Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-ferro

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Parents who are fed up with the pressure to turn their children into star athletes, concert violinists, and merit scholars-all at once!-finally have an alternative: the world of Slacker Moms, where kids learn to do things for themselves and parents can cut themselves some slack; where it's perfectly all right to do less, have less, and spend less. Slacker moms say "No" to parenting philosophies that undermine parents'-and children's-ability to think for themselves. They say "Yes" to saving their money and time by opting out of the parenting competition. And they say "Hell, Yes!" to having a life of their own, knowing it makes them better parents.In this witty and insightful book, author Muffy Mead-Ferro reflects on her experience of growing up on a ranch in Wyoming, where parenting-by necessity-was more hands-off, people "made do" with what they had, and common sense and generational wisdom prevailed. We should all take her sane lead!
 

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Muffy Mead-Ferro was born into a fourth generation cattle ranching family that has been raising Herefords in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, since the turn of the century. She traded her tractor for a typewriter and has been an advertising copywriter and creative director ever since. She and her husband Michael, along with kids Belle and Joe, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
Published August 1, 2008 by Da Capo Press. 151 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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“Old Enough to Know Better” purports to explore women’s susceptibility to the images of perpetual youthful beauty bombarding them on TV and in print, but Mead-Ferro tells us a friend’s husband left her because “she let herself go,” without exploring the contradictory connotations of this expression.

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A welcome relief from the flood of how-to-mother-perfectly tomes, Mead-Ferro's short and sweet book is a reminder not to take parenthood so seriously. The author, who in addition to being the mother o

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Mead-Ferro's witty remarks and her book's lighthearted title belie her seriousness as she speaks of the importance of letting go of society's unending pressure to maintain the immaculate lifestyle and letting yourself—and your kids—get dirty and enjoy life.

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Rejecting the mentality that results in pre-school admission anxiety attacks and overly competitive soccer leagues for six-year-olds, Mead-Ferro both soothes and inspires as she prompts parents, and mothers in particular, to trust their own instincts rather than that of the""experts."" Let the ki...

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