{review} Tightropes and Teeter-Totters

About the book:

 

Do you wonder if you will ever find balance?

Lisa Pennington knows how to get up after losing her balance, even with a full house, a not-so-full bank account, and never enough energy. In her latest book, she offers readers:

 

-Strategies for finding balance in marriage, motherhood, and bad moods
-Playful yet biblically based tips for turning hard days around
-Inspiration for shaping obstacles into opportunities
-Ways to respond to irritations with gratitude
-Enthusiastic encouragement for living out God’s purpose.

 

For every woman who wonders if her satisfaction in life will ever match her dreams, Pennington has real-life answers full of hope and humor.
About the author:
Lisa Pennington is a homeschooling mom of nine who shares her life-one laundry load at a time-on her blog, The Pennington Point. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and women’s groups and is the author of “Mama Needs a Do-Over.” Lisa and her family live near San Antonio.
Find out more about Lisa at thepenningtonpoint.com.
My Thoughts:
Balance is something that is nearly sacred for me. I love and crave stability, order, and balance almost (maybe not almost) that it sets me into a downward spiral when I don’t have balance. You guys, it’s bad. I seriously cannot think sometimes when things get too out of control. And it makes me very cranky – not good.
Tightropes and Teeter-Totters was a great read for me, in that it helped me learn some new tactics for finding balance as well as how to walk through situations that may not be so balanced. My favorite chapters were: Home Sweet Home – how to balance (really balance, not come up with some crazy plan that will drive you crazy in a week) your housework and your dreams for your home; The Blessing of Friends (working through the acceptance that you cannot be everyone’s best friend and everyone is not your best friend); and Moods: Yep, I’m Going There (because I can be moody, in case you didn’t know already).
I enjoyed the conversational style of this book as well as the “homework” at the end of each chapter. It really helped to process the ideas that Lisa shares on how to learn to bring balance to these tough areas of life. If you’d like to read more reviews of Tightropes and Teeter-Totters, head over to the Litfuse page!
{I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made.}

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