Candace Cameron Bure – How Does She Do it All??

How Does She Do It All?? {Candace Cameron Bure  with Ruth Schwenk } (We shared this post in the past but I immediately thought of it when I was planning this series on balance. It is a perfect fit! Candace will also now be giving away a copy of her brand new book that fits perfectly as well, “Balancing It All”!)

I am so excited to have my friend Candace Cameron Bure as our guest today and introduce you to her brand new book Balancing It All!

Actress, Producer, New York Times’ bestselling author, and international speaker Candace Cameron Bure is both outspoken and passionate about her family and faith.

With a successful television and movie career that started at the age of five and continues to flourish today, Candace knows that the greatest success in her life has been that of her marriage to Valeri Bure and their three children, Natasha, Lev and Maks.

Her desire is to minister to the hearts of women so they might pursue wholesome values that nurture and reinforce the family unit; that modern women would be bold enough to stand against the negative message our culture tends to reflect, and embrace the women we were created to be.

You can find information about Candace on her website or follow her on Twitter.

Candace writes:

How does she do it all ??

It’s a question we moms all want the answer to, as if there were a formula.  You see her on t.v., talking about her latest book, her new movie, her make-up line, her charity involvement and of course her picture perfect family. Does super mom really exist?

To put it simply: no. She’s juggling her life the same way you’re juggling yours, except she’s in the public eye and her projects are on a worldwide scale. And just like you, she struggles. Trust me, she struggles. But you don’t see that in the magazines or in her interviews. They only ask her about the good stuff and she’s got her answers down pat so it only appears as if she balances it all seamlessly.

Don’t you wish you could pull back the curtain? Just for a moment?

You can. Just look in the mirror.

You may not be on the New York Times best-seller list, but the way you read to your kids should put you on the best storyteller list. You may not have a new film debut, but the drama and comedy in your house could rival any Drew Barrymore movie. You may not have founded your own non-profit organization but the effort you put into your kids’ school and your church ministry could make you the CEO of any charity in a heartbeat.

It isn’t about the scale of things that makes them more important, it’s about what’s important in your life that makes them worthy.

Whether you’re a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, a working mom from home or a working mom on the road, our desire to balance it all well will never cease. And for each of us, that means something different. Did you catch that?

For each of us, balancing it well means something different.

We are all unique including our gifts, talents, families, circumstances and situations. What’s normal for you isn’t normal for me or everyone else. Some rules won’t apply and exceptions and creative solutions will have to be made to find balance within your lifestyle.  I believe that when we come to this realization in our own lives, it will be an overwhelming sigh of relief!

It’s not about comparing yourself to the woman on television. She’s not doing it better or more efficiently than you are, her circumstances are just different.

God placed you in your space, with your own sphere of influence. How you use that influence and for whom you use it is part of balancing it all well. When we are well rounded and focusing on all the things God has created us to be and do, that is when we will achieve balance in our lives.



GIVEAWAY!!! Today Candace is giving away a copy of her brand new book, Balancing It All!! Enter to win a copy below!

BalancingItAll_Cover“How do you do it all?”

That’s the question that wife, mom, actress, and best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure is often asked. And it’s a question that women everywhere are asking themselves as we seek to balance all of our roles, responsibilities, and opportunities.

So, how do we do it? Working since the age of 5, Candace has been in a balancing act for nearly her entire life. She is the first to tell you that there is no miracle formula for perfect execution in every area of your life, but there definitely are some lessons to be learned, lessons that come to life in Candace’s story.

Come along and dig into Candace’s story from her start in commercials, the balance-necessitating years on Full House, to adding on the roles of wife and mom while also returning to Hollywood. Insightful, funny, and poignant, Candace’s story will help you balance it all.

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  1. Su says

    I struggle to balance me. I feel so guilty if I take a few minutes to read or take a break. Also, I struggle with giving each child individual attention on a regular basis. ugh Thanks

  2. Melissa Gardner says

    I work from home part-time, home school my son & have a 2 yr old. I struggle most with balancing fun time with my family with what needs to get done.

  3. Kate Lantry says

    Comparing myself to other moms is my biggest balance hurdle. I work from home, homeschool my daughter (12) and am having a baby in a couple months. I still feel like the house needs to be spotless and that I don’t do nearly enough because I’m constantly watching other moms who seem to do so much more and listening to people constantly tell me I should be doing more. Thanks for the reminder that everyone’s life is different and it’s best to find your own balance, not someone else’s.

  4. Cat @ says

    LOVE this. It really is all about figuring out what works for you and your family. When I used to find myself frustrated with something over and over I just felt stuck with that problem, but now I feel like it’s a call to get creative and try new things until something works better.

  5. Kasondra says

    I struggle with balancing time to take care of me. When I was in counseling last year it was the most common “assignment” I was given: GO SOMEWHERE BY YOURSELF. My kids are older and my husband is more than competent so there really should be no excuse.

  6. Dawn Wells says

    Wife to an awesome husband! Mom to 4 girls and 1 boy… I work a full time and a part time job, I’m the booster mom for my children’s sports teams and room parent for classes at their schools… I volunteer for CASA, am the VP for our Auxiliary Fire Department… I’m active with our women’s SOS group at church… I’ve yet to find the perfect balance, but with God’s help, I do what I can…

  7. Annette Rosendahl says

    With a full time (plus) job, raising 2 boys with a husband who travels for a living – I really do struggle to find balance in my life. I hope I win. :)

  8. em says

    I struggle with keeping up with housework. I am not organized, and in a small house, it’s so frustrating!!

  9. SMW says

    Balance is such an important concept. I find myself struggling with balancing time between my husband and myself with time between us and our three children. Everyday is crazy-busy, filled with lots of running around.

  10. Krystal says

    I struggle with spending time with my husband. I work from home, with two four-year-olds vying for my attention while I’m working, do laundry, pay bills, etc – and at the end of the day, I don’t have anything left. I just want to crawl in bed and go to sleep. I need to make my husband a priority!

  11. Joyce C. says

    A breast cancer diagnosis in November has helped me put things in to perspective and balancing what is important, what isn’t, what benefits my family and I. All that said, I still struggle with feeling guilty over not doing some things I have always done. Thankful the Lord is there to help me figure it all out.

  12. Julie Knecht says

    I struggle with remembering to stop and go to God during the day, which is really when I need Him the most. I have my quiet time with Him in the morning, and my prayers with Him at bedtime, but it’s the busyness of the day where I face all the world’s challenges of everyday life….work, kids, chores, dealing with people….when I’m awake and living this life, that I need to remember to stop and go to Him, and ask Him to direct my path, give me patience, compassion, humility, endurance, strength. I try do everything with my strength and willpower instead of His strength and will.

  13. Devyani says

    I recently got enrolled into school again for premed. Coming back to school and having a 3 month old, 3 year old and 9year old step daughter a husband with his own business and in transition from tiny apartment to huge house has proven itself to be a littlw challenging so I cannot wait for this series it will undoubtly be helpful to me. :) Any time mom learns something the whole family wins!

  14. Tracey M. says

    I struggle with balancing time with my hubby, homeschooling, and doing housework. Some days are much harder than others and I feel like a failure at times. I would LOVE to read this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  15. mackenziefoust says

    I struggle with working full time, going to school for my masters in the evenings, and have time for my kids and husband. Right now I’m pregnant with number 4 and I have no energy. I would LOVE to read this book!

  16. Amanda Evans says

    I struggle with finding balance between housework, spending real, quality time with each child (ages 5, 21 months and 5 months) and making time for myself. I usually end up feeling guilty if I make time to check Facebook or send emails, etc.

  17. Jennifer Dattilo says

    Homeschool, family, a clean house… all of the above! I feel worn out, no matter how hard I try, how much I cut out. I feel like I never get it all done.

  18. Laura Rushing says

    I struggle… I have a hard time balancing time in general… Work, with three children when your spouse ALSO works, and you are doing the family and home life solo, it gets complicated to stay afloat.

  19. Leah says

    Time with the husband, time with the kids, homeschooling, farm life, time to call my extended family, etc., etc.

  20. Katrina S says

    I struggle with prioritizing… the whole “urgent” vs. “important”.
    There are so many things I *think* I should be doing, but I have to determine which are truly important.

  21. Caitlin says

    I struggle with making time for God in my crazy hectic life! I also tend to struggle with letting things like laundry, dishes, dusting take over my life and I don’t make time for the more important things, like my husband and children. Thank you for being my inspriation!

  22. Nica says

    Balance!? What is that? Single motherhood was easy as a single mon of 1son, but then an unexpected little girlie girl came along in an adoption; and the scale has become a wild ride. Prayer is my only life line right now, and His Word is redefining me as a new parent of 2. I would really really really love to find balance again!

  23. Darcey Zahaykevich says

    I really struggle with my time and how it flies by so fast that I cannot get enough done. My husband works out of the home and we take care of his mother who has advanced dementia. By the time we are done with her morning care (as well as making sure 3 of our 4 kids are on the bus to school), half the day is over. My 2 year old also demands attention through all of this. Down time is usually NOT an option.

  24. Laura L says

    I think one of the biggest balancing acts for me is keeping up with my children and the house. we have six beautiful boys, ages 8 months to 11 years, and they are involved in many activities on top of homework and school. Add to this my evening work as a dorm parent at a boarding school and well it feels like there is never enough time for anything. To combat the schedule, we try to eat dinner as a family every night. So far, we are making it work. I know that as they grow we will have to take things off one side of the balance beam if we are to add to the other.

  25. annettegrace22 says

    I struggle with balancing time for each of my kids individually and my husband and time for myself.

  26. Kristen says

    I have a daughter with several brain disorders and she gets majority of my attention. It makes it more challenging to balance my time and energy with my other daughter, husband, family, friends, home, school with my children, church and any other activities that may arise. I am happy and grateful to any tips, tricks, suggestions, advice or help I can get when it comes to balancing it all! Fingers crossed on this one! Enjoy your ride today! :)

  27. Angela says

    Work and home. Homeschooling and working from home, while I’m a single mom. Time spent on income vs homeschool.

  28. crys says

    I seemed to have a hard time with family and keeping the house running smoothly. I recently went on a decluttering spree and it has helped so much!

  29. Crystal McCord says

    I seemed to have a hard time with family and keeping the house running smoothly. I recently went on a decluttering spree and it has helped so much! Sorry for the double comment, I can not figure out to delete the other one.

  30. Kelly says

    I work from home and I struggle with balancing the work with deadlines with the daily upkeep of my house.

  31. Elizabeth H says

    I can barely remember the days when just being married with no children was difficult to balance! Those were the days! I welcome advice from other moms who are also struggling to make sense of it all. It reminds me that I am not alone and that we were all definitely created by the same Creator!

  32. Naomi says

    This really helped me today! As I am struggling everyday to keep the balance in the things that matter most in my life:faith and family.

  33. Joann Noll says

    I struggle with giving my husband my leftovers at the end of the day when im tired from being a mommy and a homemaker.

  34. LouEsta says

    Being a wife and mom of 2 is great but I struggle with getting chores/housework done and feeling like I still have time to spend with my husband and small children. Not to mention I feel like there is no time to spend alone with God and that KILLS me.
    Thank you,

  35. Amie says

    I know I often allow The Deceiver to tell me that I need to do it all, be it all. You know – have that Pinterest perfect life. But I love when God reminds me of wher He has asked me to serve or focus on. As Candace says, keeping those as the focus really help keep the balance.

  36. Jana S says

    I have two young boys and both my husband and I work full-time. I have a hard time keeping up with everything, including all of the household activities.

  37. Nicole L Brockwell says

    I just need balance! I have so many ‘spinning plates’ that do actually need to be tended to: homeschooling, parenting, my Christian walk with Jesus, house keeping, etc.

  38. Shannon Saari says

    I have a problem of to many people and not enough space. I can’t wait until June when we move into a bigger space and can declutter!

  39. Coleen says

    When it all gets overwhelming, I try to get some quiet time and read in my bible or my daily devotional book.

  40. Nannette says

    I struggle to balance my relationship with my husband with my kids’ constant needs. Not to mention the dailies: cleaning, cooking, engaging with my kids, time with God, etc

  41. CindyVanderpol says

    Decluttering is my struggle. Hsing 9 kids and keeping things going is always enough to keep my going.

  42. martha spector says

    I struggle with balancing homeschooling,social outings, church commitments, keeping up with organization and relationships.

  43. Mward7777 says

    I struggle with balancing attention toward my kids and husband and attention to the housework and my part time work. Each day one seems to overwhelmingly win out over the others.

  44. Linda Marie Finn says

    My Being as I am the wife of a mentally ill man , brought on my brain trauma. I struggle with my online job as it is rewarding and keeps us fed and not getting much time to be me, do things I enjoy, as I am trying to make ends meet. I also homeschool and I just feel its not working the way things are.

  45. Elizabeth Velderman says

    I struggle with finding time to be with each child everyday, making Bible study a priority and getting the laundry done.

  46. Mitzi O says

    I struggle to balance my kids, husband, work, my schooling, activities – including church, and never mind about the house!

  47. Laura says

    I’ve got 3 kids ages 3 and under and sometimes feel I’m losing my mind. It’s often 2 months before I can clean the bathrooms even! I greatly look forward to this balancing series!

  48. Kristi Dalnoky says

    I am a WAHM so I definitely struggle with balancing work and family. I want my kids to be my number one 24/7, but work deadlines and housework scream at me. Mama-guilt runs rampant, and forget ‘me-time’. I need help! xo

  49. Lindsay Gilmore says

    balance between cleaning/house chores/management of the house and how much time to spend with my daughter just us. Also, making it a priority to get up and spend time with Jesus and carving out a little bit of me time each day.

  50. says

    I purpose over a year ago to downsize. Yes, downsize to live a happier life.

    My husband and I notice how easy it was to live with less when we move to a different state for a better job opportunity that did not work out. So, our stuff is still packed up in someones garage and needless to say, we have lived without them for almost 1 1/2 years now. Long enough to realize we don’t need all that ‘stuff’ that others told us was so important for daily living.

    I have also learn that what keeps us busy, as moms, is not so much a home full of children, but a home overflowing with stuff that does not make us happy and we don’t really need.

    Looking forward to this series. Peace to one and all.

  51. Heather Lange Lopez says

    I’m struggling with balancing it all and I feel like it’s taking a toll on my children. I really want to work on that.

  52. A-Nikole Garcia says

    I struggle with time management at home, church, work and most importantly (at this time in my life) communicating with my sweet husband. We have yet to have children (but are praying for him) but our lives are pretty hectic so it’s hard to find time to relax and just simply enjoy each other and our own time. The main struggle really, I think, is finding quality time to be at His feet and rest in Him. I am starting to notice pockets of time He has given me for just that and since then I am noticing pockets of time with/for everything else. God is so faithful!

  53. Caroline King says

    God has been bringing up the balance issue in my life a lot the past few months, im excited to read the book!

  54. Momof3 says

    I struggle with the stuff, especially papers. It stands up so fast and then takes so long to make it through it all.

  55. Jos @ Joyful{in}Chaos says

    As a PT Working/PT SA Homeschooling Momma, I literally feel like balance isn’t even an option. I feel desperate each day to get tasks done as I can. Much of life has just…felt like a failure these days. But I do enjoy my kids. Every day. So…I hope I’m doing something right. ;-)

  56. Amber W says

    I feel like I struggle to balance EVERYTHING! Mainly keeping the house clean, as I have 5 little ones under 8. :)

  57. Andrea says

    I struggle everyday among time spend with children, cooking, cleaning, , time for God, time for my husband, time for me. Thank you for this giveaway. Im from Czech Republic, Im reading your websites and Candance websites, they give me encouragement. Thanks.

  58. Carrie says

    With 5 young children, I constantly struggle to balance their needs and mine. Can’t wait to hear how Candace does it!

  59. Alicia Clinton says

    I am always curious how seemingly success folks put it into perspective and deal with the constants in family life with professional life. I might not be in a camera spotlight but as a working mom I am in a spotlight in the office by the boss and at home with the kiddos and hubby. If I can’t get the book hear, it may go on my christmas wish list.

  60. Malinda Koonce Robertson says

    I struggle with just about everything. I feel so overwhelmed sometimes that I just sit in the bathroom and cry. My faith, keeps me grounded. My sons and husband, the men of the house, drive me crazy. I hate having to lose it, to get help.

  61. Leah Claypoole says

    As an introverted homeschooling mom living in a foreign country, I struggle with being able to have time away for myself. I also struggle with keeping the house clean with a 4 and 6 year old.

  62. amber1979 says

    I struggle with being able to put first things first with my family. I’m easily distracted by things that aren’t as important as giving them my best.

  63. Brandi B. says

    I have five kids in 4 different schools and a hard working hubby that’s very busy… its tough keeping schedules and normal life stuff in balance. It gets crazy sometimes! I am blessed though, I wouldn’t trade my life for anything else in the world. :) Don’t get me wrong, we do have some tough days sometimes but we push through it. I would LOVE to read how Candace balances it all…keeping my fingers crossed to win a copy of her book!

  64. says

    I liked and shared this! I am so interested in this book! I have wanted it ever since I’ve heard about it! I have five kids and am loving it but feel slightly like I am drowning and someone just threw me a baby. lol.

  65. Intentionally Pursuing says

    I struggle with maintaining a balance of getting all my “to-do’s” done while not forgetting the people behind the lists.

  66. Nicole Marie says

    I struggle with making time to do things for myself. I’m guilty of putting myself last with most everything.

  67. Holliesue1 says

    If this article is a taste of what’s in the book, I can’t wait to read it. I read Candace Bure’s first book and loved it!

  68. Deanna says

    I struggle to keep up with the needs of each of my children on an emotional level especially now that they are becoming more physically independent. I struggle to keep the rollercoaster of the day from taking over our lives.

  69. Tracy Fixen says

    I struggle with finding time for my husband after I’ve spent all day tending to the kid, house and dog. When he gets home, I am just wiped!

  70. Alyssa Tsuchiya says

    I have trouble keeping our house clean while also making sure that our toddler gets his energy out and that he doesn’t destroy the house in the progress.

  71. Jenny says

    I struggle with attempting to balance the constant uncertainty of life. As soon as I feel like I am getting my footing, I go down again and have to once again learn a new “normal”. I have struggled with the loss of my mother, my dad’s incurable cancer, my daughter’s vision problems, and most recently my son’s diagnosis of ADHD and high functioning autism. I know that God is with me every step of the way, but often I just feel lost. I become overwhelmed and don’t know where to start to regain my footing again. I am thankful that I have a supportive husband as we attempt to trudge through life together.

  72. Hannah Banana says

    Cannot wait to read this book! seen the interview on Good Morning America and was so excited!! I have three children (10, 8, and 3) and life always seems to be out of balance!

  73. barb says

    i struggle to balance everything…being a wife, a homeschooling mom, working from home, and household duties on top of building a house right now :0

  74. Debbie says

    I struggle to balance being a mom and all that comes with it and time for myself and what I would like to do.

  75. Amanda Doyle says

    I have a hard time balancing the business of keeping up with the house cleaning, laundry, running the kids to practice, cooking….balancing all that with actually spending quality time with the kiddos.

  76. Michaela says

    I have a hard time juggling motherhood and being an online student, my kids are 3 and 1. I am grateful for inspiring role models such as Ruth and Candace! :)

  77. Beverly Steele says

    I have trouble homeschooling, cooking and keeping up on chores… I can usually keep 2 of these going, but always end up dropping the third!

  78. Stephanie says

    I struggle with my house, and trying to balance with homeschooling and cooking, running a business, something is always being neglected.

  79. Jen Heemskerk says

    Here’s hoping! I need to find some encouragement these days trying to balance being a busy mom of 4 small children, and full time teacher!

  80. Ann Trotter McCarville says

    I love this post. I love Candace and her love for sharing her faith and making it clear that she thinks of herself as a normal wife and mother. Can’t wait to read her book!

  81. Momto2 says

    My struggle is like everyone’s I assume…work, marriage, house work, parenting, oh and me! I never feel that I’ve given any one thing my all or see something I can count as a win. Mostly I feel like my day is a blur of 1/2 attempts and apologies. HELP!

  82. libbyuglesich says

    I struggle to balance the kids, cleaning, cooking, running the errands + getting my son to all his sports :)

  83. Jone says

    That comparison game gets us every time. Even when we compare us to ourselves – you can’t win. Best to stop before you start and look to who and what God says you are. Tough to do.

  84. Morgan G. says

    It’s a struggle balancing working full-time as a therapist and being a mom to a 2.5 year old and an infant – I always feel like my mind is somewhere else. Candace is definitely an inspiration to be a better mom!

  85. Marshan Alma says

    I’ve got this book on hold at the library and I’m like #11 of 30. Can’t wait to to get it.

  86. Emmie says

    I struggle to balance everything, but especially things with my kids like balancing one on one time and meeting their needs.

  87. Kristina says

    Balancing life while home schooling. I get really down on myself when I see others handling life so much better.


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