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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (400 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Meeker Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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Friendship. Simplicity. Love. Value. Faith. Solitude. Money. Fear. Hope. Purpose. Dr. Meg Meeker has seen mothers struggle with these 10 issues for the past 25 years, and she has also learned how to help them live less stressful, happier, more fulfilling lives. The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers will show women how to reduce loneliness, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem by inspiring women to embrace more positive emotions and habits. Using inspirational stories and specific action plans, Dr. Meeker shows mothers how to live more simply, spend time in solitude, understand their value as mothers, embrace healthy friendships, confront their fears, seek hope, find their spiritual center, reconcile their relationships with money, and learn to live boldly and deliberately.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chantel | 2/16/2014

    " I liked Meeker's insight. I liked hearing her point of view on things that I already knew and/or believed; however, I think it would have been much better had it been about 100 pages shorter. It just seemed like there were too many anecdotes that shared the same thing over and over. And yet I still have recommended it to a couple of people because there is some REALLY good advice and insight in there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 NaDell | 2/11/2014

    " This was a pretty good book. I liked the stories in her book demonstrating her examples, but-like any other 'how to be happy book'-I still have to figure out which things I can and should change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/3/2014

    " It had some good ideas and things to take away and try to apply to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/1/2014

    " Fantastically motivating and real. This book speaks to our deepest worries, hopes, and humors. I recommend this to ALL the mothers I know trying to raise kids in this crazy day and age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amberli | 1/31/2014

    " I really liked this book. The author does such a good job laying out realistic and helpful principles to help mothers be happier in a non-condescending way. the suggestions she makes aren't the generic "take care of yourself" type suggestions often found in these kinds of books. she's down to earth and easy to relate to. she says it as it is and doesn't try to fluff up how tiring and sometimes discouraging mothering can be but also really emphasizes the positives as well. she speaks from experience as a mother as well as a pediatrician and she also shares experiences of friends and patients which demonstrate the principles in easy-to-implement manner. i love that she really tackles modern-mothering issues like comparing ourselves to others, materialism and thinking that if we're skinny/wealthy/successful enough then we'll find joy in motherhood. she says something along the lines of "we don't need another diet, we need solitude." she really challenges the the american belief that woman must perform 100% in every avenue of life. her writing helped me evaluate my priorities and let go of things that don't matter. her book relates to mothers in every situation - single, married, working, at home, etc. i really recommend it to all the mothers out there. happy mothering! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/27/2014

    " I was hoping for more out of this book. What I really wish was that I could just share my religion with this woman. Her insights are all well and good, but it was like "a ha, I knew that...a ha my religion teaches me that..." There were a few new things I gleaned, but for the most part I was a bit disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/26/2014

    " I'm always looking for ways to be a better, happier mom. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 1/16/2014

    " Blah...couldn't get through it. Audio was annoying and the whole tone was so preachy and la-la land. Not for me, I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 1/14/2014

    " There were some boring parts and some great parts to this book. I loved the chapters on jealosy, meditation and simplifying. She had some great suggestions from which every woman could benefit. But I have to admit I skimmed some chapters (which I nearly never do) because they were a little sleepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. It organized my thoughts and fears and trials as a mom and helped me to see that others feel the same way. It gives me hope. Also, she speaks of her relationship with God and I find that comforting too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 1/6/2014

    " Amazing book that has helped me be a better mom. I just wished I could have finished it before it was due back to the library. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenni | 12/19/2013

    " Didn't tell me anything I already didn't know. FYI not all mothers can be perfectly happy 100% of the time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 11/13/2013

    " This book didn't really have any new information, but I sure find that I need to be reminded of things often! This book was good for that. I also enjoyed many of the stories that were included. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 10/26/2013

    " Written by a veteran pediatrician, this book had an interesting point of view. It was simple, but simple is good to me most of the time. I definitely garnered some good ideas to think about and try to incorporate in my own life. It was worthwhile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa Horinek | 10/14/2013

    " One of the best "self-help" books I've ever read. This book would be wonderful for mothers of ALL races, religions, etc. to read. It's not preachy, just inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 10/11/2013

    " All moms should read this book! Life changing book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 8/4/2013

    " Yes...I'm still reading this. I love it, but am finding it difficult to manage reading time with being a new mom. Maybe I'll get the hang of it one day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Henry | 6/14/2013

    " Common sense stuff really but always good to be reminded of. I really learned from the chapters on competition and hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adele Bonnie | 4/1/2013

    " There are some great tidbits in here for Moms, and not necessarily the usual stuff you hear. I particularly liked the chapter on competition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/15/2013

    " I liked it. Kind of cliche without anything overly novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda Lane | 1/17/2013

    " Great book for perspective. Especially loved chapter one. Love yourself first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/3/2013

    " Sound, sensible advice. Well written. Highly recommend to all moms. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget | 8/27/2012

    " In all fairness I didn't finish the book, but its probably worth a second shot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 4/8/2012

    " Simple, but practical - good reminders! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beki Cook | 1/8/2012

    " I was surprised that I actually really, really liked this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 5/12/2011

    " Great book for perspective. Especially loved chapter one. Love yourself first! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/10/2011

    " Great book to remind mothers, why we are moms and chose to be, even when things get tough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adele | 4/7/2011

    " There are some great tidbits in here for Moms, and not necessarily the usual stuff you hear. I particularly liked the chapter on competition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 3/31/2011

    " I enjoyed this author so much, I am now reading one of her older books. She is a pediatrician of many years, who has reared 4 children of her own! Very insightful, no nonsense approach to parenthood. She adds a spiritual component that is healthy and inspiring.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janey | 3/25/2011

    " This book is kinda boring so far. Don't get me wrong, there is some very good advice, but mixed with too much fluff--almost to make the book longer or something? Anywho, I'll be skimming through it for some pick-me-ups and pep-talk stuff. It's not amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/14/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It organized my thoughts and fears and trials as a mom and helped me to see that others feel the same way. It gives me hope. Also, she speaks of her relationship with God and I find that comforting too. "

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About the Author

Meg Meeker, MD, has spent more than thirty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. She is a fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute. A popular speaker and author, she works with the NFL Fatherhood Initiative and is a co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s program Family Talk.

About the Narrator

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks since 1999. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her reading of The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2009.