Saturday, February 18, 2012

Which balls to juggle--A Gabby Mom Review

This month for my Gabby Mom review, I was asked to review the MP3 entitled Just Say No by Lorrie Flem. Those of us who remember the '80s surely recall Nancy Reagan's program to Just Say No to Drugs, so I was intrigued by what Lorrie was going to tell me to say no to!!

This Eternal Encouragement recording promises to teach us how to pick which balls to juggle in our life.  I think she succeeds in giving us some wonderful guidelines on how and why to say "no" to certain activities.  Some of the things she mentions, I already knew.  I'm sure some of the things she mentions, you already know.  There are times, however, knowing and doing are two different things, and it's always great to have someone you respect tell you that it's the right thing to do!
Of course, you'll need to listen to get all the information yourself, but here are just a few comments from the MP3 to whet your appetite.

  • Figure in preparation time.
  • Keep in mind "brain space".  
  • Leave unscheduled time for your children.
  • Short-term vs. long-term commitments.
  • Treat time like money.
  • Lineup what you do with what your beliefs.
  • Schedule time for relationships.

As Lorrie points out, stay-at-home moms are often asked to to do more because there is the assumption that we have more time, so learning to say no in the right way for the right reasons is an important skill. And it's nice to have someone even tell you that   
it's okay to say no.

If you want to find out more, which I suggest you do, you can purchase it for download or an audio CD at the Eternal Encouragement site.

So let's drop some of those balls we've been juggling, ladies, so we can focus on the things we really need to keep going!

I am reviewing Encouraging Moments as an official member of The Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement magazine.  I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own. 


Mukkove Johnson said...

Juggling is a very good way to describe the life of a mom. I like your comment about knowing and doing being two different things. That is my biggest downfall. I know far to much to still be who I am :)

Cindy said...

I echo what Mukkove said about knowing/doing and that she knows far too much to still be who she is....ouch, so very true for me too!

Heather said...

I see what you mean about our Nancy Reagan comments!

I love what you wrote about knowing and doing being two different things. There's a lot that I know and still forget or neglect to do. I am so grateful for the reminders.

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