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I have been meaning to share a book with y'all for several weeks now, but I just keep forgetting to get around to it. And since today has already shown itself to be a particularly difficult parenting day, I was reminded about "Loving the Little Years" and thought I'd take a moment of my down time today to share it with you.
Do you remember last month when I shared the story of Oliver using the word "hate" when we were at my sister's house one evening? (It's a pretty entertaining read if you haven't read it.) She whispered some wise advice in my ear as we left her house that night and on the car ride home I explained to Oliver what she said - words are tools and some of them are like big kitchen knives - you have to be big enough to use them.
A couple of days after I shared that story here, I was at my sister's house again (so fun to live so nearby!). She told me that she'd actually read that analogy (and many other great mothering insights) in a book called "Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches" by Rachel Jankovic and that she'd like to offer her spare copy to me to give away to one of my readers.
Aren't big sisters friendly?
Now, since my quiet time is quickly getting away from me, I won't linger much longer. I just wanted to share this great book with you (it's only $9.60 on Amazon right now - $6.00 for the Kindle version) and give one away as well.
If you'd like to enter to win the copy from my sister, just leave a comment (any comment) in the comments section. I'll pick a winner tonight after my run.
Love to you all on this lovely Thursday morning! And encouraging you all to love these little years, however frustrating and exhausting they may be. (*ahem* preaching to myself right now...)
Remember: the days are long, but the years are short.