Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.
I received this book almost 11 months ago when I was at a conference, but it took me several months to actually start reading it. I actually wish I had started it when I received it. Once I did start to read it I really enjoyed reading it. In fact there was so much good stuff in this book, I had to go a little slower than usual through the book. Also, I did something I very rarely do to books and that is underline things that was so profound or things I liked and even things I needed to work on.
I enjoyed this book so much that I told my husband that he would actually enjoy parts of this book, especially the chapter on seven essential planning tools.
So what exactly is this book about?
Here is what it is about:
Stop enduring the journey- and start enjoying it!
Exhausted? Overloaded? Teetering on the brink of burnout? As a homeschooling mom, it’s easy to find yourself paralyzed by an overwhelming to-do list, and false guilt only adds to the burden. If you’ve just been getting by, it’s time to start flourishing! Learn how to:
- Stop the juggling act and find balance you can live with
- Minimize interruptions while being sensitive to real needs
- Take care of yourself so you can take care of your family
- Value and protect your time to do what matters most
- Establish a pace you can maintain for the marathon of life
Flourish includes customizable planning forms, step by step exercises, and special chapters for single moms and families who have a home business. Find peace in the space between the ideal and reality so that you and your family can enjoy the homeschool journey! – Taken from the back of the book.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to not only homeschool moms but to any mother out there. You would definitely walk away with something life changing.
I actually met the author of this book, Mary Jo Tate at a blogging conference that I attended last year. The funny thing is I didn’t put it together who she was till the second day of the conference. She is a really nice lady who I actually enjoyed talking to. I found out after the conference she actually lived in my own home state of Mississippi. To me that was strange because I very rarely meet people from my own state when we travel somewhere.
I loved how she presented the material in this book. It was presented by someone who has been there, done that and got the award. She speaks from her heart as someone who truly wants to help you succeed in this thing called motherhood.
Some of the chapters that I really enjoyed reading are:
- Chapter 3 – The FREEDOM Toolbox
- Chapter 5 – Aim High: Setting Goals
- Chapter 6 – What Do I Do Next? Seven Essential Planning Tools
- Chapter 11 – Making Memories
- Chapter 15 – Home Businesses
If you are looking for a good book on motherhood this is the book for you. It is written for the homeschool mom, but I think you don’t have to be a homeschool mom to get a lot out of this book.
You can get this book from Apologia.