Be the Mom by Tracey Lanter Eyster
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction – Mama book
Pages: 176 Trade Paperback & eBook – 5 1/2 x 8 1/4″
Date Published: August 2012
Publisher: Tyndale House
The role of mom is often described as the most important job in the world. Rightly so, for so much is at stake during children’s early years and moms are central in shaping character and personhood. However, when the going gets tough (the endless diapers, the continual messes, the endless conflict resolution, the complete lack of personal time, etc.), moms are often tempted to quit their “mom-job”. While few would endorse an outright abandonment of motherhood, others may recommend that a woman treat her role as secondary to personal desires in order to combat feelings of discouragement and/or unfulfillment. The enemy has laid intentional traps cleverly designed to discourage and redirect a woman towards self rather than family. Moms need to know how to recognize these traps . . . and avoid them. Be the Mom: Overcome Attitude Traps and Enjoy Your Kids explores and validates the life of a mom who makes her family a priority and introduces the reader to seven Mom Traps that may be preventing them from a full, joy-filled life.
In the past year, I’ve gotten quite a few Christian non-fiction titles that have found a deep way into my heart. Much in the way that Ann Voskamp is poetic, Tracey Lanter Eyster is conversational and down to heart, a real mom talking to this mama from her words and experience. So why did it take me so long to read this book? I mean it is not even two hundred pages. I needed to wade in the water of these words and truly experience the knowledge this experienced mama is willing to pass on in her book.
My kiddos are much younger than Tracey’s so I haven’t had the experience and this mommy business is still quite new to me. While I’m not sure how much my future will be like hers I like listening to her stories. The best part that I’m finding in this book is the idea to relax and live in the moment. Not to get caught up filling days with this that and the other when you can just BE the mom.
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Tracey Eyster is the Founder and Executive Director of MomLifeToday.com, where millions of moms have found encouragement and community and the creator of the MomLife Boot Camp events. The author of Be the Mom and Beautiful Mess, Tracey has been a guest on the Focus on the Family broadcast and FamilyLife Today. A frequent speaker and writer, she’s been married to Bill for 27 years and has two children.