Have you ever thought of yourself as “just a mom”, running around the house in sweat pants after snotty-nosed toddlers and surviving on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?
Have you ever flown into a rage because nobody picks up after themselves and keeps the house clean the way you would like it to be cleaned?
Has you ever mirrored Eeyore’s downcast, martyr attitude as you work incessantly for your family?
Are you so busy trying to manage everyone’s schedules, an active household, and a job or volunteer work that you have no time for relationships with your kids?
Have you ever compared yourself to other moms and felt that you were getting the short end of the deal?
Are you so overwhelmed by the constant demands of motherhood that you neglect to take time to build relationships with your kids?
Are you trying to live your life to please other people? Are you listening to advice and following it even though you know in your heart of hearts that it is not right for your family?
If you have ever struggled with any of these feelings, you may have fallen into a mom attitude trap.
In Be The Mom: Overcome Attitude Traps and Enjoy Your Kids, author Tracey Eyster takes an honest look at 7 different attitude traps that moms can easily fall into. She helps us to understand and name the traps, then gives us practical ways that we can escape from these traps. Each chapter finishes with a brief self-assessment quiz to help us apply these truths to our own lives and figure out where we are at.
If you struggle with these attitude traps, you are not alone! Tracey Eyster writes with honesty, wisdom, and humor as she shares stories of her own struggles with these mom traps.
Most of all, though, Tracey encourages us to escape these mom traps so that we can be the moms that God has called us to be.
She encourages us to let go of these traps so that we can enjoy being moms once again and build meaningful, joy-filled relationships with our kids.
If you could use some mom encouragement, this book is an excellent place to start.