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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781441223081
ISBN-13: 9781441223081

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You know that thing when you're in Walmart at noon before you discover you haven't brushed your teeth? Sarah Parshall Perry gets that. She also gets weird things showing up in her bed, her daughter asking for war paint, and her son crawling into a giant blue sock on Christmas morning. Mainly, she gets that conflicted feeling of finding her kids hanging out in the dogs' cages and happily realizing they have stopped getting into trouble for a minute.

According to Perry, "The hardest stuff is the quickest way to God," and readers get to watch the systematic destruction of her carefully planned life, laughing at her missteps, aching at her tragedies, and recognizing themselves along the way. A mother of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, she has experienced plenty of ups and downs, but from the chaos of her "ordinary" life she pulls the universal truths of motherhood, addressing them with humor, poignancy, and a naked honesty that will make the reader think, That sounds a lot like my crazy life. Perry helps mothers realize they aren't alone, even if they've fallen off the straight and narrow of their intended path and are instead lying in the ditch next to it. Life's a mess. But as Perry reminds us, it's all for a purpose. 

Perfect for mothers, this book will encourage, inspire, and enlighten.

Author Bio

Sarah Parshall Perry (JD, University of Virginia School of Law) is a wife and mother of three young children. She is the coauthor of When the Fairy Dust Settles (with her mother, Janet Parshall) and the author of numerous magazine articles, award-winning short stories, and poetry. Sarah has served in youth ministry for over ten years and is currently writing for www.ChosenFamilies.org where she encourages other families living with disabilities. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she spends most of her days fighting for time in front of the computer. Learn more at www.sarahperrywrites.com.

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  1. Spokane WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sand In My Sandwich: A Glimpse of Life with Sarah Parshall Perry
    April 14, 2015
    Mardell
    Spokane WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    When I began reading Sand in My Sandwich by Sarah Parshall Perry it reminded me of hearing my mother reading to us at night. Her humor was entertaining and she got a lot of joy from reading about the mishaps that happen in homes with small children. I enjoyed reading how Sarah began her journey as a law student on the recommendation of a Grad Student in the college career center based on what she would like to wear to work: "Um. A Suit." "Well, there you go! I think your answer is Law School." This is how as shy introverted young woman pursued her career in law. It was great learning how she met her husband at a church youth leader retreat that she nearly didn't attend.

    Motherhood brought many of the usual mishaps we expect but Sarah and her husband Matt are parents of two boys on the autism spectrum. Her middle child, a daughter truly adds dimension to the family. Sarah speaks like it is and I admire her seemingly unflappable approach to raising her family. Her normal day is about as routine as any young mother's in that there is no routine and it is about being flexible, caring and keeping it your cool as much as possible.

    I have worked in the classroom with children on the autism spectrum and it was a very rewarding experience. I love their approach to learning and their intelligence. I applaud Sarah for sharing her life with us in such a way that is inspiring and entertaining. I respect the challenges and hoops that are part of her family's life that we cannot imagine. She brings new awareness to living with autism. Yes it is a challenge but one that she and her husband Matt believe is a good life with many blessings. Thank you to Revell for the advance copy. It has been an inspiration to read.
  2. Midwest
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    SAND IN MY SANDWICH BY Sarah Parshall Perry
    April 13, 2015
    Reading Rover
    Midwest
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    SAND IN MY SANDWICH BY Sarah Parshall Perry

    The first several chapters read like a farcical hyperbole-and are humorous in that vein.

    Enter the 'harsh' and 'unexpected'; and we begin to develop an understanding for the quantum leap

    for parents of Autistic children, and the sobering realities of the Family Dynamics.

    The love remains, and love is not altered.

    The Authoress' wit like brief sun on rainy days, flashes out to relieve the somber mood in

    contrast.

    There is a feel for the three perspectives of Autism-The Parents, the Autistic Child(ren), and

    Others.

    The details of the autistic behaviors of the Authoress' children are descriptive and rich. They

    allow an understanding that trumps the annoying behavior of the unexplained. Suddenly a window is

    provided that sheds light on the normalcy of the 'different' behaviors of Autistic children.

    Energy-consuming, demanding of more creative thinking to circuit the social and communication

    blocks, but a chld just as loved and loveable beneath the armored costume of her Children's

    autistic behaviors is simply revealed.

    Reading for details and the words softly spoken that reveal a whole new room in this mansion that

    is eerily unfamiliar, and yet, is very ordinary.

    Any further thoughts will be shared on my Blog after soaking a bit more in the Authoress journey.

    This topic is not what I expected in this title. But I would recommend every person to read this

    book to increase your personal grasp of Autism.It is increasing all around us.

    Having great success with 'unreachable" children, some diagnosed with Autism, I find this

    informed Mother's sharing the other half of the story very informative. Focused on the Child,

    this book moved me to the Parents,Family, and Communities experiences prior to the joyous moment

    of "breakthrough". I thank the Authoress for sharing her journey.

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  3. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Encouragement and Inspiration For Parents
    April 3, 2015
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Sarah Parshall Perry in her new book, Sand In My Sandwich published by Revell gives us And Other Motherhood Messes Im Learning to Love.

    From the Back Cover: There is no perfect family, no life free of mess.

    But in the midst of all of it, God is there, reminding us, My child, I got this.

    You know that thing when youre in Walmart at noon before you discover you havent brushed your teeth? Sarah Parshall Perry gets that. She also gets weird things showing up in her bed, her daughter requesting war paint, and her son crawling into a giant blue sock on Christmas morning. Sometimes, she gets that conflicted feeling of finding her kids hanging out in the dogs cage and realizing that, yes, dog cages are not for people, but . . . they have stopped getting into trouble.

    According to Perry, The hardest stuff is the quickest way to God. And if the systematic destruction of her carefully planned life is any indication, shes on the fast track to sainthood! A mother of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, she has experienced plenty of ups and downs. But from the chaos of her ordinary life, she pulls truth packed with humor, poignancy, and a naked honesty that will make you realize you are not alone in this delightfully messy thing called motherhood.

    So sit back, relax awhile, and get ready to laugh.

    It is an experience being a parent. That little bundle of joy grows up and, without meaning to causes all kinds of trouble. If you have more than one child the volume of incidents multiplies. There is nothing that can really prepare you for parenting except, maybe, parents and grandparents and even that is limited. Nope, parenting takes you straight to The Father. Sarah Parshall Perry knows about parenting. And she is nice enough to share her experiences with us. If you are a parent then, I believe, this book will be a resource for you. A way to identify with the issues you are facing and see that when it happened to Ms. Perry she was able to find some humor in the situation. Perhaps you will too.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  4. Midwest
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Keeps life in perspective...
    March 31, 2015
    Jen Pen
    Midwest
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    SUMMARY:

    Even a BS in journalism and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law did not equip Sarah Perry for motherhood. With three children under ten (two on the autism spectrum), life is hard but good. Realizing her house will be a mess, dinner could be non-existent and life may always present a battle, Sarah Perry shares her personal experiences while reminding us that God is truly on our sidereallyHe does care even when we have sand in our sandwiches

    A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:

    LOLwith humor and grace, Sarah Perry tells it like it isimperfection and all. I so enjoyed this book which made me realize we are all in the same boatneeding to be reminded we are not alone in our struggles but that God can handle it (IF we let Him). I laughed, chuckled, nodded and empathized with the author as she recounted episodes in her life that even a highly educated person couldnt manage alone. Sand in My Sandwich reminded me of the song, Do Everything, by Steven Curtis Chapman, in which he reminds us to do everything, even the small things (picking up toys, sweeping Cherrios, matching socks), to the Glory of Godyes, even enjoying sand in our sandwich, unbrushed teeth, and a disorganized house while doing our best to take care of the blessings God has entrusted to our care. Sarah Perry, thanks for helping me keep life in perspective!

    RATING:

    4.5 (out of 5) pennies

    *I received a complimentary copy of Sand in My Sandwich from Revell Publishing for my honest review*
  5. Age: 25-34
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    fun, quick read with wisdom Interspersed withing.
    March 30, 2015
    MIMom
    Age: 25-34
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Sand in My Sandwich is one of those light-hearted, easy reads that makes your time on the treadmill go by fast! Sarah Parshall Perry candidly and openly lays out her personal and family life for the reader in a witty and inviting memoir-style manner. From her perfectionist-driven legal career, to her whirlwind marriage to a laid-back, country boy husband, and from her three children (two with an autistic spectrum diagnosis) and various pets to her own diagnosis of Behcet's Disorder, she comically relates the good, bad and ugly; through it all however, Perry is always pointing out how God's grace can be seen and His love can be felt through all of life's situations, no matter what they are. With applicable verses to her life's battles scattered throughout, she reveals how even through our greatest cracks, blessings can still overflow from the jars of our lives.

    This book is definitely not your normal "how-to" parenting book, but still contained valuable nuggets of wisdom in every chapter; it reminds the reader of God's sovereignty and the need to trust Him in both the big and little things of life. It reminds us that His power and grace are essential in parenting. And it reminds us of His ability to "take the chaos of us and make it something wonderful".

    Disclosure of Material Connection: As stated in the review, I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for the review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255
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