I received a copy of QUICK TIPS FOR BUSY FAMILIES: SNEAKY STRATEGIES FOR RAISING GREAT KIDS by Jay Payleitner from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. Now that I actually have a kid, albeit a baby who focuses mainly on eating and sleeping, books like this hit home more. Maybe it is better that I’m starting off fresh with a baby. I can better incorporate his tips into our daily lives.
The 144 tips in this book are easy to read and sometimes amusing. I found myself engulfed in Jay’s writing style. All of the tips made me feel as if I was sitting next to Jay having a cup of tea and a friendly conversation. I didn’t expect to read as much as I did in one sitting. Be warned: this is an addictive book!
The one I liked best was to laminate stuff, like newspaper articles, so that they will always be treasured. This made me think of my maternal grandmother. She kept all newspaper articles about herself, my grandfather, my mom, and my uncle. After she passed away, we enjoyed reading them, and tucked most of them into a keepsake box (we gave my uncle his). I hope to do something similar with my son.
I HIGHLY recommend this book!