Shaken and Stirred: The First Five Years of Parenting Imperfect
by Adrienne Martini
Copyright 2011 by Adrienne Martini
All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book in any for whatsoever.
Reprinted with permission from The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY’s best newspaper, in my not so humble opinion. Thanks to Sam Pollak for signing off on this project.
For Kimbolou Lane and Deni Z, who saw potential.
How to Find Your Way
Even before I because a parent, I was a writer. Which is why it seemed natural to keep writing after the birth of my firstborn completely re-arranged all that I thought I knew about how the world works. Writing is how I process information - and the information comes thick and fast when you have a baby. Plus, the learning curve is steep.