Friendship. Simplicity. Love. Value. Faith. Solitude. Money. Fear. Hope. Purpose. Dr. Meg Meeker has seen mothers struggle with these 10 issues for the past 25 years, and she has also learned how to help them live less stressful, happier, more fulfilling lives. The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers will show women how to reduce loneliness, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem by inspiring women to embrace more positive emotions and habits. Using inspirational stories and specific action plans, Dr. Meeker shows mothers how to live more simply, spend time in solitude, understand their value as mothers, embrace healthy friendships, confront their fears, seek hope, find their spiritual center, reconcile their relationships with money, and learn to live boldly and deliberately.
©2011 Meg Meeker, M.D. (P)2011 Tantor
"A compassionate discussion of the joys of parenthood and the 'gritty' nature of love." (Kirkus)
Enjoyed the content of this book. Dr. Meeker shares some great tips and stories throughout the book. My favorite part was the ways to make each habit stick offered at the end of each chapter.
I was not particularly thrilled with the voice and meter of the reader, however. Because the content was so good and timely for my current stage of life, I pushed through it.
Every mom needs this book. I've only been a mom for about 2 months and this book has helped me open my eyes. It's like she's been reading my mail. Spirit filled and such a huge blessing. Buy it now
I read this book to get some insight into my wife and her thoughts as a mom. Great book and helped us have some conversation points. It also gave me ideas on where to encourage her as a mother. It's a must read and a must implement!
No, both Meg Meeker books I've tried have had horrible narrators
Many of the points are true
Condescending, overly dramatic, and extremely annoying tone that detracts significantly from the content
Unfortunately, I was really struggling to listen to the end. The book itself was 3 star but the narrator make it very hard to listen.
Sorry but I think Karen White over dramatized the story and I needed exactly the opposite. It was hard to listen. I felt like I was a little child listing to a well intentioned parent talking down to me.
I found few great lessons from the book but the overall was just alright.
I waited a long time to read this book, so I tried to multitask and listen to it instead. Absolutely the wrong thing to do. White's narration was terrible. She consistently emphasized the wrong points and had a whiny voice to it. She may be ok for other types of fiction, but not for a self-help type book. It seems like some ideas and points took her by surprise, thus the insufficient enunciations, emphasis, etc. Her voice quickly got on my nerves. I'll try reading the book instead.
Didn't make it to the ending.
No, absolutely not.
I made it through the part about her wonderful friend Patricia. Great story, but very, very long-winded. Anecdotes and short summaries for support of your ideas are appropriate, this was way to long.
Also, I felt I was getting a motherly lecture about the types of friends to cultivate. Don't have too many of this type of friend and definitely keep these sorts in the outer circle. This book was for mothers, not teenagers. Disappointing.
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