The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers
Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity
By Meg Md Meeker
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345518071, 272pp.)
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
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Mothers are expected to do it all: raise superstar kids, look great, make good salaries, keep an immaculate house, be the perfect wife. In this rallying cry for change, Meg Meeker, M.D., uses her twenty-five years’ experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor to show why mothers suffer from the rising pressure to excel and the toll it takes on their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health. Complete with an all-new tool kit of wellness tips and exercises, Dr. Meeker’s book reveals the 10 most positive and impactful habits of healthy, happy mothers, including
• making friends with those who know the meaning of friendship
• finding out what money can buy (and what it cannot)
• lightening the overload—and doing less more often
• discovering faith and learning how to trust it
• taking some alone time and reviving yourself
By implementing Dr. Meeker’s key strategies, you can be happy, hopeful, and can teach your children to be the best they can be—and isn’t that the most precious reward of motherhood?
Now with wellness tips and exercises!
Meg Meeker, M.D., is the author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and Boys Should Be Boys. She has been a physician practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, working with children and their parents, for twenty-five years. Dr. Meeker is the mother of four children, and lives with her husband in northern Michigan.
“Offers practical ways to help you let go of ‘mom guilt’ in order to become a happier, healthier person.”—Parent & Child
“A compassionate discussion of the joys of parenthood and the ‘gritty’ nature of love.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Just about any mom, or dad, can find useful wisdom in this book.”—Associated Press