Monday, April 27, 2015

Read All About It: Lose the Cape! by Alexa Bigwarfe and Kerry Rivera



I was having a conversation with a friend of mine a few days ago about how guilty I felt about going to the gym much more frequently these days - usually 6 days a week - because I felt like there were other things I could be doing with that time. Laundry, meal prep, cleaning, spending more time with my kids. But ultimately, I had to remind myself that 1 hour at the gym isn't the end of the world. It helps me to feel better physically and mentally. And we all know that a happy mom makes life the bomb. 

But there is all this pressure out there to be "supermom" - Pinterest-worthy parties and gourmet organic food and a spotless house and finding time to eat right and connect with your spouse, etc. It's too much. The judgments and the cattiness between moms needs to stop. And we also need to stop putting unrealistic pressure on ourselves as well. We can only do what we can do. That's it. 

I really enjoyed reading "Lose the Cape" because there are some really great tips for busy moms - whether you work at home or work outside the home. Meal planning, tips for kids who are picky eaters, organization, etc. It's so helpful and the authors acknowledge that there isn't a one-size-fits-all-moms approach. We're all different. What works for one mom may not work for another. AND THAT'S OK! 

You can check out "Lose the Cape" on Amazon right now by clicking here

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thank you.*


11 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great mother! It always makes me sad to see how much judgement and cattiness you can see between mother's, especially online. It seems like there are a lot of people who think that their way is the right way and they're so highly opinionated about it. I've always thought that each family should choose which way works best for them and there shouldn't be any judgement over it.

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  2. Working out is self care and if you don't take care of yourself - you certainly can't take care of all of those that you love. I so wish we could each get rid of that voice in our head! I'm proud of you for going 6 days a week - you're an inspiration!!

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  3. Sounds like a good read. I think every woman (moms especially) shouldn't feel guilty when they need to energize. The world will benefit more with them happier and more content. :)

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  4. I want to read this! I posted about mom guilt over a messy house today lol
    We can't "do it all" and we shouldn't pressure ourselves to. We just do our best. Taking time for yourself is very important. I'd go crazy if I didn't!!! =)

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  5. oh my goodness .. this is so true! We haven't even given birth yet and we are already flooded with judgemental comments! I already feel the pressure of being judged for sure!! I'm going to have to check this book out ASAP and maybe buy a couple of copies for some other people.
    ... and a side note.. just because you are a Mom doesn't mean you can't give yourself an hour at the gym...

    <3.
    Amy @ latnlongoftheheart.com

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  6. Yesss! You're so right, Crystal. Each family is different. Each child's needs are different. People need to get over themselves sometimes! We're all doing the best we can.

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  7. Thank you, Sheryl! And thank you for your sweet card. You made my day! xo

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  8. Yesss, I totally agree, Lux. Working out always puts in a better mood, which I think helps everyone in my life, haha.

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  9. We just do our best - you are so right, Ashley! I definitely recommend the book - the authors definitely keep it real and are so supportive of all moms.

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  10. Definitely read the book, Amy! I really loved the support the authors give to ALL moms. xo

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  11. I agree, house work will always be there, just try to not make too much of a mess so it doesn't become over whelming.

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