Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms | Giveaway

Posted June 13, 2012 by Wendy Wright in From My Heart

Kristine Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series by Dr. Richard Carlson were a tremendous hit and remained at the top of the publishers charts. Chances are you even read the book or one of the series of books.

When Dr. Carlson passed away unexpectedly the series could have come to an end, but after nine years his wife, Kristine, is carrying on the legacy.

Every stage of motherhood is addressed.

There is something for every stage of motherhood, whether your children are newborns, teenagers, or about to leave the nest.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms is a refreshing view of motherhood. Through personal stories, Kristine’s heart for her children and life is very evident.

In the first new Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book in nine years, Kristine Carlson shows how moms can live with less stress and more happiness. Kristine Carlson gives mothers tried-and-true advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms reveals how 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, and reclaim your family time. ~ Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Short chapters are appealing to busy, juggling mothers.

When I was younger and not a mother, I could read for hours on end and devour book after book. As much as the desire is still there, time is not as giving. Now, grabbing a few minutes here and there seems like a luxury at times.

The short chapters are set up perfectly for a busy, harried mother with a home full of children to entertain in the summer so she can sneak a few moments away to read. The length is perfect for those rare stolen moments behind the bathroom door, although it can do nothing to eliminate the inevitable knocking sound of children asking what you are doing.

The book starts out right at the heart of the matter with the chapter, There’s No Such Things as a “Perfect” Mom. Definitely a chapter you will want to read and you don’t have to wait for your book to arrive. Download the first chapter free.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for MomsOther chapters that are a must read:

  • Preparing for an Empty Nest
  • Loving Adult Children
  • Think of Yourself as the Container
  • Blending Families, Eyes Wide Open
  • Accepting Kids as They Are
  • Reclaim Your Family Time
  • Dating and the Single Mom
  • If You Want to Be on Facebook, I’m Going to Be Your Friend.

Surround Yourself with Great Mothers was my favorite chapter in the book.

I read a portion of it at Mom’s Nite Out. Finding that supportive network of moms is so important in order to be able to take care of ourselves and be a great mom. I know I am a healthier mom when I have others I can rely upon.

Often we don’t have extended family living close to us, and in many cases, our friends become our chosen support. No matter what your situation, as a parent, I encourage you to surround yourself with other like-minded moms. Having a support network is truly important; it really does take a village to raise a child, and I encourage you to find your tribe. ~ Kristine Carlson

Let it go.

As a Don’t Sweat Mom, there might be the conception that I do not stress at all. There could be nothing further than the truth. Stress is a great part of life and I tend to take all of it in and wear my heart on my sleeve. I am a woman in the process of learning how to let it go. It is a daily and often hourly reminder for me to let it go. Marriage, raising children, and building a home certainly has shown me that.

Two of my secrets to stress less are forgiveness and video games.

Odd combination perhaps. Forgiveness is a continual quest and one that gives me the freedom to move forward, because indeed I have been forgiven. Extending the forgiveness to others is not always easy but one that I am striving toward. Once I am there it is very freeing.

Video games are a real passion. My boys are avid players and we have a great time playing together in our quest to save the world! Spending time with my husband sitting side by side on our two Xbox 360 consoles playing co-op is one of the highlights for both of us. I am often found playing solo too in my quest to get just one more achievement. The thrill of it all is so much fun.

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Now onto the giveaway!

As a part of the official Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff campaign for moms, they have provided an opportunity for one lucky Choosing Love reader to win their own copy of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms!

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I am a Don’t Sweat Mom. Kristine Carlson provided a copy of the book for me and to also give away. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.



    I realize that the times I have with my (3yrs on Monday!) son are going to go by so fast & that I will long to have them back. It keeps me in the mode to realize that most of the things we could react to as being “big deals”, really aren’t at all! Plus a nice glass of wine here & there can help too 😉 heehee.

    Kelly D

    I don’t sweat the small stuff with my kids by remembering they are young and will grow out of anything that is happening currently.

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