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Trade Paperback
192 pages
Sep 2010
Beacon Hill Press

7 Ways to Be a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Mom

by Kasey Johnson

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7 Ways to Be a S.M.A.R.T.E.R Mom by Kasey Johnson begins by guiding the reader to God’s grace for a total reliance on Him. By the time they’ve had adult children, moms everywhere have learned a few things they would have done differently if only they’d had a book of helpful ideas to guide them. Johnson, using God's Word and her experience as an educator and mother to guide her, thoughtfully has composed such a book.

In one of the beginning chapters, she brings us all to the same level ground. “The moment I become self-sufficient, relying on my works or my knowledge, I lose sight of who I am. I'm a mess, saved by grace and happy to admit that I don't have it all figured out,” says Johnson. Starting at this point she guides the reader to a plan and purpose; instead of reacting to a crisis situation, she says moms should anticipate it, thus controlling it, not controlling the children caught in the situation.

Learning to anticipate a crisis, according to Johnson, comes down to seven basic strategies: streamline the situation; make a goal; accept reality; resist the call of the distracted life; take a chance; evaluate all processes and procedures; and reserve time for You-renewal. Within separate chapters focusing on these objectives are practical and purposeful guidelines with concrete examples regarding how to accomplish the goal of being a smarter mom while enjoying the journey.

The writer includes work space to allow readers to make their own plans and goals. She leaves space at the end to make sure readers take inventory of their own needs so they can make plans to be healthy and to renew their spirits. “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret” (Psalm 37:7).

This book is well thought out by the writer. It is practical and purposeful, leaving this reader -- though past the child rearing years -- educated and provoked to pass on this good information to the next generation. – Sue Maley,

Book Jacket:

Being a mom in the twenty-first century is tough. The demands and requests made of moms makes balancing their responsibilities a challenging task.

Through 7 Ways to Be a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Mom, mothers will learn how to work smarter, rather than harder, as they streamline the situations they encounter each day. With this practical resource, author Kasey Johnson teaches mothers how to set and reach their goals and embrace a new approach to the daily demands of being a mother and wife.

A text about returning to the basics of mothering, this inspirational text will challenge women to redefine who they are in the eyes of their children and the world, and bring glory to God for His faithfulness and strength in being a smarter mom.