The Art of Parenting Book Review and Giveaway!
I’ve yet to meet Jennifer White in person, we just somehow connected through social media (a real benefit of “social” media); and she has been a long time student of my DVDs. I know when we finally do get some real one on one face time together, though, it will feel like meeting a long, lost sister, or best friend. Jennifer’s writing is intimate, real, touching, heartfelt and a rare gift. She is a regular contributor to elephant journal, The Huffington post, mindbodygreen and The Toledo Free Press. You will get lost on her own blog reading all of her awesome stories and experiences through motherhood, yoga and life.
Jennifer has just published her second book and I have to admit it’s truly incredible. It fully resonates to me as a first time mother and yogi; but this book is great for anyone who wants a reminder to open to all gifts that come their way. I was touched from the very beginning by the letter to her husband. I love that each chapter is short, sweet, touching, funny and easy as a mom to pick up and read here and there. I admit I haven’t had much time for reading since Timothy. The Art of Parenting feels like I’m curling up on the couch with a good friend and sharing our dreams, experiences and laugh out loud moments as moms. This isn’t a guide book or how to book for parents by any means; it’s a love letter that we should all be writing to ourselves for doing the best we can. Jennifer reminds us to just enjoy the process.
I’m honored to share Jennifer’s thoughts on the book and to give a copy away to one lucky reader of mine! Let me know if the comments below why you would love Jennifer’s book, and/or ping me on my social channels. Make sure to follow Jennifer on all of her channels as well.
The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother was not supposed to be my second book.
Actually, I was internally set to release a yoga-themed book when, having just had my second child, I realized that my life would be moving in a very particular direction: motherhood.
So, I temporarily shelved my book about my love of practicing yoga and, instead, birthed something completely different, alongside of my new baby.
Because, as I say on my book’s back cover, “Parenting is the ultimate gift of inspiration, of struggle, of hilarity and of hope.”
It’s absolutely true that children bring constant wonder, wisdom and chaos into life with them—and it’s equally true that life is forever changed by their arrival.
This book isn’t something I set out to do. Rather, it’s something that had to be done—as a writer, my children are continual sources of inspiration and never-ending pools of lessons.
This book isn’t just for parents or mothers either—it’s for anyone who believes that life is full of growth and second-chances. Like I offer on the cover, it’s for anyone who understands fully “that the best things in life are free. Except that kids kind of do cost a lot of money. But they’re worth it. Here, just read this.”
Make sure to enter the contest and you may just want to order some extra books as well for all of the special people in your life who will love this touching book. I’m getting one for just about every one of my mom friends I know!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!