On a virtual book tour, we tour blogs instead of bookstores!
We are visiting a blog a day and each blogger will be bringing you their fresh take on my new parenting book: The Parent Manifesto: How to create a parenting approach that’s perfect for your family.
There will be book reviews, author Q&A, podcasts, crash tests, giveaways and more!
I’d like to introduce you to each of the bloggers, and their amazing work. If you don’t know them already, I hope you enjoy discovering their unique take on parenting, life and everything in between.
Each day, we’ll update this blog post and link directly to the next stop on the tour. I hope you can join us and get involved!
Laney is a stay-at-home mum with two preschoolers who crash tests ways to get organised, take care and have fun! Her mission is to build a community of mums who find and share tried and tested advice, recommendations, tips and products that make life easier and motherhood more enjoyable. Join her on a collision course with life as she crash tests The Parent Manifesto. As she says, she’s not the expert. She’s the experiment! I can’t wait to see Laney’s experiments with The Parent Manifesto.
Laney was stressing out about the mess her kids make so she crash-tested our AAA Parenting Tool. Find out what happened, and her other thoughts on the book.
Caz’s Mojito Mother is all about putting the mojo back into motherhood. Caz is a global traveller, and likes life to be laidback, fun, and fresh with a spicy kick. Three days after graduating from uni with her teaching degree she went backpacking through Asia and then moved to England. After meeting her husband, she went on a 5 year honeymoon through 35 countries. After having her first child, she took her daughter on a travel extravaganza! Not surprisingly, Caz is also publisher of the hugely successful Y Travel blog. Caz will be quizzing me about the Parent Manifesto and she’ll publish the results as a podcast. Can’t wait!
Caz and I chatted about how you can take control of any challenging parenting situation, what you should do if you have a bad parenting day, and how you can help your children succeed and be happy. Plus much more! Check out our podcast here.
Some facts about Glowless (or Glow): 1. She has just hit thirty but refuses to believe it means she now has to be mature; 2. She’s fluent in three languages; English, Auslan and Sarcasm; and 3. She blogs because it’s cheaper than therapy and just as effective. She blogs about Map Guy (her hubby), Tricky (her little boy) and Aunty Penny (her gorgeous sister), amongst many other things. She is very funny and very real. I’m going to answer Glow’s questions – as best I can!
Want to know how not to repeat bad patterns from your own upbringing and the best idea yet on where to stick your manifesto? Glow’s got it! Plus, you can win a spot in our next 12 week online program by sharing your worst piece of ‘best parenting advice’. Check it out here.
Kellie is a journalist, mummy blogger, mum to two princesses (she’s princess number 3) and married to the Bloke in the Shed, who is married to his iPhone. She blogs about family life, cooking, photography, and is normally running one or more amazing giveaways. And in her spare time (!), Kellie runs Mum PR, a boutique public relations business for bloggers and mumpreneurs. Kellie will soon be publishing her new e-book (which I’ll look forward to telling you more about soon). In the meantime, she’ll be casting her journalistic eye over The Parent Manifesto.
Wow Kellie said this about the Parent Manifesto: ‘A book every parent should read’ Thanks Kellie! Plus, she’s published an extract from the book which most resonated with her. Find out what really had an impact.
Nathalie is a child behaviour consultant, and mum of two. She has over 15 years experience of working with children and their families to help parents and their kids get the fulfilment they need for a happy loving and healthy relationship. Her philosophy is that children need the skills to communicate how they are feeling, and that these skills are not genetic but learnt. Nathalie also blogs about parenting, child development and life lessons. I’m looking forward to her views on The Parent Manifesto!
Nathalie is not the biggest fan of parenting books. She’s seen too many that outline exact instructions on how to raise the perfect children. But fortunately, the Parent Manifesto isn’t another one of those books. Find out why Nathalie was so worried about reading this book, and then what changed her mind.
Larissa is: Wife of one. Mother of a “Pigeon Pair”. Primary school teacher of a flock. And a blogger who swoops on chic and clever products and ideas that help make our lives organised (de-cluttering to dos), delicious (recipes galore), beautiful (crafty and homely) and smart (books and more books!). On the book tour, Larissa is going to offer a teacher’s perspective. Eek! I hope I make the grade!
Larissa read The Parent Manifesto with two sets of eyes – teacher’s eyes and parent’s eyes. And fortuntely, she liked what she saw! Find out which parenting maxim she believes works equally for parents and teachers.
Cat is mama to two little men, a 3 year old nicknamed ‘Bebito’ and a baby nicknamed ‘Little Lion’, and wife to a loverly ‘Mr’. In her words, her blog is ‘where I overshare, show my love of all that’s pretty, talk about my craft projects and randomly muse.’ Her musings include recipes, family life and creative stuff. She also has her handmade loverlies on Etsy and she does custom projects too! Cat is going to be talking about how The Parent Manifesto helped her and her hubby come up with a shared parenting approach. I look forward to hearing about that!
Cat sat down with her husband and created their very own family manifesto. The manifesto is full of wonderful statements about the parents and people they want to be, and it is truly inspirational! Find out what went into Cat’s manifesto.
Dr. Justin Coulson is a parenting, relationships and happiness expert, and Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong. Justin received his Ph. D. researching parenting and happiness, and has a book on his findings coming soon! For over ten years, Justin has been providing happiness, relationship, and parenting training to parents, teachers, and the corporate sector. Justin is also dad to five daughters, and claims to be living proof that with practice anyone can become a great parent! I’m going to be answering Justin’s questions – again to the best of my ability!
Justin says there is a great deal that parents ‘might’ choose to do to raise healthy, happy children; but there is really very little that they ‘must’ do. Find out what else Justin says about The Parent Manifesto here.
That’s it! What a tour! I’m looking forward to visiting all these amazing blogs, and hope you can join me!
Plus, join us on our free parenting webinar
In this free webinar, ‘Parenting enemy #1: Everyone else knows best (or do they?)’ I’ll be sharing valuable informationa such as:
The 5 parenting pressures that are keeping us from having a great family life
The top 5 things that parents really want
The 3 things kids really need from us as parents
How one parent overcame her struggle with dealing with others’ opinions about her parenting (including her own mum’s)
How you can separate helpful and unhelpful parenting advice, and parent a little more confidently
It will take place at 8pm AEST time on Thursday, 26th April. The link to the free webinar is here .
I’ll be sharing valuable informationa such as:
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