Balanced

If your a stay-at-home-mother and feel the Lord tugging at your heart to work at home Tricia Goyer’s book Balanced: Find Center as a Work-at-home Mom is a most read. My daughter and I had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Goyer last spring (2013) in Amish county, Indiana. My daughter (12 at the time) had just finished reading Mrs. Goyer’s book By the Light of the Silvery Moon–which she loved–therefore when we heard Mrs. Goyers would be at a book signing in Shipshewana, Indiana we decided to meet her. You can read that story at Dear Weary Mom 3. We rose early and drove three hours to Shipshewana, one Saturday, last spring. Mrs. Goyer’s autographed my daughter’s books, posed for a photo, took time to chat, and offered advice on other authors my daughter might enjoy reading . She’s a very kind  and considerate woman.

The following is a brief summary of Mrs. Goyer’s new book.

Balanced

Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom 

How can a work-at-home mom raise kids, juggle a career and take care of family responsibilities with only 24-hour days? Working at home while raising kids and juggling a career and family responsibilities is no easy feat. Author and homeschooling mom Tricia Goyer shares her tips for finding balance among all your many hats as a mom. Balancing is a process and a journey, one that Tricia herself has yet to perfect. But between writing more than forty books, raising and homeschooling six kids, being a wife, and being active in her community, she has amassed valuable tips she shares in “Balanced.”

The book includes tips on:
—how to create focus themes for your family
—how to prioritize your schedule
—how to utilize your job so it also benefits your kids
—how to keep yourself out of the comparison game
—how to make working at home work for you
—and much more!
Tricia Goyer

{ABOUT AUTHOR TRICIA GOYER}

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children. You can find out more about Tricia at http://www.TriciaGoyer.com.

The following is my brief summary of Mrs. Goyer’s book Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-home Mom.

First and for most Mrs. Goyers encourages her readers to seek God’s will in all areas of their lives. Realize no one can do it all and we don’t have to. Establish a list of priorities for their family and only partake in the activities that align with these priorities. Make a schedule, pray over it, allow room for margin–interruptions, God moments–and be flexible.

The following are a few quotes from Mrs. Goyer’s book that I particularly liked.

“Establishing our priorities give us a guide for what our daily life should look like.” Tricia Goyer

“Figure out your priorities and cut out what are not.” Tricia Goyer

“By working at home you’re about to make a difference in two arenas–close up and out there. When you inspire others outside of your home, your children will see not only that they aren’t the center of the universe but that serving and helping others is something worth working hard for. And as you serve your children in everyday life, you’ll be reminded again and again what matters.” Tricia Goyer

It’s obvious from Mrs. Goyer’s writings that she’s a woman walking with the Lord. She listens to what the Lord whispers in her ear and pours it out for her readers.

I highly recommend this great read. You will glean truth and wisdom from this book.

Blessings, Kasey

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8 thoughts on “Balanced

  1. Thanks for sharing this review. I am a work-outside-the home mama but know many who can benefit from this book. Blessings!

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    • Barbie, This book is about balance and setting priorities. I think it applies to both at home-working-mom’s and mom’s who work outside the home. Its a short read only about 100 pages–lots of great information and encouragement. Blessings, Kasey

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful resource! I’ve heard other folks talk about what a lovely person Tricia Goyer is. Thanks for introducing us to more of her work.

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    • Laura, Mrs. Goyer is a truly lovely person. Her advice for balance would really apply to pretty much anyone, even if not stay-at-home mom. Its a short read only about 100 pages and full of great advice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Be blessed and count blessings. Grace to you, Kasey

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    • Dawn, Mrs. Goyer’s book was a great and quick read (only about 100 pages). Even if you don’t work out of your home, I believe this book can be used for any lifestyle that needs some balance. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a comment. Blessings to you, Kasey

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