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Publisher's Summary

Calling the super busy, the stressed out, the overtired. You know you're made for a more fulfilling life. With this audiobook, you’ll know where to start.

You wake up tired. Your to-do list is too long. The commitments - and the laundry - are piling up, but your energy keeps dwindling. You feel like you're simply making it through the days, not living or enjoying any part of them. In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, you'll find both practical ideas and big-picture perspective that will inspire you to live life on purpose. As a wife, mother of three, and founder of the wildly successful blog MoneySavingMom.com, Crystal Paine has walked the road from barely surviving to living with intention. With the warmth and candor of a dear friend, she shares what she's learned along the way, helping you:

  • feel healthier and more energetic by setting priorities and boundaries
  • eliminate stress with savvy management of your time, money, and home
  • get more done by setting realistic goals and embracing discipline
  • rediscover your passions - and the confidence to pursue them

Packed with straightforward solutions you'll use today and inspirational stories you'll remember for years, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is a must for any woman who's ever longed for the freedom to enjoy life, not just survive it.

©2014 Thomas Nelson (P)2014 Thomas Nelson

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Applies More to SAHMs

While there were many useful tips, I needed advice directed more at juggling the responsibilities of self, work, and family.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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So applicable!

This book was a lifesaver in a time that I was too overwhelmed to actually read the book. I looked forward to a piece of advice every time I put my headphones on. I feel much more managed and relaxed in myself and my daily routine. Must take a few minutes of your crazy day to listen to this one if you want to end the book with a not so crazy life!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Perfect book for a beginner

I really enjoyed this book. I am at a very hectic point in my life. Trying to figure out how to destress, be a wife a mom and a working professional. Crystal's wisdom and insight is so profound yet simple to apply. I see a more positive brighter and better future for my family and I.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful book!

I'm so thankful for this timely read! Very well written, relevant, practical, inspiring! The assistant to my life and current needs, of which I've been in desperate need!

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What a thought provoking book!

This is a great read for all women no matter if you're a wife or a mom or a student. She has a lot of wisdom to share with us. There is practical advice that anyone can follow as long as you are willing to change or improve whether you're having a tough time or you just need a push. Read this, look at your life and be honest with yourself.

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kindness mixed with practical realistic strategies

kindness mixed with practical strategies. I enjoyed it tremendously. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to move out of survival mode of living.

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The Honest, Noncondemning Approach to Homemaking I Needed

I was pleasantly surprised by this book - it's honest, noncondemning, reality-based, and grace-based advice. I have it in hardcover and am so glad I got to listen to it as well. For me, listening provided the comfort, the "you're not alone in this struggle and it's okay," that is helping me to get beyond my fear of failure as a homemaker and offer myself grace to take it one step at a time. I have mixed feelings about the author reading this book. While it helped it feel more like a conversation, at times I wished there was more variation. Thank you, Crystal Paine, for this book!

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Fan of Crystal Paine

I love Crystal and her testimony and have been a frequent visitor if her site for years. I really enjoyed this book! There were several inspiring lines I wrote down as inspiration to get or keep my act together and on tract! The only problem I had with this book was the recording. It sounded echoey and at one point I heard what sounded like someone kicking a file cabinet. Just be prepared for that. But it is a book almost all women could garner something from! Worth a listen ladies.

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Take Notes!!

I loved this book. It was so motivating. I need to listen again and take notes this time! :) It's one I can listen to over and over to get that motivation I need!

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Nothing new

Some good reminders but nothing new here. I listen to many audiobooks so this may be better for someone who is just starting to listen to self-improvement books.

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  • 11-15-16

Very good

I love the way crystal talks.she is a very good narrator.
She teaches you lots of things.
I wish I had bought her books before.
This book offers you more than what I thought.
It gives you motivation.
Well done for writing this book.

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  • A. Hill
  • 01-19-17

Great!

It was well read and helped me connect with the content. Loved it so much!

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