Jaime Morrison Curtis is a writer, crafter, and mother. She spent her single years exercising her passport with a backpack, a notebook, and a ticket to the local art museum before settling down to start her family. A dedicated sewer, thrower of parties, and blogger, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she lives with her writer/skateboarder husband, daughter, and beloved dog Puck
Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman)by Jaime Morrison Curtis
Like Mitch Albomâ€™s Tuesday with Morrie or Randy Pauschâ€™s The Last Lecture, Prudent Advice is an inspiring primer of lessons, observations, and knowledge conveyed to her daughter by a very modern mother. These are the rules of contemporary wisdom rewritten for our timeâ€”the new adages to be passed from woman to woman that represent the best advice about mastering life in our complex twenty-first century era. Illustrated with four-color art throughout.
Prudent Advice isn't what your mother taught you--it's more. Delivering 500 mini-lessons meant to educate and entertain, Curtis writes with wit and fresh insight into motherhood wrought from her own experiences and those of her blog followers. Time-honored canons such as "Dress appropriately for work" and "You reap what you sow" mingle with more unconventional prudence such as "Talk to strangers" and "Don't be afraid to get lost." She teaches how to jump-start a battery and make summer squash with goat cheese pasta--everything a mother wants for her little girl.
Curtis emphasizes the importance of being ethical, practicing kindness, thinking for oneself, and seeing the beauty in everything and everyone, especially on the inside. This compelling guide also offers poetry, inspirational quotes, and recipes meant to embellish cultural perspective and cultivate a well-rounded, sophisticated woman. Prudent Advice will inspire mothers and daughters to celebrate their differences while unearthing shared core values that bond them together as family.
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Prudent Advice is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
I needed a fun hostess gift for a party I was having, so I got a couple copies of this. It's GREAT. Some of the advice is funny, and some of it is refreshing to read...it articulates something you may already internalize but never had the thought to write it down so eloquently. I enjoyed it. :)