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Hardcover Mommy Mantras: Affirmations and Insights to Keep You from Losing Your Mind Book

ISBN: 0767923804

ISBN13: 9780767923804

Mommy Mantras: Affirmations and Insights to Keep You from Losing Your Mind

Mommy Mantras are phrases you can say in your head, or out loud if you need to, during those trying moments of mothering. They act to empower you, revive you, and remind you that there is always another way to see your situation. Buddhist-inspired and psychologically grounded, these snippets of wisdom come through entertaining and universal stories of unpredictable life with children. Here are a few examples of how a mantra can help you control your...

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Smart, Mindful Parenting Tools

During these "trying twos" months, I've had by my side this book and it has helped keep me sane. I recommend it to both dads and moms (even people without kids). The authors validate the physical and emotional challenges of raising children or dealing with major life transitions while at the same time giving you simple tools for dealing with your needs, emotions and growing pains in a mindful way. They keep it real, too, always noting that none of us are saints or Buddhas, and that sometimes we gotta ask for help or put our kids' needs aside so we can do the dishes or take a break. These mantras are helping to keep me mindful in all my relationships. The book is divided into short little chapters, perfect for skipping around or revisiting. Although, I have enjoyed reading it from front to back, as some of the insights build on those in previous pages. Right now, my favorite mantra is "Embrace the goat." It's based on a story about a woman whose son always wanted to do the same thing at the zoo: pet the goat the entire time. The mantra reminds me to stay present in the moment even when it seems mundane or endless. It reminds me that my child notices when I'm not present and wishing to be somewhere else. Being mindful of this, I've seen an immediate shift in my enjoyment level with my son, and he has noticed this as well. It seems like he breaks fewer rules (like throwing toys into the fireplace) when I'm mindfully present and he can see my full, undivided attention in my eyes and face.

What a Wonderful Book!!

Mommy Mantras is such a positive and inspiring book! While realistically acknowledging that motherhood can be stressful, mundane, and scary, the authors nevertheless strongly concentrate on the positive aspects of motherhood too, and offer numerous ways to turn any negative situation around!! It is a book that parents can repeatedly return to for guidance, inspiration, and laughs!!

Not to be missed...

A terrific book for first time (or fifth time!) moms. Meaningful and accessible, the authors distill critical parenting themes into mantras that can be pondered and used at difficult or stressful times. The fact that the foibles and frustrations of the authors themselves are used for discussion make this especially entertaining. The perfect baby shower gift, and one that will be appreciated for years...

a wonderful book, even for non- mommies!

I loved this book; I found the affirmations helpful, informative, witty and clever! As a non-mommy and elementary educator, I was able to make vital connections and greatly enjoy the book on many levels. Dr. Dillon's guidance can offer insight into family and inter-personal relationships, shedding useful light on the stages of our lives. This is a sensitive and welcome little must-have book.. for mommies and non-mommies alike!

Useful for Mommies and Others

Not only is this book helpful for moms, but also to anyone who finds themselves in frustrating, stressful, disappointing situations. The 'mantras' can be applied to anyone's daily life, especially those who spend time with children, to help us embrace a healthy perspective that includes joy and peace.
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