The book Secrets of a Jewish Mother, written by Jill Zarin (some of you may recognize her from the show Real Housewives of New York) , along with her sister and mother have co written a delightful book covering a multitude of subjects. The book covers the gamut from from friendship, beauty and health, to parenting.
Some of the chapters in the book I did not relate to or thought they were handled a little shallow, and a little bluntly. However when the book turned to parenting I really warmed up to the book and the authors! When they gave advice on how to parent more than one child, "A secret to being a great parent, as opposed to being an average parent, is to give each of your children a separate, customized parenting approach." My parents have said that to me all my life (I was raised with 2 brothers and everything was not always equal, because we were different individuals! Trust me I am glad I was not signed up to play baseball, or computer language classes) we were loved and parented based on who we each were, and what our interest were.
Another touching part of the book, is how they write that you can never, say "I love you" enough. This is so true. Growing up I thought everyone lived like my family. My parents told us that they loved us all the time. Then I grew up and meet friends whose dad's only told them that they loved them on the day of their wedding. That is sad, and not what I want my girls to remember.
I think the book is a light fun read, some is blunt, some a little to honest, but you feel the love! I will close with a quote from Erma Bombeck that sums up this book that will make us all giggle Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
Erma Bombeck - If you are looking for a light, fun read, and are not to sensitive this may be the book for you.