This month, Seattle Magazine features my new book, Mama’s Big Book of Little Lifesavers. So pleased that both my kitchen and me look clean and presentable, which is not normally the case. Success! (And of course, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t say: the book is perfect any moms on your holiday list! It’s available on amazon or from my alma mater, Chronicle Books.) Enjoy.
A New Book Offers Helpful Advice for Parents
BY: ALISON BROWNRIGG | DECEMBER 2011 | FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Ballard mom and publishing consultant Kerry Colburn has a knack for dispensing the kind of useful, no-nonsense advice that every parent wants and needs. Her newest book,Mama’s Big Book of Little Lifesavers: 398 Ways to Save Your Time, Money, and Sanity(Chronicle Books, $14.95), published this past April, is an easy stocking stuffer for the moms and dads on your list, and offers a big assist with sage tips, including a few for navigating the holiday season.
TIP #1: Want a good place to hide Santa’s gifts from curious kids? Zip them up inside stored luggage.
TIP #2: Start a tradition: For every item on a child’s Christmas list, one old toy (or more!) must be donated to someone in need.
TIP #3: Find a good sale? Stock up on extras of a favorite toy, book or doll. Keep these on hand for birthday parties for the rest of the year and skip the last-minute run-around.