Tuesday, December 18, 2007
proudly imperfect mothers
My sister Kiersten surprised me the other night with an early Christmas present: "it's a mom thing: Real World Insights for Proudly Imperfect Mothers" by Tina Neidlein. I spent the next 20 minutes flipping through the book and laughing my head off! It's just a series of short blurbs and jewels of wisdom that make you feel better about not being the "perfect" mother.
"I still try to buy cute underwear, but not too cute, because what do you think got me into this mess?"
"Parenting magazines are perfect for those times when you're not feeling inadequate enough on your own."
"Relax! Nowhere on your gravestone is it gonna say, 'She gave her kids too much soda'."
This book would make a great stocking stuffer or coffee table book for any mom who understands the value of a good chocolate chip cookie or a warm bubble bath. Thanks again, Kiersten!