Swedish Model, Mom, Author, Brigitta Karlen's Book Lends TEN TIPS FOR THE FRAZZLED PARENT
"Ten Tips for the Frazzled Parent" by Birgitta Karlen. Birgitta Karlén, Author is a mother of three and understands the challenge of balancing family, career and sanity!
Ms. Karlén was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the third daughter of a classical composer/conductor/professor of music and his fashion designer wife. She first studied creative writing at Mills College, and later went on to receive her degree in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society while at Columbia. In between her time in college, Ms. Karlén spent several successful years in the fashion industry.
She was first recruited by the Wilhelmina modeling agency at the age of nineteen and flown to New York to shoot for Vogue magazine. She followed up with a spread in British Vogue, after which she became a Ford model and traveled the world working for clients such as Glamour magazine, Brazilian Elle, Cosmopolitan, Town and Country, Wella, Vidal Sasoon, Max Mara, Betsy Johnson and many others. She has also appeared in fashion segments for The View, Good Morning New York and Telemundo, as well as appearing in several TV commercials and music videos.Ms. Karlén also writes poetry and music, and has completed two works of translation.
She has several other book projects in the works, and is also planning to release the follow-up to her "Ten Tips" series very soon! Her hobbies include yoga, reiki, volunteering for local animal rescue organizations and saving the planet!
Mention family life and for many it will conjure up images of well-mannered, happy children appreciating everything their patient and hard-working parents do. Then there is reality. Ed Asner once said, raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare! "Ten Tips for the Frazzled Parent, When You've Reached the End of Your Rope!" is an adorably illustrated and easy read gift book that takes a behind the scenes look at the joys and frustrations of life with little ones. Most would agree there is never a dull moment with a child in the house, and several can be downright overwhelming! Having conceived and written the book in the parenting trenches, author Birgitta Karlén takes a real look at how fun, yet frustrating, demanding and sometimes silly the job of parenting can be. Illustrator Michael Pugliese brilliantly captures the nuances of the family dynamic with his loveable characters and true-to-life depictions. Parents and caregivers alike will find these ten bits of parenting "wisdom" charming and irresistibly funny! Please visit www.tentipsforthefrazzled.com