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“Brit has a gentle and honest way of reminding us moms to embrace the chaos. This book is the calm we all need in the storm of new motherhood.” —Shayna Ferm, author of Parentally Incorrect and creator of The Pump and Dump Show
“The way to joy is through the exhaustion and chaos, and these prompts point the way. Bravo to Brit for creating something personal, beautiful, and REAL for mamas everywhere.” —Karen Deerwester, owner of Family Time, Inc. and host of the See Me Hear Me Love Me podcast
These days, us moms are swimming in a sea of socially curated, picture-perfect moments that leave us feeling like we aren’t doing enough to create magical childhoods for our kids. And yet with the day-to-day overwhelm and general busyness of life, it feels impossible for us to find time and energy to be the moms the world tells us to be.
But what if…it wasn’t that complicated?
Could a bag of rice provide hours of entertainment? Is self-care really as simple as drinking a glass of water? Could beautiful moments be inspired from things you already have on hand? Before you’ve even had coffee?
Mama Be Present provides 40 accessible ways to spark a moment of fun, connect with your child/ren, or seek some much-needed rest. It’s a practical tool for the practice of parenting, delivering solution-based prompts that can be used at any time and (almost) any place.
Whether you read it as needed or devour it in one sitting, you will discover:
candid and comical stories that will leave you feeling less alone.simple ideas to show up for your kid/s and fill your cup in the process.short yet soulful reflections that shift your perspectives or expectations.recap questions that can turn everyday moments into captured memories.
Most of all, you’ll learn that it doesn’t take much to make magic out of a simple moment. It just requires your presence, which is always enough.
“Ever since participating in Brit’s take-a-break challenge in 2016, I’ve been a big fan of her work. Not only has she inspired various MOPS communities I’ve invited her to speak at, but thanks to her engaging and convincing principles of self-care, I’ve kept up with many habits I’ve developed from her online programs. Now, she has created a book for moms that is simple in practice yet so deeply powerful. Her writing is a gift.” —Sherri Crandall, VP of Global Ministries and Leadership Experience at MOPS International
Praise from Members of the Mama Be Present Community:
“Brit strikes a powerful balance between hilarious and raw, story and research, and light-hearted and profound as she walks alongside moms guiding them in the most contradictory role in life: motherhood.” —Christin Bourg
“Brit has helped me see that everyday seemingly insignificant things actually play a big role in creating joy. From ways to PLAY with my kids without embarrassment to how to plan for certain situations, this book has shifted my expectations and given me great tools for joyful parenting.” —Kristal Schneider
“I’m astonished at how thought-provoking Mama Be Present was for me. All along, you think it’s just about how to be a more present mom, but in reality, you’re also finding who YOU are again. I was in tears at the end. Brit’s prompts are some of the most insightful things I’ve ever read. ‘Stop. Drop. Mom.’ and ‘Return to You’ will stay with me forever.” —Amy Norbert McKeon
“This book will have you crying and laughing from start to finish. While Brit constantly reminds us how precious the early years are, she also offers genius tips and hilarious perspectives on the everyday struggles we can all relate to. It’s such an inspiring toolkit for all moms.” —Mirna Tomic
ASIN : B0C1HXTXSC
Publisher : Moon Pollen Press (April 5, 2023)
Language : English
Paperback : 156 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8988037224
Item Weight : 7.7 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches