The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook – #Giveaway #ad

by Kari Crum

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions expressed are my own and may differ from others.

As a parent, have you ever encountered a time when you felt like you needed a step-by-step instruction manual? Or, maybe some solid advice from someone who has been in your shoes? It seems like the task of parenting is one where we learn as we go or “on the job.”

I have four kids and I know that I personally have felt that way so many times. Right now, I’m trying to figure out how to motivate and instill some self-assurance in my teenage daughter.


She is so bright and pretty and smart – but, she doesn’t always see herself that way. Her lack of confidence is actually holding her back from going out into the world and experiencing new things. This is just one of the many times when I’ve felt challenged as a mom and like I needed a parenting handbook to guide me along.

Christina Brockett is a working mother, writer, and mom-blogger. She is the author of The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook.

In The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook, the author presents a collection of stories from a diverse group of American moms and dads. These stories are from ordinary parents and offer insight into what they have been through and learned from their own experiences. From a mom of a teenage son, we learn how to overcome years of enabling. From parents who have lost a child in the military, we learn how to go on. And, from a husband who discovers his wife has placed their daughter’s jeans in the freezer, we learn to laugh at the crazy moments of parenting. In these tales and more, the parents come out wiser in the end and are able to share their take on the difficult but rewarding job of being a parent.

Check out the book for yourself…you might just learn some valuable lessons to add to your own parenting handbook!

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So what parenting resource has been a big help to you?



Email Author    |    Website About Kari Crum

Kari is a family and lifestyle blogger. She spends her days in Suburbia with her high-school sweetheart husband raising their four preteen/teenage kids. She loves cold & cloudy days, big dogs, reading, and being a homebody. She proudly admits to watching way too much tv and having a slight addiction to conservative talk radio and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You can find her blogging at Alas 3 Lads and tweeting at @alas3lads.

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1 Charlene S July 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

My parents are a great resource.

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2 Jhanis July 23, 2013 at 11:21 am

As a mom who often wonders if what I am doing is right, I would love to have a copy! I just hope this is open worldwide :)
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3 Jeanna July 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

My sister has been a great resource to me!

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4 Bryn July 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I am in the process of getting licensed to be a foster mom. I can’t wait. This would be an amazing book for me to read and to share with my other mom-friends! Thank you :)
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5 betty July 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

My natural instincts plus a lot of help from bloggers!

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6 Anne July 24, 2013 at 9:20 am

My family has always been my best resource.

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7 Linda Kish July 24, 2013 at 9:35 am

My mom was a great resource (and sounding board).

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8 Jennifer Thomas July 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm

My family.. Some was what to do.. some what not to do.. ;)

Would love to win and read this book!

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9 Maria July 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Best resource? My other mom (and dad!) friends who are in the trenches with me. :)
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10 Vague July 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Definitely has been one of those weeks! Don’t know up from down or right from wrong and I at the end of some days I’m at my wits end!
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11 Nicole Robinson July 25, 2013 at 6:32 am

My parents, and mom friends with kids just a few years older than mine have been my greatest parenting resource. It takes a village…
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12 Brandy W. July 26, 2013 at 12:08 am

My best resource has been blogs such as this one! (I don’t have much family to turn to…)

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13 Megan H July 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

Honestly, The internet has been quite helpful.
So has my mother.

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14 Karl July 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The internet and blogs have helped alot!

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15 Jessica T July 30, 2013 at 12:17 am

The public health nurse and neighbours!

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16 Angela M. July 31, 2013 at 2:02 am

My friends who have children around the same age as mine have been a great resource for me!

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17 Dawn S. August 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Blogs on the internet have been the most helpful

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18 Kerrie Mayans August 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I have a friend who has kids who are three and five years older than my oldest. She has been a great source of advice and tips about how to deal with every stage of parenting.

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19 Heather Kelly August 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I have a lot of mom friends with children aging from infants to teenagers.

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20 Melissa B. August 2, 2013 at 1:43 pm

My parents and friends who have children have been the biggest help.

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21 Nancy August 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

I loved the book series by Ames and Ilg: Your One Year Old, Your Two Year Old, etc.

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22 liz l August 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

my mother is my go to

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23 laurie brown August 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm

My family is my best resource

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