There is a sea change happening in parenting books – their content and authorship and also the way they are published.
Prescriptive parenting books of the past are being replaced with writing that celebrates the beauty of parenthood, the fleeting realisations, and moments of terror and struggle.
Like ‘Is it Bedtime Yet?’ by Emily Writes and friends, ‘When We Remember to Breathe’ is a collaboration this time between two mothers -Michele Powles and Renee Liang.
Powles and Liang have a beautiful, almost whimsical, style of writing. The words flow gently across the page, intuitively exploring what it is that gives meaning to our lives in the new millennium.
Michele Powles has trained in law and been a dancer, producer and now writer and emerging screen writer while Renee Liang, a second-generation Chinese Kiwi is a poet, playwright, paediatrician, medical researcher and fiction writer.
‘When We Remember to Breathe’ examines the parenting process from conception and pregnancy to birth and beyond. Powles and Liang bring their individual perspective to each step of the way and in doing so validate how different everyone’s journey is.
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