Stocks, Bonds, & Soccer Moms…Find that elusive balance all Moms strive to achieve!
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Wow. I just finished reading Stocks, Bonds, & Soccer Moms by Michelle Perry Higgins. In just over 100 pages (of truth-telling advice), this book rings loud and clear. The struggle to find a balanced, happy, and fulfilled life as a mother, wife, and individual is very familiar to me. I was able to relate to several of her outlined 7 Steps to a Balanced Life in this latest read.
1) Learning how to be a “Good Enough” Mom
The term “Good Enough” immediately illicits a negative connotation for me. I strive to be the best Mom I can be for my kids. It’s the most important job I’ve ever had and I love it. That being said, I also know I’ll never be that “SuperMom”. Now I know why that is actually better for me and my family.
2) Toxic Friends
When it comes to Motherhood, women can be the most harmful critics with the most unrelenting expectations and hurtful judgements. Juggling motherhood, marriage, a career, women assume they can do it all. After all, haven’t we all watched our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and others do it seemlessly? That misinformed perception is simply the result of the women before us continuing the illusion.
I’m the oldest of 4 siblings. I’m a bit of a control freak. I admit it’s hard for me to ask for help. Whether it’s asking a family member or friend to babysit or help with a carpool, it’s important to ask for help. It doesn’t make me less of a Mom. It makes me a smarter Mom. Besides, it really does “take a village”.
4) Put on Your Oxygen Mask First
Taking care of ourselves and getting our own needs met too is part of being a great Mom. If we completely ignore our own health and wellness, what good are we to anyone else? Your family loves and needs you…here and healthy; physically, emotionally, mentally.
5) Keep the Romance Alive
Remember marriage before kids? It seems like eons ago. Spontaneous, fun, without any little hands peeking under the bedroom door? Somehow my husband hasn’t forgotten and expects me to remember. Making him a priority and showing him I do remember is one more way to find that elusive balance!
6) Stay Financially Fit
Get involved in your financial matters. Women tend to “skirt” the issue and let either their spouse handle the family finances or worse, just ignore it all together. Be prepared for the possibility that you could be in charge of the household financial plan someday. Be an active participant in your finances and now the details now.
7) Passing Balance to our Daughters
It’s time to break the cycle (and get rid of those toxic relationships that bring us down) and show our daughters (and sons) that Mom has needs too and that she is “Good Enough”. Someday soon they’ll be Moms and Dads too.
Do any of these suggestions seem like something you should consider? Are you enjoying a contented, balanced life? I know there are several of these steps that are missing from my daily life. Reading this book has given me a new, refreshed awareness and also the tools to incorporate some of these big changes.
You can get your very own hardcover or Kindle edition of Stocks, Bonds, & Soccer Moms from Amazon! This is a great read for all Moms that are feeling overwhelmed, unbalanced, unhappy, or lost in the crazy world of motherhood! You aren’t alone. It’s normal…and it’s totally reversible with some hard work and diligence. You deserve it and so does your family!
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