Thursday, April 26, 2012

Book Reviewed

Every two years when I go to renew my nursing license I have to prove that I've done at least 30 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). And as part of the lame packet of poppycock we had to fill out in order to adopt, we had to complete a certain number of hours in order to get foster care certified. CEUs are a part of life. Maybe this is why I read parenting books. That, and maybe this little job of mine is freakin' hard and I'm making it up as I go along. Maybe. Whatever it is, I read 'em. Some of them are good and I employ their tactics, which seems to work for about a week and then I've got to refuel. Others, not so much. Right now I'm reading Beyond the Sling by Mayim Bialik. So far, so good. But while I've been finishing up projects in The Girl Room I've been listening to Stephanie Nielsen's Heaven is Here. Hands down the best parenting book I've ever read (or listened to). And it's not even a parenting book! No other book has made me want to be a better mom so quickly. Basically, be grateful. Really, really grateful for the little grubby handed gremlins with their whining and messes. You could miss it. I cried at least six times. That's quite an endorsement.

1 comment:

cambridgeclan said...

Stephanie's story is one that always gets me. Her video is great too. Where did you get the audio version?

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