Well, life went on and all of a sudden the blog tour dates had arrived. Of course, I waited until the last possible day and just barely finished the book tonight. As I eagerly read, I realized just how much I needed to read this book. It ties in nicely to our chats on "Focus Fridays" and I gleaned some very good ideas for keeping life in balance.
"Balanced" is such a good book for moms who work at home and want some advice and encouragement. I knew I was going to relate to this book when I read this in the introduction: "I haven't been able to figure out the perfect balance.I don't always have my act together or even behave nicely....Yet even in the midst of my imperfection God uses me."
What great inspiration for someone who struggles with idealistic thoughts and procrastination. Tricia's book is giving me great ideas for how to use my time more wisely so that I can make a difference in this world. Putting God first, being deliberate about time with my family, and listening to the Holy Spirit's wisdom about my work-at-home are some ideas that I soaked up as I read "Balanced."
Some moms may not be able to relate to her experience as a writer, but I loved her thoughts on that topic since I'm aspiring to do more in that area. I think her ideas can be applied to other work-at-home careers quite easily.
I was given a free copy of the e-book in exchange for my honest review. I highly recommend this book for moms who want more balance in life.
I'd also like to recommend the Balanced Challenge. I'm a little behind already, but I plan to catch up and do another blog post at the end of the challenge. Give it a try!