Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Book Review - Balanced! by Tricia Goyer


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.

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and Lead Your Family Like Jesus,(co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like and She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children. 

You can find out more about Tricia at

I truly wish this book had been available to me when I was a homeschool mom! However, and this is important, I gleaned so much from this book, it was amazing! It taught me so much about keeping on track, making time for those goals, not getting sidetracked, and all those other things we all seem to do on a daily basis.

It doesn't matter if you want to be a writer, or an artist, or whatever, Tricia will help you to focus on your goals and get more done in your day without the "going crazy" feeling that so many of us feel when we try to work from home plus raise great kids, plus have a happy marriage and keep our home comfortable for our family. This is not a "super woman" book - it's about exactly what the title says - getting balanced.

The greatest thing I came away with in this book is that I can't limit God - He is limitless and He will use me and the talents He gave me. I also learned that it's okay to be me! My talents and dreams were put there by God and, if He's called me to do it, it's okay! I don't need the approval of everyone on the street to do what He has called me to do.

This is about finding YOUR balance. Not your mother's, your best friend's or anyone else. It's about being faithful to what God has given you and called you to! It sounds so simple, but this was huge for me and this book was really life and thinking changing for me!

This is a definite 5 out of 5 star book! I have it on my tablet and it's going to stay there! It's just a wonderful, wonderful book!!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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