Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose
by Candace Cameron Bure

“This is a good time to point out another key lesson about balancing it all – you can’t do it alone. No one can.”

Candace Cameron Bure is best known for her role on Full House as DJ Tanner. She’s been acting since she was 5 years old and has had to balance having a job, school and family for most of her life. She’s had ups and downs, but takes time in this book to share how she’s managed to balance the activities and people in her life.

A friend of mine recently read this book, and, as a wife, mother and writer, I’m always looking for tips on how to better manage all the things I do, so I decided to read it, too. I haven’t read any of Bure’s other books and honestly didn’t know as much about her as I thought after reading this book.

Bure shares a lot of personal stories, but instead of walking us through her life chronologically, she breaks the book into topics where life can be out of balance. She talks about faith, friendship, work, family and motherhood. While a lot of books work using this style, I found myself feeling like we were skipping around her life a lot while I was reading it. She also assumes you have read her previous books and know a lot more about her fight with bulimia and faith journey than she tells in this current book. I think the book would have been better focused as telling her faith journey and how that helps her balance things in life. I also think she crammed a lot of stories into each chapter when one or two in-depth stories may have better showed people how to balance that aspect of life.

I would still recommend this to any woman who is having a hard time finding a good balance in life – it does give some good advice and there wasn’t anything I would object to at all. For me, there wasn’t anything new or earth-shattering, but different women are all at different places in life. Bure does tell her story from a Christian perspective and says her faith is key to her finding balance.

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About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.