Let’s face it, parenthood is a trying and yet rewarding gig. It has many ups and downs. Parents and those considering parenthood will enjoy the 101 heartwarming and humorous stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood: 101 Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about the Joys of Raising Children of All Ages. As the mother to many I’ve been tested and looking back most of them are memorable moments we laugh about NOW.
In Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Parenthood will have you laughing out loud or saying “I hear you!” whether you’re reading about the Kindergartner with no filter who embarrasses her mother or the cocky 16-year old getting his driver’s license. They are all moments to remember.
This book is an easy to ready book that you can pick up when you have only a minute. I have read it while waiting in the school pick-up line, waiting for someone to get their shoes on and also when there was more time to just enjoy.
“Older parents will laugh a lot, tear up a little, and nod their heads in agreement as they recognize shared experiences shaping young lives,” says Chicken Soup for the Soul author and publisher Amy Newmark. “New parents will smile as they read about the adventures yet to come.”
I laughed out loud at the story where mother, Heather Davis, allowed her seven-year-old daughter to do her own hair one morning before school, only to realize that evening that her daughter had used her sexy underwear as a scrunchie for her ponytail!
I relived those moments of teaching a child to drive through Tsgoyna Tanzman’s story where her nerves were shot as she faced her daughter’s new milestone. “From where I sit it feels exactly as if she is careening down that hill and plowing straight into this milestone of independence and separation. My precious daughter, my one and only, has just taken the test that grants her permission to drive out of my life,” Tsgoyna writes. “I know there will be many sleepless nights ahead, but for tonight at least, at 10:55 p.m., it’s the sweet sound of screeching rubber skidding up our driveway that lulls me to sleep.” I could relate. After all, I was the mom who every time I saw Jake behind the wheel of a car, I bawled–it took two years of him driving for me to accept.
This is a great book that will have your remembering moments when they were little or dreading and looking forward to the milestones yet to come in parenthood!
Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book, being a Bon Jovi fangirl and celebrating the little things.
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