Thursday, August 15, 2013

Not My Normal Bed-time Read

If you have read another of my book reviews you would know that I love "chic lit" books. They are the perfect "forget about your troubles" reads that I need before falling asleep each night. But recently I gave a "how to" book a try and boy am I glad I did! Bruce Feiler's The Secrets of Happy Families was fast yet insightful read on raising a family today. While not all of Bruce's suggestion are for my family, there where many tips that really made sense. 

Amazon says - In The Secrets of Happy FamiliesNew York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.
The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations…
Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

I thought this book was so insightful that I even ask Hubby to read it as well. I can happily report that Hubby liked the book and many of the suggestions. And when the new school year starts we will be using some Bruce's strategies. I will let you know how it goes...


  1. I read this book at the beginning of the summer and really got a lot out of it. There's so much fascinating research about so many different topics that relate to being a member of a family, I highly recommend it too! :)

  2. Interesting.... I'll have to upload it to my Kindle!!!

  3. I will pass on this book to my younger friends who still have children at home. Also, I might buy it as a baby shower gift. Thanks for tip!

  4. Love your blog and this looks like a great read! Gotta get it!


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