them. Now it's time for an upgrade to our wheels and we've got some ...read more
The Best Diaper Pails and Accessories
I do believe diapering is the one activity we do the most of when our kiddos are young. For more months than I care to remember, I changed diaper after diaper after diaper. An all inclusive list of the best diaper pails and diaper accessories would have been so very helpful. ...read more
Breast Cancer Awareness Tips to Empower Yourself
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are all about sharing tips to keep our busy moms healthy and at the top of their game. I think it's safe to say, we are all aware of Breast Cancer, but when it comes to breast-cancer prevention, we are sharing tips to help you feel ...read more
Lost in Suburbia A Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs by Tracy Beckman is a light-hearted, hilarious read about one woman’s transformation from a savvy Manhattanite to an ordinary Jersey mom. You don’t need to live in the tri-state area to relate to her laugh-out-loud adventures. This momoir even tackles the self-confidence and identity issues many new moms experience. Believe me…you won’t be disappointed.
My Foot Is Too Big For The Glass Slipper by Gabrielle Reece with Karen Karbois a no-nonsense approach to marriage, and what it really means to be true to oneself. As a former women’s beach volleyball star, television host, fashion model, and fitness expert, Gabrielle knows a thing or two about the difficulties of balancing life’s many challenges. She opens up about her past marital struggles and even offers some sage advice on how not to sweat the small stuff. I highly recommend this quick, conversational read.
Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie’s Kitchen by Jennifer Perillo is just what you need to incorporate the knowledge you have garnered from the preceding recommendations. It’s more than just a cookbook. Think of it as a nourishing and healing journey with food at the center. We all know the importance of family mealtime. Let this seasoned food writer and blogger show you the simplicities of preparing a home cooked meal while relishing the joy of a happy, balanced life.