I stumbled across this book in Babies by the Sea in Cardiff and bought it simply because the jacket was so pretty. The silhouette spoke to the Southern girl in me per my Mom and the turquoise-colored jacket with a contemporary white print and black detailing gave it a contemporary appeal. Plus, the title, Prudent Advice: Lessons for my baby daughter (a life list for every woman) walks that fine line between “pearls of wisdom” and “if you don’t know this already, you must be dumb as rocks.”
It turns out that you can, in fact, judge a book by its cover.
Jaime Morrison Curtis has filled her book with rather useful pieces of information for baby daughter and mom. It ranges from poignant advice such as, “When something tragic happens to someone you care about, do not ignore them just because you don’t know what to say. Offer your support and Listen,” to advice that will make sense after you, say, get married to a man obsessed with football, “Learn the rules of football. I wish I understood it,” to just a good rule of thumb, “Say ‘Bless you’ when people sneeze.”
It’s not often that I describe a book as a page-turner, much less a book of lessons; however, Prudent Advice is both an enjoyable and a relatable read. After an hour of flipping through the glossy pages, I started to note down advice I’d like to share with my own baby girl as she grows up. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Rumor is that Curtis is writing a workbook to be released shortly.
The seemingly random pink leather patent leather shoes shall be explained tomorrow!