What Children’s Stories Say About Parenting

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Tired of parenting books that make you feel like a failure? Story Mama, gleans parenting advice from an unlikely, but delightful place: classic children’s literature.   Beloved stories like Where the Wild Things Are, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Make Way for Ducklings serve as jumping off points for writer and mom of six, Amy Henry, to inspire you on your motherly journey. Written in short (read: potty-break-sized) vignettes, Story Mama offers both practical suggestions (ie. how to get … [Read more...]

What Children’s Stories Teach Us About Life

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 Some of the titles in Story Mama *** The Bible says that if we are to understand spiritual things, we are to be as children. I would like to adapt this concept for mamas: If we are to understand life, we must understand children's books. Let me illustrate (not literally, of course): When you go to Barnes and Noble to buy a self-help book, you might pick a bestseller off the shelf that has the following chapter titles: 1. How to feel accepted just the way you are 2. How to take good care … [Read more...]

My Book is Done!!!!!

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Some of the titles featured in Story Mama. *** Have you made the common mistake of thinking children's stories are for children? Most adults have. But don't feel bad because the secret has only recently been discovered: Children's stories are really parenting manuals in disguise. Shhh... Yeah, yeah, the people who wrote these stories may not admit it, but it's true: There's a wealth of wisdom tucked into those half-eaten books cluttering your shelves. All you need is a guide, a treasure map … [Read more...]


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