The author is the caregiver to an eight-year-old boy with autism. Although he excels in reading, spelling and other subjects, he struggles with some basic things, and coloring within the line is one of them. Vie Lewis, a poet in her own rights, has incorporated poetry in teaching how to color within the line. The book benefits any child of any age that struggles with this coordination skill.
Described as 'the indispensable survival guide for every woman who has put her career on hold to have a baby', 'Staying Sane' is an acutely observed and brilliantly funny book for women who excelled in life BC (Before Child) and are struggling AD (After Delivery). Sleep-deprived and with a baby in tow, suddenly going to the supermarket feels like a polar expedition and following a recipe is as easy as studying for PhD in applied physics. And precisely when a new mother is brain-dead and can barely understand the instructions on a microwave meal, they get presented with books the size of telephone directories on parenting. 'Staying Sane' is the welcome antidote to such manuals. Warm, witty and wise, it does not lecture you on how to be the perfect mother. Instead, it is meant to provide at-a-glace nuggets of wisdom and humour to help through the darkest days of mental dementia. It will even help con their husbands into thinking he's getting a decent meal every night.
Ellie loves her hometown, job, and best friend Jake. But Jake is a ladies man that will never settle down. Ellie can't stand to see him with other women anymore, so she is packing up and leaving Oak Hollow and everything she loves to start over. A night of unexpected passion makes her start to think maybe things can work out between them, until she happens upon a secret Jake has been keeping for more than a year. Will their friendship be forever torn apart? Or will Ellie find A Reason to Stay? This is a special print edition of the Best Selling novella, A Reason to Stay.
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