You Are Enough: Motivational Stories for the Overwhelmed Mom

You Are Enough

MOTIVATIONAL STORIES FOR THE OVERWHELMED MOM

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You're not alone, mama

I don’t have to tell you that motherhood can feel so isolating. We second-guess our decisions, wonder whether we’re messing up, and are often the first to blame ourselves when things go wrong.

Thankfully, you’re not stuck living this way. Nobody should feel alone in motherhood. In my new book, You Are Enough, you’ll hear motivational stories and inspiration from a fellow mom willing to open up about the hardships of parenthood. To remind you that you are doing a good job, despite all the evidence that seems to point otherwise.

Because, my friend, I understand what you’re feeling and going through. And in the book—which is based on my popular weekly newsletters—you’ll get the motivation you need to keep going and realize that you are more than enough.

“You have no idea how much your emails help me. Not many people are open and real about the newborn phase. All other women around me either don’t want to talk about it or have selective amnesia. Your openness is refreshing. I would announce to my husband when I received another Nina Garcia email and then eagerly read it, sometimes aloud. I appreciate the candidness, honesty, and purpose of your newsletters.

-JILL WEATHINGTON

You can enjoy motherhood

If you’re like most moms, you’re probably feeling like this is by far the hardest job you’ve ever had. You feel judged for the decisions you make, your days are stressful, and your patience is running out just when you need it to keep going.

The thing is, motherhood doesn’t have to always be so hard. Despite popular notions, you can enjoy being a mom, despite all the challenges you might face.

You Are Enough is your go-to book to lift you up just when you need it. So you can start your mornings on the right foot and feel inspired to respond intentionally to your children. More importantly, you’ll remember that you are enough, that you are exactly the mom that you need to be.

It’s absolutely possible for you to enjoy motherhood, and in You Are Enough, you’ll always remember why.

You can enjoy motherhood

If you’re like most moms, you’re probably feeling like this is by far the hardest job you’ve ever had. You feel judged for the decisions you make, your days are stressful, and your patience is running out just when you need it to keep going.

The thing is, motherhood doesn’t have to always be so hard. Despite popular notions, you can enjoy being a mom, despite all the challenges you might face.

You Are Enough is your go-to book to lift you up just when you need it. So you can start your mornings on the right foot and feel inspired to respond intentionally to your children. More importantly, you’ll remember that you are enough, that you are exactly the mom that you need to be.

It’s absolutely possible for you to enjoy motherhood, and in You Are Enough, you’ll always remember why.

“Yet another email from you that resonates. I cannot believe how many stories of yours ring a bell, as if this is my life specifically you are talking about. Thank you for all your letters. I inhale every single one of them.”

-MONIKA FRANCZUK

Hi, I'm Nina

I’m the author of several parenting books and courses, and the blogger behind Sleeping Should Be Easy. Started in 2010, the site now reaches over two-and-a-half million readers every year and has become a trusted go-to resource for parenting tips and advice.

My passion? Helping overwhelmed moms enjoy parenthood. Except it’s not always easy to to enjoy parenthood when you feel like you’re not enough.

You see, even now, I still struggle with feeling like I’m enough. Losing my temper, work and business stress, comparing myself to others… All these are enough to make me question myself and wonder whether I’m being the mom my kids need me to be.

I know I’m not alone, either.

Through my weekly newsletter, I shared the insights, motivation, and lessons I was learning about being a mom. Lessons like rewriting our limiting beliefs that hold us back, focusing on our many wins and accomplishments more often, or even that asking for help does NOT mean we’re failing.

With each story returned emails from fellow parents, appreciative of the insights they gained, as if I had read their mind and knew exactly what they needed to hear. Many admitted they look forward to my emails, sure to come away with yet another article that resonated with them.

Because we all need that reassurance, that motivation, to keep going. To keep trying and doing our best. To remember that we are not alone, despite how it might feel sometimes.

As I go through the ups and downs of parenting and life, I realized that, like all of us, I’ll always be on a journey to remind myself that I AM enough.

And so, my newest book, You Are Enough, was born.

Within these pages, you’ll remember that you are exactly where you need to be, doing your best. Regardless of your circumstances, your past, or even the overwhelm you feel waking up each day.

And you’ll get the virtual hug, the sympathetic ear and the reassuring comfort that you needed to hear in that moment.

When I started my blog, I never imagined I’d find myself lifting others as I learned and chronicled my own parenting journey. But over the years, countless people have said how much this work means to them, how uplifting the messages have been, and to keep inspiring mothers all over.

I’m truly honored that you’ve turned to me and the messages and articles I share as a source of inspiration.

You Are Enough is, by far, the most personal I’ve written. It’s based on my weekly newsletters I’ve been sending for years, now gathered in one place so you and I will always have it nearby to refer to. I hope you’ll get a lot out of it as I have.

If you’re the kind of person who can benefit from motivational stories, encouraging advice, and even the reality check we all need sometimes, then this book is for you.

“I have to thank you for the emails you send. Your words have been so powerful at times when I need to hear it. I read your words and feel soothed at how reassuring and true to the heart they are.”

-JADE PITT

The struggles in motherhood no one talks about

I’m not sure what rough patch you’re going through right now.

Maybe it’s your baby’s incessant crying that makes you yell and lose your temper or that you’re not at all present when your six-year-old tells you about his day. Financial troubles that left you unable to even pay the overdue library fees to borrow the books and movies your son wanted to bring home.

Perhaps it’s a stressful job so bad that you crash in bed exhausted from the day or the guilt from not being able to spend time with your toddler to do educational activities the way you see other moms do. Maybe it’s feeling alone in motherhood, your strength depleted after months and even YEARS of silent frustration and resentment you don’t expect anyone to understand.

All I know is that you, me, and mothers everywhere have at one point or another felt like we are not enough.

And it’s scary to imagine that this is what life has come to. To wonder what would happen if we continue to feel this way, to feel like we’ll never live up to our expectations, or that we’re always doing something wrong. To think that we’ve somehow failed our kids and families because we weren’t doing or being enough.

Rest assured friend, you are NOT alone.

Let me be your biggest cheerleader, the one who will remind you that we’re all in this together. Who will show you that there IS a better way to live, one where you’re not constantly comparing yourself to others or shooting yourself down. Where life flows steadily, especially when you can see motherhood from a new perspective.

And the one who will give you the encouragement—and sometimes the reality check—you need to keep going.

If you’ve ever been motivated, supported, comforted or otherwise reassured by my work, then you will absolutely devour my newest book, You Are Enough: Motivational Stories for the Overwhelmed Mom.

Because we’ll all have those days when just getting through it—with kids, no less—is challenging enough. But sometimes you can’t get through it alone, especially when the chatter in your mind keeps hammering on and on that you’re not doing enough, that you’re not a good mom.

It’s on those days when picking up this book matters the most. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been able to turn a bad parenting day around simply by reminding myself of what’s important. Of seeking the words and motivation you “know” but get lost in the challenges you face.

Let this be the book to remind you that you, my friend, are enough! All that you are being and doing, in all its imperfections and unmet expectations, is exactly where you need to be. Let this be the book to guide you to change in ways you know you need to, and more important, to accept what you can’t and be at peace with it.

This book is a reflection of all the stories I’ve shared and lessons I’ve learned. And the beautiful thing is that it continues to teach me even now, years after I’ve written them. It’s my hope that the book will do the same for you.

“Thank you Nina. I just want to say there aren’t many resources or people in my life right now that I feel can relate to my situation, but your resources makes m feel so much less alone :). Thanks for all you do and for being a guiding light!” -JESSICA O’DONNELL

Your past is not your future

If you’re like me, you’ve looked around your current circumstances and relented, “I guess this is just how it’s going to be,” or “I can’t see myself getting out of this rut,” or even “Why bother?”

And let’s be real: we have all failed. MANY, many times.

Maybe it’s when you still fight with your four-year-old over dinner, wondering how he ended up eating only buttered toast and apples for his meals. When you snap at your toddler when she’s too rough with the baby. When you’re choosing between eating and sleeping because you’re just so exhausted, like you can’t go on.

We don’t always have the perfect track record.

And this is when it gets risky: we allow those past stories to determine how we’ll be moving forward. As if there’s no end in sight, no point in trying, or that things will get better, ESPECIALLY when it feels like we’ve tried everything.

I hear you, mama.

But here’s the thing: your past does NOT determine your future. Just because motherhood has been difficult or you’ve felt down on yourself for a while, it doesn’t mean it will always be that way.

Yes, your current parenting struggles may be a reflection of your past—the result of past choices, you can say—but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn things around and start fresh.

So take those past failures off your shoulders, friend. Take action, learn something new, get motivated.

Start with the lessons and insights found in You Are Enough. It’s here where you can get the pick-me-up you need for the morning, the comfort on a bad day, and the inspiration for both good times and bad.

You Are Enough will truly transform the way you approach motherhood and change your interaction with your kids. Even if you’ve never bought an ebook before, I want to challenge you to take that step today and see what a difference having the support and guidance of someone who truly cares about you can be.

What's inside:

Pace of Life

Pace of Life

Insights about day-to-day life, from slowing your pace to avoiding burnout to simply being where you need to be.

Letting go

Letting Go

Lessons on shedding the blame and guilt, letting go of judgment, and not allowing others get you down.

Encouragement

Encouragement

Words of encouragement for how you feel as a mom, when life is constantly hammering you down, and ways you can remember the good you have.

Reality check

Reality Check

Hearing the the hard truths you don’t always face, or that those that are easy to brush aside or deny.

A new perspective

A New Perspective

“A-ha moments” that will radically shift the way you see parenthood and your role as a mom.

“It feels really good to know that there’s someone else who understands what I’m feeling and going through. You don’t know how much your words have affected me. Thank you so much.”

-FADWA SUBAHI

Frequently Ask Questions

“Who is the book for?”

You Are Enough is perfect for moms of babies and young kids who feel overwhelmed with parenthood. The book offers insights and guidance to help you get through challenging days.

“How is the book different from your newsletter?”

You Are Enough is a collection of the best of my weekly newsletters, updated and edited. Some might be familiar, but with the book, you’ll now have them all in one place. That way, even if you signed up recently, or didn’t open every single email, you’ll now have them as a collection to refer to.

“I’m a dad/grandma/friend of a mom/etc. Will I still get a lot out of this book?”

While many of the topics I write about can apply to more than moms, I speak directly to moms about our experiences as moms. I’m not one to assume you can or can’t get something out of it—plenty of dads, for instance, have thanked me for the resources I offer—but this book is written for my fellow moms.

One simple way to support the book? Gift it to a fellow mom 🙂

“What if it turns out this book is not for me?”

I don’t want any hesitation to stop you from gaining massive value from the book. That’s why I offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee: If you find that it isn’t right for you, simply email me within 30 days of purchase, and you’ll get a full, no questions asked refund.

“Is this a physical book that will be mailed to me?”

No, the book is in a digital, PDF ebook format you can download immediately and open on your computer.

Have more questions?

Email [email protected] with your questions.

“Wonderful timing, I needed to read this today. It brought tears to my eyes— thank you, Nina. It’s been hard to maintain my cool at times, but reading your resources always shifts my perspective and brightens my day. I mention your blog at least weekly to the various parents I meet!” -CYNTHIA ENGLERT-RATTEY
100% Money Back Guarantee

I want you to feel confident that you’re getting the best tips, insights and motivation that will help you thrive in motherhood. If you’re not convinced of the incredible value found in You Are Enough, email me within 30 days of purchase and you will get a full, no questions asked refund.

Which path are you going to take?

Right now, you have a choice…

You can choose to start your mornings feeling optimistic about motherhood, learn how to lift yourself up when you feel discouraged, and decide that you want to enjoy being a mom.

Or… you can stay right where you are, feeling like you’re letting your kids down, constantly comparing yourself to others and coming up short, and feeling like you are all alone in this journey.

Every day you choose not to take a closer look into how you are raising your kids is another missed opportunity to turn life around.

It’s another day you choose to struggle with fatigue and feeling like you’re not enough. It’s another day you secretly think to yourself you never should’ve been a parent because you can’t seem to do it well no matter how hard you try. It’s another day when you feel like you just can’t go on, when the guilt of not spending time with your kids or of losing that sense of control gets too much.

The more supported, happy, content, and grateful we are in our lives, the more our kids reap those benefits. They model your behavior, feel optimistic about the world, form deeper bonds with you, and spend more of their days enjoying life. The more fulfilled you feel, the more you can give to your kids.

If you want to stop the cycle of endless parenting struggles, feeling lost in motherhood, and taking it out on your kids, You Are Enough will put you on the right path.

Which path are you going to take?

Right now, you have a choice…

You can choose to start your mornings feeling optimistic about motherhood, learn how to lift yourself up when you feel discouraged, and decide that you want to enjoy being a mom.

Or… you can stay right where you are, feeling like you’re letting your kids down, constantly comparing yourself to others and coming up short, and feeling like you are all alone in this journey.

Every day you choose not to take a closer look into how you are raising your kids is another missed opportunity to turn life around.

It’s another day you choose to struggle with fatigue and feeling like you’re not enough. It’s another day you secretly think to yourself you never should’ve been a parent because you can’t seem to do it well no matter how hard you try. It’s another day when you feel like you just can’t go on, when the guilt of not spending time with your kids or of losing that sense of control gets too much.

The more supported, happy, content, and grateful we are in our lives, the more our kids reap those benefits. They model your behavior, feel optimistic about the world, form deeper bonds with you, and spend more of their days enjoying life. The more fulfilled you feel, the more you can give to your kids.

If you want to stop the cycle of endless parenting struggles, feeling lost in motherhood, and taking it out on your kids, You Are Enough will put you on the right path.

“Thank you so much for your articles and insight, Nina. I love reading what you have to say because I feel like I’m understood and normal. It can be very isolating taking care of a newborn and I just returned to work so I’m ever more frazzled. Thanks for the advice and tips.”

-REBECCA LONG

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