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The Bathtub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained

Updated on May 30, 2015

A book to encourage every Mom!

The Bathtub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained, How to Defeat Mommy Stress by Lysa Terkeurst is a wonderful, encouraging book for every and any mom with children from infancy to teenagers. Lysa is the founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries, a non-denominational Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ. Through humor and honesty, Lysa shares her own struggles and triumphs as a mom of five children. Every chapter ends with a "Refresh My Soul" devotional section that will encourage every mom in her journey as a parent. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to read more! Lysa has appeared on Oprah and is a national speaker with a unique history including overcoming an abusive background and adopting three children from Liberia. She shares tips and ideas how to defeat "mommy stress" in every chapter. This book is well worth the read!

This is the book for you Mom!

"Lysa gives moms a gut-honest yet incredibly encouraging look at motherhood. If you are weary, overwhelmed, or just want to love and enjoy your children a little bit more, this is the book for you."

--Pam Farrel, The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make

Every Mother needs Encouragment - The Bathtub is Overflowing will bless you too!

I so appreciate Lysa's encouragement. As a busy mom to seven kids, I often feel the pressure of Mommy Stress. Reading this book helped me put my parenting back into perspective and remember how blessed I truly am. God loves me and my children so much and he cares about the details in my life!

Chapter Titles from The Bathtub is Overflowing... - Lots of real mom stuff in here!

Who are These People Calling Me Mom?

I'm the Worst Mom Ever

No More Yuckies

A Mom's Greatest Fear

A Mom's Greatest Joy

Does God Care About Me?

Did I Really Just Say That?

This Crazy Little Thing Called Love

The Great Lover of My Soul

I Love Smelly Shoes

Super Mom Vs. Slacker Mom

Boundaries, Please

Nor More Mommy Guilt

Calling All Recruits

How in the World Do You do What You Do?

Little Comforts of Refreshment

The Most Beautiful Scars

The Truth Behind Our Gaps

Does Anyone Notice Me?

When My Plans Fail

Missing the Forest for the Trees

Do They See Jesus in Me?

Chasing Rainbows

Remember to Look Up

Conclusion: The Choice is Yours

What Kind of Mom are You?

"Basically, there seems to be a continuum where mothers at one end are sporting a professionally designed graphic art masterpiece that reads, "Super Moms Are the Best and By the Way, My Kid Beat Your Kid in the Spelling Bee.... Again!" At the other end there's a ragtag-looing hand-scribbled poster that reads, "Slacker Moms Rule... and the Thought of Spending Hours Memorizing Spelling Words Makes us Naseous."



From "The Bathtub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained" by Lysa TerKeurst p. 86

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More books from Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa is a wonderful, encouraging writer. I have learned so much for every one of her books that I have read.

Learn more about Lysa TerKeurst

links to Lysa' blog, Proverbs 31 Ministries and more here:

Lysa TerKeurst, A Real Woman

Meet Lisa on Youtube and find out what she and other women struggle with. Be encouraged!

What did you think of my lens? - (Are you going to read the book?!)

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      momsfunny 

      6 years ago

      Thumbs up! Am of to the store i need to buy The bathtub is overflowing but i feel drained. Thanks for the 411

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      blessedmomto7 

      7 years ago

      @Philippians468: I get her email devotional too, thanks!

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      Philippians468 

      7 years ago

      i think it's lovely! and i subscribe to Lysa TerKeurst's e-devotional via Proverbs 31 Women e-devotional, thought it might be of interest to you as well. cheers!

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      Mickie Goad 

      8 years ago

      I must tell my daughter (a mother to three all under the age of 6!) about this book. Thanks for telling me about it.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Good review. 5* and blessed.

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      squid-janices7 

      8 years ago

      Sounds like a good read!

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've never read any of her books before, but the book looks like I would enjoy it! Know anyone that I might borrow the book from? :D

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