The Cranky Mom Fix
How to Get a Happier, More Peaceful Home by Slaying the “Momster” in All of Us
Be the Mom You Always Wanted to Be
If we're honest with ourselves, almost every mom knows she can go from being kind to cranky in no time flat. When we're tired, busy, anxious, preoccupied--okay, so anytime, really--we tend to default to snapping and barking at the people we love best. But life doesn't have to be this way.
With grace and good humor, Becky Kopitzke shares how to tame the "momster" in all of us. Learn how to
· Sidestep the triggers that normally spark your angry responses
· Stop the bickering and fighting with just three family rules
· Enjoy your children more than you scold them
· And much more!
Packed with biblical wisdom and mom-tested tips, this book will help you reclaim true peace for your soul and your home.
"Finding other moms who will admit to what real life in the trenches looks like is always a relief. Becky is that kind of mom friend. She's been there, and she's going to give you real-life, practical advice for how to climb out."--LISA-JO BAKER, bestselling author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood
Becky Kopitzke is a gifted writer, blogger, and speaker who offers weekly encouragement on her blog, beckykopitzke.com, and contributes regularly to other popular mom and family sites. Becky and her husband and their two daughters live in northeast Wisconsin.
"Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. Sleep deprivation is real, and so are a mom's own temper tantrums (just ask my kids). Finding other moms who will admit to what real life in the trenches looks like is always a relief. Becky is that kind of mom friend. She's been there, and she's going to give you real-life, practical advice for how to climb out. You're going to discover the surprising secret that motherhood holds so much fun, buried right below the surface--all yours for the taking."
Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood
"If I'm being honest, more often than not I could wear the label 'Cranky Mom.' And I know for certain I'm not the only mom who struggles with this. In my online ministry to moms I have seen an overwhelming response any time we talk about anger. In The Cranky Mom Fix, Becky comes alongside us to assure us we aren't alone and to help us find victory. With personal questions, assessments, and activities, this isn't just another book. It is a practical tool to help you get past the cranky once and for all!"
Ruth Schwenk, founder of TheBetterMom.com and author of The Better Mom, For Better or For Kids, and The Better Mom Devotional
"If you've ever lost your cool with your kids and felt the pang of doubt and regret (and, really, who hasn't?), The Cranky Mom Fix is for you. Full of practical suggestions, biblical truth, and encouragement from one cranky mom to another, Becky's words will guide you to a place of joy as you parent, even on the most chaotic days."
Teri Lynne Underwood, author of Praying for Girls
"With wit and wisdom, Becky helps us exchange our grumbles for grins and reclaim the joy that our homes and our hearts so desperately need. This book is an invitation to transformation. Don't miss it!"
Alicia Bruxvoort, mom of five and member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries writing team
"In this book, Becky Kopitzke gives moms the practical tools to truly love and get the most out of every stage of motherhood."
Jenny Rapson, founding editor of ForEveryMom.com
"Parenting certainly isn't simple, but it's much easier if you're equipped with support and encouragement! The pages of this book provide that and much more. Becky's stories and lessons have helped me fully appreciate the privilege of getting to know my children for the unique individuals God created them to be. I'm grateful for her gentle guidance about how to parent through tough issues with patience and courage, always pointing us toward God's wisdom."
Courtney Westlake, author of A Different Beautiful
"Finally, here's a book that really can fix our mom problems. Becky Kopitzke has graciously offered practical tools, ideas, and perspectives to help fix the cranky in all of us. The momster in me devoured every tip, trick, and biblical truth, and I'm ready and equipped to tame this beast once and for all. This book is for every mom who wants and needs to build her home into a safe, enjoyable, and biblically based space for the entire family."
Kristin Funston, Bible teacher and author of More for Mom
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