Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The S.O.S. for PMS by Mary M. Byers

One thing I didn't miss while pregnant and nursing Charming was PMS. I did miss the feel good hormones that complement PMS in the intervening weeks, but the dark week of darkness, I can do without. I think Hubs could, as well, if his attitude this week is any measure. My family is all holding onto their hats and tip-toeing around me. And it's working. Because knowing is half the battle.

A third of the battle is eating right, which I haven't accomplished, because even though I had no chips in the house a couple nights ago, Hubs jumped right up and ran to the store when I looked at him and said, "I NEED MSG." (Really it was the salt and crunch of a chip that I needed, which he knew, but MSG sounds so much better since Over the Hedge...even when it will probably garner the comments about how bad it is for you. Three words: Lay's chips, plain. No MSG.) Maybe next month? This month I'm just charting.

"What are you talking about, Chaos?" You might be asking the screen right about now. The new book I'm reading The S.O.S for PMS. There's even a chapter for you boy(s) out there that think we're intolerable. (Here's a secret for you: we think we're intolerable, too. Maybe you should send us away to the pedicurist and cook your own dinner one night a month, eh? We'd all feel better.)

Here's a bit 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.”

Win a copy of the book in two ways:

Mary is giving away 4 copies of SOS for PMS. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog tour post!

Or leave a comment here. I only have one copy, though. Good luck! It's a good one!


mommy4life said...

I think hubby would want me to read this even more than I'd like to....

Anonymous said...

It has been great "spying on you" from NM! I am going to buy this book today...Thank you from your long lost groomsman and his circus in NM.

Chaos-Jamie said...

Hope it helps LB! The gents need all the help they can get as do the poor shmucks that have to not only experience the disaster, but produce the disaster. The GUILT!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for featuring The S.O.S. for PMS on your blog. I hope women will find hope, help and healing as a result of reading the book and appreciate your help in getting the word out.

Mary Byers
Author, The S.O.S. for PMS