Confessions of a Slacker Mom

Confessions of a Slacker Mom

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by Muffy Mead-ferro
     
 

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Parents who are fed up with the pressure to turn their children into star athletes, concert violinists, and merit scholars-all at once!-finally have an alternative: the world of Slacker Moms, where kids learn to do things for themselves and parents can cut themselves some slack; where it's perfectly all right to do less, have less, and spend less. Slacker moms… See more details below

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Parents who are fed up with the pressure to turn their children into star athletes, concert violinists, and merit scholars-all at once!-finally have an alternative: the world of Slacker Moms, where kids learn to do things for themselves and parents can cut themselves some slack; where it's perfectly all right to do less, have less, and spend less. Slacker moms say "No" to parenting philosophies that undermine parents'-and children's-ability to think for themselves. They say "Yes" to saving their money and time by opting out of the parenting competition. And they say "Hell, Yes!" to having a life of their own, knowing it makes them better parents.In this witty and insightful book, author Muffy Mead-Ferro reflects on her experience of growing up on a ranch in Wyoming, where parenting-by necessity-was more hands-off, people "made do" with what they had, and common sense and generational wisdom prevailed. We should all take her sane lead!

Editorial Reviews

Fort Meyers News-Press
This quick, entertaining read...provides welcome validation for the feet-on-the-couch mom many of us long to be.
On-the-Town September 2005
"[Mead-Ferro's] no-nonsense way of life encourages..A+"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738209944
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/26/2004
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.43(d)

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I considered the strains of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, which I wasn't piping into my womb. 'My mom never did that,' I thought to myself, 'and I was always pretty good at math.' When it occurred to me that Einstein's mom didn't do it either, I went right ahead and crossed that off my list of things to feel guilty about. -Confessions of a Slacker Mom

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Ann Palmer
Besides laughs, this book gave me permission to act on my natural tendencies as a slacker mom of two. Now out of the closet as a slacker, I can avoid the toy emporium, the soccer field sidelines, and the fast carpool lane-all without guilt. I'm enjoying MY life while my children play happily outside-without a coach or cheering fans.
Seattle mom

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