Dear Moms and Dads,
The Shock of Parenthood is a little book I wrote. Because that first year of parenthood… well maybe the first two years…okay, okay… maybe the firstthree years…well, they really are kind of a shock. I don’t know about you guys, but I was pretty clueless about the whole thing. Scared and reeling from day one, I was. But my kids are older now and I think I’ve got a decent grip on this parenting thing. (That feeling is NOT going to last but ya gotta grab it when you can!) So anyway, I’m gonna feed you this book in nice little digestible bites. ( Good little mommy bird that I am.) Hopefully, you will find food for thought, nourishment for your spirit and soul, and perhaps even a spark of revolution… Oh hell! Hopefully you feel the fire of revolution. By the time you’re done reading this book, you just might find a passion for what we can do to make the world a better place for our kids….
But first… we have to figure out how to raise the wild little beasties. How to take care of all those basic needs. How to survive the radical change to our own lives. How to feed and water them without drowning ourselves. How to build a life that works for the grownups as well as the kiddos.
Don’t worry. It will be okay. I’ve got your back. I’ve talked with hundreds of mothers and fathers and picked their brains for parenting-life advice. I’ve also read a couple hundred parenting books and somehow managed to raise two tiny twins to nine years of age. They seem to be doing okay. So, stick with me. We are going to figure this out and build ourselves and our children a worthwhile life.