I have posted on Instagram and this blog many times already that I love this book, Stretched Too Thin. After listening to the audio version (link) once I had to read the paper copy. Thank you again, Jessica Turner, for allowing me to test drive this book for you. Here are my top 10 favorite quotes from the book. Now, there were plenty more, but these one caught me. My pen and highlighter got a workout!
1). “I love my family. I do great work. I’m thriving”. Page 13
2). “This ‘mental load’ that a person carries is defined by work-life balance coach Marie Levey-Pabst as the ‘largely invisible work of remembering and noticing.’ Because this load is carried inside our heads and isn’t visible in the same way going to an office is, we often don’t recognize it as real work. We lump it in as ‘what moms do,’ mentally reducing its significance and burden.” Page 21
3). “Women process life more like a plate of pasta. If you look at a plate of spaghetti, you notice that there are lots of individual noodles that all touch one another. If you attempt to follow one noodle around the plate, you would intersect a lot of other noodles, and you might even seamlessly switch to another noodle.” Page 47
4). “Do not let your emotions undermine your self-worth and calling.” Page 50
5). “Fear of missing out (FOMO) is a real thing, particularly thanks to social media.” Page 57
6). “Don’t ‘Should’ all over yourself.” Page 60
7). “A lie many working moms tell themselves is that self-care is selfish.” Page 68
8). “Counseling is far beyond fixing people’s problems; it’s opening up people’s opportunities.” Page 74
9). “Resentment is anger that’s turned inward.” Page 131
10). “Brene teaches that saying yes inspires trust with our kids.” Page 156
Now, if you are a mom, feeling too exhausted to chase your passions and dreams (small or big) put down what you are doing and get this book. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!