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Lift by Kelly Corrigan
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Oct 26, 2010

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This is a short book on the raging emotions associated with parenthood. Having children can take a parent from the highest highs to the lowest lows. I think that my favorite quote from the book is "parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can't find a towel or a sponge or your 'inside' voice." This book was written as a letter to the author's two daughters to let them know that their mother loved them enough "to take in the full reality of your lives...to understand the things you think I can't and I can see and know and embrace every bit of you, full frame, no cropping." I don't think that anyone has summed up being a parent better. Having been introduced to the writing of Kelly Corrigan, I want to now find and read her book, The Middle Place.

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