Item description for Rattled: Surviving Your Baby's First Year Without Losing Your Cool by Trish Berg...
Overview Practical Guidance and Encouragement for New Moms Women are waiting until they're well established to get married and have children. By the time they experience pregnancy for the first time, they're used to the workings of their world. But - introduce a child into the picture, and nothing stays the same! It's a God-designed, out-of-your-control, new life that could leave you with snowballing doubts...if you don't discover solid support and guidance. In Rattled , Trish Berg offers the sisterhood of mothers a sense of reality. You will relax, find your stresses and challenges are the same for all mothers; relish practical encouragement, and experience relief as you savor the simple joy and privilege of mothering!
Publishers Description Welcome to the Adventure of Motherhood Clutter? Chaos? Exhaustion got you down? You must be a mom. And you're not alone. Perhaps you thought you had it all together...then your baby was born and your world was turned upside down. If new motherhood has you filled with doubt, guilt, and confusion, Trish Berg wants to offer companionship, hope, and help-plus a lot of humor along the way. With practical advice and scriptural reminders, Berg presents two pillars of motherhood: Keep it "simple "and keep it "biblical. "Relax as you learn that every mom shares your stresses, challenges, and "Aagghh " moments. In the midst of sleep deprivation and Cheerio dust, you'll learn to savor the simple joy and privilege of mothering.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2008
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590529138 ISBN13 9781590529133
Availability 0 units.
More About Trish Berg
Trish Berg has published over a hundred articles in numerous regional and national publications, and has been a feature writer for MOPS International. She is the author of "The Great American Supper Swap" and a contributing author to "Mom, You Make a Difference, "edited by Elisa Morgan. A part-time college instructor and full-time wife and mother, Berg earned her MBA in marketing from John Carroll University. She lives with her husband, Michael, and their four rambunctious kids on their family farm in Ohio.
Reviews - What do customers think about Rattled: Surviving Your Baby's First Year Without Losing Your Cool?
Written with a passion for helping new moms Jun 3, 2008
"Rattled" is a book full of practical and helpful information geared toward moms of newborns, written by a mom with the experience to back up what she writes about.
"Rattled" covers the time from pregnancy through the first year. The book is broken up into five parts, with each part split into chapters. Each chapter is further subdivided into sections such as "S.O.S-Spiritual Opportunity to Savor", which is a short devotional, "First Aid Kit" a bulleted list of practical tips, "Faith on Fire" which is a brief prayer, a few study questions, and "Food For Thought", a small sidebar (information printed off to the side) of facts and figures to supplement the chapter.
Dads aren't forgotten in this book either. She devotes pages to the equally important role of dad, for new baby is as much of an adjustment to dad as it is mom.
This book goes beyond child rearing advice and includes chapters on how mom needs to take care of herself as well.
What sets this book apart, in my mind, is Trish's honesty in writing about her own mothering experience. She includes in the book her own ups and downs, good experiences and mistakes. She also includes a chapter on miscarriage, having suffered through several of her own, a section on baby's first year and what to expect and a section with helpful links for surviving your first year. A book that I would've found helpful when my own mom journey started years ago.
Great Mom Advice Mar 28, 2008
Trish Berg is funny, serious, and right on target. She speaks from the heart, and from personal experience. This book is full of wonderful advice for the new mother, or anyone expecting a baby, even if she's a pro at giving birth. There are a lot of books out there about parenting, but this one shines. Berg has the ability of making the reader feel right at home. Great writing style, and a terrific sense of humor. This one is recommended.
Great mom handbook! Feb 16, 2008
I enjoyed reading this sometimes humorous approach to parenting the first year! I thought it was great how she brought out the fact that all babies are different. They have different personalities and will like different things. Just because your first baby hated the swing does not mean your second baby will not live in it! It is a great small handbook that would be great to give at baby showers! Everyone has different views on childrearing, infant sleep, breastfeeding, and other things and even though I parented very different than her, I found her approach very informative and helpful. The encouragement to step out when you do not feel like it and find a mom's group is very helpful advice. It feels so good when you finally admit to another mom that you had a bad day and ate cereal for dinner and the mom next to you says "I did that yesterday!!". She has great tips on exercise and the attitude towards exercise. Exercise should not be to get "your body back" as you are a mom now and may never have the same body, but to be healthy, to feel good and be around to raise your children!! To sum it up, this is one of the sweetest, non-condemning mothering the first year books I have read! You will enjoy it and laugh along with Trish as she recounts her early mothering of each of her four children. There is small study questions at the end of the chapter which are really nice as well!
Fantastic Survival Guide Feb 11, 2008
Although I am past my first year with my daughter, I do plan on having another first year with a baby. This book was very insightful, touching & humorous. I recommend it to all new mommies & even to mommies that have already been through one, two, or four first years! I love the 'First Aid Kit' & all the tips that Trish provides. It was refreshing to hear that she isn't a perfect mom & makes mistakes, because I certainly am not either & have made plenty mistakes. The bible stories & prayers are wonderful & I love how she incorporated them into her book. I plan on buying this book for any of my newly pregnant friends, so that they may have reassurance that every mom experiences the same things that they are experiencing.
Parenting With Grace Jan 20, 2008
Trish's charming writing style makes parenting sound like fun, and problems solvable. The book is filled with insightful and sometimes humorous, sometimes touching, stories about her own family (she is mom to 4) and things other moms have told her. She offers so many good things in this book, like Mommy Truth No. 5 "You will make mistakes", and goes on to write "I see true love and compassion in my children's eyes." One chapter to put into practice is Discovering Camp Palooza: Finding Fun In the Everyday. If you have a question for parenting babies, answers are here. How to establish good relations with in-laws. Whether to work outside the home. This is a great book for new parents to read.