How to Have Peace When You’re Falling To Pieces
Author: Rebecca Rode
Published Date: March 2013
About How To Have Peace:
You haven’t seen your kid’s bedroom floor in weeks, your schedule is overflowing, and the lady at the drive-through knows you by name. But even when your life feels chaotic, peace is possible. Packed with poems, quotes, scriptures, and uplifting stories, this book gives a fresh perspective on a mother’s work and helps restore calm to a hectic world—starting at home.
To Read When – you want to be inspired without feeling like you suck at the mom job.
More than any other self help or inspiring book, I feel like this truly motivated me and inspired me. It may sound really dorky, but I feel like the author, Rebecca, is me. Its like she is spying into my house. Some moms make me feel guilty for not enjoying the job more. This is what I needed to hear.
For those of you that aren’t mothers, or are already perfect mothers, I really enjoyed the ideas on interior design, living with kids, and a house of order. Lines I have highlighted, and my need tattooed on my forehead:
- Sometimes organization is a lonely task.
- Children who organize their own toys will be more likely to put them away.
- Kids who have to clean up after themselves are less likely to make a mess.
- Motherhood involves swimming against a current of clutter and junk. Don’t give up.
- Comparing a garden to a home: “Wherever there’s nothing, that’s where weeds will grow”.
In a garden, where there a plants, and the space has been cleaned out and then planted, there are less weeds and only maintenance is required. The same is in a home. The spaces you have worked on to feel designer / pretty / like home are the areas that you just need to maintain. Its the junk drawer / front closet / office that the junk and mess tends to pile up. This was like a light bulb moment to me.
What are your home organization tips? What makes you feel guilty as a mom?
About The Author:
Rebecca Rode won awards for her writing in high school and college, eventually publishing an acclaimed personal essay about Romanian orphans in Brigham Young University’s literary publication, Inscape. She received a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a minor in English in 2004. She also wrote for Schooled Magazine for two years. In 2011, Rebecca became a contributor to Deseret News in Salt Lake City and KSL.com, a Utah broadcasting network website. How to Have Peace When You’re Falling to Pieces is her first book. Rebecca and her husband are raising their three children in Utah County.
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