This months Gabby Mom’s review is all about giving you a helping hand in the kitchen! I love books that are centered around food and the kitchen because to me that is where the heart of a family truly is. The Cooking Extravaganza is a super HUGE bundle that Lorrie has put together. This bundle included 7 downloadable eBooks and 1 print book for just $19.97. This is a great deal just in time for the holidays! The 7 eBook include:
This month’s Gabby Moms review spoke to me more than any of the past. Being a mom is hard and being a centered and sane mom is even harder. Not to mention learning to be grateful, it is not that I don’t want to be but life sometimes gets you down and you forget. Lorrie tells us that being grateful is something you choose to be and although it is a hard thing to achieve, we need to try really hard to keep a grateful heart. The reason is because our children are watching all that we do.
This months Gabby Mom’s review is all about routines and schedules which is something I have a hard time with even though I have OCD. If you think about it every single day of our lives is about a routine and schedule whether you mean for it to be or not. Most of our routines are basic in that we get up, brush our teeth, have breakfast, go work or school (or work at home), have dinner, brush our teeth, and go to bed.
Time for another Gabby Moms review thanks to Mrs. Lorrie Flem at Eternal Encouragement! This month it’s a super fabulous little book called AUTHORS & Artists: Learning Character Through Writing. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my package – inside was a beautifully wrapped little book. This book was loving wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper and a simple tulle bow. The biggest surprised was the size of the book; a mere 4″ x 5″ x 1″ which I immediately realized this would be perfect for in the car! My kids love having books in the car and why not learn while they read and do.
Last year I reviewed Yelling: The Cause, The Casualty, & The Cure by Lorrie Felm and learned a lot. This year the Gabby Moms are revisiting that very book and I reread it with fresh new eyes and wanted to share with you all how I have been doing with my yelling. In the book Lorrie gives great tips on how to overcome the devastating choice of yelling (which I am guilty of.) Lorrie knows what she is talking about because she is a former yeller and is able to sympathize with the reasons that I yell while encouraging me to change. She doesn’t make me feel like I am a terrible mom because I fell into the pattern of my own childhood. She even gave me some ideas on how to beat my trigger points and pointed out the causes of yelling. Lorrie also discusses the effects of yelling on children but I will tell you that as a child of yelling I already knew those. It was simply a hard habit to break.
Last year I discovered that Lorrie’s child training cause was the one cause that seemed to be me all the way. I either want my children to behave properly so I come down on every single thing they do or say OR I try to be the fun mom and let them get away with murder. After reading all of the book I decided I would sit them down and make sure they understand the basics rules we have and then stick with being serious about those and not worry so much about all the other small stuff. Lorrie’s tips have allowed me to notice the change in myself and I began to take a moment and calm down before I start the yelling.
My children began to notice the change in me right away and I am happy to report that I do not yell as often now as I did a year ago. I take the time to calm down and then talk things over with my children.This has also led me to change how I interact with my husband as well. I no longer fly off the handle when we argue, instead I react as calmly as possible (95% of the time) and we resolve our issue. So THANK YOU to Eternal Encouragement for providing a copy of this e-book.own
Here’s a little something for you….. On July 24th ONLY you can get your very copy of Yelling: The Cause, The Casualty, & the Cure for FREE!!! That’s right free 1 day only! All you need to do is click the book name. Enjoy!
I received a complimentary copy of Yelling, The Cause, The Casualty, & The Cure as part of The Gabby Moms program in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
- A revolutionary bulk-cooking plan that won’t kill you
- Tightwad shopping tips
- Resourceful storage ideas
- Freezer know-how
- What kitchen tools are worth the investment
- Time saving suggestions
- Ideas on how to include the children
- And of course, scrumptious family recipes, each one tested and the results listed for you to see
- Tips and directions for a month’s worth of meals in a few afternoons
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