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It Takes a Mother to Raise a Village Colleen Down

It Takes a Mother to Raise a Village

Colleen Down

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ISBN : 9780970832306
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161 pages
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While the old African proverb of it takes a village to raise a child sounds appealing, perhaps the realities of life are more accurately conveyed in the story of The Little Red Hen. Who will help me potty train my child? asks the mother, Not I,MoreWhile the old African proverb of it takes a village to raise a child sounds appealing, perhaps the realities of life are more accurately conveyed in the story of The Little Red Hen. Who will help me potty train my child? asks the mother, Not I, says the village. Who will help me clean up this third glass of spilt milk? asks the mother. Not I, says the village. Who will help put braces on my childs teeth? asks the mother. Not I, says the village. Who wants to use my child to further their own political agendas? asks the mother. WE DO, says the village. The irony of motherhood is that there has not been a spokesperson for mothers because those who feel most passionately are simply too busy. Theyre too busy running the car pools, doing the laundry, shopping for the groceries and the 1,001 other things, which are required to sustain life. Some have tried, but really, when was the last time Oprah plopped down her last ten dollar bill for a bag of Huggies and a gallon of milk?Full time Mom, Colleen Down, has decided to ignore her buzzing dryer and ringing phone long enough to stand up and defend those whose profession it is to rock the cradle, and to remind them once again that they truly do have the power to change the world.It Takes a Mother to Raise a Village is a humorous look at the joys and frustrations of being a mother of seven, ranging from preschool to college. It Takes a Mother to Raise a Village also takes a serious look at how important the role of a mother is in dealing with the problems that face us in the new millennium. If it takes a mother to raise the village it is also going to take all of the mothers to save the village.