On the third season of Project Runway, the first that I watched and the one that got me hooked on the show, there was a striking, tall redhead in her early forties who had arrived with vintage Louis Vuitton luggage and a bun in the oven. I pre-ordered for Kindle so I would have it the morning it was released. Maybe I just wanted more. My favorite part was the illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, showing a slim, sophisticated woman in stilettos and a gorgeous little black dress. I do tend to hang out or talk to other mothers that use the same type of parenting that I plan on using. I got an advanced reader copy and I absolutely loved it! It is by no means a comprehensive reference guide to parenting, but for what it is, a light hearted biting of the thumb at the hovering, over-protective, wholly child-centric moms of late, it does the job very nicely.
Perhaps a bit too over-the-top in places, but isn't that the way we like our reality stars? Sure, there are real laugh-out-loud moments. Apart from his hair color, Peik is in every way—physical, emotional, habitual—a clone of his father. If my next child is a boy I will probably just stop. Part of me thinks it is a bit odd to say this about a collection of autobiographical essays, but the ending felt a bit abrupt. And so I find myself with six dependent souls and the responsibility of getting them safely from infancy to adulthood with minimal mental damage to them or me.
I got myself in the room, and went further than I could have ever imagined. I was instantly a fan. Allow kids to make mistakes and entertain themselves and they'll turn out just fine-even if you do sometimes forget to pick them up from school. I still remember Frank the turtle. On the book and on your stamina! I enjoyed read this even though I have no children. It is just what I believe and I think this book makes more sense to me then most parenting books.
It's a little liberating for me. Nope, in the long run her kids will grow up appreciating that everything in life doesn't neatly fit into a schedule. My husband was in the row behind me with our middle two children, who were engrossed in the age-old argument over the window seat. I'd love to have her access to nannies, mannies, and cleaning ladies. You might learn a thing or two from the ways she organized her 6 child household, but more than likely you'll enjoy the stories she shares.
The humorous title of this book is what originally caught my attention, and then I recognized the author from Project Runway. I don't think I've ever read a more hilarious book. Say what you will about Laura Bennett. She thrived, grew, cultivated friendships, and gained worldviews that have formed her life, and I was not a part of the process. In a nutshell, this book is a polar opposite work. My two oldest sat across the aisle from me, all wired up like cyborgs, both of them gripping their respective iDevices, the sound of music leaking through headphones momentarily suspended, the sound of clicking thumbs ditto.
It took me years to come to this realization. This review was written for. Also, some of the stuff about Laura herself seems irrelevant although let's just see if nicotine gum catches on as the next big diet craze. After a while the amusing anecdotes seemed redundant. This was on the shelf near Dr Laura Schlesinger's book 'Praise for stay at home moms'. The tone I loved on Project Runway doesn't really translate well to the written word. Planned or not, however each one came about, on most days I am happy to have them.
The heart of the Laura Bennett philosophy is that if you look good you feel good, and looking good and feeling good heals the psychological wounds of having five little boys running around your house like wild animals and part of me is feeling that because when I have a great outfit on it feels like a suit of armor, like I can handle absolutely anything the fates throw at me. Instead of a sappy, sentimental, and unrealistic portrayal of the life of a large family I got a witty, provocative and humorous narrative. I'm ready for this to end. But childbirth is a cakewalk compared to motherhood. My curiosity gets the best of me: I want to see what genetic cocktail Lady Luck has to offer. It doesn't mean she loves her children any less.
How refreshing it is to hear someone with 6 children actually make sense of what it means and should be to be a parent as opposed to a 'friend' to their children as so many are today. For one thing, I have six children, a very old-fashioned number. I was a part of it, but not the end all or be all. And from her descriptions, her sons seem extremely bright and well adjusted. I'm a confessed reality show junkie. It was a common occurrence for me in those days. Just because I can't relate to her lifestyle doesn't mean I can't relate to feeling pulled in a million directions.
Like everything else she tell of undertaking, she found her way to write a book and if I, or you, or anyone else doesn't like it then we are free to go elsewhere. The best part of the book is the title. Это может быть выставочный образец или товар, бывший в употреблении и возвращенный в магазин. I'd never heard of Laura Bennett and I've never seen Project Runway. I love that she's addicted to nicotine gum, she doesn't bother teaching her boys not to use obscenities, and she wears a corset. Her book is like that.
Her lifestyle and her priorities are extremely different than mine. Beyond the mayhem of a life among males, Laura celebrates the glories of womanhood with a generous helping of wit and style. Having so many children was hardly a conscious decision, not something I set out to accomplish, but it has taken the pressure off all of the concerned parties. We have an heir, a spare, another spare, and three more spares. You might want to take my review with a grain of salt or three. She gives solid tips to moms who want to have style.