Being the Mom: 10 Coping Strategies I Learned by Accident Because I Had Children on Purpose (Paperback)(edit)
by Emily Watts
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Will the real Watts family please stand up?
Actually, they're both real. You're likeliest to catch Family One for about three hours on Sunday or on a few other special occasions. The rest of the time, look for Family Two. We're happy either way.
Nothing you can read could ever prepare you for the feelings, the challenges, and the excitements of having children. But the strategies presented in the delightful book can help you cope when you're up to your eyeballs in peanut butter and science projects and mismatched socks.
In Being the Mom, you'll learn some practical strategies for building a strong family that can be comfortable in a variety of situations. Beyond that, you'll figure out how to keep a healthy perspective and your sanity. Strategy 3, for example, "Be discerning: sometimes a one-mile effort is enough," gives mom's license to save their best efforts for the times when they really matter. "Be grateful for the things you have to do" is a gentle reminder that commitment is not such a bad thing. And in "Remember that the years fly by, even though some of the days are mighty long," you'll learn to treasure the wonderful blessing that come with each stage of mothering.
From is often hilarious and always helpful perspective from a real, live mom you'll find that with a lot of love, and a good sense of humor, "being the Mom" can be done lots of ways. Your way may just be better than you thought! Most of all, this with lighten mothers' hearts and make them glad they chose the life they did.
- Published: April 2002
- Pages: 160
- Audio Length: 176 Minutes
About the Author
Learn more about Emily at EmilyWatts.com
Emily Watts is a lover of words. A graduate of the University of Utah, she has been an editor for Deseret Book Company for more than thirty years, much of that time working from home part-time so she could devote most of her attention to her husband and their five children. She is now a senior editor at Deseret Book. She loves serving in the Church and has spent most of her adult life teaching in the various auxiliaries, but her favorite calling is as a grandmother. Emily and her husband, Larry, live with their family in Taylorsville, Utah. She is the author of four inspirational books: Being the Mom; Take Two Chocolates and Call Me in the Morning; Confessions of an Unbalanced Woman; and I Hate It When Exercise Is the Answer.
I really am coping better now!
by Melinda - reviewed on May 03, 2002
What a great book with great basic ideas for raising a family by. I wish I had it 20 years ago when I started having children. All my future daughters-in-law will receive a copy from me before they join the family! , Melinda Jacquier
perfect for any mom, experienced or novice!
by Amber - reviewed on October 07, 2002
This book is so great. It has me laughing and crying every time I read it. My mom gave it to me only weeks after having my first baby, and I engulfed it. I haven't personally experienced a lot of what's discussed in it, but I still learned from everything, and I've certainly seen my mom go through it all. I had to read something to her from every single page until she finally just took it and said she'd read it herself, and we both love it! It's full of laughs, great stories, and even a couple wonderful recipes!
A must read for Mothers!!
by Carrie - reviewed on September 11, 2005
It was so refreshing to read a book that let me know that I as a mother am not alone! After reading this book, you not only feel like you can do the hardest job you'll ever have, motherhood, but you will feel blessed that you have the opportunity to do so! I would recommend this book to all mothers!!!!
by Kim - reviewed on September 30, 2008
I have nothing but good to say about this book! It helped me a lot!
Pure Comfort for a Mother's Heart
by Debra - reviewed on April 18, 2008
In BEING THE MOM, Emily Watts proves to be a reassuring voice for any mom (LDS or non-LDS)who is in the heat and heart of motherhood. As she shares her engaging personal anecdotes and her clever thoughts on raising kids, she is, without doubt, down-to-earth, funny and yet full of reverence for family life. , Whenever I re-read Emily's book, I'm left with the sensation of having shared a cup of cocoa and a relaxed and energizing conversation with the mom-next-door. For me, Being the Mom serves as a calming influence worth returning to again and again as I make my way through motherhood. -- Debra Sansing Woods, author of Mothering with Spiritual Power Book of Mormon Inspirations for Raising a Righteous Family and It's Okay to Take a Nap and Other Reassuring Truths for Mothers Everywhere
A good reminder
by Jev & Ashley - reviewed on December 15, 2011
I came away from this book being reminded to not take being a mom for granted, to not sweat the small stuff, and to record your kids precious memories because they will be treasures in the future. This was a quick read. I got it as an ebook.
by Rana - reviewed on October 11, 2009
There are no word to full express how much I enjoyed this book! I have owned it for a few years now and have read it MANY times! Everytime I learn something new. As my children grow this bookes brings a new light to my areas of trial! Thank you so much for this book! It helps bring more humor!
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