Linda Eyre, who co-authored the New York Times bestseller Teaching Your Children Values, has nine children. She knows that although no mother plans to be a witch, there are times when every mother does a terrific job of playing the part.
In her reassuring and hilarious report on being a mother in today's hectic world, Linda honestly describes not only the vital importance and magnificent moments of motherhood, but also those days when mothers feel they are living in a Roadrunner cartoon that never ends. She shares her own experiences with managing unmanageable schedules, coping with mealtime chaos, trying to find time for herself, and the sometimes desperate measures and compromises that are necessary to get it all done (and even then, not always). Whether offering advice on streamlining your life, coping with the martyr syndrome, or ignoring the outrageous demands of toddlers and teens with serenity and grace (or not), Linda Eyre speaks with the voice of experience.
LINDA AND RICHARD EYRE'S Teaching Your Children Values if the first parenting book to reach the #1 spot on the New York Times Book Review bestseller list since Dr. Benjamin Spock's Baby and Child Care.
RICHARD, a Havard-trained management consultant, and LINDA, a musician and teacher, have advocated strong families and balanced life styles in major national media ranging from "Oprah" and "Donahue" to "The 700 Club" and from The Washington Post to USA Today, as well as through their international parent's cooperative organization, HOMEBASE, and as the hosts of the national cable TV show "Families Are Forever."
The Eyres, who were named by President Reagan during the 1980s to direct the White House Conference on Children and Parents, live with their nine children in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Washington, D.C.
I bought this based on the average of five star reviews but I ended up skimming it. It's a bit dated (who leaves their kids in the car anymore while they run into the post office... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ann
I loved this book! I am a mother of six energetic kids and I occasionally have moments of being overwhelmed. This book is a breath of fresh air! Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Tami
I have really enjoyed reading this book! It helps me to remember that life's chaos is normal, and even worth laughing at. Definitely worth the money!Published on January 29, 2012 by Happy Mom
This was a great book. Linda Eyre shared her experiences as a mother and how she discovered things along the way. Her life is not perfect just like everyone else. Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by mommak
This book, written 10 years ago (!!!) and read by me only yesterday is in my eyes like a classic movie that is always entertaining, transcends time and full of so much that you... Read morePublished on April 8, 2006 by Erica D. House