Happy Chaos

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Penguin, Aug 23, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
From Punky to parenting, Soleil Moon Frye shares insightful, realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun.

Enthusiastic, spunky, and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Nearly thirty years later, Soleil Moon Frye-the adorable girl who played her on TV-is all grown up. Now she's a married mom of two, an entrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids' clothing line into a partnership with Target, and a social media whiz with millions of followers. Many of the same girls who watched Soleil on television are now grown up with children of their own, too, and they look to her as a go-to source for realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun. Happy Chaos invites those women into Soleil's world, and makes them revel in the chaos of their own lives, too.

Soleil believes that "happy chaos" is the sign of a family operating at its best-when parents accept that they'll make mistakes, that there will be messes, tears and skinned knees. She learned to love a jumbled life during her own childhood, when her own mom created an atmosphere that was thoroughly unconventional. Their house in Los Angeles was a haven for many young stars of Soleil's generation, often far from home and looking for a safe place to hang out. In this book, she shows how her happy but chaotic childhood informed her parenting: Each chapter begins with a telling reminiscence before moving into insightful advice and fun stories about life with her husband and two adorable daughters.
 

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User Review  - blueviolent - LibraryThing

Not enough detail to be that intriguing as an autobiography and not enough insight to be a parenting book. This book has a few somewhat interesting tales of Soleil's adventures being a famous person ... Read full review

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I loved Punky Brewster so I was really excited to read more about her life :) Read full review

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Soleil Moon Frye starred in the 1980s sitcom "Punky Brewster" and is currently the co-owner of Little Seed, a green children's boutique.

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