Monday, May 19, 2014
Moms, Can You Survive Multitasking? Chicken Soup for the Soul has the Guide for You!
**Disclosure: We received a copy of this book for the purpose of conducting an accurate review. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
I am always amazed by the shear number of selections that Chicken Soup for the Soul has. Just when I think they quite possibly have a volume for every situation, they come up with a topic I didn't think about. Plus, all of the anecdotes included within really fosters a sense of camaraderie between all of us. One of the latest volumes of Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Multitasking Mom's Survival Guide, certainly does not disappoint and packs in enough humor to have you openly chuckling while reading the stories of mothers that have been there.
Life with kids always seems to be super-busy regardless of how many kids you have or if you work outside of the home or not. Balance often is the one word that eludes us all. Yet when you are within the web of a particularly crazy time, it is easy to forget everyone deals with this from time to time and you are not alone. Those times certainly are the ones when you should pick up a volume of Chicken Soup for the Soul and read an anecdote or two. A little dose of reality with some humor may be just what you need to get through!
I have always loved Chicken Soup for the Soul because the stories are short yet speak to all of us. Really, I find it perfect that they have a volume geared towards multitasking. The books themselves are excellent mini escapes when you need just a few minutes to yourself. I also find them fun to read when I am waiting for my daughter after school. Chicken Soup for the Soul can give you a break even in the midst of multitasking!
This volume is particularly fun to read and a reminder that we ALL can be bubbleheads in the moment. Plus, we can be so focused on one thing that we forget about something that is standing right before us. I especially loved the story where a mother loses her little boy only to find out that he fell asleep behind their couch. A similar thing happened to a mother that I babysat for many moons ago. I still remember her frantically calling me to come and help her look for her little girl. We eventually found her sleeping behind an armoire that had been moved for cleaning. It happens to us ALL.
If you know a frazzled mom or are a frazzled mom yourself, this is a good read!