Punky Brewster was one of my favorite shows when I was growing up. Next month, Soleil Moon Frye has a book coming out called Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between. As soon as I heard about it, I put it on my must-read list. And one of you will win a copy, too!
In case you are wondering about the title of the book: Soleil believes that Happy Chaos is a sign of a family operating at its best—when parents accept that they’ll make mistakes, there will be messes, tears and skinned knees.
I had a chance to ask her a few questions about parenting.
What has been the hardest part of parenting for you so far? “Trying to find the balance between being a great parent and also juggling work. I try to involve my kids as much as possible. They were my inspiration for Happy Chaos. They also help me design clothes and they are always coming up with fun ideas. I literally learn more from them than I could ever teach.”
How do you find a balance between parenting and the rest of life? “I do my best and on the days when I fall down and am not the perfect parent I try harder the next day. I love having lots of amazing things going on but I also try and be very present with my little ones. So when I take a break in the middle of the day, we get on the floor, we play and get messy, it is just us, no distractions.”
Tell me something funny your kids have done lately. “My 3 year old started calling out to a guy running shirtless the other day ‘Hey naked boy, I want to marry you’ We are in trouble :)”
Soleil sounds like such a regular mom! I had a hard time not asking her if I could be her BFF: was having flashbacks to Punky days.
Giveaway: One of you will win a copy of Happy Chaos, to be shipped after the release date of August 23.
Entry #1: Simply leave a comment telling me you want to win.
Entry #2: I shared that I adored Punky Brewster when I was growing up. Leave a second comment telling me what show/star you liked as a child.
Giveaway will close July 30 at 11:59pm and winner will be announced on July 31st. If you can’t wait, you can pre-order your copy of Happy Chaos.