Here Be Dragons: A Parent?s Guide to Rediscovering Purpose, Adventure, and the Unfathomable Joy of the Journey

Here Be Dragons: A Parent?s Guide to Rediscovering Purpose, Adventure, and the Unfathomable Joy of the Journey

by Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh, Ken Harbaugh

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Overview


Before our three kids, we had been decent people. Interesting even. One of us had taught Shakespeare to gang members while the other flew reconnaissance missions off North Korea. But our own children had proven our biggest challenge. We were passionate and service-driven folks, except we were not demonstrating this to our kids. We spent so much time trying to be good parents that we forgot to be good people.



Something had to change.




Two parents challenge one another to find balance between work and family life. Their stories are both uproarious and poignant as they raise children and strive to leave their mark on the wider world. Filled with tender moments and plenty of laughs,Here Be Dragonsrecounts the adventures of a family trying to stay afloat, and offers a life raft to the rest of us in choppy waters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942934905
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,358,591
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author



Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh is a mother, teacher, and dog lover-an above-average cook and below-average housekeeper. Both a dancing queen and a brick house, she is an avid reader of cooking websites, fitness magazines, and articles that promise she'll lose weight fast. Annmarie earned her National Board Certification in English Language Arts, holds a masters in urban education from Yale University, and has been a beloved teacher at half a dozen high schools from Florida to Seattle. She has taught Shakespeare to gang members and sung lullabies in a wilderness detention center. Annmarie's writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, New York Observer, and on National Public Radio.





Ken Harbaugh has flown reconnaissance missions off North Korea, researched war crimes in Afghanistan, and deployed in response to natural disasters both at home and abroad. He co-founded The Mission Continues, an award-winning nonprofit that empowers military veterans to find purpose through community impact. He is currently the president of Team Rubicon Global, an organization that provides veterans around the world with opportunities to serve others in the wake of natural disasters. Ken's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Yale Journal of International Law. He is not as funny as his wife.


Table of Contents

Prologue

1. We Are Never Getting Married

2. Fish-Finding Technology

3. Welcome to the Dropout Factory

4. Skype-Parenting from Kabul

5. Every 2–3 Hours

6. Sailing to Lunch

7. Shut up and Be Nice!

8. Wintering in Saskatchewan

9. Biggest

10. Seabird

11. Single Married Mother of Three

12. When Life Gives You Lemonade

Epilogue

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