PRLog - Feb. 5, 2013 - OLATHE, Kan. -- Between never-ending to-do lists and the demands of raising children, moms are known for putting their personal needs at the bottom of the list. No wonder depression among women, especially moms, is a major problem. Isolation, draining relationships and unfulfilling commitments can contribute to feelings of despair.
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A move to a new community, transitioning from work to home, or another life change can pose challenges for moms wondering how to break in, build and sustain healthy social connections.
In her new e-book Confidently Connected: A Mom's Guide to a Satisfying Social Life, Christa Melnyk Hines describes why having a buzzing, balanced social life matters and how moms can achieve more satisfaction in their social circles.
Whether working, staying home or somewhere in between, Confidently Connected addresses common issues moms face, including how to find supportive, understanding friends, how to connect through social media and how to set boundaries to avoid overcommitment and draining relationships.
"Moms are busy and don't have a lot of time to deal with people who don't inspire or energize them or give them a sense of mutual support and understanding,"
Confidently Connected also offers helpful information about how to manage or end negative relationships and deal with mommy cliques. Throughout the e-book, readers will find practical tips and ideas they can try right away, backed by research, expert advice and relatable personal anecdotes from the author and other moms.
Between a childhood spent moving from base to base as a military brat, several moves as an adult and transitioning from working full-time to staying home with her two children, Hines knows the challenges first-hand of what it's like to be the new kid/mom on the block.
Confidently Connected: A Mom's Guide to a Satisfying Social Life is now available in pdf and Kindle. For more information, please visit http://christamelnykhines.com/
About Christa Melnyk Hines:
Christa Melnyk Hines is a freelance journalist with a special interest in achieving communication harmony in marriage, parenting and home life. She is a frequent contributor to dozens of parenting publications around the U.S. and Canada. Christa is passionate about empowering moms to create positive connections that enhance their lives. She resides in Olathe, Kan., with her family.