Last week I had the very fortunate opportunity of listening to Dr. Meg Meeker speak about her new book, The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity, during a Random House Parents Network lunch here at our corporate office.
Dr. Meeker is the author of “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters” and “Boys Should Be Boys”. Both are national bestsellers that established her as the go-to expert on hot-button parenting issues ranging from the effect of technology on kids’ social lives to why parents need to set and enforce boundaries into teenage hood.
This is a great book for all parents- she outlines ten basic habits that each one of us should work towards for example,Habit #8: Find Ways to Live Simply, Habit #6: Make Time for Solitude… (what’s solitude?)
Dr. Meeker also gives practical advice on maintaining healthy friendships and a realistic view of how much one person can really do- and who are we really do all of this “stuff” for? I wanted to share this book with all of you that struggle with a the magical experience of trying to balance and a family- it’s tough work- and I wanted to give you an opportunity to read a book by a genuinely, compassionate person that really seems to get what mothers go through on a daily basis, and knows that we all do need to focus more on happiness than on tasks!