ABOUT THE BOOK
What's the hardest part about being a mother? Almost every woman will say the same thing: juggling the demands of motherhood and still finding the time to feel calm and collected. How to Have Peace When You're Falling to Pieces answers the specific question, "How can I have inner peace as a mother when I feel so scattered?"
With humor, wit, and helpful insights, Rebecca Rode brings a fresh perspective on the demands of everyday moms. Filled with uplifting stories, poems, quotes, and scriptures, this book explores seven aspects of motherhood and teachers you how to find peace in the turmoil. The quick-fix wisdom in this helpful mother's guide will have even the busiest moms feeling peaceful in no time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca Rode caught the writing bug early in life, writing and illustrating stories in small journals her mother gave her at age nine. Her first published work was a personal essay about Romanian orphans, printed in Brigham young University’s literary publication, Inscape. She received her bachelor’s degree from BYU in child development with a minor in English. Rebecca began writing for Schooled magazine in 2006. In 2011, she became a contributor for KSL.com, a Utah broadcasting network website, and the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. How to Have Peace When You’re Falling to Pieces is her first book. Rebecca enjoys traveling, eating authentic Italian gelatos, and indulging her husband’s chocolate-banana shakes. Her greatest loves are her husband, Francis, their three children, and writing— in that order.
I'll say right off the bat that I loved this book. I am one of those people who constantly beats herself up over every mistake and missed opportunity and this book was a refreshing reminder that I don't have to perfect today, I just need to do the best I can. Rebecca Rode shares some fabulous insights and ideas on being the best mother you can be while not allowing life to get the best of you. And while I am not yet a mother, many of the things she talks about apply just as well to women in general.
The author covers many meaningful topics. First she goes through the idea of perfection as expressed in the scriptures (Bible, Book of Mormon) and explains that perfection ultimately means being complete and finished and how none of us can accomplish that on our own in a day. I appreciate that reminder because I seem to always forget that. She goes on to discuss 'barnacles' spiritual and physical habits/sins/problems that weigh us down and prevent us from cruising through life as easily as we might. Those things need to be addressed in order for our 'ships' to sail smoothly. The book presents lots of ideas that can help women/mothers find greater peace in their lives. While I can't cover it all in this review, I can highly recommend that you pick up this book and take it to heart so that the peace that the author talks about can be yours today!