D-I-S-Cover - "To learn by study, bringing to light for
time knowledge of something existing, but not previously known."
moms know that life is -- shall we say -- a wee bit
having taken on the new and exciting role of motherhood. Our basic
"I am woman, hear me roar" style cocoons during pregnancy, and
we metamorphose into some form of a new creature when our little labor of
love enters this world! Everything changes; the clothes we buy, the
food we eat, and our vocabulary! Let me give you a few vocabulary
examples of how our once very proficient, highly intellectual discussions
change entirely from:
Inbox to Sandbox
Wall Street to Sesame Street
Starbucks to Starbursts
ABC News to ABC Songs
Stock Market � to Supermarket
Corporate Reports to Grade Card Reports
Fitness to Fit Throwing
Ballet Performances to Ballet
Business to Busyness!
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In fact, moms are the busiest people I know! We hardly get a
break! I don't have to tell you, kids are doing something at all
times, at all ages!
I once had a mom ask me if it gets better when
your kids are older. She said, "At least you can get some
sleep!" I responded with, "Sleep? Oh, that doesn't
change! Sure, when your teenagers were babies you wished they'd
sleep through the night. But then they get their driver's licenses
and you wish you could!" Moms have been and will forever
be on call!
got to admit moms are great, in fact the best!
We are literally responsible for manufacturing every human being on
Pretty awesome accomplishment, huh?
And we come in all shapes, shades, and sizes � each with a unique personality style and flair!
Some are trendy.
Some are conservative.
Some moms are bosses and wouldn�t walk out the door without
wearing a suit, pantyhose, high heels, and carrying a briefcase.
Other moms prefer jeans most days, and wouldn�t walk out the door
without carrying an ample supply of toys � eager to experience fun
everywhere she goes!
moms are into sweats and sports, and carry around athletic gear � on the
lookout for physical action! Other
moms may be into sweats too, but solely for the purpose of relaxing,
watching TV, reading a magazine, or lounging in a hammock.
Others prefer high fashion, glamour, opera, books, and perhaps
are married; some are single. Some
moms are step-moms.
Each mom, nonetheless, is a very
mom who has a unique personality style -- for a very special child
who has a unique personality style -- and for a very special
reason. Make no mistake, your child has been given a gift -- and
that special gift is you!
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You may, however, not feel so special.
fact, as a mom you may feel confused, worried, and frustrated, wondering,
"What in the world do I do with this child that I don't understand
and I can't get a ticket to escape to another planet anytime
Do you desire to understand and develop better
communication with your child? Or maybe you're not communicating at
all! Well, hang on and don't give up! Reading between the
lines, this book shouts, "Help is on the way!"
It�s a New
greatest gift a mom can give her child is unconditional love and
understanding. Each morning
upon opening her eyes, a mom is faced with a choice. She can passively tolerate the nuances of the day � or
launch a new and exciting day of extraordinary opportunity for her child!
It�s quite a profound and powerful statement to say that we can
affect our child with a magnitude of such enormous potential.
Nonetheless, we have been granted that kind of capability.
Moms can orchestrate
relationship dynamics by choosing to be proactive � or battle
confusing dilemmas all day, sufficing to be reactive.
Each of us faces daily personality challenges and situations that
make us scratch our head, pull out our hair, or worse � attack that pint
of ice cream! It�s our job
to get in the driver�s seat and start steering our children down the
road to success! And with the
right communication tools, we can do it!
Yes, we are moms, hear us roar!
a mom, each of us possesses the unmistakable power to have a huge
impact in shaping our child�s day � our child�s life!
So, how? How do we
know what to do, when to do it, and why we do it?
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In Personality Insights for Moms, you�re going to
find out how! We may not be
moms, but we can discover how to be
really good moms by learning communication keys and
in this book. The job of
being a mom is not an easy job � as we quickly discovered!
We make a lot of mistakes and learn many hard lessons through the
painstaking epoch of trial and error.
goal is that this book will help you be the best mom you can be, to
communicate with your child in a way you never could before, and to
improve your relationship. You
can learn to communicate effectively with your child regardless of
your personality similarities or differences.
is essential for a successful future with your child, but it doesn�t
always come naturally. In
fact, communication deficiency is cited as the number one source of
irritation and complaint in families, leading to
damage that can last a lifetime.
I have a Master�s Degree in Communication and I
still haven�t mastered communication (and I�m sure my three kids will
affirm that statement)! It�s
an ongoing process to understand each other, to build on each other�s
strengths, and communicate love and patience in our quest for a dynamic
I am passionate for vibrant relationships in our homes!
I want to shout from the rooftops, pleading for every mom to truly
grasp that greatness lives within her!
But first, before we go any further, I must ask you a very
Does your child have a mom who�s plugged-in?
Take a minute with me here.
lamp sitting on your end table. That lamp may look like a lamp, hold
a light bulb like a lamp, support a pretty lampshade like a lamp,
but if it's not plugged-in, it's not going to be able to do the job
of a lamp.
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Moms have a job too, and we have to be plugged-in to do our job
effectively. Get plugged-in today! Yes, being a mom can
be a challenge, but embrace the challenges! Embrace them
instead of resisting or resenting them.
Maybe you don't understand why your kids are the way they are yet,
maybe some days you feel like you want to escape to another planet,
but let's embrace the challenges together step by step in this book,
and get plugged-in with your child (and yourself) in a new and
When I learned the D-I-S-C personality information, it changed my
life as a mom. It gave me "ah-has" as to why each child
thinks, acts, responds, plans, and plays differently. I used
to think that motherhood was so simple. I was in control, full
of wisdom, and so self-assured, prepared for every single situation.
Then I had kids! (My "plug-in" almost short-circuited!)
In this book, you will discover surprising new ...
Insights for Moms