Regular “Chick Nights” Can Help Ease Stress

Busy women are always looking for better ways to make their lives easier and less stressful. I know I can sure use advice on how to manage my stress better. Sometimes we get so involved with taking care of others that we forget about what is really important; ourselves.

Best selling author Colleen Kleven understands how crucial it is for women to put themselves first. She shares her experience as a busy divorced mother of a very energetic son and how close friendships with other women helped her get through the tough times in her life, in the book “The Beginner’s Guide to Chick Night.”

Once a month Colleen and a couple of her closest friends go out (without their children) for a fun activity together that always includes chocolate dessert before the end of the night. During these “Chick Nights” they formed a special bond that only girlfriends can share. I found her stories touching and inspiring. However, as I read further in the book I realized how boring and depressing my life really is.

All of my close friends live in other states and I miss spending time with my girlfriends. I am so busy taking care of my family, home, and business that I just do not have time to go out and make friends with other women my age. However, I sure wish that I could.

The Beginner’s Guide to Chick Night is a wonderful guide for women looking for a way to connect with their girlfriends and forget about their daily lives for one night a month. Colleen explains the importance of friendships and how to get around any obstacles that may prevent you from spending time with other women.

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Why “Chick Night” is so Important

“If you are married and raising children, or a single mother, or a single woman totally committed to her career, or a woman looking after her aging parents, or, or, or…chances are you have others to do for and you don’t have much time to get it all done. You most likely work in and outside the home. On top of putting in all your hours at work, you look after the house and everyone in the house, doing the cooking, cleaning, laundry, and groceries, helping with homework, running errands, driving “mom’s Taxi,” and so on, and so on, and so on!

Your time is in high demand, but I’ll bet you are doing the best you can to make sure that everything gets done and everyone is taken care of. Or are you?

You may be forgetting to take care of the most important person in your life-you!” The Beginner’s Guide to Chick Night

This book was a wake-up call for me. Maybe it is about time I try harder to make friends around here and start scheduling “Chick Night” for myself. Do you spend time with your girlfriends? How often do you go out with other women? I would love to hear about your experiences.

To learn more about Chick Night visit A Beginner’s Guide to Chick Night can be purchased online at, Chapters and Barnes & Noble.

*Disclosure: I received a copy of A Beginner’s Guide to Chick Night from IUniverse Inc. in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.

Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.

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