Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June week # 1 - Busy Moms Survival Guide

Ever feel like you’re so busy you don’t take time for yourself?

I feel that way all the time! A new mom has a million things to do and is least likely to do something to make herself feel like an individual, rather than a feeding, diaper-changing machine. I am a mom of 3 little girls and I can defiantely appreciate the book If You Give a Mom a Martini: 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself by Lyss Stern and Julie Kappas.

If You Give a Mom a Martini is chock full of great ideas for moms and all women. In general, women are less likely than men to do completely selfish acts and if we do, we’re more likely to feel guilty afterward. But if you don’t take time for yourself, it’s easy to burn out — which will not only affect you, but those around you, too. By taking ten minutes daily to relax, you can actually slow your heart rate, lower blood pressure, reduce anger, and improve concentration — in a nutshell, improve your health!

This book, with a foreword by Christie Brinkley and contributions by celebrity moms like Kelly Ripa, gives you quick ways to indulge yourself guilt-free. Check out the smartly written beauty advice, website suggestions, product reviews, and tricks to distract your kids (“Hey, look over there. It’s Elmo!”). Whether you’re giving it as a gift or keeping it for yourself, try out some of the authors’ ideas.

Every good woman should get at least 10 rejuvenating minutes per day — that’s an order!
*Book review taken from The Skinney In the City Newsletter


  1. Thanks so much for this fantastic review! We really appreciate it and are so happy that you enjoyed the book!

    Lyss & Julie

  2. p.s. HONESDALE, PA?? Lyss went to camp at TYLER HILL! Right down the road! We were there every week for our day off!


  3. Hi Julie and Lyss, it was my pleasure to include this review in my Blog. Its a great book and some great ideas for moms like me who don't take enough time for ourselves. I have 3 girls ages 5yr, 3yr & 1 yr. So I agree its necessary to take time for yourself or else you get burned out.

    yes Honesdale is near the camps. And is getting better every year. Its such a cute town and is full of great summer fun. Concerts, festivals, farmers market, county fair etc.

    all the best with youyr new book! Tamra