Item description for What Every Mom Needs (Updated) by Elisa Morgan & Carol Kuykendall...
Overview On the occasion of its 10-year anniversary, this revised and updated version of What Every Mom Needs takes a look at what moms need, or want, for themselves during the busy years of mothering young children. Morgan (President of MOPS International) and Kuykendall (Director of Strategic Projects at MOPS International) are candid and articulate as they explore how meeting her personal needs of Identity, Growth, Relationship, Help, Perspective, and Hope enables a woman to be a better mom.
Publishers Description When do you get time for you? Remember when you had a life of your own? The hectic job of being a mom is fraught with sacrifices, fears, and uncertainties. But nothing offers greater rewards or more opportunities to enrich yourself than raising your kids. What Every Mom Needs shows you how being a great mom and a person in your own right go hand-in-hand. Extensively revised and updated based on current research and the latest survey of moms by MOPS(r) International (Mothers of Preschoolers), this bestselling book helps you deal with the realities you face today as a young mother. If you ve wondered how to find time for friendships, how to lighten your workload, or how to go about rediscovering and developing yourself as an individual, What Every Mom Needs is for you. Filled with personal stories and helpful features, including a list of resource websites, this book will help you understand the importance of meeting your six basic needs as a mom and how to actually get them met. Fulfilling your needs for identity, growth, relationships, help, perspective, and hope will make you a happier, more centered person and a better mom."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.16" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310270499 ISBN13 9780310270492 UPC 025986270490
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More About Elisa Morgan & Carol Kuykendall
Elisa Morgan is President Emerita of MOPS International, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado. She is the author, editor, or coauthor of numerous books, including Twinkle, Naked Fruit; Mom, You Make a Difference! Mom's Devotional Bible; What Every Mom Needs; What Every Child Needs; and Real Moms. Elisa has two children, and a grandchild, and lives with her husband, Evan, in Centennial, Colorado.
Elisa Morgan currently resides in Centennial, in the state of Colorado. Elisa Morgan was born in 1955.
Reviews - What do customers think about What Every Mom Needs (Updated)?
ENCOURAGING BOOK Dec 20, 2006
A great book for the woman who feels like her only identity and purpose in life is to be a "Mom" and has forgotten her own name. This book encourages women to cultivate their own interests (again) and encourages women to make time for themselves, because one must be refreshed in order to refresh others. This book lets you know that you are not the alone in your struggles of parenthood, and that it's fine not to be the perfect "super mommy".
For readers who are turned off by the "evangelizing" in the book I have a few things to say to you: NO ONE FORCED YOU TO READ THIS BOOK. Don't be turned off by the writers' use of Biblical principles. They're only suggesting that you get into the Bible and become a better person. They're showing you a way to make your life easier, based upon their own (and countless other THOUSANDS of other women's) experiences.
Secular/Non-Christian working parents need not read Mar 6, 2006
I could sum up this book very quickly: 1) Trust in God for everything 2) Read the Bible 3) Attend church 4) Ask your husband, church, other Christians for help
The book is full of fluffy ideas like: "We need to know ourselves the way God knows us" "Find a Christian counselor" and advice for single mothers to simply attend church if seeking help.
The book primarily revolves around the Bible and its interpretation of parenting. Why not cut out the middle-man and just read this "wonderful book?" It's not like the Bible is a work in progress.
This book is more about proselytizing and keeping Evangelicals reading "inspired" books rather than competing viewpoints. And with America being one of the most pure Christian nations in the world ( US is more Christian than India is Hindu and Israel is Jewish ). Anything published by Zondervan should be looked at skeptically.
I also dislike how males are stilled deemed unworthy parents in the Christian community. They can assist and help , but cannot be considered primary parents. But given this books lack of true substance, I doubt it would have made any difference.
Heaping Dose of Medicine Jan 12, 2005
I purchased this book when my kids were preschoolers and I was struggling to find my place as a new mom. This book was a heaping dose of medicine to me that revealed that I wasn't alone in the emotional turmoil of the mothering role. It doesn't given parenting advice, but speaks to the hearts of mothers as individuals. It gives helpful building block ideas to help one to form a personal checklist and keep emotional and parenting health in check. I purchased about 20 more copies to sell in my ladies group since I felt there were so many new moms that would benefit from this. They all went! It's a keeper for me.
Exactly what I needed... Jul 13, 2004
I bought this book when my firstborn was a newborn and I was struggling with all of the changes involved in being a new mom. This book was a huge relief. Mom's are allowed to dream and grow! I just needed someone to tell me that...
LOVE this book! Apr 24, 2003
If you are a mom and are struggling with your new role and how to adjust, this book is for you!! It is funny, compassionate, and well-written. I love the realistic quotes from other moms as well as the inspiring ones from other books. Reading this reminds me that I do have a very important job and that I am important to my family. Buy this book!