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"Sunday Breakfast" in A Cup of Comfort for Single Mothers
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Minnette gives an overview of the book:

Chauffeur. Chef. Referee. Confidante. Provider. As a single mother, you balance these roles and dozens more every day-so take a break with A Cup of Comfort for Single Mothers. In this empowering and bittersweet collection, you will meet single mothers who have created an unbreakable bond with their sons and daughters. From a woman who never misses one of her son's games-despite being the only single mother in the stands-to a new single mom whose three-year-old daughter provides comedic relief after a less-than ideal first date, these women will inspire and encourage you. It's never easy to raise children alone. But in this heartwarming volume, you'll find inspiration and joy in the stories of fifty amazing women just like you-parenting on their own and doing it exceptionally well.
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Chauffeur. Chef. Referee. Confidante. Provider. As a single mother, you balance these roles and dozens more every day-so take a break with A Cup of Comfort for Single Mothers.

In this empowering and bittersweet collection, you will meet single mothers who have created an unbreakable bond with their sons and daughters. From a woman who never misses one of her son's games-despite being the only single mother in the stands-to a new single mom whose three-year-old daughter provides comedic relief after a less-than ideal first date, these women will inspire and encourage you.

It's never easy to raise children alone. But in this heartwarming volume, you'll find inspiration and joy in the stories of fifty amazing women just like you-parenting on their own and doing it exceptionally well.

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To this day, I couldn’t tell you what woke me that Sunday morning. Despite claims to the contrary in studies and countless books on child development, the thing that frightens parents most—more than midnight calls from the hospital, swan dives from the roofs of pickup trucks, or locked bathroom doors—is the sound of absolute silence wherever one or more children are near but out of sight. I knew instantly something was terribly wrong as my parental extra-sense went into overdrive.
“Boys?” I called tentatively, my heart racing and the silence making my ears ache. It’s amazing how quickly adrenaline can get you going in the morning; coffee is a weak second-rater, if you ask me.
I got out of bed, grabbed my robe, stubbed my foot on the nightstand just for laughs, and then knocked over the double-crossing baby monitor. That’ll teach ya!

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About Minnette

Somewhere between thirty and dust...red hair, blue eyes...six kids, one slightly used husband, and any number of pets from time to time... wanttabe hippy... wanttheirmoney yuppie... pro musician and actress for 20 years...native Oregonian... lover of music, beauty and all...

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