Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Book Review: Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms by Judy Christie

If there is one thing I understand, it's being a busy mom. Seems the days fly by with little time for any rest or even a moment to catch a breath.

Filled with practical advice and hope, Hurry Less, Worry Less for Moms by Judy Christie will help. This book will empower you to make the needed changes in your life.

As moms, we have the corner on guilty feelings. I missed a field trip with one of the kids yesterday because I woke with a stomach bug. Yes, I managed to get work done, but my heart was heavy all day because my daughter was so looking forward to me coming on her field trip. I sometimes wonder how much of my hectic schedule is caused by not wanting to disappoint someone else.

Even from the beginning I was inspired by Christie's book. In the first chapter, she shares something very important:  "Get to know yourself and your family better, being aware of what makes you tick, your strengths, and the areas that may need improvement. Consider your relationship with God. Depend on others." I think this wraps it up in a nutshell. Too often I focus on the areas for improvement and none of the strengths. Too often I try to go it alone instead of bringing my worries to God or asking others for help.

Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms encourages you to take it one step at at time, learn to say no, focus on what is right for your life at this time, set priorities, learn how to make wise decisions and be truly blessed by your role as a mom. It helps you find more joy, pursue peace in your daily life, build a hopeful heart, and reminds you to lean on God. Pray for your needs and your family's needs. It also talks about one thing that I feel most moms forget--self-care. We need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of our families.

I loved everything about this book and I would recommend it to any mom I know.

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (October 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0687659159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0687659159
  • SRP: $14.99
  • Also available for Kindle and Nook

I received a free paperback of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation of any kind for this review. 

This is the twenty-sixth book I've read for the following challenge:


Melanie Ski said...

Sounds like a must for all busy moms!

Christina Marie said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Your review sOld me. Exactly what I need right now.

Christina Marie said...

BTW added your review to Pinterst! Wanted to share to help other moms!

Cheryl said...

Thanks so much for your comments, ladies. Christina, I hope it helps.