After years of teaching high school English, Lara Bonnell trained to become a college reference Librarian and Archivist because she needed regular hours on the job without evenings spent grading papers and preparing lesson plans. Why? Because she had become a single mother with four offspring--three girls and one boy--due to two divorces.
As a published poet, she also taught “Creative Writing” on an adjunct contract to increase her income.
This book details their struggles to raise most of their own food inspired by the book One Acre and Security with mixed, sometimes hilarious results.
The author hopes her desperate coping with a variety of parenting crises and complications may assist other single parents to persevere, especially through the dreaded teenage years.
She has three poetry collections and a novel in print with more writing now that her four offspring are finally solid, honest citizens on their own.