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Trade Paperback
192 pages
Nov 2004
Barbour Publishing

Mom's Trapped in the Minivan: Surviving Your Child's Middle Years with Your Sanity and Salvation Intact!

by Cynthia Sumner

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Moms of all shapes and sizes can find wisdom and reassurance in Cynthia Sumnerís Momís Trapped in the Minivan. Sumner discusses parenting the tween years, having been there herself.

A mom who owns a minivan, Sumner has written parenting books in the past and is a founding member of MOPS (Mothers of PreschoolerS) Speaking Bureau. This book can easily be picked up and read on the go. A busy mom will not be overwhelmed by the vast amounts of information; neither will she be bored to tears as the information is presented in mom friendly bite-size chapters. Each chapter closes with ĎMomís Matters,í which are questions meant to inspire reflection not generate guilt.

Sumner writes with refreshing honesty about not being the perfect mom. She understands the varying personalities and attributes of children, as her three tend to cover the spectrum. Relieving busy moms of their need to be all and do everything, Sumner uses Scripture to remind moms to rest and delight themselves in the Lord.

While this book had little for me as a homeschooler, the insights were shared in refreshing ways, and I did find the array of information interesting. If you are a busy single, working, sports, or public school mom, this book is sure to have something to inspire and encourage you. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Mom's Trapped in the Minivan is an all-out survival guide for moms of elementary and junior high-aged kids. Knowing the overwhelming stresses of motherhood, author Cynthia Sumner offers humor and practical advice to mothers with busy schedules and even busier kids. With insight on crucial daily concerns like communication, lying, self-confidence, and sex education, a "seasoned" mom encourages those in the midst of the school years to survive-and enjoy-this time in their lives and to hold on to their faith and sanity!