Fed Up with Frenzy Book

TIME Healthland names Fed Up with Frenzy and Slow Parenting  Top 10 Parenting Trend


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Slow Down.


It’s Easier than You Think.





The hectic pace of everyday life can keep families constantly on the go,
but removing some of the frenzy is easy—if you make a few simple changes.  Packed with 300+ affordable and delightful games, crafts and activities, Fed Up with Frenzy will help you slow down, reconnect and spend more distraction-free time with your children.

Chapters include: Slow Activities, Slow Games, Slow Crafts, Slow Kitchen, Slow Garden, Slow Nature, Slow Seasons, Slow Celebrations, Slow Travel, and Everyday Slow.

Praise for Fed Up with Frenzy:

“Fed Up with Frenzy is filled with recipes for the best of days.”

—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle and Founding Chairman, Children & Nature Network

“Fed up with Frenzy is a welcome corrective to a society that has turned childhood into a race to nowhere.”

—Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slowness and Under Pressure

“Opening this book is like opening to a world of gentle, simple, and doable possibilities that will bring you closer to your child.”

—Kim John Payne, author and founder of Simplicity Parenting

“In an age of hyper-parenting and frenetic, over-scheduled families, Susan Sachs Lipman offers up an encyclopedia of wonderful activities that will help every family slow down and smell the roses.”

—Alvin Rosenfeld, MD, coauthor of The Over-Scheduled Child

“Fed Up with Frenzy is a blueprint for any family that feels overwhelmed by the pace of contemporary life.”

—Darell Hammond, founder and CEO of KaBOOM!

“Sound advice and alternative activities to parents worried that electronic gadgets are replacing meaningful family engagement… Parents will enjoy this fun and helpful guide to slowing things down.”

—Vanessa Bush, Booklist

I’ll definitely keep this one on my shelf for those unbusy Saturdays.”

—Kristen Kemp, Parents

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Reviews and Press for Fed Up with Frenzy:

Stop Family Frenzy with Slow Parenting, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/1/13

Be a Slow Parent, Healthy Life CT, 12/28/12

Top 10 Parenting Trends, TIME Healthland, 12/4/12

Mill Valley Author Lipman Promotes Slow Parenting, Marin Independent Journal, 11/13/12

Books Offer Sound Advice for Parents, News-Gazette, 11/6/12

Brake for Children, Tablet, 10/23/12

Erie Families Make Time for Downtime, Erie Times News, 10/4/12

Having Trouble Keeping Up? Try Slowing Down, Washington Post, 9/19/12

Sticking Up for Slow Family, Mamas Latinas, 9/3/12

Be a Slow Parent in a Fast-Moving World, St. Joseph News Press, 9/2/12

5 Books That Are Changing My Life, Frugal Mama, 8/18/12

Why Being a Lazy Mom is a Good Thing, Baby Center, 8/15/12

Slow Parenting: Why a Mom is Fed Up with Frenzy, TIME Healthland, 8/14/12

Pushing Your Way to Slow Parenting, Sundance Channel, 8/12/12

Moms Must Read, Parents Magazine, 8/9/12

Head Start Body Start News, 8/12

Look, Listen, Read, Green Child Magazine, Back to School Issue, 7/30/12

Fed Up with Frenzy, Children in Nature Collaborative, 7/12

13 Random Road Trip Rules, Slow Family Living, 7/18/12



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Follow the Fed Up with Frenzy Blog Tour!

August 1                                      Power of Slow     Review

August 2                                     Grass Stain Guru     Guest post

August 4                                       Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas Review

August 7                                     Red, White & Grew     Guest post

August 9                                     Slow Family Living     Review/Activity

August 15                                     Fun Orange County Parks     Review

August 17                                      Let Children Play     Guest post

August 22                                     Jen Spends     Review

August 24                                     Becentsable     Review

August 27                                     Real Moms Love to Eat     Recipe

August 28                                     A Place Like This     Review

September 5                              Rhythm of the Home     Guest post

September 5                               Mummy’s Product Reviews     Review

September 6                               Jump into a Book     Review

September 6                               Modern Day Moms     Review

September 7                               7 on a Shoestring     Review

September 8                             Dad of Divas     Review

September 10                            Go Explore Nature     Interview

September 12                           Active Kids Club     Podcast!

September 13                            Love, Life, Family and Then Some     Review

September 14                            Go Explore Nature     Activity

September 14                           Adventures of the Alpha Mom     Review

September 15                            What Mama Wants     Review

September 18                            Traveling Mel     Review/Activity

September 19                            Allison Abramson     Review

September 20                           Imagination Soup      Review

September 21                          Chi-Town Cheapskate     Review

September 21                          Frugal Mama     Review

September 24                          Go Gingham     Review

September 24                         Adventures of the Alpha Wife     Review

September 25                          Play Equals Peace     Interview

September 26                          A Little Yumminess     Review/Recipe

September 27                          Bright Copper Kettles     Review/Craft

September 28                          Parent Palace     Review

October 1                                   Noble Mother     Review

October 2                                   Frugal Mama   Guest post

October 3                                   A Little Bite of Life     Review

October 4-18                           The WELL Inkwell     Online Discussion

October 8                                  Love, Live, Grow     Review

October 12                                 Skinny Mom     Review

October 15-24                         Erin Goodman     10-day Family Recharge

October 17                                 Erin Goodman     Review

October 20                               I’m a Teacher, Get me Outside Here   Review

November 14                          Mama Scout     Review

November 15                          Frog Mom Blog     Review and Activity

November 27                          Salt and Nectar     Web chat

December 4                     Bliss Beyond Naptime  Audio, Frenzy-Free Holiday
Plus Video, Simplicity Parenting with Rhythm

December 7                      Polliwog on Safari     Review

January 3                          Non-Toxic Kids     Review

July 27                                Hill Babies     Review

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About Suz:

Susan Sachs Lipman (Suz) is the author of Fed Up with Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World, which was named a 2012 Top 10 Parenting Trend by TIME magazine. She writes for the New York Times Motherlode blog, the Christian Science Monitor‘s Modern Parenthood blog, the National Wildlife Federation‘s Be Out There blog, and numerous other outlets. Suz is the Social Media Director for the Children & Nature Network, which encourages and supports people and organizations working around the world to reconnect children with nature.

A longtime Girl Scout leader, Suz also enjoys gardening, hiking, community volunteering, reading, soap crafting and food canning. She lives with her husband and daughter in Mill Valley, CA.

Photo: Jeanette Vonier


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