“If I was asked to use a few words to describe parenthood, I’d first ask if I was allowed to make up swear words. Then, assuming I was told ‘no,’ I’d start rattling off my choice of many adjectives.
And then somewhere on that list, in my top ten but definitely near the bottom of it, would be the word ‘fun.’ In all honesty, I don’t find parenting fun.
I love my children, I think they’re hilarious and entertaining, and I’ve had many fun moments. But constantly being tired, not being allowed sick days, and constantly being pushed to the limit of literally everything I thought I knew, time and time again, isn’t my idea of fun.
- Dancing is fun.
- Reading is fun.
Constantly bouncing between proud and excited, and worried sick and on the verge of a mental breakdown… is not fun.
But, my guest today, Karen Thurm Safran, would beg to differ. And she’s here to prove that parenthood certainly can be fun….”
Listen to this amusing interview podcast
Arianna Bradford with The NYAM Project (Not Your Average Mom) interviews Karen Thurm Safran, author of Parenting: Let’s Make a Game of It. Karen stops by to talk about her book and describe how her Mary Poppins-like approach helped her as a single mother, and throughout her life.
“In the end, I definitely notice that there’s a point to this, as my children do prefer to play over doing chores (who doesn’t?). It’s a very interesting look into how humor can be an important tool when parenting.”
–Arianna Bradford, The NYAM Project (Not Your Average Mom)
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