Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between

Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between

by Soleil Moon Frye
     
 

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From Punky to parenting, Soleil Moon Frye shares insightful, realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun.

Enthusiastic, spunky, and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Nearly thirty years later, Soleil Moon Frye-the adorable girl who played her on TV-is all grown up. Now she's a married mom of two, an

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From Punky to parenting, Soleil Moon Frye shares insightful, realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun.

Enthusiastic, spunky, and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Nearly thirty years later, Soleil Moon Frye-the adorable girl who played her on TV-is all grown up. Now she's a married mom of two, an entrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids' clothing line into a partnership with Target, and a social media whiz with millions of followers. Many of the same girls who watched Soleil on television are now grown up with children of their own, too, and they look to her as a go-to source for realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun. Happy Chaos invites those women into Soleil's world, and makes them revel in the chaos of their own lives, too.

Soleil believes that "happy chaos" is the sign of a family operating at its best-when parents accept that they'll make mistakes, that there will be messes, tears and skinned knees. She learned to love a jumbled life during her own childhood, when her own mom created an atmosphere that was thoroughly unconventional. Their house in Los Angeles was a haven for many young stars of Soleil's generation, often far from home and looking for a safe place to hang out. In this book, she shows how her happy but chaotic childhood informed her parenting: Each chapter begins with a telling reminiscence before moving into insightful advice and fun stories about life with her husband and two adorable daughters.

Editorial Reviews

Three decades ago, Soleil Moon Frye entered her homes weekly Penelope "Punky" Brewster, the title character of a soulful sitcom that made her the quintessential eighties kid. Today, married and the mother of two, she choreographs the "happy chaos" that she believes is most conducive to a thriving, creating household. Her new "perfectly imperfect" parenting guide might be regarded as the antidote to Tiger Mother regimens. A realistic, uplifting, and wonderfully entertaining primer on raising kids without regret.

From the Publisher
"Frye has two children and lots of parenting advice on everything from planning a great birthday party to being flexible. . . . For all you anti-Tiger moms out there." —Library Journal
Library Journal
Once a child TV star (remember Punky Brewster?) and now co-owner of a green children's boutique that is starting up a line with Target, Frye has two children and lots of parenting advice on everything from planning a great birthday party to being flexible. With 1.4 million Twitter followers and 100,000 Facebook friends, she's definitely got an audience. For all you anti-Tiger moms out there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101543528
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Frye has two children and lots of parenting advice on everything from planning a great birthday party to being flexible. . . . For all you anti-Tiger moms out there." —-Library Journal

Meet the Author

Julia Whelan, a former child actress best known for her award-winning work on ABC's Once and Again, has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010. Her "flawless" narration of Jandy Nelson's The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album.

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