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Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (book excerpt)

Author Amber Dusick shares her parenting stories through funny anecdotes and crudely drawn illustrations in her upcoming book.

By Today's Parent staff
Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (book excerpt)

Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (book excerpt)

Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures

Your toddler won't go down for his afternoon nap. The dishes are stacking up. Your three-year-old threw a tantrum. Your kids are pounding on the bathroom door, not giving you a moment's peace. Sound familiar?

Amber Dusick was — like most other parents — sleep deprived and tired all day long. The mother of two young sons eventually started up her own blog and, wishing she had photos or illustrations to accompany each post, she did the next best thing — she drew them herself on the trackpad of her laptop.

Her funny and crudely drawn upcoming book Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures hits stores in April 2013. For more information, visit amazon.ca.

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This article was originally published on Mar 15, 2013

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