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@Read Epub ⛓ Nourished Á With Humor, Honesty And Faith Becky Johnson And Her Daughter Rachel Randolph Determine To Tackle The Stuff That Is Stressing Them Out, Once And For All From Interviews With Friends And Lots Of Research They Came Up With The Ten Most Common Stressors That Mess With A Woman S Mind Daily Challenges That Routinely Steal Her Sense Of Peace And Joy Together Becky And Rachel Cook Up A Plan To Live A Less Depleted And Nourished Life Opposites In Many Ways Mom And Daughter Share Their Successes And Failures As They Make Peace With Their Imperfect Bodies, Create Living Spaces They Love, Get Wiser In Their Relationships, Tame Jam Packed Schedules, Settle Into God S Love, And In Short, They Stumble And Journey Together Toward A Life That Better Nourishes Them Body, Mind, Soul And Spirit I would really like to give this book 3 1 2 stars, but in the absence of half stars, I am choosing to round up because overall the book was an enjoyable read I particularly enjoyed the conversational tone of the book, which was comfortable, but not too familiar A couple of the chapters were particularly encouraging and I found myself thinking of young women I would like to share the tips with Being a parent of adult children and a new grandparent, I particularly identified with some of Becky s stories, while Rachel seems like a very typical young wife and mother in today s society, with all the modern struggles of having it all and doing it all Both are excellent writers The book was engaging and funny as well as practical I enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.What kept me from loving this book were a couple of things First, I felt like the book tendedto a self help mentality, while using Scripture and the occasional churchy terms as a way to keep their book in the Religion section I do have some disagreements with them over some of the doctrinal content And second, while Becky alluded numerous times to big struggles in her own life, in fact, writing an entire chapter on her depression, she stayed deliberately vague on what those struggles were She speaks often of the couples ministry she and her husband have, counseling couples who are having marriage difficulties I am assuming, since she has not been married very long, that many of her struggles had to do with her former husband He did not die, as I had wondered, because Rachel mentions him babysitting her son at one point I wish she had just used the word divorce She didn t need to share details, but the way her issues were handled in the book left me feeling like on the one hand, she wanted to come off as an authority on marriage, but she needed to relate to the reader in some way so she came up with this vague I have issues, too theme Ultimately, it was a good book, with great practical tips and much needed encouragement for women to not neglect themselves in the busyness of life at various stages I m going to keep it on my shelves so I can refer back to a couple of the chapters and perhaps share them with women I know who are looking for balance in their lives. Nourished by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph is a book written by a mother daughter team about A search for health, happiness, and a full night s sleep Sounds like a book that every mother can use I love and hated this book at the same time, which is a very rare occurrence for me On one hand, the book is very well written but on the other hand I immediately bristled at several things the daughter, Rachel, writes about For one, she has one small child She laments quite often about how mothers have such limited free time , yet her toddler goes to a mommy day out twice a week, for 5 hours at a time That s 10 hours a week without a child I know that doesn t sound like a lot to some but that is like.hmmm10 hoursper week than I have childless Maybe that smy problem then hers but I can t imagine myself complaining at all about my free time if I had 10 hours child free weekly And to add insult to injury, when her toddler is at mommy day out she actually rents out a desk at an office space for her writing time Why does this bother me Because it speaks of money, something a lot of moms don t have the leisure of I can t afford to pay for my child to be in a program for 10 hours a week, nor rent out desk space for my writing time especially when my house would be empty if said children were elsewhere We also can t afford to go away, alone, twice a year for a marriage check up weekend , much less find a willing person to watch three crazed children for 48 hours That type of freedom started me off on the wrong foot, because aren t we talking about mothers who feel at the end of their rope already because of their lack of nourishment in life Then in the chapter of friendship Rachel is giving all types of tips on how to formulate friendships, yet she herself says she is bad at it and everything she mentions she has written down on the calendar or planned for next week Essentially, she hasn t tested and proved these theories, yet is writing them with an authoritative air.I enjoyed the mother s Becky s writing , as she has been in and through the trenches of raising four children I just wish we would have heardabout how she did that Did she put these principals into play during the child rearing years or only now as a mainly empty nester Because one or the other is a quite different story Don t stone me yet though, as I may redeem myself in this review and the book as well I did get a lot of helpful information from this book Whether the authors themselves have perfected how to nourish yourself while raising a houseful of children or not, the wisdom inside does look good on paper and even sounds possible As a matter of fact, this book motivated me to get up immediately and clean my refrigerator out, which is not a small task to get me to do It put a fire beneath me to stop procrastinating on what needed to get done.It gives helpful advice on home organization, cooking, time management, health, relationships, and even your spirit All the while carving out just enough sanity space for nourishing yourself That is a good thing In the end, I realize that this book can be for all stages of motherhood, as Becky as been through it and Rachel is in the beginning stages of it I just wish it had been presented a bit differently to begin with.Disclaimer This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion See my full review at www.trenchesofmommyhood.blogspot.com
Interesting and encouraging a gentle push to focus in making small changes in my habit and environment that will help me live a less stress filled life I enjoyed the insights of the mother daughter authors different generations bringing their own life experiences into the narrative. About the Book With humor, honesty and faith Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph determine to tackle the stuff that is stressing them out, once and for all From interviews with friends and lots of research they came up with The Ten Most Common Stressors That Mess with a Woman s Mind daily challenges that routinely steal her sense of peace and joy Together Becky and Rachel cook up a plan to live a less depleted andnourished life Opposites in many ways mom and daughter share their successes and failures as they make peace with their imperfect bodies, create living spaces they love, get wiser in their relationships, tame jam packed schedules, settle into God s love, andIn short, they stumble and journey together toward a life that better nourishes them body, mind, soul and spirit About the Authors Becky Johnson is the author, coauthor, or collaborator ofthan forty books She s a natural storyteller who has inspired and entertained audiences for years Most recently, she co authored We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook along with a blog by the same name with her daughter, Rachel Randolph She and her husband Greg, live in Denver, Colorado where they love spending time with their adult children and grandkids.Rachel Randolph writes and speaks about parenting a toddler, young married life, and her and her husband s unlikely journey to a plant based diet with humor and honesty She co authored We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook Zondervan 2013 with her mom Becky Johnson Rachel is married to Jared, a high school football and baseball coach They live near Dallas, Texas with their son Jackson.My Review In all aspects of our lives, we need to be nourished In our church life, our married life, in our eating, in our living Mother and daughter duo Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph team up once again to show us the meaning behind Nourished A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night s sleep The chapter that I appreciated the most was the one on Nourished Relationships I liked the one on the secrets of the happiest couples I read with much delight Becky s experiences with young couples I can attest to many of the suggestions or tips in the book listed in this section I have been with my now husband since we were 15 and 16 years old and I will have to say that she is so right on many of her points My husband and I have flirted with each other in almost every way she suggests for the whole time we have known each other I told my husband that he should be proud that it is possibly that by that one fact alone, we have nourished our relationship with each other Of course, he got a big kick out of that and frankly so did I The authors provide some really good information to help young women as well as the seasoned variety I read along to make sure I hadn t forgotten anything in all my years I really enjoyed their writing style and the book is full of humor which was very light hearted and fun to read Disclosure in accordance with the FTC s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.