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ZagZig Parenting invites you to explore a married couple’s contemporary perspective on parenting through comical vignettes that share their differences, struggles, mistakes, and failures (with raw feedback from the kids).

Written by Kori, a career-driven mom, with commentary from Mike, an over-twenty-year primary caregiver to their four children, this book shows work-life
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Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by ReedImagine, LLC
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Amy
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
First, I won this on a goodreads giveaway. Had I not won it, I doubt I would have had to opportunity to read it and that would have been a shame. While my own two children a quite grown, and I was mostly a stay-at-home mom, most every parent can relate to the amusing, insightful, and growing stories in this book. The only real criticism I have is that she told us she worked for a Fortune 500 company just a few times too many. We got it. The book was well thought out, easy to follow and read, and ...more
April Ochieng
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
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I thought this book would be a fresh perspective on parenting. And it was. But it felt more like a self-congratulatory tome or at the very least, a strong attempt to justify the author's life choices. I think her life choices are perfectly fine, but I wanted to hear more about the parenting aspect. I got more parenting and partner insight from Mike's, her husband, inserts. I understand that was his primary focus as he was the primary parent, but Kori did/does parent, but most of her sections ...more
Jacinta Carter
Jul 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was difficult to get through. "ZagZig Parenting" refers to a workaholic mom (Reed) and a stay-at-home dad (Becker). Despite admitting that she rarely spends time with her kids (other than when she bribes them to have dinner with her), Reed does that pretentious thing where she tells everyone else how to raise their kids. Even though she doesn't do much to raise her own. Becker, on the other hand, can't seem to decide if he resents having to stay home with the kids or if he's bragging ...more
Denise Morse
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it
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Finally, a book that better describes some of my family situation and also a brief glimpse into my potential future.

I am also a working mom with a stay at home husband- although we only have 2 kids instead of the authors 4. But a lot of the issues and stories in the book are applicable to anyone no matter how many kids you have.

This is not an often talked about or written about situation and is usually only written about from one perspective. I love that this book is mainly written by the mom
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Benjamin Bookman
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Pro: Easy to read, some interesting stories, not too long, the photos were a nice touch, I respect leaving out the kids' names, having both parents' perspectives was interesting

Con: Too much business, not enough actual kid/parenting content, (too much Kori, not enough Mike...), it just wasn't very engaging or complete in the big picture - a few tidbits of interest isn't enough to sustain a whole book. I didn't feel like I learned anything, and I definitely didn't get any sense of what life was
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Michelle
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very informative and thought provoking book of a stay at home dad and a working mom.It was refreshing to get both of their thoughts on what happened and the kids too.There are many parenting ways out there and this is one of them that happens to work for this family.It is good to see different ways things work or don't work soo well.I'm passing this book on to someone who is kind of in the beginning of this situation and it just might help her.She will get a laugh at some of the things in it ( ...more
JAnn Bowers
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is packed full of hilarious stories about parenting in a contemporary time. Kori’s stories ring truth, advice, and laughter that any parent can relate too. I enjoyed reading these stories and found that I could relate to many situations as well. Kudos to Kori for involving the children in her writing of this book.
Jean Torgeson white
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Many humorous moments.
Michelle Olms
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book
Johnny
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a stay at home dad with a working wife, this book connected with me and I could see a lot of semblemance to my like and family
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Kat
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
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This was interesting, I really enjoy reading books about parenting and even though I don't have kids this didn't matter. I laughed a long with the characters and hope the parents write more books about their journey and experiences. This was different to anything I've read before as the women went to work and the man stayed at home to look after their four kids.
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Kori Reed is a wife, mother of four, and career woman, originally from Chicago, where she met her husband, Mike, in high school. She has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri Columbia and a Master of Communication degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Her professional career spans four states and Fortune 500 companies. Kori and Mike currently reside in Omaha, ...more