If you, or someone you know, is sitting in a cubicle right now weighing the pros and cons of living with their mother because they hate their job so much, it’s time to do something about it. It can seem overwhelming to make a change, but making small, simple changes, one at a time, is all it takes. What about just getting your resume together? It’s simpler than you think. I wrote an eBook to show you how.
A mother’s compassionate, but sometimes “tells it like she sees it” observations and advice to her almost twelve year old daughter as she enters middle school and adolescence.
Every year on my daughter’s birthday, I hand write her a letter containing thoughts, memories and my hopes for her life. I have saved these letters to give her at some point in the future, perhaps her 18th birthday or college graduation, as a sort of time capsule.
The concept for this book came about as I was writing the letter for her 12th birthday. I decided that I wanted to capture not only the memories from her life, but to give her the life advice I wish someone had given me when I was about to go hurling through adolescence like a rocket without a pilot.
So the letter became an e-book, one that I gave her just before starting 6th grade. This is a funny, poignant and straightforward love letter to my child, but I urge all mothers and daughters to read it.
An excerpt from Dear Grace, I hope you don’t get your period in gym class:
OMG I know you don’t want to talk about sex…
If something can be said to make an awkward moment even worse, I’m going to say it.
I know that talking about sex makes you uncomfortable so the short story is this: if you have sex, you have a 95% chance of immediately dying. I mean, why take the risk?
I’m joking of course. I know you don’t like talking about it, but we have to continue these conversations. I’m not going to address it too much here, because these conversations need to keep happening live and in person, and probably for several years to come.
There’s just a lot more to talking about sex than discussing how babies are made. And I know that’s the stuff you don’t like me bringing up. I’ll talk to you more about this when we’re driving around with a few of your friends in the car.