Navigating the Mayhem of Motherhood
Debora M. Coty throws a life-preserver to moms
drowning in the “stress-pool of life”
No one is immune to stress, least of all moms. That’s why Debora M. Coty, author of the best-selling Too Blessed to be Stressed series decided it was time to write an edition specifically addressing the stresses and needs in the daily life of moms. In Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms (Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing/September 1, 2018/ISBN: 978-1-68322-410-5/$12.99), Coty offers empathy, laughs, real-life stories, practical parenting survival tips, and fresh biblical insights to help frazzled moms of all ages hear God’s still, small voice through life’s chaos.
“During my travels as a women’s event speaker since Too Blessed to be Stressed came out, I’ve encountered many, many women who’ve expressed frustration with specific stressors common to the ‘hood (motherhood),” Coty explains. “Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms is me throwing a life preserver to mothers of all ages who feel like they’re drowning in the stress-pool of life. This life preserver really and truly helps a woman keep her head above water; it’s made of empathy, good reasons to laugh out loud and lots of encouragement.”
With her own offbeat brand of wit and self-described “near-wisdom,” Coty, a popular inspirational humorist, addresses heart needs of moms who would be millionaires if they could only make busyness a business. In her beloved mom-to-mom, grin-provoking style, Coty equips moms with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the peace all moms crave—the peace that passes all understanding.
“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33 NIV
“We moms constantly deal with unexpected disruptions, overflows, explosions, implosions, boo-boos, bodily fluids not our own, emergencies that aren’t, emergencies that are, and uncharted potholes that careen us off our preferred path. It’s all part of the job description,” writes Coty. “To add insult to misery, the countless things we do for our families often go unnoticed and unappreciated. Sigh. What a comfort to know that the Creator of all things sees everything, no matter how small.”
Coty is quick to point out that her books are not written for women who feel as if they have-it-all-together, but for the scattered and tattered, scarred and scared. She tackles topics such as mom-guilt, worry, time management, emotional damage control, finding room to breathe, and simply being enough. She also examines stress related to attitude, patience (or lack thereof) and parenting styles.
Chapters also address how moms need to give themselves permission to take care of their own needs and how they must forgive and let-go of any parenting mistakes they have made in the past—because everyone has made mistakes. One chapter even explores how in this electronics-driven world, it is necessary to be more intentional, not only to gain control over stressors, but for the physical, social, emotional health and development of the children.
“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” ~ Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB
For moms in the trenches, convinced they are doing it all wrong, Coty offers them the same witty and sage advice she gave her own daughter. “It’s your job to be a better mother than you had. It was my job and my mother’s and her mother’s before her. Keep all the good stuff and improve on the bad. One day in the future, maybe one of our descendants will get it right.”
Discussion questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to delve deeper into the subjects addressed. The questions can also be used in a group setting for a women’s Bible study.
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“Clever, entertaining, and filled with godly mom-tools. This book is just what a crazy-stressed mom needs… Debora Coty offers some sweet chuckles between the pages of this book. Some poignant moments too. But it’s more than either of those things. Along with the smiles and a gasp of surprise or a tear-dab, we find practical, biblical how-tos to help us deal successfully with the crazy of motherhood—all by and through the power of Christ.”
~ Rhonda Rhea, TV personality, humor columnist, and author of Turtles in the Road and Fix-Her-Upper
“Debora Coty’s done it again—she’s hijacked the humor in motherhood. And through the laughter, Debora weaves support, reassurance, and encouragement for every beleaguered mom, while morphing the funny to functional with tips and questions designed to help moms unpack the beat-myself-up baggage we’ve all carried at one time or another. Don’t miss this book!”
~ Deb DeArmond, speaker and award-winning author of I Choose You Today and Don’t Go to Bed Angry: Stay Up and Fight!
“In Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms, Deb uses her delightful gift of storytelling to deliver another round of well-timed truth that nourishes us right where we are, while gently nudging us ever closer to our good, good Father.”
~ Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, speaker and author of Devotions for the Hungry Heart
About the Author
Debora M. Coty is an inspirational speaker and author of the popular book series, Too Blessed to be Stressed, with more than half a million copies sold. Her passion is sharing a blend of biblical truth gift-wrapped in humor, encouragement, and unconventional wisdom with women of all ages. She believes that the stresses of life become manageable when we truly understand God’s blessings. Her wit and insights have helped thousands of women float rather sink in the stress-pool of life, know God deeper, refresh a tired spirit and attain a peace that passes understanding.
Coty is a sought-after speaker for conferences, retreats, and banquets. She believes laughter is the best medicine and uses a lighthearted approach to share practical tips for attaining peace and discovering healing, refreshment and revitalization of the spirit, body and mind. In addition to the series of Too Blessed to be Stressed products (including books, devotionals, journals, planners, cookbook and adult coloring book), she is also the author of several other books for women.
Coty considers herself a tennis junkie and “choco-athlete,” which means she exercises just so she can eat more chocolate! She is a retired piano teacher and orthopedic occupational therapist. She currently lives, loves, and laughs in central Florida with her husband, Chuck. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Readers can connect with Debora M. Coty via her website, deboracoty.com, or on Facebook (AuthorDeboraCoty), Twitter (DeboraCoty) and Instagram (DeboraCoty).