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 y … [Read more...]

The Little Mama That Could

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(I've been blogging my way through my new book, Humpty Dumpty Just Needed a Nap: What Children's Stories Teach Us About Life, Love, and Mothering. Last week we started with the first vignette in the book about Winnie-the-Pooh and being the kind of Hundred Acre mamas we were made to be. This week, we're chugging right along to The Little Engine That Could...which is about staying the course on our mothering marathon when the blisters start, but, better yet, how to avoid them in the first place. … [Read more...]


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