You love your kids and you're not a grouch. But you do value order and you like some sense of control over your time and your environment. Author Sandra Drescher-Lehman has been a parent long enough to voice the utter exhaustion that lies beyond the glow of cherubic infants and charming toddlers. She hates whining and houses that dissolve into chaos. She gets undone by pre-dinner tensions and bickering siblings. She's been withered by the temptation to list all she's accomplished on a day spent at home with her kids. She's caught herself drawing comparisons with the tidy, artsy mom down the street. But for all those moments, including the time she looked at her kids and wistfully imagined their parents coming to pick them up and spirit them away, she furnishes a brief meditation. Drescher-Lehman offers a spot of peace, a re-defining angle on the disturbance at hand, a pause to steady the rumpus. Moms, dads, and single parents will find renewed energy from these short, daily meditations. Sandra Drescher-Lehman stands right beside you. She's an adult friend, but she only stays a minute! Drescher-Lehman is also author of the two very popular meditation books, Meditations for New Moms and Meditations for Moms-To-Be. (Her meditation books have sold more than 300,000 copies.) Meditations for Weary Parents has the same gritty voice, the same appealing format.