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Are We Normal?
     

Are We Normal? "Funny, True Stories From an Everyday Family"

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by Christina Scalise
 

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Do all moms really have X-ray vision and eyes in the back of their heads?
Author Christina Scalise�s kids think so. And the New York author isn�t above using her maternal superpowers to deal with the challenges of childrearing.
How else could she accomplish such seemingly impossible feats as getting three kids to try brussels sprouts for the first

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Do all moms really have X-ray vision and eyes in the back of their heads?
Author Christina Scalise�s kids think so. And the New York author isn�t above using her maternal superpowers to deal with the challenges of childrearing.
How else could she accomplish such seemingly impossible feats as getting three kids to try brussels sprouts for the first time?
Scalise may not actually be more powerful than a locomotive, but she�s able to get her family to hang the toilet paper in the �over� position�most of the time, anyway.
And she may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but if her kids accidentally leave their dirty clothes on the floor, they know their wayward apparel could likely end up dangling from the nearby treetops, faster than a speeding bullet.
�Life is way too short,� says Scalise, �so try to enjoy every minute of it with a sense of humor!
With that kind of outlook on life�s crazy moments, Scalise and her family have often been left asking themselves one recurring question, which became the title of her new book: �Are We Normal?�
Scalise shares some key parenting lessons learned the hard way, such as what happens when a preschooler finds himself alone with a VCR, a broomstick, and a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich.
�I originally started writing this book as a journal of stories for my kids to read when they were older and had children of their own�a few funny stories they could tell our future grandchildren about,� she says. �Then it grew from there, with one story after another.
After a while I figured, �Why not share our stories with the rest of the world? I�m sure most people can relate to at least one or more of these stories. And if not�well, I hope readers at least get a good laugh out of them.��

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149243426
Publisher:
Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date:
06/09/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
275
File size:
127 KB

Meet the Author

Christina Scalise is a wife, mother of three, author, professional organizer, creator, and owner of Organize Your Life and More and OrganizeYourLifeAndMore.com. She is also a certified Reiki master/teacher. She resides in upstate New York with her family and enjoys writing, gardening, outdoor activities, organizing just about anything, and most of all, spending time with her friends and family.

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Are We Normal? "Funny, True Stories From an Everyday Family" 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Rhonda_Ricardo-Writer More than 1 year ago
New parents (and humor readers) absolutely must read “Are We Normal?” by Christina Scalise!  Children really do these things… so be ready!   You might take author, Christina Scalise’s lead on handling the wild world of raising (three) children, (I have three children too) or like me, you might be super thankful you were at least SOMETIMES prepared by other parent’s stories BEFORE the inevitable wacky things happen in your family!  Christina is a witty and comical writer that loves her children.   Although, I felt like hiding in my room on a few pages… Haha!  And she gives her readers the “why” behind her delightful family.   Wonderful read!  
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite Are We Normal?: Funny, True Stories From an Everyday Family by Christina Scalise is a quick, humorous read. Not only is this book funny but you can learn from it as well. My own mother also used to tell me, "Do not eat yellow snow." This advice I plan to tell my own child as well. When I started Are We Normal?: Funny, True Stories From an Everyday Family, it seemed like a bunch of random stories from a diary that had been thrown together. You must pay attention because there are chapters and they do have titles that group the stories together. The stories towards the end of the book seem to fit together better as chapters than the ones in the first couple of chapters. I also would have liked to see pictures, especially of the animals.  Christina Scalise's Are We Normal? asks a simple question. Are we normal? Every parent has wondered if their children are normal or just a little weird. After reading this book, I can say my child and I are normal. Not only have I experienced some of the same things Scalise wrote about, but I have my own stories to add if Scalise ever decides to write another book. Scalise's book has also given me new ideas on how to discipline my child. My personal favorite form of discipline in the book was when Scalise threw her son's clothes in a tree. I would recommend giving this book to any parents, especially new parents. That way they can compare stories and prepare for the years ahead.