Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have lost a bit of yourself. While life is busy with a litany of must-dos—work, parenting, keeping house, grocery shopping, laundry, and on and on—women do not have to push their own needs aside. Yet this is often what happens. There’s just no time, right? Wrong. In this practical and liberating book, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. Turner uses her own experiences and those of women across the country to teach readers how to balance their many responsibilities while still taking time to invest in themselves. She also addresses barriers to this lifestyle, such as comparison and guilt, and demonstrates how eliminating these feelings and making changes to one’s schedule will make the reader a better wife, mother, and friend. Perfect for any woman who is doing everything for everyone—except herself—The Fringe Hours is ideal for both individuals and small group use.
"The Fringe Hours is like one gigantic permission slip to carve out some space in your day for the things that give you joy and feed your soul."
—Brigid Schulte, New York Times bestselling author of Overwhelmed
Jessica N. Turneris the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative, where she documents her pursuit of cultivating a life well-crafted (www.themomcreative.com). Additionally, she is a writer for DaySpring's (in)courage, an advocate for World Vision, a regular speaker at blogging conferences nationwide, and an award-winning marketing professional. She and her husband, Matthew, live with their two young children in Nashville, Tennessee.