Author: Scarlett Braden
I'm Scarlett Braden, an author and poet. As my son's 30th birthday was approaching I was reflecting on so many memories.
Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Expecting Parents Laugh and Cry through The perils and panics of parenthood The cherished chuckles The lessons learned Know you're not alone It's a fun, scary, rewarding poignant journey Through Contemporary Poetry Channeling a Mom's Memories Documenting decades Of a mother/son relationship Buy a copy for yourself and one as a gift! I'm Scarlett Braden, an author and poet. As my son's 30th birthday was approaching I was reflecting on so many memories. I decided to record some of them, my feelings as a mom, and hopefully some parental humor in the form of poems as a birthday gift to him. Snakes, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails has contemporary poetry any mom, dad, or grandparent can appreciate. From all the normal fears of a parent to the laments of why must it be just as hard to get a toddler out of the tub as to get them into one. I hope the poems bring you the same emotional memories they brought me. I'll be honest, in the writing and editing I shed more than a tear or two, I laughed, I longed to go back to each and every age - if only for a moment. I longed to smell the sweet scent of the baby hair, feel a toddler's arms around my neck, and even hear him one more time, accidentally, call me dude. For now, I'm just glad he still calls me Mom. It's truly been an honor and a privilege to call him Son.