I received this wonderful book by Kathy Ireland called Real Solutions for Busy Moms - Your Guide to Success and Sanity. This book was provided for review by the Divine Inspiration Publishing Group.
About this edition:
Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Simon & Shuster
About The Book:
Former supermodel and a supermom herself, Ireland maintains that moms can do it all, just not all at once in this invaluable resource for women desiring to raise their children in a loving, faith-based environment with success and sanity.
Kathy Ireland communicates with moms every day: online, at the grocery store, at church, at speaking engagements, and on her company website. She is grateful that her conversations don't center around beauty tips or requests for autographs or advice on how to dress. Rather, she has the honor of hearing from real women who struggle with balancing the responsibilities of marriage, raising children, managing a household or career or both, and finding any time left to take care of themselves.As the involved mom of three very active children, the supportive wife of an emergency room doctor, and a dynamic businesswoman, Kathy knows of these struggles firsthand. She credits her strong faith in God and her parents' love and support for any success she has today and dedicates her days to finding the solutions that can make life easier for busy moms in all phases of life. As she tackles the tough financial concerns families feel today and many other issues, Kathy offers empathy and encouragement. She shares stories from her own life and wisdom she has gained through her years from teenager with a paper route to successful supermodel to mom to entrepreneur with a dream for big business big business which was realized by building what Forbes now calls the "Billion Dollar Brand."
* My Review:
I have always liked Kathy Ireland and was excited to read her book, Real Solutions for Busy Moms. I found it to be full of priceless treasures to be shared with women of all ages from all walks of life. Single young women wanting to have a family of their own someday, Mothers and Grandmothers will be inspired with new insights to apply to their own unique experiences.
The book begins with "Money Matters" and I must say not only was I delighted with the subject matter but it became one of my favorite chapters. I had often heard it said that one should get in the habit of saving money and paying yourself $10.00 per day. Kathy explains three reasons for chasing after prosperity illusions and adds some good advice on learning to sacrifice, saving your money and giving excellent affirmation to the reader that you're the mistress and your money is the servant. Kathy's idea of evaluating each potential purchase based on need rather than a feeling of entitlement is sound advice for sure!
All seven chapters of Kathy's book complement and build upon one another to make a great fort, if you will, or a firm foundation of blueprint plans and a guide to keeping your sanity. Each chapter includes a discussion section, a series of questions with answers to give you solutions that you need. Kathy shares from the heart her life's experiences on what works for her and is willing to share the nuts and bolts in her tool kit in finding practical solutions that can make life easier in our busy
world. Did I mention Kathy shares recipes with us? You'll definitely want to read this great book... I loved it!
Who Is Kathy Ireland?
Kathy Ireland is an American actress, model, and best-selling author. She is the CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide and was the cover girl for the best selling Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue of all-time in 1989.
Ireland, who recently released her book titled Real Solutions for Busy Moms, is featured in People Magazine's April issue where she talks about her busy life and her recent weight gain and loss.People: Kathy Ireland's Shocking Weight Gain (April 2, 2009)
More on Kathy:
More than just a Model
Ireland began modeling at the age of 17 and quickly appeared on the covers of numerous magazines and in print advertising campaigns. 1984 marked the first of twelve appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She segued into acting, appearing in such films as Mr. Destiny and Necessary Roughness, and television series such as Melrose Place, Suddenly Susan and Touched by an Angel. In 1993, she launched her own incorporated company, which grew into a billion dollar a year enterprise. Products from her company include flooring, rugs, home furniture, domestic products, jewelry and a clothing line. She is the author of several best-selling books, including Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons That Will Change Your Life.
Kathy Ireland to Receive Woman of Achievement Award by Friends of Sheba Medical Center
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Supermodel turned fashion CEO, wife, mother, and philanthropist, Kathy Ireland, will be awarded a Woman of Achievement Award by Friends of Sheba Medical Center, at their annual luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel, October 15, 2009.
"There are few people who exemplify the virtues of a Woman of Achievement more than Kathy Ireland," said Jack Saltzberg, Executive Director of Friends of Sheba Medical Center. "As a businesswoman, Kathy has been hugely successful, but more importantly, she has transformed her successes into helping children, her community, Israel, and the world."
"The extraordinary work of Sheba Medical Center is critical to Israel and all Nations. It is essential that Jews and Christians come together to support the wonderful hope and inspiration that is accomplished at Sheba everyday. The doors of Sheba are open to all people... race, gender, religion do not matter to the wonderful people who devote their lives to helping others heal. My prayer is to be able to contribute in some small way to the magnificent work of all those who support Sheba Medical Center," shared Kathy Ireland.
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