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If you know me or read my “About” page, you know I’m a single parent trying to do well by my children.
I was 28 when I had my first son. I felt “older” than many first-time parents and appreciated the extra time to mature before being thrust into such a significant undertaking.
Although maturity served me well in parenting, it didn’t seem to have an effect on my marriage which ended a couple years after my second son was born.
As a single parent with 2 very young sons, I had to figure out ways to complete every task with little ones in tow. One of those tasks I needed to attend to occured every few weeks: getting my hair cut (and colored…which is what made this an IMPORTANT task.)
I brought my boys along every time and sat them on the bench with their small toy. They played quietly the whole time…2 hours!! EVERY time I visited the salon, someone would look at my kids in wonder and ask me, “What do you do?”
I always felt they were hoping for a secret trick like, “I dangle a goldfish cracker on a string in front of them and repeat, ‘You will behave.'”
If you’re a parent, you know it’s never a simple answer. So, I began looking around at parents who were struggling in certain situations, and then I would write about it.
I kept writing until I felt I had a pretty complete answer to the question, ‘What do you do?”
Those answers are compiled into a concise little parenting book that’s designed to encourage and support frazzled, well-intentioned parents with no time for salons or home-cooked meals but in need of a chuckle.
National Writer’s Press recently published my book titled, Raising Amazing Grace…and Tyler, and Megan. You can find it on Amazon in paperback or Kindle version.
I am always happy to answer questions or chat about specific issues you may be facing.
Keep in mind, you may want to be a perfect parent, but a parent who makes mistakes can teach his/her children much richer lessons!