One of the chapters I really enjoyed was Feeling Sexy From the Inside Out. The first sentence reads "the truly confident and empowered mom shines from within". Since becoming a mom, my confidence level has definitely taken a boost. I feel prettier and more accepting of myself. Evidence being pictures of myself plastered all over this blog.
Way back in my sewing days, I would take pictures of what I sewed and chop the head off! I'm kind of a shrinking violet and to put myself out there in such a way was definitely not comfortable for me. Motherhood has changed me and I like it.
In addition to having a mama created esteem boost, I also do whatever I can to avoid being a "dowdy housefrau". I like to spruce it up every chance I get. It's not a pole dancing class (yet), but it nurtures my feminine self.
As Kristine states in the book, "I am unapologetically me, and it shows from the inside out."
How do you connect with your feminine side?
Have you read the book? What's your favorite part?
More info from the press release:
In the first new Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book in nine years, Kristine Carlson shows how moms can live with less stress and more happiness. Kristine Carlson gives mothers tried-and-true advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms reveals how to: be a mom (not a friend), balance being a woman and a mom, pursue your passion (but not at the expense of your children, and reclaim your family time.
If you'd like to check it out, you can download the first chapter for free here.
Want to connect with other Don't Sweat Moms? Visit the community page of the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff website.
Kristine is also giving me a book to share with one of my blog readers. Leave a comment on this post to enter with a contact method (email, twitter, or fb). I will put the names in a hat and pick one. Winner will be chosen next week on Wednesday (6/6).