The Fringe Hours

Making Time for You

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"The Fringe Hours is like one gigantic permission slip to carve out some space in your day for the things that give you joy and feed your soul."--Brigid Schulte, New York Times bestselling author of Overwhelmed


For the woman who is doing everything for everyone--except herself

Ever get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you? In this practical and liberating book, Jessica N. Turner empowers you to take back the fringe hours--those little pockets of time you already have in your day--in order to make time for your passions and practice self-care. Based on original research, The Fringe Hours helps you overcome common hurdles that prevent women from taking time for themselves regularly. You'll also discover tips for maximizing the time you have and discover how living this lifestyle makes you a better wife, mother, and friend.

"Turner masterfully combines creative ideas with stories of real women that leave you nodding your head and feeling empowered to create sacred space within your day and your life."--Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama

"I want to give The Fringe Hours to every woman in my life, because this is the conversation we're having over and over, at soccer practice and church and crammed between meetings. Jessica's practical style made me feel like another way is possible."--Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine

"I've long admired how Jessica manages to do so much and yet still have time for things she loves. This book is a must-read for busy women everywhere!"--Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

"An honest and encouraging account of how women can make time for what fills them up most."--Tara Sophia Mohr, author of Playing Big


Jessica N. Turner is the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative, where she documents her pursuit of cultivating a life well crafted. She is a writer for DaySpring's (in)courage community, an advocate for World Vision, a regular speaker at blogging conferences nationwide, and an award-winning marketing professional. She and her husband, Matthew, live with their children in Nashville, Tennessee. Connect with her on TheMomCreative.com


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"Do you feel overwhelmed with life and everything you're juggling? Do you wish you had time to recharge your batteries, but your to-do list is so long that the idea seems like an impossibility? I've long admired how Jessica manages to do so much and yet still have time for things she loves--like hanging out with friends and family, scrapbooking, and blogging. In The Fringe Hours, she unveils her secrets to success and gives you the tools, tips, and techniques you can use to find time in your full schedule to refresh yourself and refill your tank too. This book is a must-read for busy women everywhere!"

Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

"I want to give The Fringe Hours to every woman in my life, because this is the conversation we're having over and over, at soccer practice and church and crammed between meetings. Jessica's practical style made me feel like another way is possible. I love this book!"

Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine

"Jessica Turner has done an enormous favor to women who are exhausted from struggling to fit it all in, feeling pressure to be perfect and guilty if they don't put themselves last. The Fringe Hours is like one gigantic permission slip to carve out some space in your day for the things that give you joy and feed your soul. Filled with the stories, challenges, fears, and triumphs large and small from hundreds of women who answered survey questions on her popular blog, The Fringe Hours offers a space for reflection as well as practical and often spiritual guides for how to get started. Making the most of the margins of time is the first step toward, as Turner writes, crafting a good life."

Brigid Schulte, author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

"Jessica is a fantastic teacher--through her own life, she models for those of us in the thick of life that we're never too busy to be a good friend, to work hard, and to invest our whole heart into our God-given passions. I'm so thankful that she selflessly shares her wisdom for the rest of us--my life is richer and braver because of her."

Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World

"We live in a culture where far too often, women's creative passions get squashed and squeezed right out of their lives. Jessica Turner's The Fringe Hours is an honest and encouraging account of how women can make time for what fills them up most. I hope it inspires many women to once again embrace their passions."

Tara Sophia Mohr, author of Playing Big

"Whether you are yearning to pursue the passions of your heart, take better care of yourself, or invest time and energy into what really matters, The Fringe Hours holds the key. Jessica Turner masterfully combines creative ideas with stories of real women that leave you nodding your head and feeling empowered to create sacred space within your day and your life. This book does not offer a one-size-fits-all solution but rather a deep look inward to help you live in a more fulfilling and meaningful way."

Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama

"The Fringe Hours offers inspiration to become more mindful about your daily life--to identify the snippets of time you'd normally find frustrating or boring and flip them into windows of opportunity to fuel your interests and passions. Though I'll continue to devote my early morning fringe hours to 'more sleep' (as the mom of a toddler I am, in fact, passionate about sleeping!), I'm inspired to seek out fringe minutes during the day and spend them well."

Christine Koh, coauthor, Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

"Have you ever claimed to be busy but lost an hour to Pinterest? In this gentle yet no-nonsense book, Jessica nudges us to question how we spend our time and to find ways to bring joy into the little and large spaces of our lives."

Laura Vanderkam, author 168 Hours

"With each page of The Fringe Hours, Jessica offers gentle encouragement, creative ideas, and maintainable solutions that can help us reclaim our time and make our own self-care a top priority."

Tracey Clark, author of Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood


The Author

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    Jessica N. Turner

    Jessica N. Turner is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Fringe Hours and the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative. Additionally, she is an award-winning marketing professional, sought-after...

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