Thursday, July 1, 2010

stay positive!

So I thought it would be a good idea to start my blog by talking about this book I am reading, The Power of a Positive Mom, by Karol Ladd. I joined a mom's group at my church a little late, so I am not all caught up. But what I have read has been great. The book is broken up into 7 principles and each principle has 2 or 3 chapters on it. In our group this week we have read about attitude. I am a procrastinator.. so I had to get up early to finish my reading this morning before we met! I tried to finish yesterday but with this little chick watching me it didn't quite happen.
But yesterday I got through the first chapter of the principle on good attitude and wouldn't you know I needed the encouragement to change my attitude..? It really hit me right then in the moment. Truth be told I do not know if there is a day when I do not need that! That's what I love about this book. It really speaks to things moms (and really everyone) struggle with everyday! It is easy to identify with and can be applied further than with just your children. It is a very easy read and works on your heart and mind as you read it, cheering you up and empowering you to make the effort to change. It also has great little ideas to help you keep yourself and your children in a positive mindset. I hope as my baby girl grows, I remember to implement some of Ladd's ideas. Anyway the part yesterday that I really loved was the emphasis on perspective and contentment. It really challenged me to focus on what is good and positive rather than negative. I believe focusing on the positive definitely improves your mood and also helps keep your motivation up during the day. 
The Power of a Positive Mom: Revised Edition

1 comment:

  1. Love the new blog! She is getting so big, I can't believe it!