Philippine Daily Inquirer / 03:10 AM August 03, 2016
Mirella “Lella” Santiago, a solo mom for 26 years now, has been through all the struggles of being both a mother and a father to two sons.
Wanting to share her experiences to solo parents, she has written a book, “The Happy Solo Kit—Tools and Supplies You Need to Survive Solo Parenting Without Losing Your Marbles.”
“The Happy Solo Kit…” is for all types of solo parents, including temporary solo parents (wives or husbands of OFWs), and those bound to be solo for the remainder of their lives. The book contains stories of various solo parents, their different struggles and heartaches.
The chapters talk about the actual stages that a solo parent undergoes, with real tools and supplies (i.e., notebooks, event tickets, T-shirts and more!) that can help them cope. Lella talks to her readers like a mentor, teaching step-by-step methods on how to journey from low self-esteem to healthy love of self.
Arun Gogna, inspirational speaker and best-selling author, describes the book as “valuable and entertaining. Practical and straightforward. Refreshing and empowering. If you want to be happier and fulfilled as a solo parent, let Lella’s survival kit help you wherever you are in your own journey. It’s a book like no other and I’m certain that as you read it, you will agree with me.”
Published and distributed by Shepherd’s Voice Publications, “The Happy Solo Kit— Tools and Supplies You Need to Survive Solo Parenting Without Losing Your Marbles” is now available at National Book Store and other leading bookstores nationwide. Call 7259999; visit www.kerygmabooks.com.