Chaos to Calm: 5 Ways Busy Parents Can Break Free from Overwhelm
Chaos to Calm is a guide for busy parents that will help them streamline the endless tasks they face every day. By creating more time and less stress, they can spend more hours appreciating their family, making sure they have what they need, and giving themselves the space they need to live their lives with intention and joy. Chapters are targeted at Efficiency, Habits, Communication, Community, and Self-Care, and include how-tos and simple small tasks anyone can take to lower the frenetic pace of every day and move forward with practical well-thought-out plans that prove everything can get done without losing your cool. Using examples from a variety of parents as well as her own life, author Jenna Hermans (businesswoman and mother of four!) shows us that calm can be achieved and maintained and that anyone can take control of their busy lives and embrace what really matters.
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About the Author
Jenna Hermans is living proof that you can create a life of calm within chaos and overwhelm. She uses her bachelor's degree in psychology, master's degree in organizational management, and over fifteen years of human resources experience to build strong teams and company cultures. Jenna is the co-founder and COO of Be Courageous and the founder of Chaos to Calm. She manages the businesses, family operations, and kids' schedules, all while nurturing her sanity and promoting calm. She lives in the SF bay area with her husband and four kids.
"This book is chock full of simple, small changes that can bring us back to "calm" and, ultimately, make a big difference in how we connect with ourselves and others. It's what every parent needs in their life, right now!"
- Fran Hauser, bestselling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl and Embrace the Work, Love Your Career
-Shira Gill, best-selling author of Minimalista and Organized "It is not only an insightful how-to for coping with the chaos of life as a woman, but is at its very core it's a rallying cry, screaming at the top of its lungs, 'solidarity, sister!' "
-Jessica Bass, public relations professional, and mother of two "With its simple yet profound tools for busy parents, Chaos to Calm leads the way to support moms like me on the subject of cultivating calm amid the chaos of life. You will want to keep this book close by."
-Jaime McFaden, author of Waves of Self-Care: It Takes a Village, " self-care specialist, and podcast host of "What's The Word?" "Insightful, practical, humorous, and relatable, Jenna Hermans has written a must-read for anyone who wants to have more calm and happiness in their life."
-Peggy Klaus, Fortune 500 communication coach and the author of The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner "Chaos to Calm is a book I will revisit a few times each year. Jenna's voice is like my best friend whispering in my ear; it's supportive, funny, and...calm!"
-Chef Alison Mountford, no-food-waste expert "Note to self: you'll have to fight the urge to put this book down and start making life changes immediately. Resist! The next page will have more unmissable gold."
-Michelle Williams, founder of the food site CoffeeAndChampagne.com