How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys  -     By: Rachel Balducci
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In How Do You Tuck In A Superhero, author and mother Rachel Balducci explores the sweet and wild side of boyhood as experienced through overheard conversations and wide-eyed bewilderment as her boys climb through windows, hang on roofs, and camp out at the refrigerator door. This laugh-out-loud peek into the wonders of motherhood and the life of boys is a celebration you don't want to miss. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 080073372X
ISBN-13: 9780800733728
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Publisher's Description

When Rachel Balducci looks for material for her writing, she doesn't have to look far. Her subject matter can be found climbing through the window, hanging on to the edge of the roof, and always at the refrigerator. Here she chronicles the exuberant, awesome life of boys through conversations overheard, rules she's been forced to make, and the many episodes of boy behavior that continue to mystify mothers worldwide. From the care and feeding of her team, to travels out in public, to their wide-eyed adoration of Walker, Texas Ranger, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweet and wild side of boyhood.

Author Bio

Rachel Balducci is a writer and the mother of five lively boys. Her website, www.testosterhome.net, has been nominated for several awards. Rachel is a former staff writer for the Augusta Chronicle and has been published in numerous magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Faith and Family, and The Word Among Us.

Author Bio

Rachel Balducci is a writer and the mother of five lively boys. Her website, www.testosterhome.net, has been nominated for several awards. Rachel is a former staff writer for the Augusta Chronicle and has been published in numerous magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Faith and Family, and The Word Among Us.

Publisher Summary

When Rachel Balducci looks for material for her writing, she doesn't have to look far. Her subject matter can be found climbing through the window, hanging on to the edge of the roof, and rummaging through the refrigerator. Here she chronicles the exuberant, awesome life of boys through bizarre conversations overheard, unbelievable rules she's been forced to make, and the many episodes of boy behavior that continue to mystify mothers worldwide. From the care and feeding of her team, to travels out in public, to their wide-eyed adoration of Chuck Norris, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweetly wild side of boyhood.

Endorsements

"This book is a celebration of boyhood in all its glory."
--Dr. Kevin Leman, author, Have a New Kid by Friday

"Balducci's tales of life in a house full of boys are as warm as they are funny. Her honesty, wit, and insightfulness combine to make How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? a true delight to read."
--Jennifer Fulwiler, author of ConversionDiary.com

"Funny, heartwarming, edifying, and always uplifting, Rachel shares her joy for parenting in a way that will inspire you to be a better wife and mom. She teaches us that family life, with all of its ups and downs, is truly one of life's greatest gifts."
--Lisa M. Hendey, author, The Handbook for Catholic Moms; founder, CatholicMom.com

"In this gem of a book, Rachel gives us a glimpse of her world. It's a field guide, a memoir, a mystery, and a love letter all in one."
--Danielle Bean, mother of eight; editorial director, Faith & FamilyMy Cup of Tea and Mom to Mom, Day to Day

Press Release

HILARIOUS DISPATCHES FROM A HOME FILLED WITH BOYS:
In a household with five young boys, you never know what to expect - except that it's always an adventure!

Author Rachel Balducci is no longer surprised when she has to say things in her house like: "I am not a wrestling mat." "Stay off the roof." "You can invent a jet-pack, but I will not buy the fuel for it." Or, "Wear something nice - like a t-shirt with no stains on it."

As the mother of five boys, Balducci has her hands full, which makes for some hilarious stories. She shares more than 50 of those tales - from finding her boys climbing through windows, making traps for catching bad guys or rooting through the refigerator, ever hungry - in her new delightful book How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?: And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys.

Readers will laugh out loud at the antics she experiences on a daily basis, as she pulls back the curtain on what a life filled to the brim with boys is like for one woman. From the curious scenes she catches her boys in, to the entertaining conversations she overhears, to the unimaginable rules she's been forced to make, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweet and wild side of boyhood.

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  1. Irene
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 2, 2011
    Irene
    United States
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    I loved, loved, loved this book! The chapters were short and easy to read. The stories were funny and yet meaningful. The book was written as an encouragement to all Mom's who are raising children, especially boys! I laughed at the authors description of her "grassy" back yard and always empty pantry. I especially enjoyed how each story included a spiritual lesson learned. The book was not preachy yet I put it down encouraged that all children are really a gift sent from God. The theme throughout the book was that we as parents are growing up too and can learn from our children as much as they can learn from us.

    I was given this book by christianreviewofbooks.com to review.
  2. St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 4, 2010
    St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Having grown up as the only girl between three brothers, I can attest to the shenanigans boys can and do get into. I think it is an inherent trait of boys to be curious and daring. Rachel Balducci catches it all in her book, How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? Besides all the antics the boys get into and the distinct rules they as parents have to make, she also offers lots of great advice and encouragement on raising boys, mixed with lots of laughs.My take on Rachels book: Dont sweat the small stuff. Zero in on the important things that matter: spiritual growth, Godly character, safety, and the tenacity it takes to be a future great husband and father.Rachels book can be purchased here and here.This is a book I won and take the pleasure of blogging on to help parents of boys to raise Godly men. An additional book I would recommend is Bringing Up Boys by James C. Dobson
  3. abbie
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    April 23, 2010
    abbie
    This book is honestly not at all what I expected, but it was a sweet book all the same. Instead of being a book about what God has revealed to her through motherhood about this wonderful but sometimes overwhelming task, it is a book filled with stories about being a mother. I did find the stories cute and funny, and would compare this somewhat to a chicken soup book. I feel each mother on earth could relate to the stories contained here in some aspect. I even wondered at times, while reading it, why I haven't written a book like this about being a Pastor's wife and home school mom of 4: I could easily fill 200 pages with delightful stories about our ministry, home school and 4 children. My life is a new adventure every morning - I just thank God that I have my adventure to live. I thing this type of book is certainly needed to lighten the mood on the rainy days of motherhood when you wish that you could run away to Wal-Mart (as sad as that seems) or get lost in the washer like socks - when your ready to fall on your knees from exhaustion and afraid to look in the mirror for fear that your hair has completely turned grey from all the heart-stopping "adventures" of motherhood. It is always an encouragement to know that you are not alone in this season that has wild days, and peaceful ones as well. These days, however, are a season of life and each should be treasured. Too soon this season will fade into another and our adventures in the trenches of motherhood will find us on the side lines of adult children awaiting the peace of grand parenthood.So with all being said, Thank you Rachel using the gifts and talents God has given you to write this truly delightful book of stories that will lighten the mood and remind the tired mom to laugh at this time and hang in there.Check your local bookstores for your copy of this wonderful book.Thank you Revel books for this review copy - it is a blessing to be able to review books for you.
  4. Susanna
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 17, 2010
    Susanna
    I just tucked into How Do You Tuck in a Superhero last night and COULD NOT put it down! I love how Rachel captures the creativity and craziness of boys and the beauty of being a mom of boys. And by beauty I mean, the total disruption of what you thought your life would be like as a mother. Being a mom of boys myself, I saw myself in every chapter, laughed outloud, and was reminded once again that I love that God blessed me with 3 wild and sweet boys. If you are a mom of boys or a mom in general, this is one for you!
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