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Vitality. Passion. Tranquility. Do any of these words currently describe you?
Finding Mom will reawaken your dreams and help you to find and reinvent yourself.

Sometimes we love being a mom, but get frustrated when motherhood takes over our life. You are a mom and so much more. That’s why it’s important to start your journey to find your purpose beyond just being a mom. Lea
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 8th 2016 by My Koala Pouch
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Carole P. Roman
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific step by step guide to rediscover and find the "you" that's disappeared through the years of caring for others. Mawhinney writes an organized plan of how to stop the erosion of oneself and retake life, making it a richer and more satisfying experience. I have been there, and reading the book brought me right back to a dinner meeting I accompanied my husband for his business. I sat there, the conversation washing over me, and when the meat was served, I leaned over to cut up my ...more
Maria
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This self help book isn't necessary just for moms. There are tips and suggestions that anyone who wants to live their best life can benefit from.

How many of us really know ourselves? I feel as if I know myself however that didn't happen until I was in my mid 30s and now at 50 I know I am not living my best life? There is so much more I want out of my life and I believe Amanda Mawhinney's Finding Mom is a great way to start. It is not that I don't have me time. I do. My kids have been used to me
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The Jubilant
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Finding Mom was a book that I needed to read within the first few months of becoming a mom April 2014.

This novel goes through several careful steps teaching you how to (re)discovery yourself in the midst of trying to have a good marriage and be a good parent.

I have to admit that the first 15 months of being a mom was difficult for me due to being a SAHM. I was isolated and unfulfilled as a person. It is normal to "lose" yourself in motherhood during that first year and it is easy to feel guilty
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Teresa Kander
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book is a quick easy read, which makes it perfect for busy moms. I read the whole thing, as well as took all the quizzes included, in just over an hour, so it could be done during nap time.

I would have loved to get advice like this when my children were younger. I can remember feeling guilty when I took time just for me as if I were "deserting" my maternal responsibilities. But I can also remember being refreshed and looking at situations with fresh eyes after having that "me time."

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Julie
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Remember those personality quizzes we were all obsessed with when we were teenagers? Well, Finding Mom is a journey to discover yourself using the idea of personality quizzes as well as popular tools and models. Finding Mom is a workbook, and even a journaling assistant, that helps guide you through self-reflection and understanding of who you are and how you interact with others. While working through Finding Mom, the reader is presented with questions and examples to help us identify what we k ...more
Brenda
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reading and completing the assignments in this book is like having your own personal life coach. It teaches how to identify and regain ones "self-hood" and in so doing helps one create a plan for maintaining that self once identified. I especially enjoyed the worksheets and exercises that helped me realize that how I see myself and how others see me are two VASTLY different things, and then helped me design a plan to bring the two more in line with each other. Even as a 55 year-old grandmother w ...more
Senona Macias
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was a big eye-opener for me. Many of the things that were mentioned in this book are truly how I feel as a mother. It feels like you get so lost being the caregiver in the family and you lose yourself. For me this book made me stop and really think about things. One of the first and most important things in "Finding Mom" is to find yourself. I am sure that is very hard to do as a mother because there is always something more important to do than sit down and take time for yourself. I m ...more
Rachita
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am a late teen not a mom and I find this book useful not just for moms but for everyone. This book helps you find the best in you. Moms usually think about the family so much that in doing so, they forget about themselves.

There is this personality test in the book that you can take to help you find out more about yourself. My mom and me, we both turned out to be "Managers". I encouraged my mom to read this book, she hasn't finished it yet but is finding it helpful.

I would recommend this book
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Sarah Young
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I have read many books about "bettering" yourself as a mother, but this is the first one that although I was unable to read a lot at a time, I got so much out of it. I have a 6 month old and a 3 year old that are wild and always want mommy to do stuff with them, so I read a couple pages here and there, but it really spoke to me. Too many times, we as mothers spend so much time on family, church/activities, or work, we need to remember that we are people too, and we need to take out time for ...more
Jane
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful guide to finding you as the mother who takes on so many roles but forgets the important one is you yourself. instead of you the person grappling with this the author suggests you sand the family take this on as a project. As with everything if you get bogged down you cannot see the wood for the trees and the author is there to help you focus on just what is important. This will get the real you back on track. Excellent book.
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Amanda Mawhinney is the author of My Koala Pouch where she writes about creating healthier families and fun activities for kids and adults. Amanda holds a degree in Psychology. She has professional experience in HR at a company with over 11,000 employees worldwide. She designed, created and implemented many developmental courses and an orientation program. She trained management, developed employe ...more

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