April 8, 2010 3 flames 0

Author: Jen Klein
Source: FSB Media
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (April 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605501441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605501444

And Jen Klein knows motherhood. She’s survived changing a soiled diaper in a truck-stop bathroom while suspending a baby in mid-air. She’s witnessed the judgment of the so-called “Mommy Mafia.” She’s found dried applesauce on her shirt. And in her hair. And the baby’s hair. And the dog’s fur.

Here she reveals secrets she’s learned along the way about mastering the art of motherhood, from how to handle strangers who ask how much weight you’ve gained to (finally!) getting them on the big yellow bus–on time and with clean underwear. Inside Presents: The Mommy Files you’ll find:
  • Your mom didn’t know what she was doing either
  • A pediatrician is your partner, not your adversary
  • Playgroups are for moms more than they are for kids
  • Just because they can talk doesn’t mean they can reason
  • Being a supermom is all about asking for help
Disclosed here in a friendly, wry look at motherhood, Jen Klein takes you through each lovable (and less than enjoyable) step toward that coveted title that will be screamed at you so many times in the years to come: “Mommy!”

This was a cute and fast little read.  Even though I have been a Mother 3 times now, the author had some great little remarks at things I never would have thought of.  I liked how each chapter is set up for a different stage in parenthood.  From conception to older child, the author takes you on a journey of not only raising a child, but getting through it with dignity and your humor still intact.  This would be a great book for a new mom or a quick read for a mom who has been there and done that. 


Perfect For Rainy Days From the Library!

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