Buddhism for Mothers

As a mum do we even have time to read? I think not, so when a friend recommended this book I bought it with the intention of reading it in hospital after I had my next baby, the only time I imagined I would ever have time again with 3 children.

When it arrived in the mail, I thought I would read the introduction and have continued to read a little bit every night. Interestingly I find myself reading it slowly, savouring it, pondering the words and then applying the little ideas in my life.

Buddhism for Mothers doesn’t mean you need to be a Buddhist

I am not a buddhist, not quite sure what I am, but clearly this is about a gentle view point more than anything and certainly doesn’t strike me as a religious book. This book is about life. 

Buddhism for Mothers is for Mums with Kids of all ages because she has written different ones to be relevant to mums in many different stages of their lives. It is all about a way of looking at things, approaching life and motherhood from a gentle perspective, learning to stress less, worry less and live more.

There are five books

Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children

Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent

Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren: Finding Calm in the Chaos of the School Years

The Complete Buddhism for Mothers (this is a combined of the top 3 books mentioned)- I got this one

Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions

Buddhism for Mothers- Whats the big deal

For me, it is the amount of tiny lessons within each page, like a guidebook to parenting in a way that seems to make utter sense. Let me give some examples so you understand

  • Allow Kids to talk it through- say little, prompt them, delay introducing your own feeling and your opinions, don’t hijack their talking time
  • You don’t own your child. He belongs to a community of people who love him and want the best for him. People have just as much right to teach him about consideration of others as I do.
  • We are what we think. All that we are arises with out thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
  • It’s important to notice the diabolically difficult nature of parenting and to not expect perfection (Susan Murphy).
I have literally only read three chapters and so I can only offer the above, and even they seem inadequate in explaining how great this book is. Highly Recommended as a read for you or perfect as a present to a new mum. To purchase you can find it here and numerous places across the web.
I fear I may of given an impression of this book that won’t be realised by you simply because this is the type of book that will mean something different to every mum. So special!

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