Book Review: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review, and the reason is simple.  I had a second child.

{This is not news.  She is 18 months old.}

The fact that my opportunities to read have been few and far between should make it pretty clear why reading Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine {aka Money Saving Mom} was a pretty timely assignment.

I was asked to read and review the book for AllMomDoes, and while I don’t usually cross-promote my work over there with my blog over here, I thought the content of the book was really applicable for working moms struggling to find balance.

Crystal advocates for intentional, purposeful living, prioritized decision-making, and self-care.  These are all things that I really believe in, if you haven’t already noticed, so I wanted to point all of you in the direction of this book if you’re looking for some help leaving Survival Mode!

Read my full review here, and even enter to win a free copy of the book!


Going along with this book, Money Saving Mom has a 7-day Challenge to jump-start your journey out of Survival Mode.  I’ll be blogging my way through the Challenge starting on Monday, June 30 over at allmomdoes.com.  Follow along all next week to see how it’s going in my house and, if you’re interested in joining me, you can sign up here to do it yourself!


Quick Note:  This book was full of solid advice for taking control of the crazy.  However, since this is a working mom blog I feel like I need to let you know that Crystal does mention a time or two the value of staying home with your children.  They were comments made in passing and weren’t anything like the soapbox statements from some folks that make you get all rage-y inside; they were value statements based on her personal philosophy.  I just wanted to share that so if you read the book, you are aware and they don’t catch you off guard since it was recommended by a working-mom blog.  Her advice is solid and she’s clear at the beginning that no one strategy will work for everyone, so it’s up to you to implement those tips that will work for your unique situation – working or not!

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