Posted April 5, 2016 by jimhigley
I’ve officially logged in over 70 years of parenting. Not 70 consecutive years. 70 cumulative years between my three children. Whew!
I’ll let my children be the judges as to how well I did.
But what I can weigh in on is how I survived: Don’t strive for perfection, find shortcuts – and save precious time.
Maybe that’s why I’ve always been a big fan of Asha Dornfest – a wonderful friend and author who has a new book, Parent Hacks – 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids. I devoured Asha’s new book in one sitting (but, then again, I devour everything Asha writes in one sitting). It’s fun. It’s practical. And it’s a book where your inner you-you regulary screams “yes!” as you discover ideas that will help your life immediately.
134 genius shortcuts.
I was thrilled to discover that I had already mastered 21 of Asha’s shortcuts (but realized that I need about a dozen new babies to try out the other 113 ideas she divulged!).
So while I try to figure out my own situation, I suggest you order yourself (and every parent of young children) a copy of Asha’s new book.
And if you have a great hack to share with Asha, write me – I’ll give it to her personally the next time I see her smiling face.