One beautiful dream: the rollicking tale of family chaos, personal passions, and saying yes to them both
Pursue your passions, love your family, and say goodbye to guilt--pipe dream or possibility?
Work and family, individuality and motherhood, the creative life and family life--women are told constantly that they can't have it all. One Beautiful Dream is the deeply personal, often humorous tale of what happened when one woman dared to believe that you can have it all--if you're willing to reimagine what having it all looks like.
Jennifer Fulwiler is the last person you might expect to be the mother of six young children. First of all, she's an introvert only child, self-described workaholic, and former atheist who never intended to have a family. Oh, and Jennifer has a blood-clotting disorder exacerbated by pregnancy that has threatened her life on more than one occasion.
One Beautiful Dream is the story of what happens when one woman embarks on the wild experiment of chasing her dreams with multiple kids in diapers. It's the tale of learning that opening your life to others means that everything will get noisy and chaotic, but that it is in this mess that you'll find real joy.
Jennifer's quest takes her in search of wisdom from a cast of colorful characters, including her Ivy-League-educated husband, her Texan mother-in-law who crushes wasps with her fist while arguing with wrong number calls about politics, and a best friend who's never afraid to tell it like it is. Through it all, Jennifer moves toward the realization that the life you need is not the life you would have originally chosen for yourself. And maybe, just maybe, it's better that way.
Hilarious, highly relatable, and brutally honest, Jennifer's story will spark clarity and comfort to your own tug-of-war between all that is good and beautiful about family life and the incredible sacrifice it entails. Parenthood, personal ambitions, family planning, and faith--it's complicated. Let this book be your invitation to the unexpected, yet beautiful dream of saying yes to them all, with God's help.
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|Grouping Author||fulwiler jennifer|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-29 10:33:32AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-23 04:18:05AM|
Severna Park Library
|detailed_location_aacpl||Crofton Library - Nonfiction|
Edgewater Library - Nonfiction
Linthicum Library - Nonfiction
Severna Park Library - Nonfiction
|display_description||"As a former workaholic who describes her love language as 'being left alone in a silent room,' popular radio host Jennifer Fulwiler is the last person you'd expect to be a stay-at-home mom of six young children. But Jennifer decided to experiment: Why not chase your dream with multiple kids in diapers right behind you? Her quest involved a cast of colorful characters, including her Ivy-League-educated husband, her Texan mother-in-law who argues with wrong-number calls about politics, and a best friend who's never afraid to tell it like it is. Through it all, Jennifer moves toward the realization that the life you need is not the life you would have chosen for yourself. And maybe, just maybe, it's better that way." -- Book jacket.|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
Severna Park Library
Motherhood -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Parenting -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
|title_display||One beautiful dream : the rollicking tale of family chaos, personal passions, and saying yes to them both|
|title_full||One beautiful dream : the rollicking tale of family chaos, personal passions, and saying yes to them both / Jennifer Fulwiler|
|title_short||One beautiful dream|
|title_sub||the rollicking tale of family chaos, personal passions, and saying yes to them both|