Want to Know the Secrets of Happy Families?


Who doesn’t want a happy family? For those in the Sandwich Generation, it seems like that is often our primary focus. Or one of them… But how do we get there? Magazines promise tips and strategies. Who doesn’t want a happy family? For those in the Sandwich Generation, it seems like that is often our primary focus. Or one of them… But how do we get there? Magazines promise tips and strategies. Who doesn’t want a happy family? For those in the Sandwich Generation, it seems like that is often our primary focus. Or one of them… But how do we get there? Magazines promise tips and strategies. Library shelves are filled with books promoting different approaches. TV pundits offer their insights. Our pastors and religious leaders weigh in. Scripture sometimes seems outdated in this high tech world. What’s an ordinary woman to do?

In The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler provides a blueprint for modern families — a fresh approach to family dynamics inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in science, business, sports, and the military. Written in a charming, accessible style, The Secrets of Happy Families is smart, funny, and fresh, and will forever change how your family lives every day.

Even though I no longer have children in the home, I was fascinated by his findings. I especially enjoyed the chapter on grandparenting, where he both affirmed the role of grandparents in kids’ lives and put us in our place.

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