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Time to Parent

Time to Parent

Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You

Julie Morgenstern

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In Time to Parent, the bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challengeparenting, from toddlers to teenswith concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids.

Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes:

A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasks—for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college.
Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work.
Clever tips to make the most of in-between time—Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids.
Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.


When I learned I was pregnant with my daughter, I experienced an extraordinary feeling of having been given the privilege of raising a human being. But the minute Jessi arrived and I held her...

Praise for Time to Parent

"Julie Morgenstern provides what all parents need: realistic, practical strategies that will help them take better care of their children and—just as important—themselves."Lisa Damour, PhD and author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

"As we all know, parenting is a daunting task, but Morgenstern's bite-size, achievable goals and skill levels are simple to digest. Backed by scientific data and personal experience, the book is full of straightforward advice presented in an intriguing way...A multi-part, common-sense approach to parenting that addresses a wide variety of the issues parents face in their complex lives." —Kirkus Reviews

“Type-A parents, rejoice! Morgenstern brings her expert organizational and time-management tips and tricks to her first parenting book… This book is for everyone seeking balance while dealing with the reality of raising children of any age." —Booklist

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Julie Morgenstern

Julie Morgenstern is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Organizing from the Inside Out and Time Management from the Inside Out. She is an internationally renowned organization consultant who has shared her expertise on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and more.

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September 5 - October 10, 2018

Meet Julie Morgenstern as she reads from her new book Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You.


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