May 4, 2012
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms
I'm a sweater. Now, I don't mean a literal sweater. I mean an emotional, mental sweater. I worry about everything from world peace to raising a happy, confident child to what my son's preschool teachers must think of me when I send him to school in mismatched socks. I know I need to relax and just enjoy life more, but for a professional worrier it's hard!
That's why I was so excited to read Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms by Kristine Carlson. Besides being a best-selling author, Kristine is also a mom so she speaks from experience! Reading this book is like chatting with a good friend who has been there, done that! She gently talks you off the crazy mommy ledge while giving you good, easy to follow advice.
I'm an avid reader, but since becoming a mom I can't read more than a page or 2 of anything before I find myself nodding off. Luckily, Kristine Carlson knows that moms are tired and have limited time so she made each chapter short and to the point! Each night before bed I read a chapter or 2 and it gives me something to think about when I wake up and start my new day.
Reading this book reminded me off the things I am doing right, the things I need to stop worrying about and gave me loving suggestions on fixing the things that stress me out.
This book would make a great Mother's Day gift for a friend or family member. But I recommend getting it for yourself! As Kristine Carlson reminds us in the book, we can't take care of our families unless we are taking care of ourselves and this book will help you do just that!
Macaroni Kid Chicago wants to help a Macaroni Mama stop sweating the small stuff by giving away Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms!
MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave me a comment below telling me what small stuff you'd like to stop sweating.
Optional entry (must do mandatory entry first): Tweet this: "Happy Mother's Day from #DontSweatMoms and @MacKidChcgoLoop! Win Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms! http://bit.ly/ISemgo" Leave me another comment with a link to your tweet.
All entries must be entered as individual comments. Put all of your entries in one comment and it will only count as ONE entry!Giveaway Rules: Must be a subscriber to Macaroni Kid Chicago to enter. Must be 18 or older. One winner will be chosen at random at noon on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Once chosen, winner will have 48 hours to respond, or I will choose another winner. By entering this contest, you are automatically agreeing to be subscribed to receive Macaroni Kid Chicago via email each week, if you are not already a subscriber.
Disclosure: I was compensated to participate in the I'm a Don't Sweat Mom social media campaign, but as always all opinions are my own.
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