Wake Up and Smell the Dirty Diapers: Stories for Tired Parents

Wake Up and Smell the Dirty Diapers: Stories for Tired Parents

by Lisa Marie Scotto


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Parenting is difficult! When you are expecting cooing and sweet smiles, you get stinky diapers and tantrums. When you imagine cuddling up with a book, you get siblings bopping each other on the bean. And when you finally get them to bed, you look around and realize the dishes are stacked to the ceiling, the dirty clothes are overflowing the laundry basket, and you can't even remember what color the rug is under all the toys. And then that sweet voice calls "I need a drink!"
But you are not alone! There is help for tired parents. After many years as mother, step-mother, grandmother, and primary school teacher, I started writing down some of the stories, thoughts, questions, and mistakes I had gathered over the years in a series of articles for a local newspaper. This is a collection of those articles.
So why should you read them? Because parents needs someone in their corner, giving them a pat on the back, wiping the sweat off of their brows, and sending them back into the ring to care for those sometimes wonderful, sometimes wacky, sometimes, "Oh why did we ever have these" kids who make parent's lives so interesting. I hope these stories hold you up - or at least make you laugh - and carry you into the wonderful world of parenting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477445693
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2012
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Lisa Marie Scotto is a mother, grandmother, step-mother, and teacher. Her column "A Parent's View" has appeared in the Kids News for twenty years. She has recently started writing for Seniors!, since she is now a "junior senior. She received a Master's Degree in Children's Literature from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. She just loves to read. She also loves to sing, dance, and garden. She has taken up the piano at this "later stage of life" and hopes to be able to play as well as her nine-year-old grandson some day. She lives with her husband, Bob, and her cat, Shy, in a sunny house in rural, PA. She enjoys the company of her parents, five siblings, children, and grandchildren as often as possible and wishes she lived closer to all.

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