Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms" by Kristine Carlson Book Review and Giveaway (Ends 7/1) U.S.

In the first new Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book in nine years, Kristine Carlson shows how moms can live with less stress and more happiness. Carlson gives mothers tried-and-true advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms reveals how to:
  • Be a Mom, Not a Friend
  • Balance Being a Woman and a Mom
  • Pursue Your Passion, But Not at the Expense of Your Children
  • Reclaim Your Family Time
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Author: Kristine Carlson
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Publication date: Available nationwide on April 10th, 2012.
Publisher: Hyperion Books

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms: Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family MoreDon't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms: Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family More by Kristine Carlson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read in this series. In fact, I had no idea there was such a series prior to reading this book. I found this to be a book full of helpful information for moms, and I mostly agreed with and enjoyed what the author had to say.

My favorite part of the book was the brevity of the chapters. It seems like a massive book as you begin it, and you might have concerns that you might not be able to finish it. The good news is that each chapter is approximately 2-4 pages long, and I found that when I broke it down chapter by chapter. In this fashion, I did not feel overwhelmed, and I was able to complete the book ina relatively short time.

I felt that the author was comprehensive inher approach and compassionate in her delivery. I sometimes felt that she did not take her own advice. Some of the chapters could easily put a mom on a guilt trip if they were to put into practice some of her strategies. Some of the things she emphasized I felt were overemphasized and too rigid such as healthy eating, green living, etc. But thankfully most of the book sought to take pressure off of moms for things that are not as important--super mom complex, body image, personal time and space, etc.

I found this book to be a quick, easy read, and chapters where personal stories were shared truly made the message come alive. I would recommend this book to moms of any age.

I was sent a copy of this book inexchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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About the Author

Kristine Carlson captivated readers worldwide with her first three bestsellers,“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love” and “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women” and “An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given”. Expanding on the phenomenal success of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work, (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series), Kristine is continuing to share the timeless wisdom of the “Don’t Sweat philosophy” in a celebration of Mother’s everywhere. In keeping with the Don’t Sweat tradition, she has written,“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms” to be released in the Spring of 2012.
Her last book, published April 2010, “Heart Broken Open”, was a courageously honest memoir of her personal journey through the depths of grief and mourning after the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband. This powerful book gained the attention and earned accolades of readers and media across the globe.
Kris is the American Heart Association Go Red For Women 2012 Spokesperson. In this role she will be a keynote speaker for annual fundraising events. As a speaker, Kristine’s unparalleled capacity to be transparent, vulnerable and authentic encourages and inspires her audience to be the same. She shares timeless wisdom and practical ideas that invite the audience to experience true freedom; the freedom to love, the freedom to heal, the freedom to overcome, and the freedom to succeed.
An unyielding believer of living in the moment and finding happiness in life, Kris has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including: The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
A dedicated mother to her two daughters and “Nana” to her wonderful grandchildren, Kristine is deeply committed to spreading her message of love to the world.

And one of my wonderful readers will win a copy of this book.  All you need to do is fill in the rafflecopter form below by July 1 at 9:00 P.M. Pacific time, and you are entered to win.  Open to U.S. only.

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