Monday, March 10, 2014

Balenced: Finding Center as a Work At Home Mom by Tricia Goyer

We are women. We have a million things to do each day. Many of us have children. How you do balance a work at home career and still raise the kids, help the husband, and do what God called you to do with out falling apart? Tricia Goyer has written a very nice book on this topic! Like many of us, I have read some of her work before, but nothing that has come close to the depth of what she shared in this book.

Unlike most of the folks reading this book, I don't have children. Yet. I still pray over that. That aside, I have friends with children.  I have watched them struggle to keep things "together", and I do work at home. I have 100's of things pulling at me that I have had to learn to shut off or try to figure out how to deal with those things at a later date. I found that Tricia's book was a fast easy read with lots of personal sharing. I deeply appreciated her honestly that her home (like most of ours) isn't exactly "perfect at all times". Life is simply not perfect, we are learning as we go and Tricia shared so much of her lifetime of learning with us in this book! 

Tricia gave ideas of how to figure out your top priorities and to stick to them. She gave women permission to not be perfect, but to refocus themselves on the things that matter the most while still getting the bulk of the work done. As someone who is working on writing themselves, in an area I am not use to writing in, I LOVED all her insight into how she writes, and was amazed at the way she has accomplished this with the insights God has given her. 

This was a very important read that I think I will find myself referring to again, and do plan to share with others! 

Carol :) 
Get Balanced!
Tricia Goyer Balanced
 Tricia's Balanced author chat party on March 10( Tricia will be chatting about her tips for attaining balance and juggling the many hats moms wear. There will also be some giveaways, and Tricia will announce the start of an eleven-day Balancedchallenge that begins on March 11. You're invited to take part in the challenge, and everyone who participates will receive a downloadable package of freebies from Tricia and her friends! 

This post is part of the Balancedchallenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too!

 About the Book: 

How can a work-at-home mom raise kids, juggle a career and take care of family responsibilities with only 24-hour days? Working at home while raising kids and juggling a career and family responsibilities is no easy feat. Author and homeschooling mom Tricia Goyer shares her tips for finding balance among all your many hats as a mom. Balancing is a process and a journey, one that Tricia herself has yet to perfect. But between writing more than forty books, raising and homeschooling six kids, being a wife, and being active in her community, she has amassed valuable tips she shares in "Balanced."

The book includes tips on:
—how to create focus themes for your family
—how to prioritize your schedule
—how to utilize your job so it also benefits your kids
—how to keep yourself out of the comparison game
—how to make working at home work for you
—and much more!

The book link is :

About the Author: 

Tricia's web page has more about her than I can easily past here. For starters she has written more than 35 books while raising SIX children!!!  I highly suggest you check out her web site and learn more about her, her work, and her framily!

Litfuse sent me this book for free in exchange for my honest review, and nothing more. 

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