Real Moms: Exploding the Myths of Motherhood

Paperback | September 29, 2002

byElisa Morgan

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Mom! Get Real . . . and Get Free!Are you tired of constantly trying-and failing-to be a perfect mom? Stop beating yourself up and let the truth about motherhood set you free! Real Moms debunks the "good mom" fallacies that have weighed you down by giving you some liberating "real mom" truths. This book punctures such mothering myths as: · Good moms look good all the time.· Good moms keep everybody happy.· Good moms instinctively know what their children need.· Good moms take responsibility for how their children turn out.· Good moms don't admit their feelings of guilt or anger or fear-because to admit those feelings might make them look like they are not good moms.Each chapter examines a myth and its corresponding reality, and ends with a how-to practical application, a "Real Mom" story, questions for reflection and discussion, and "Real Mom" quotes from Real mothers.Wouldn't you love to be free to accept your imperfections? Free not to feel guilty about your limitations? Free to ask for help, free to be real, free to grow? Freedom is in store for you-freedom to be the best mom you can be. This book will show you the way.

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Mom! Get Real . . . and Get Free!Are you tired of constantly trying-and failing-to be a perfect mom? Stop beating yourself up and let the truth about motherhood set you free! Real Moms debunks the "good mom" fallacies that have weighed you down by giving you some liberating "real mom" truths. This book punctures such mothering myths as...

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Mom! Get Real . . . and Get Free! Are you tired of constantly trying--and failing--to be a perfect mom? Stop beating yourself up and let the truth about motherhood set you free! Real Moms debunks the "good mom" fallacies that have weighed you down by giving you some liberating "real mom" truths. This book punctures such mothering myth...

Elisa Morgan is President Emerita of MOPS International, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado. She is the author, editor, or coauthor of numerous books, including Twinkle, Naked Fruit; Mom, You Make a Difference! Mom's Devotional Bible; What Every Mom Needs; What Every Child Needs; and Real Moms. Elisa has two children, and a grandchild, an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.3 inPublished:September 29, 2002Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310247039

ISBN - 13:9780310247036

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9Real Moms 11Introduction:The Myths of Motherhood 13Part 1:Myths about MeChapter 1.Real Me MomReal Moms Know and Accept Who They Are 23Chapter 2.Perma-Guilt MomReal Moms Feel Guilty 36Chapter 3.Monster MomReal Moms Get Angry 47Chapter 4.Please Everyone MomReal Moms Can't Fix Everyone and Everything 58Chapter 5.Lookin ' Good Enough MomReal Moms Struggle with Their Looks 69Chapter 6.Viagra MomReal Moms Aren't Always in the Mood for Sex 81Part 2:Myths about MotheringChapter 7.Doin ' My Best MomReal Moms Aren't Perfect and Don't Have Perfect Children 95Chapter 8.Mommy Wars MomReal Moms Like Their Way Best 104Chapter 9.S.O.S.MomReal Moms Need Help 114Chapter 10.Busy MomReal Moms Have Too Much to Do 125Chapter 11.Worry-Some MomReal Moms Worry about Their Kids 136Chapter 12.Control Freak MomReal Moms Can't Control How Their Kids Turn Out 148Part 3:Myths about More Than MotheringChapter 13.Truth Is Our Friend MomReal Moms Know the Truth Is Scary and Can Hurt 161Chapter 14.Soul MomReal Moms Are More Than Moms 169Chapter 15.Forever MomReal Moms Know Mothering Gets Different, Not Easier 178Conclusion:Get Real!187Notes 189