Jessica N. TurnerRevell / 2018 / HardcoverOur Price$2.494.5 out of 5 stars for Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive. View reviews of this product. 15 Reviews
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jyoung2 Stars Out Of 5self helpMarch 1, 2019jyoungQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2This book has tons of information. Tons. There's a bullet point for everything. I could relate to a lot of the things the author wrote about. I bet most women could relate to a lot in the book. But while encouraging, the book lacked something. I have a hard time putting my finger on it. It was a total self-help book... I was overwhelmed by the do this and don't do this. It was a huge list and I almost felt guilty for not being able to do a lot of the things she suggests to take the load off. The motivation at the center of most of the care seemed to be all self. What about God? I felt like he was an after thought in this book. Maybe my expectation was too high. The information was mostly legit but I failed to connect with it and was left rather discouraged by the sheer volume of things I needed to stop doing or start doing.
I received a copy of this book from Revell. I was under no compulsion to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5For working momsOctober 18, 2018Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Stretched Too Thin, by Jessica N. Turner, is written for working moms who face the daily struggle of finding time in their day for everything. She covers topics such as taking care of yourself, your home, your children and spouse as well as fulfilling job duties. Some of the things that the author mentions in her book that stand out to me are: to separate the "need-to-do" from the "nice-to-do", setting realistic goals, taking advantage of time spent in the car and at meal times to connect with your family. But the things that stands out the most to me is taking care of yourself. Take care of your physical as well as spiritual needs. Connect with others, take care of friendships and make time for your spouse.
The author has written this book using her life experiences to help other moms who may be struggling. The one thing I like about this book are the reflections at the end of the chapters. I was not really impressed with this book, as most of the things the author mentions are just common sense things that most moms struggling with life have already thought of. I also was let down with the fact that there is minimal mention of Christian life in the book. I expected a little more since it is published by a Christian publishing company.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads Blog Program. This is my honest review.
KateAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Insightful and HelpfulOctober 1, 2018KateAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book came into my TBR at a good time. For the first 7 years of my kiddo's life I stayed home and took care of her. For the last 4 years, I've been a working mom and it has been an experience trying to find balance between family and work. Some days I think I have it, others.....not so much. My ducks in a row turn into squirrels and they are hopped up on caffeine.
I was able to listen to the audiobook copy of this book, while I worked. :-) It was a great book to read and listen to. Not only did Jessica Turner write this book, she also preformed the audio. She was able to really present the book in a way to make you think.
As a working mom, Jessica knows the struggles first hand. Some I can relate with right away, while others are new and I'm not there yet, but with that, it was a good insight in how to prepare and hopefully face those struggles that haven't happened, and maybe prevent them from happening.
Stretchered Too Thin is a book so many can click with. Work, parenting, marriage, family events, aging parents, grandparents, pets, and personal time. It all is apart of life, but it is also how you manage and deal with it. I will admit, I hate going to bed with dishes in the sink, but you know what, sometimes it's best to get sleep and take care of yourself. The dishes will wait. That was hard learned, and Jessica touches on many things that are similar. It made me think reading this book, what other things would work in compromise for the best of the family and me?
The questions at the end each chapter were great. They are very thought provoking, and some have really stuck with me. They offer the ability to journal/answer the questions at your pace. A chance to think and focus on what will work for you.
This is a book I will be going back to and referencing. I may have finished a read through, but I haven't finished the book.
Thank you to the author and publisher, I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Melinda_DCentral FloridaAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Something for EVERY Mom!September 26, 2018Melinda_DCentral FloridaAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When I heard the words "working mom", I didn't immediately put myself in that category, because I don't actually get up every morning, put on work clothes, drop my kids off, and go "to work". But I've been working from home (albeit part-time) for almost 5 years now, and I struggle big-time with balance and keeping all the plates spinning and the things done and the people happy. So, I decided to give it a shot and apply to be a part of the launch team for Jessica Turner's new book, Stretched Too Thin (the title is certainly relatable!).
I finished the book last week, and I truly felt understood. Jessica's words emboldened and empowered and inspired me to stop letting life "happen" to me. The book is research and data-driven, and bears no shortage of anecdotes, both from "experts" in different areas, as well as the true experts (you know, the moms who are on the front lines and stretched as thin as the rest of us).
If you're a mom, no matter how you categorize yourself (working mom, stay-at-home mom, work-from-home mom), this book has something for you.
sstormAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great for Moms!September 22, 2018sstormAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you are a woman, you need to read this book! If you are a mom, working mom or mentor other women, read this book! In a world where women where multiple roles and hats, we are constantly doing more in a day then we should. Women are measuring themselves up to unrealistic expectations of Pinterest, Facebook and the neighbor woman next door who appears to have it all "together."
We are constantly battling stretching ourselves into doing more than we are able and we don't understand how it affects our physical, emotional and mental well being. We are stretched too thin! This book is a great, with advice and the story of how Jessica was stretched too thin! The practical advice is a great for any woman or mom! I highly recommend this great read!