Book Review: Balanced by Tricia Goyer

Balanced by Tricia Goyer ~ Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom:

Book Review: Balanced by Tricia Goyer from Starts At Eight

How can a work-at-home mom raise kids, juggle a career and take care of family responsibilities with only 24-hour days? Working at home while raising kids and juggling a career and family responsibilities is no easy feat. Author and homeschooling mom Tricia Goyer shares her tips for finding balance among all your many hats as a mom. Balancing is a process and a journey, one that Tricia herself has yet to perfect. But between writing more than forty books, raising and homeschooling six kids, being a wife, and being active in her community, she has amassed valuable tips she shares in “Balanced.”

The book includes tips on:
—how to create focus themes for your family
—how to prioritize your schedule
—how to utilize your job so it also benefits your kids
—how to keep yourself out of the comparison game
—how to make working at home work for you
—and much more!

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Balanced by Tricia GoyerAbout Tricia Goyer:

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like and She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show.

Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.

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What I Thought:

This book could not have come at a better time!  While I am not usually a self-help book kind of girl, I had come to a place in my life where I was looking for some perspective.  Between the usual chores of a household and children, and the added pressure of homeschooling three kids, topped with trying to create income from home using my blog, I was at my wits end.  Much of what Tricia does is speak of her own life, and suggest more general principles surrounding the act of structuring your life.

Everyone’s situation is different and I really found a sense of peace in things she spoke of such as taking extended periods of time to write a couple of paragraphs due to the interruptions from her children.  She is a busy working mom herself, yet she takes the times to create things that encourage and support other moms.  Even if you only took away one or two of the many tips she offers, you would find yourself moving in the right direction.  This book is not just great for work-at-home moms, it is flexible enough that so many of the home flow and organizational options are worthwhile whether your are a WAHM or SAHM, or a full time out of the house mom.

Balanced by Tricia Goyer is an inexpensive, universal gem for all mothers.  Instead of judgments, find encouragement and a kindred spirit in Trica Goyer.   Get tips to help you along your path, read stories about how her life isn’t so different from yours, and find encouragement on your journey.

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Disclaimer:  I want to thank Tricia Goyer and Litfuse Publicity for supplying me with a digital copy of this book for me to review. While I received this free of charge in exchange for my review, my opinions are my own, and have not been influenced in any way.