I’m A Don’t Sweat Mom

by Lori on June 13, 2012

Being a Mom is stressful. We don’t like to admit it, but we all know it’s true. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with our day to day lives. Too often we loose sight of the big picture. All the small things that pop up unexpectedly throughout the day can be a lot to handle. This is when a book like Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms comes in handy. Kristine Carlson has given us an easy to read, guide on how to keep our focus. In just 50 short chapters (by short, I mean short!! 2-3 pages each), Kristine shows us how to live with less stress and more happiness.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms aims gives us ways to:

  • Be a Mom, Not a friend
  • Balance being a Woman and a Mom
  • Pursue Your Passion, But Not at the Expense of Your Children.
  • Reclaim Your Family Time

About Kristine Carlson:


“In 1997 a little book broke new ground and would go on to become one of the most read—and beloved–books of its decade.

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF by Richard Carlson was # 1 on USA TODAY’S bestseller list for two years running and spent over 100 consecutive weeks on The New York Times’ bestseller list.  A series of thirty books followed over the years, all bestsellers, focusing on various aspects of life and aimed at all kinds of audiences reaching over 26 million people around the world.

One book though was never written: the one for Moms.

Kristine Carlson, Richard Carlson’s wife and author of some of the series’ books as well as her own bestselling An Hour to Live, An Hour To Love:  The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given is changing that this year, revitalizing one of the bestselling series of all time with DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF FOR MOMS (Hyperion/April/$13.99).  It has been nine years since a book in this series has been published and a lot has changed: the economy has thrown families into disarray, parenting advice has become akin to an extreme sport, and Kristine knows all too well that most moms are caught in what too often feels like competing desires to do well by their kids and find some balance in their own lives.

Carlson’s generous spirit fills this book with the kind of grace and humor that comes with hard-won experience.  Steeped deeply in the same philosophy as her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work, she nonetheless adds her own distinct voice and understanding about how tough it is to keep clear on what is important and how to communicate that to one’s children (or self).  Her basic message for moms is that parenting is a part of a continuum in a whole life, limited in its time, and precious in what it brings in its turbulent wake: opportunities to see life in a new perspective, to be able to offer compassion and wisdom to both one’s children and oneself, and joy even amidst the chaos.

Carlson inspires as well as provides practical hands-on advice and the kind of strategic long-view that comes from having lived through it all—from new parent to a parent of grown children.”

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I feel that we as Mothers can benefit from this book. If you are looking for a way to de-stress, relax, find some peace, or just want to better yourself as a Mother, you will find the inspiration through these pages. The quick and easy to read chapters will draw you in and leave you wondering how you read a book so quickly. I was able to read on the treadmill, while cooking, and my favorite…just before bed!! Once you start you just don’t want to put this book down.
I encourage you all to give this one a read, and Please join Me in becoming a Don’t Sweat Mom.
*Disclosure: I am a Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Mom and I received the book to review for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Paula @ Frosted Fingers June 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

I think I’m usually a Don’t Sweat It Mom. I tend to go with the flow on things and not let the little stuff get to me. There are days, though, that you just can’t help everything getting to you.
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