And the emotional, physical and relationship load of mounting stress on moms can be felt by both mother and child.
In her new book, Courageous Gratitude: Celebrate Your Journey through Motherhood, author and professional counselor, Deborah Woods offers a way to reduce some of this stress. She does so by providing a fresh perspective on the refreshing nature of gratitude.
Courageous Gratitude is a delightfully easy read with beautiful photos and writing prompts offered as a 40-day journey. It is aimed at easing some of the burden that is often present in parenting.
In it, Woods vulnerably shares her own experiences as a mom raising a son with special needs.
But she doesn’t stop there. Woods also engages the reader in a series of questions to encourage moms to reflect on and share their own journeys – first as child and then later as parent.