Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too Itís Good to be a Little Selfish--It Actually Makes You a Better Mother

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Whether you're the mother of toddlers or teens, work inside the home or out if you're exhausted from trying to be perfect, this book can help you.Mothers Need Time-Outs, Toouses hundreds of real-life stories and mom-tested tips to demonstrate how taking time-outs will transform your life. Practical and inspiring, this book will launch you on a voyage of discovery that takes you back to yourself, and it will help you become the bestmother you can be by becoming the best woman you can be.Written by moms, for moms, this book will help you create a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life for you and your family. The authors draw on their own extensive experience and that of hundreds of women around the world, and bring to light a variety of helpful resources--from cutting-edge studies to Eastern philosophies--to create this innovative, inspiring, and easy-to-use guide.With this book, you'll learn how to Live a more deliberate, more purposeful, more satisfying life Say goodbye to the constant guilt of not measuring up by embracing your personal mothering style Enjoy your children more and feel close to your husband againThe authors reveal their own unvarnished turning points, share stories they've gathered from the trenches, and present eye-opening research to show how a little selfishness can bring a whole new sense of purpose and energy to stressed-out modern mothers."Take some 'me' time. It's good for you and your family. Want proof? Check outMothers Need Time-Outs, Tooby Susan Callahan, Anne Nolen, and Katrin Schumann, which gives voice to hundreds of moms who've done it." --Woman's Day

Author Biography

Susan Callahan, Anne Nolen, and Katrin Schumann are friends and mothers who live and work in the Boston area. Among them, they have ten kids and more than thirty-five years of experience raising children. They represent a range of parenting lifestyles, from stay-at-home mom to mom with a full-time career. This is their first book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: From Never Being a Good-Enough Mother to Finding Happiness in Doing the Best You Canp. xi
The Attitude Shift: From Trying to Be Perfect to Taking Time-Outs for Yourselfp. 1
The Power of Self-Awareness: From Losing Yourself in Motherhood to Understanding Who You Are Todayp. 31
The Importance of the Here and Now: From Perpetual Preoccupation to Appreciating the Momentp. 61
The Value of Downtime: From Living in Perpetual Motion to Hearing Your Own Voice in the Silencep. 89
The Loving Link with Your Partner: From Living Side by Side to Integrating Your Life Togetherp. 121
The Need to Reach Out: From Motherhood in Isolation to Creating and Providing a Support Networkp. 153
The Significance of Self-Care: From Never Putting Yourself First to Taking Care of Your Whole Selfp. 181
The Power of Less: From Living a Frenzied Life to Gaining Greater Controlp. 217
It's Supposed to be Fun! From Being a Good Girl to Breaking a Few Rulesp. 247
Referencesp. 257
Indexp. 263
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