In Be the Mom, Tracey Eyster describes seven "mom traps" that moms often fall into, and step-by-step, she provides advice for avoiding and escaping these traps in your own life. Tracey's delightful, down-to-earth style will make you smile, equip you with the tools you need, and remind you what being the mom is all about.
Tracey Eyster's book, "Be the Mom", has helped me to reevaluate my parenting style. Eyster offers many useful suggestions for avoiding the mom traps that sometimes strain mother/child relationships. She encourages moms to take a God-focused approach rather than a self-centered approach to parenting. Moms can easily relate to the honesty of her entertaining and well-written anecdotes. The quizzes within her book help moms to step back and objectively look at the effectiveness of their child-rearing methods. Her Biblical references direct moms to the ultimate parenting guide. I hope to apply what I've learned from Eyster's book to become a better mom. Thank you, Tracey, for reminding me that in spite of my imperfections and insecurities, I'm more than 'just a mom' to four wonderfully imperfect children. In fact, you have helped me to see myself through God's eyes with this quote from "Be the Mom": "He knows you are the perfect mom for your children."
This book was pivatol in helping me to embrace my role as a mother. I had realized I needed help and tracy provided practical ways of looking at my frustrations and help me to find answers to the problems. Most of all I appreciated how she didn't advocate any particular mothering philosophy but stuck to the basics, our hearts and attitudes towards our children. I can truly say I enjoy my kids much more now! Thanks Tracy! I actually bought several copies and have handed them out to my mom friends.