As the wise poets Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel once sang, “Slow down, you move too fast. You’ve got to make the morning last…”
But how many of us parents are slowing down and making that morning last? Or are we running from home to school to work to afterschool activities to homework to bedtime? Rinse and repeat, every weekday. Then are we stacking our weekends with so many events and tasks that we wish for another weekend for time as a family?
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Slow Parenting books and resources
“Nurturing the Soul of Your Family, 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life,” Renée Peterson Trudeau, $15.95, New World Library. Trudeau will give a book-signing and mini retreat 1:30 p.m. May 5 at Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. Find more tips from Trudeau at reneetrudeau.com.
“Slow Family Living, 75 Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joy,” by Bernadette Noll, $15, Penguin Group. Find tips and ebooks from Noll at http://slowfamilyliving.com.
“Minimalist Parenting, Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less,” by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest, $19.95, Biliomotion Inc. Find out more about the book, plus join their MinCamp, which emails you a daily task to help you simplify your life, at http://www.minimalistparenting.com.