Although I’m not a mother, I enjoyed reading Sarah Parshall Perry’s book, Sand in My Sandwich, and other Motherhood Messes I’m Learning to Love. This book talks about some of the things that happen to Sarah as she is raising her three children, two who are children with Autism. I think her situations are similar to the stories that I have heard from my friends who are parents or my family members, as they talk about day-to-day life raising young children. There were some funny topics she covered, while others focused on the more serious nature of motherhood.
This book was written very well, and it feels like you’re listening to an old friend. I think this is the perfect gift to a friend or family member who may be struggling with feelings of being the only one going through difficult times with their children. Through the pages of Sarah Perry’s book, it’s clear that others are going through the same struggles in their life. If she can let go of her need to control every situation, then others can find inspiration from her story.
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