The Tao of Poop: Keeping Your Sanity (and Your Soul) While Raising a Baby

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Trumpeter, Mar 14, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 142 pages
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There's a lot of romance about becoming a parent, but at some point the storybook scenarios of serene life with baby are interrupted by the darker side of the motherhood experience: the little "bundle of joy" cries inconsolably, wakes up four times a night, won't take a bottle—the fantasy of motherhood quickly collides with reality. Vivian Glyck shows us that in fact it's the difficult parts of parenting that are the most valuable. The many challenges call on us to grow and develop as people. "Parenting," Glyck writes, "is the ultimate spiritual practice."

The Tao of Poop presents ten valuable life lessons that arise amid all the challenges of parenting. Based on the author's own experience and drawing on the sentiments of many mothers she's spoken to and corresponded with, each chapter explores a common parenting predicament and a lesson that can be drawn from it, as well as helpful tips and strategies she calls "sanity savers."

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Review: The Tao of Poop: Keeping Your Sanity (and Your Soul) While Raising a Baby

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Great realistic book about motherhood! No need to be SuperMom! Reminds you to keep your expectations of yourself and your children in perspective; reminds you to let your children be who they are. Read full review

Review: The Tao of Poop: Keeping Your Sanity (and Your Soul) While Raising a Baby

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

This may be helpful to a new, first time mom but not a whole lot of insightful or surprising observations for someone who already has two kids. It was a little reaffirming in some parts, and a very quick read, but not earth shattering. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
lies we tell ourselves
25
Were not in control we never have been
43
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Vivian Elisabeth Glyck is an accomplished entrepreneur and strategic marketing consultant and is the author of Twelve Lessons on Life I Learned from My Garden: Spiritual Guidance from the Vegetable Patch . She lives in San Diego with her husband and son.

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