Then...last night I got together with The Real Housewives of the U.T. to celebrate Lauren's Birthday. These ladies are so amazing! I noticed the other diners at The Olive Garden staring at us...mostly because we're all pretty hot but also because of the constant conversation going on at our table. I don't know how we managed to eat and talk at the same time!
The Real Housewives of the U.T.
I'm really excited to tell you all about this book that I just read. It's called Steady Days by Jamie C. Martin and it's going to change my life! Back in January when I started my Focus on the Family posts, I told you that I wanted to be intentional and present in my children's lives. That is the end goal with making plans every month...in writing that I will then follow through with. The purpose of this book is to help you on your journey toward intentional, professional motherhood.
Sounds like it was written FOR me right? I got so many great ideas from this book and also from Jaime's blog...Steady Mom. I'm going to be implementing them over the next few weeks....a Steady Routine, a Home Planner and a Look At Me Binder. Many of the other ideas go along perfectly with my Family Journal and some are things that I've been looking for a solution for. The book is also full of observations from a veteran mom. Here's the one that knocked me off the couch.
Saying NO all the time steals JOY from the home.
There is a better way for me to say No and sometimes, Yes is the right answer. I took many notes....and I plan to review them every couple weeks so that I stay on course for what I want to do. This is a great book for any Mom that wants to make some positive changes in their home.
I'm going to give my copy away....and whoever wins my copy, after reading it...I want you to give it away to another blogger. And then that blogger has to promise to give it to another blogger. Each blogger that wins the book must their URL for their blog on the inside cover. I want us all to share this book!
So...if you are interested in reading Steady Days AND you promise to give this book to another blogger who promises the same. Please tell me in your comment that you want to win the book. You have until Monday at 5PM. If you can't wait to have this copy passed on to you....you can order your own copy here.