Looking for a parenting toddlers book, parenting preschoolers book, positive parenting book, book about maternity leave, or book with inspirational parenting tips? 

Joy Fixes for Weary Parents: 101 Quick, Research-based Ideas for Overcoming Stress and Building a Life You Love by Erin Leyba, PhD helps parents cultivate joy by making peace with life and identity changes, feeling grateful, doing what they love, staying grounded, and consciously feeding their most important relationships.

Title will be released April, 2017,

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Joy Fixes for Weary Parents is the guide we have all been hoping for. Filled with practical ideas and research-based tips, this book will breathe life into your parenting. Erin is a sage whose words, wisdom, and honesty are sure to fill your days with more joy and less stress.”
— Mandy Arioto, president and CEO of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) International, author of Starry-Eyed: Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and Motherhood

“What I love about Joy Fixes for Weary Parents is that it shows how to craft the life you love with your children—even during those bleary, weary parenting moments—by inviting a large dose of wisdom and humor into the equation. . . This book gives you hope as you undertake one of the most meaningful and challenging journeys of a life well lived: parenting. Highly recommended!”
— Donald Altman, author of The Mindfulness Toolbox, One-Minute Mindfulness, and 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience

“A couples counselor’s advice on keeping romance, humor, love and laughter alive! What family doesn’t need that?”
— Emma Seppälä, PhD, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence, author of The Happiness Track

Many parents struggle with depression, anxiety, overwhelm, restlessness, or guilt. After having kids, couples often argue more or grow apart. Parents may have a hard time coping with fading friendships, financial pressures, changes in health, lack of sleep, lack of time for themselves, children’s behavior, or other challenges.

Joy Fixes helps parents build joy, or a deep down sense of peace and contentment, through daily experiences, relationships, perspectives, and habits. Whether parents are developing awesome relationships with loved ones, being good to themselves, or goofing off, being purposeful about joy has a huge effect on their quality of life.

Joy Fixes helps parents:

  • notice and savor the joy, love, and grace around them;
  • visualize what they want their lives and identities to be like
  • be inspired to nurture themselves, forgive themselves, love themselves, laugh at themselves, and reward themselves;
  • use mindfulness to stay in their “higher selves” or their “second consciousness;”
  • deepen intuition; and
  • strengthen relationships

Publisher: New World Library, April, 2017