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Self-Help Books for Moms

As part of the New Year, moms look forward to new beginnings. Whether it'??s a personal goal of health and fitness or a family goal to spend more time together, we are always looking to improve our lives for the sake of our children. Making a positive lifestyle change is never easy. It takes hard work and commitment from yourself and your partner. To help you make 2013 a most memorable year, here are five new books available on-line and in stores today.


Family Inc. Office-Inspired Solutions to Reduce The Chaos in Your Home (And Save Your Sanity!)by Caitlin and Andrew Friedman is a comprehensive plan to incorporate work strategies at home. Say good-bye to arguing over the small things and hello to an organized household! If businesses can do it, so can families. Start by delegating jobs according to skill sets and get the kids involved. This book is a must-read for those who need to reprioritize their families and the clutter in their homes.


Your Body Beautiful: Clockstopping Secrets to Staying Healthy, Strong, and Sexy in Your 30s, 40s, and Beyondby Jennifer Ashton, M.D., Ob-Gyn is the ultimate guide to making wise choices about your health and happiness. As the senior medical correspondent for ABC News, Dr. Ashton knows firsthand the stressors women face. By following her 5-part plan to a better you, you can refocus your priorities by looking at midlife with a fresh, healthy perspective.


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Overcoming Anxiety: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Worry, Panic, and Fear by Dennis D. Tirch, PhD is a practical guide to dealing with anxiety in your life. Close to thirty percent of Americans suffer from some type of anxiety disorder. Included with this book are meditation practices, worksheets, and exercises. By redirecting your anxious thoughts, you can put your positive energy into living a happier and more peaceful life.

When a twist of fate landed Jennifer Vido at the "Reading with Ripa" roundtable discussion with Kelly Ripa, her entrée into the publishing world officially began. As an author, columnist and book reviewer, Jennifer dishes the scoop on the latest happenings in the world of publishing. Her popular author interview column Jen'??s Jewels appears on library websites around the country. Visit her website at and follow her on Twitter @JenniferVido.

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