Blog Tour and Review of Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-At-Home Mom


Disclaimer:  I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.

A few weeks ago, I read Tricia Goyer’s new book, Balanced:  Finding Center as a Work-At-Home Mom. I had two primary reasons for picking up this book (other than being asked to review it.)

1. I know Tricia personally and have marveled as how she has been able to be a wife, mother to six children, homeschooler, and very successful author. I wanted to know her secret to staying balanced!

2. I have been struggling with finding balance in my own life as a wife, mom of two, and fledgling blogger. Again, I wanted to know Tricia’s secret to staying balanced!

Summary of “Balanced”

How can a work-at-home mom raise kids, juggle a career and take care of family responsibilities with only 24-hour days? Working at home while raising kids and juggling a career and family responsibilities is no easy feat. Author and homeschooling mom Tricia Goyer shares her tips for finding balance among all your many hats as a mom. Balancing is a process and a journey, one that Tricia herself has yet to perfect. But between writing more than forty books, raising and homeschooling six kids, being a wife, and being active in her community, she has amassed valuable tips she shares in “Balanced.”

The book includes tips on:
—how to create focus themes for your family
—how to prioritize your schedule
—how to utilize your job so it also benefits your kids
—how to keep yourself out of the comparison game
—how to make working at home work for you
—and much more!

Purchase a copy, get a free downloadable workbook, and learn more at Tricia’s website.

My Thoughts

Tricia has given great insight in this short book (around 100 pages) on how to find balance in your life as a work-at-home mom. Even though she is a writer, I believe the principles and situations she deals with are common to many moms who work from home. I also think any mom would benefit from reading this book, including stay-at-home moms and those who work outside the home.

What I’ve learned most from this book is that in order to live a balanced life we must determine what our priorities are so that we can set a schedule that reflects those priorities. If we are constantly just going about our lives doing whatever comes our way without intention, we will feel exhausted and burned out. And, we may also feel like failures.

Another thing I’ve been reminded of from reading “Balanced” is that God is ultimately in charge of my life. He has plans for my life, and if I’m not seeking Him, then I will most likely miss out on the important work He has for me to do.

Tricia gives hope and encouragement to those who read “Balanced.” I will definitely keep this book handy for reference for many weeks and months to come.

The Challenge

Get Balanced!
Tricia Goyer Balanced
Beginning tomorrow, March 11, Tricia will be hosting an eleven-day challenge to help women develop more balanced lives. I will be participating in this challenge by reading through her book again and blogging about what I am learning from each chapter.

You can join the challenge, too. I encourage you to go to the challenge page to get to the link to purchase Tricia’s book. It is only $2.99 right now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Then look for my blog post each day and leave a comment to let me and other readers know how you are doing in the challenge.

Ladies, we can encourage each other through this challenge! Will you take the challenge with me?


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