thank you for your answer

November 2nd, 2010

Nearly every day something arrives out of the blue with an answer to my deepest fears and doubts.

Hi Karen, I’ve never written an author before but I so profoundly connected with Hand Wash Cold that I felt I had to write. I have gotten copies of Momma Zen for my daughter who is expecting her first child, my daughter-in-law who is mother to my grandson, and Hand Wash Cold for a dear, dear friend.

I am currently raising my second family. We have custody of our two granddaughters. They are 6 and 7 and we’ve had them since infancy. I went through a period of madly buying parenting books for advice (apparently forgetting that I already raised four pretty ok human beings). What you say about trusting yourself and just seeing how it goes struck such a chord with me – a big sigh of relief.

Thank you thank you thank you for your books!

For more questions and answers to our deepest parenting fears and doubts, see the Q&A with me posted today on Fans of Being a Mom. We all need a second chance to help one another.

The photo above was shot and sent out of the blue by my friend Janet Marshall, who captioned it “To Whom We Are Beautiful When We Fall.”

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