This is a memoir that follows Diana Kathryn Wolfe-Plopa as she raises her son, Zachary Bennjamin from birth to adulthood with a plan that incorporates intelligent love, reasonable boundaries, and lots of patience.
No swearing or use of deity as a swear word (dang, darn, and other substitutes okay)
May contain mild crude humor appropriate for preteens and up
No sex, or talking about having sex
May contain mild kissing
May contain brief description of non-sexual nudity
May contain brief violence or bullying (non-sexual)
No drug, alcohol, or tobacco use by minors
May contain mild use of drug, alcohol, or tobacco by adults
What Readers Are Saying:
"This book is so deeply spiritual in a context deeper than what we know as spiritual. The love for your son emanated from every page. The self-exploration was profound! True parenting begins with soul searching within ourselves. And it becomes a journey and not just an experience when we trust ourselves to be all that our children need us to be from childhood through adulthood. Great Book! I really enjoyed it!" ~Veronica Thomas, RN
I was not sure what to expect as I approached this book. I am normally drawn to non-fiction that tells a a unique story, but not overly excited about many stories concerning raising a family or the series suggestions that are given to others in similar situations. Still, I knew the author and wanted to give the book a fair shake.
I am glad I did.
The book is divided by many sections of how Diana handled being a single mother. From the decision point of becoming a single parent to the obvious items you have to deal with day to day to help a child grow up as a tremendous individual. I was impressed with many of the approaches while I did not agree with others, but saw their merit and would have considered them carefully when I was raising my children.
All in all, this is a super fun read with nice little quips and a cute narrative that keeps your interest from start to finish. Good job to the author and it would be nice to see a follow up from the son's perspective now that he is grown!
~Andrew Allen Smith