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Just in Time for Mother's and Father's Days

When I heard the title of this parenting book, I busted up. Keep it Real and Grab a Plunger can pretty much sum up a real-time, sanity-saving approach to parenting that most of us take. These little minions of ours do their own thang...some days, parenting is not for the weak. Because of that,  this new release by author Julie Nelson is on my TBR list for sure.



This book is already getting rave reviews on Goodreads. I personally can't wait to read it because there are tons of books out there on parenting babies and toddlers or special needs kids, and plenty more on how to discipline your child, but not many on living with normal, frequently obnoxious but for the most part pretty cool teenagers. My fears for them are mostly spiritual in this crazy, often scary world of ours, so I'm looking forward to digging in to Keep it Real and Grab a Plunger as soon as my schedule lightens up a little.

You can find author Julie Nelson on her website A Spoonful of Parenting--feel free to read more about her here. This book may be found online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Happy reading!

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