04 February 2013

*No More Perfect Moms*: Bonus Week Is Here!!

You may remember that not long ago I introduced you to am wonderful new book for moms, No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage,  that I had the awesome chance to read before it was actually available.  Well, it's available!!  This week is the week you can start buying it!! And if you buy it this week (February 4th-9th), you will also score some amazing bonus freebies!!  I'll tell you more about that at the end of this post, but first I just have to share some thoughts with your about this book.

I have spent this last month reading this wonderful book.  It has been completely freeing and life-changing for me.

There is so much pressure these days to be the perfect mom.  It comes from everywhere.  We can catch the "perfection infection" every time we're on Facebook seeing those pictures of other moms looking so thin, taking expensive vacations with their families, buying a beautiful new home.  We are prone to catch it when we read inspiring blogs by other moms who seemingly have it so together.  It's practically contagious when we click on Pinterest and see all of those lovely rooms and spaces that we wish we had in our own homes or all of that photo-perfect food that we wish we had the ability to cook for our families and friends.  And what about when we're around fellow moms at our churches, our children's schools, our homeschool groups or playgroups?

I have to be honest.  I have felt so incredibly {self}condemned by fellow homeschool moms at times.  We all want to have those well-behaved children that everyone brags on everywhere they go.  We all want to have the smartest and brightest children, the ones who are grades ahead and will probably go to college early.  It's much harder to talk to other moms about the problems you're having with your children.  To discuss that you might have to get your son tested for adhd and that no matter what you try your daughter just struggles with math.  No, we want to put on that good front and put that positive spin on life.  We would never admit to succumbing to tears of frustration and failure nearly every single day.

This book touches all areas of our lives: our kids, bodies, marriages, friends, days, homes and homemaking.  Then in the end Jill reminds us that a "real picture of motherhood would include: no expectations, no pride, no fear, no insecurity, no judgment, no comparisons, no agenda, no performing, no more perfect moms ....just imperfect moms partnering with a perfect God." 

Some of my favorite parts of this book are in the very back.  Jill shares an incredible list of "Who I am in God's eyes" that is so powerful.  And there's also her challenge to "Knock It Off: Stop the Mommy Wars" where she calls us to stop our judgmental attitudes and talk about other moms.  Very convicting stuff there.

So as you can tell, I HIGHLY recommend this book for moms!!  Really all women can benefit from this book, because these are things that nearly all women struggle with.

Now let me tell you more about those bonus freebies.  I'm talking about over $100 worth of freebies here!!

If you order No More Perfect Moms this week (February 4th-9th)--and that counts electronic versions for your Kindles and Nooks--and you email a copy (a picture, a scan, etc.) of your receipt to nomoreperfectmoms@moody.edu they will send you access to all of these freebies:

  • Six (60-minute) audio workshops in MP3 format from Hearts at Home:
  1. Desperate for Wisdom, by Dr. Juli Slattery
  2. How to Fight for Your Marriage, by Dr. Juli Slattery
  3. It Is Well With Your Soul, Jennifer Rothschild
  4. Multiple Intelligences, Dr. Kathy Koch
  5. Ten Stress Strategies Every Mom Needs, Jill Savage
  6. The God Who Sees You, Tammy Maltby
  • 4 printables from Hearts at Home:
  1. 10 Stress Strategies Every Mom Needs
  2. "Love Is"--I Corinthians for parents
  3. Mom Rules
  4. How to Fight Fair in Marriage
  • 3 Free Ebooks (including PDF, Kindle, iPad, and Nook editions) from Moody Publishers:
  1. Live Free, by Kendra Smiley
  2. Growing Grateful Kids, by Susie Larsen
  3. Real Moms Real Jesus, by Jill Savage
  • 1 Contest Entry for the chance to win hotel accommodations and two Hearts at Home Mom Conference registrations for you and a friend at a conference of your choice!  (If you can't make it to a conference a Hearts-at-Home Conference To-Go will be substituted for the winner and a friend).
These freebies will only be available if you make your purchase this week, Feburary 4th-9th!  Now, where can you buy this book?!  In several places:

1. Hearts at Home Heartshoppe {paperback version}

The price for the paperback version starts at $8.75 depending on the site and the price for the electronic versions starts at $7.76.  So choose your favorite source and start learning how to beat the "perfection infection"!!  Bulk prices are also available for group studies.

I know you're going to love this book!!

Disclaimer: I received a paperback copy and a PDF version of this book in exchange for participating on the launch team; however, all opinions about this book are strictly my own.


Holly P. said...

That's why I love Todd Wilson's article in the February issue of TOS on burnout. All the other articles were making me feel overwhealmed and guilty, but I did what I was told and got out my sheet of paper and took his advice! I read it to Adam and he was like, "yeah! Me too!" I feel so much better. I'm not even going to buy a curriculum next year- just use what we have and get some spelling workbooks and the next Math U See when this one gets finished. I always like his laid back input in the weekly e-mails from TOS. Great review.

P.S. I almost never dust. :)

Lora @ my blessed life said...

I haven't read Todd's new article, but I love his stuff! I'll have to check that out.

P.S. I hardly ever dust either (shh...don't tell my mom!! haha)