Balance, Busyness and Not Doing It All is a resource from a retreat for moms on the same subject title. After doing the retreat, attendees ask, “Where’s the book, I want to share it with others! I’m excited to share an inspirational, practical and authentic resource for moms who feel trapped by busyness.
How does this book differ from others of its genre?
There are a lot of books for moms – devotionals, ebooks on housekeeping ideas, and ways to break away from the Supermom image. While “Balance” touches on those subjects, it also equips moms to identify their strengths, face their weaknesses, and gives them courage to let things go. The material grows from personal experience I’ve had both as a stay-at-home mom and a working mom and how I changed careers because my life was too busy and stress-filled. There aren’t a lot of books that honestly deal with the struggles of both SAHM and working moms.
Why do I write what I do?
As I speak to moms throughout the country, I find they’re exhausted and trapped in busyness and pressures of conformity for them and their kids. I write from experience as a mom and counselor working with kids and families. The book addresses real ways to get out of the busyness trap. I’m living it. I hear moms say they don’t know how to de-stress, be less busy, lighten their workload, or spend time with God. “Balance” gives practical solutions for each of these topics. I want the reader to have tools to use the minute they put the book down.
A review says….
“What I love most about this book is Brenda’s tenderness and wisdom. You really get the sense that she is ‘in’ this with you and walks alongside you encouraging you with practical suggestions and life changing truth. Her reflection questions don’t allow for you to read through the book and set it aside, but instead she asks questions that pierce through our busyness and help us to focus on what is important. Her chapter on “Don’t Steal the Struggle” has not only shifted my perspective for my own children, but also for situations that before I would have wanted to ‘fix’. You will be blessed by her nuggets of wisdom!“
See more reviews here.
How can I get the book?
The book is available locally in Shipshewana, Indiana, at The Glow Christian Bookstore and at Aunt Millie’s Cafe and The Old Wolfe Barn. It’s also available at Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan.