By Bay Buchanan
Lifelong Books, $25.00, 256 pages

When it comes to raising kids, is it better to have a lot of rules or just a few? Bay and Her Boys: Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a (Single) Mom examines one method. Author Bay Buchanan’s book covers her rules for raising boys. As a single mother of three she decided to enforce a handful of rules and stuck to them. She uses examples from her family life and includes letters from her sons to illustrate whether or not her approach worked. Researchers in the field provide advice and responses. Buchanan enjoyed raising her boys. Although she focuses on some serious moments, most of the book highlights the fun they had. This book also shows that a single parent can raise children successfully. The parts written by her sons bear witness to that. This is an outstanding book for single parents looking for inspiration.


Reviewed by Jamais Jochim,