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You Cannot Be Serious: And 32 Other Rules That Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom (Paperback)

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"Elizabeth's writing style is like Tina Fey is channeling Dear Abby"
-Jenna McCarthy, bestselling author

Elizabeth Lyons had a great life raising 5 beautiful kids (who tended to lie down on the floor of Target when things weren't going their way). She was blessed with great friends (who she had little time to see). She had a well-paying job (that she enjoyed just enough to make it palatable).

And then one day, while driving down the highway, Happy by Leona Lewis came on the radio.

While she hadn't ever fully paid attention to the lyrics, one line in particular forced her to pull over.I could stand by the side. Watch this life pass me by. So unhappy. But safe as could be.

In that moment, getting real honest with herself and developing customized rules to ensure that she began living her best life in order to show her kids by example how to live theirs became non-negotiable.

Do you ever feel like...
- You need an extra hour in the day. Possibly four.
- You fall into bed exhausted most nights yet unsure what you actually did all day (because it definitely wasn't any of the 367 things on your to-do list).
- You miss yourself (even though you're with yourself all day long)

If so, this book was written just for you. You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules That Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom is a roadmap to shift your perspective and put you back in the driver's seat in order to bring consistent joy back into your amazing life.

The alternative is continuing to live in comfortable mediocrity, and that life isn't for you

-Untie your "nots" so that you can begin taking intentional steps toward the life of your dreams
-Eliminate the two words that are unconsciously sabotaging your growth
-Equip you to view chaos as an opportunity
-Reframe your focus each time you begin comparing yourself to other moms who seem to "have it all"
-Empower you to trust your intuition...the first time
-Grant you permission to take care of yourself in a way that ensures you have full control over your own happiness at all times.

"Rarely does a book infused with such hilarity provide such an encouraging and uplifting parenting outlook. You Cannot Be Serious is not only an imperative call to action, it's a nightstand necessity "
-Cheryl Lage, author of Twinspiration

"Fresh, inspiring and wickedly funny."
-Jenna McCarthy, author of Pretty Much Screwed"

A must-have for moms craving a heartfelt laugh "
-Ali Wing, founder of giggle

"You Cannot Be Serious offers 32 rules to help the modern woman survive--and even thrive--in the circus show that is motherhood."
-Jana Matthews, blogger + mom.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780974699035
ISBN-10: 0974699039
Publisher: Finn-Phyllis Press
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2010
Pages: 198
Language: English