Thursday, September 25, 2008

The S.O.S. for PMS Blog Tour

When I first heard about this book, I thought I'd like to read it to pass the information on to others, including some people I know who admittedly suffer from severe PMS. I didn't really think it would be personally applicable though since I've never really suffered from PMS.

Then an interesting thing happened. I began reading the book. I began seeing character traits pointed out over and over again that sounded an awful lot like me. And I thought, "hmmm, could this be the answer." Is it possible that some of the negative aspects of my personality that I've always assumed were just that (parts of my personality) could actually be attributed to PMS? Mary Byers even addresses this specific topic in chapter 2 of The S.O.S. for PMS.

The deeper I got into the book, the more hopeful I became. Mary includes wonderful tips and reproducibles for charting your moods throughout the month for several months to see what symptoms of personal negativity are directly correlated to PMS. I am looking forward to following this plan and seeing what my results are. I am also looking forward to applying Mary's wonderful coping techniques and advice.

If you suffer from PMS in any way, or if you're like me and experience unexplained mood swings that you've not necessarily attributed to PMS yet, I highly recommend this book.

I have an extra copy that I am offering as a giveaway. If you'd like to enter, please leave me a comment and I will randomly select one winner Monday, September 29th.

About Mary: Mary Byers is a professional speaker and writer whose passion for transforming lives is evident in every project she takes on. In her first book with Harvest House Publishers, The Mother Load: How to Meet Your Own Needs While Caring for Your Family, Byers teaches women how to take care of themselves so that they can nurture a happy, healthy family. The mother of two lively children, she offers down-to-earth suggestions, spiritual truths, and real-life advice on how to juggle family responsibilities while creating a balanced life through supportive friendships, stress-relieving laughter, regular exercise, rejuvenating solitude, and an intimate relationship with the Lord. The founder of Word Works, Byers graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Telecommunications. She is also a Certified Association Executive. Byers and her husband, Stuart, reside in Illinois with their two children. To learn more about Mary visit her website. You can also listen to an interview with Mary here.

About the Book:

The SOS for PMS:
Practical Help and Relief for Moms

In her latest book, Mary explores an often frustrating topic, the symptoms of PMS, and offers practical advice and encouragement for mothers. Readers will find comfort in the stories shared by other moms, realizing that they are not alone in their struggles with PMS.

With this book, you will find suggestions designed to inspire healthier lifestyles, relationships, and daily choices for all women.

Gather any group of moms together and the topic of frustrating PMS symptoms rises up in conversation along with the guilt and concern about its effects on family members.

Now Mary Byers, author of The Mother Load, offers mothers encouragement, help, and camaraderie as she shares:

~women's stories-the good, bad, and the hopeful

~overlooked symptoms and how to manage them

~foods and activities to avoid or indulge in

God's first aid for stress, depression, and anxiety a call for help-how husbands can come to the aid of their wives

This gathering of useful advice and shared experiences will comfort readers who have ever felt alone in their PMS plight and will inspire healthier lifestyles, relationships, and daily choices for all women.

To read an excerpt go here.

A Word from the Author

"It’s my hope that this book will bring help, hope and healing to moms who suffer from PMS. It’s been a source of despair in my own life but things are looking up now that I’ve developed my own coping plan. Those I interviewed for this book shared intimately about their own battles and I believe their stories, along with that of Callie’s (the main character in the book) will convince other women that it is possible to change their current response to PMS and encourage them to start today.”

For a second giveaway opportunity of the book, Mary is giving away 4 copies of SOS for PMS. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog tour blog post, where you can also find the next stops for this blog tour.


Lora 12:35 AM  

This sounds really interesting. And I openly admit that I definitely have pms:) Thanks for entering me in the giveaway!

Nancy 7:33 AM  

Hmmm...might be interesting. I've never considered myself to be a sufferer of PMS but it might be possible and I haven't seen it. I also think I could learn from it as our 15 year old has definite mood swings monthly.

Judy 8:12 AM  

This sounds like something I have been looking for. Not only do I get PMS the dr. actually says I have the severe form PMDD (ouch). Thanks for info on the book----and the giveaway! : )

Carrie 9:39 AM  

Wow! I must get my hands on this book to learn how to cope. Prior to having kids I only ever experienced cramps and could easily control that. After my pregnancies I think my body was so stressed that it has majorly changed hormonally. Now I literally have major meltdowns every month and think I am completely losing control of my mind until I realize what is going on. Like I said I need this book and will get it somehow - giveaway or ebay;)! Thanks for all the info on your blog!

The Book Lady Online 10:03 AM  

This sounds like a great book!

Emily,  10:14 AM  

This sounds very interesting! I love your book reviews - thanks for taking time to post. I'm reading 'Finding Stefanie' right now. :)

Carrie 8:03 PM  

Thank you so much! I have received the book and now need to make the time to read it!!!

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