raising wholesome children meme
Nicole’s sister sent an email with the subject interesting blog and book. It was a link to an author/blogger on parenting. Nicole loves self help books, but is beginning to discover that one really needs to be in the mood for them.
She recalls one year many many years ago at Christmas being given a book called something like, How to Create a Life Worth Living. Ironically, today Nicole would so want to read a book like that, but at that time it felt like criticism. Last year, when she was reading a self-help book about relationship-first parenting, it made her husband feel that she thought something was wrong with their relationship.
Anyway, life quotes do inspire Nicole, and she is more open minded these days about recommended books. She will probably end up getting that book from the link her sister sent.
The quote written on the chalkboard above is from The One Minute Mother by Spencer Johnson, which Nicole devoured it in a minute. (ok three weeks) She still thinks back to that book and its advice. As much as she wanted what she had learned to effect her children, maybe they were not in the mood.