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The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanityby M.D. Meg Meeker
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The pressure on women today has pushed many American mothers to the breaking point. It feels as if doing your best is never enough to please everyone, and the demands mothers place onthemselves are both impossible and unrealistic. Now Meg Meeker, M.D., critically acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, puts her twenty-five years' experience as a practicingpediatrician and counselor into a sound, sane approach to reshaping the frustrating, exhausting lives of so many moms.
Mothers are expected to do it all: raise superstar kids, look great, make good salaries, volunteer for everything, run errands, keep a perfect house, be the perfect wife. Single mothers often have even more demands--and less support. In this rallying cry for change, Dr. Meekerincorporates clinical data and her own experience raising four children to show why mothers suffer from the rising pressure to excel and the toll it takes on their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health. Toomany mothers are increasingly lonely, anxious, depressed, and unhappy with themselves, refusing to let themselves off the hook. Here, Dr. Meeker has identified the 10 most positive habits of mothers who are healthy, happy, and fulfilled. The key is to embrace a new perspective and create real joy and purpose by utilizing such core habits as
- making friends with those who know the meaning offriendship
- finding out what money can buy (and what it cannot)
- lightening the overload--and doing less more often
- discovering faith and learning howto trust it
- taking some alone time and reviving yourself
Mothers, it's time to view the unconditional trust that you see in your children's eyes whenthey take your hand or find your face in a crowd as a mirror of your own wonder and worth. You are the light that shines in their lives, the beacon that guides them. By implementing the key strategies in Dr.Meeker's book, you can be happy, hopeful, and a wonderful role model. You can teach your children to be the very best they can be--and isn't that still the most precious reward ofmotherhood?
From the Hardcover edition.
The critically acclaimed author of "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters," puts her 25 years' experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor into a sound, sane approach to reshaping the frustrating, exhausting lives of so many moms.
About the Author
\Meg Meeker, M.D., is the author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and Boys Should Be Boys. She has been a physician practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, working with children and their parents, for twenty-five years. Dr. Meeker is the mother of four children, and lives with her husband in northern Michigan.
Table of Contents
Understand your value as a mother — Maintain key friendships — Value and practice faith — Say no to competition — Create a healthier relationship with money — Make time for solitude — Give and get love in healthy ways — Find ways to live simply — Let go of fear — Hope is a decision : so make it!
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