Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Book Review: Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families

4.0 out of 5 stars Practical tips to slow down and smell the roses

We live in a 24X7 world and are constantly connected to digital devices and social media. We are also pushing “children to get ahead, we cram everything possible into our days to maximize their chance at success.”


As the title suggests, the book is about “Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families.” Ann Kroeker , author sprinkles humor in the narrative to make it interesting. An example is the family trip to Paris where they got in line to see Mona!

“Philippe lifted each child above the crowd to peek at the famous lady locked behind bulletproof glass.
"Can you see it?" he asked.
"Take a good look"
"Okay." Next kid, same questions, same responses.”

In aptly titled chapters - Slowing Down Childhood, Too Fast to Care and Too Fast to Rest, etc - Anne gives tips based on practical insights. 

Book Blurb: The book "explores the jarring effects of our over committed culture and offers refreshing alternatives. Author Ann Kroeker relates her own story of how embracing a slower everyday pace resulted in a more meaningful family and spiritual life. Practical ideas and insight will spark creativity and personal reflection. Plus, ponder real-life stories from parents who chucked the high-speed lifestyle and reaped the rewards of richer relationships. Not So Fast offers hope that families struggling with hurried hearts and frantic souls can discover the rejuvenating power of an unrushed life."


Book Review:  The Things We Leave Behind Kindle Edition
Author:  Tanya Anne Crosby

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