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Why minding healthy boundaries is good for your whole family
Rachel used to be a mom who spent her days weary, anxious, and guilt laden. She had five kids in five years, lived on three different continents, and then was blindsided by a devastating health diagnosis. Neglecting her own physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs for so long—in an effort to be a selfless mother—had left her utterly depleted. And physically unwell. Then she began asking a question she’d never considered before: Could it be that taking good care of myself is not actually selfish, but maybe, just maybe, something a responsible adult does?
In this countercultural book, Rachel takes some weight off your shoulders by:
- Offering hands-on, rubber-meets-the-road strategies to cultivate a life you aren’t trying to constantly escape
- Teaching you to discover and claim your own limits and boundaries so you can be a calm, resilient, peaceful mother
- Showing you how to shape your daily life and values around the few things that really matter, and how to let the rest go
If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. But when mama is at peace? Everyone benefits!
If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy because the mother sets the tone for the home.
Rachel’s book is a mother’s guide to joy, anxiety relief, and freedom from depression, stress, and weariness. I’ve really enjoyed reading it the past few days, and it has really given me a new mindset. As moms, our attitudes can set the tone for our whole family. This book was a great reminder that it isn’t about me but God. When we put Him first, everything else falls into line. When we shape our daily life and values around the few things that matter and set boundaries accordingly, we can learn how to let the rest go and create a family life that brings joy! We go from being frazzled and stressed to patient and peaceful.
I think this is a wonderful book that will encourage moms and bring hope to those who are feeling neglected and utterly depleted. I highly recommend this read, and encourage you to learn why minding your own boundaries is good for the whole family!
I received a copy of this book from FrontGate. The review is my own opinion.
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