What Children’s Stories Say About Parenting

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...]

Which Hundred Acre Mama Are You?

(Hi, Mamas...now that my book is out, I'm going to be doing something fun for those of you who have a copy. I'm going to be blogging my way through the book a couple times a week by writing 'workbook' posts for each vignette. If you read my previous post, you heard about the importance of having a big, fat, 'mama journal,' for all things motherly. Now's the time to pull it out and get scribbling. Don't feel pressured to answer all of these questions or chewing points, just pick one of two that … [Read more...]

The Hundred Acre Cure for Mama Competition

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” ~A.A. Milne *** (Alert: No matter how it first appears, this post is NOT about home schooling) *** The woman said what so many have said to me over the last sixteen years when hearing that I home school my children. "You must be so patient...I could NEVER teach my own children, I'd go crazy!" Such comments are meant to be kind, but somehow I'm always left feeling rotten after I hear them...not because I doubt my decision, but … [Read more...]