Everyone has unrealistic expectations about how wonderful things will be before we become moms. We might even still be in denial after our beautiful babies have arrived. Sooner or later, though, we eventually all come to realize that those "magazine moments," as described so aptly by Ellington, are in reality, "far and few." This book helps put that runaway dream to rest for good, not only for those of us who are already mothers but for those who are now in the before-children honeymoon phase. Keep reading and you'll discover the authors' list Thirteen Things Not to Feel Guilty About which includes -- among other things -- actually feeling good about getting a babysitter so you can get out of the house without the kids regularly either for a girls' night out or for a romantic dinner for two with your DH. All that and a whole lot more you'll read and learn about -- before you even finish the first 16 pages of this book.
For all of our sakes, I hope these two clever mom authors who have brought us moms a truly must-have guide to making it to kindergarten are working on a sequel to address issues that us mom will all have to contend with as we muddle our ways through our kids' elementary, middle and high school years. Moms, though, with children six and under are truly lucky to have a reference like this available to them right now.
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