a how to manual..

I was on the phone with a friend the other day,  we were talking about those things in life you really wish they would have told you about BEFORE you were married and had children. Namely, that it is HARD WORK Smile

We were both nostalgic for the How-to Manual the preacher must have forgotten to hand us with the wedding ring, and the nurse must have forgotten to slip into the diaper bag when we left the hospital.

She was sharing with me how she was feeling overwhelmed….defeated….. unable to keep up with her idea of perfection in her marriage, her home, and with the discipline of her kids.  Her thoughts were wandering to depression, her self esteem was shaky, and she was totally giving up on discipline.  She had lost her focus.  It was affecting her attitude and her poor attitude was affecting her vision for the work that God had given her to do.

As we talked she kept telling me that she knew that she was supposed to be thinking differently, she knew she was supposed to be acting differently, she knew that she needed to do something to change it….. she just didn’t know how.  

Have you ever felt that way?        Yeah…. me too….

Lovingly, I told my friend that I would see if I could find some cheese to go with her whine, reminded her that our focus needs to be on Christ, and then we went on to discuss many practical ways that she could implement the how and begin to turn things around.

If you have been looking for a How-to Manual for life as a wife and mother,  I’ve found it.  These two MP3’s, Keys to a Queenly Castle, and Attitude Adjustments,  from Lorrie Flem at Eternal Encouragement,  are something every breathing female from 12 – 100 needs to hear.  God has given us women SOOO much to do, so much to care for and manage….  I was encouraged and challenged to be a better woman of God as I listened.

Lorrie gently offers up 26 different ways to reverse those days when you wake up acting like a cross between Oscar the Grouch and Shrek in a smock, and explains over 10 ways to catch God’s vision for your work as a wife and mother and manager of your home.

Each MP3 is available for download for only $6.97, or as a CD for $9.97. 

These are so worth listening to, I think I am going to start giving them as bridal shower gifts.  I am going to be the one that gives away the Manual.  Winking smile

The Gabby Mom’s blog is hosting a drawing to give one of these great Audios away.  To enter visit http://www.thegabbymoms.com/ before midnight June 18th and follow the instructions to enter.

I hope you win, and enjoy listening as much as I did.

**disclaimer**as a member of the Gabby Moms I was given the above MP3’s free of charge for the purpose of this review.  No other compensation has been received.

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5 thoughts on “a how to manual..

  1. Unfortunately my problem is knowing how and not wanting to work at it :(

    Wonderful how you can help others…..we surely have all been there!

    fellow GM

  2. Hi! Following from the crew. I liked this post, too:) My son actually just got engaged~but his fiancee is a gifted girl who is in Medical School. I am not sure how to share about being home with her at all, as I know she will work for at least a while. Hmmm. praying about it.

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