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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Quitters Get Ahead

You read that headline right. Give up and get ahead and get a-hold of the life you've yearned for. In Her new book, Letting Go of Supermom, Dr. Daisy Sutherland of Mom Talk Radio releases women from aspiring to perfection. In fact, she says we can all quit the stressful habit of trying to achieve the impossible.

 Letting Go of Supermom: Dr. Mommy's "get real" approach to a balanced life

She advises us to focus on being the women God meant for us to be, and He's the first one to tell us that he doesn't expect perfection. Based on the Proverbs 31 woman, Sutherland helps readers grow in 16 areas of responsibility that matter way more than whether or not the neighbors think we have it all together."Dependence on God," she says, "is what makes it all work."

And this book is oh so practical. For the woman who has a hard time saying no, Sutherland lists several gentle, but effective ways to say it. For the mom who wants to feed her family healthy foods, Sutherland gives directions for several nutritious snacks kids can make. There's even a two-page spread devoted to energy foods for mom, and who doesn't need more energy? She guides mothers through better money management strategies and walks them through ways to calm household clutter and chaos. And this is only the tip of the turnip. Plus, Letting Go of Supermom has pages for us to make notes as we read and re-order our lives and our priorities.

I say keep this book handy as a resource, not just as a one-time read. Like anything we do, learning how to quit running ourselves ragged takes practice. And inevitably we will need to look back at this manual for a reminder.

2 comments:

Lexa Cain said...

I couldn't agree with you (and Dr.Daisy) more. It's so important to accept yourself and love yourself - both your strengths and your flaws. Just let the stress go...
Great post! :-)

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't say my mother had the supermom or hover-parent mentality when I was growing up. She gave us plenty of room and let us to our own devices. I think we were better for it.

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