Rage Against the Minivan: Learning to Parent Without Perfection

Convergent. Jun. 2020. 224p. ISBN 9781984825162. $26.00. CHILD REARING
Howerton guides parents struggling with perfectionism to do less, not more. Baptized by fire with four kids in as many years, the author has dealt with infertility, adoption, and divorce and is also a parent of children of several different races. Howerton’s sage humor will resonate with a variety of readers of all types. Whether ruining her daughter’s lunch by putting a yellow straw in a pink cup, discussing the travails and joys of adopting her son Kembe from Haiti, or poking fun at unrealistic ideals of parenting culture, Howerton is both hilarious and relatable.
VERDICT Howerton’s parenting manifesto is a laugh-out-loud funny read many moms may find themselves nodding along with.
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