Bad Mother

Bad Mother

A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

eBook - 2009 | 1st ed.
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Covering topics as diverse as the hysteria of competitive parenting (Whose toddler can recite the planets in order from the sun?), the relentless pursuits of the Bad Mother police, balancing the work-family dynamic, and the bane of every mother's existence (homework, that is), Bad Mother illuminates the anxieties that riddle motherhood today, while providing women with the encouragement they need to give themselves a break.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767932165
0767932161
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Contents: Bad mother
The life she wanted for me
Free to be you and I
Breast is best
Tech support
Like a fish needs a bicycle
My mother-in-law, myself
Drawing a line
So ready to be the mother of a loser
Sexy witches and cereal boxes
Rocketship
A nose for bad news
To each his own mother
Legacy
Darling, I like you that way
Baby lust
The audacity of hope
The life I want for them.
Summary: Covering topics as diverse as the hysteria of competitive parenting (Whose toddler can recite the planets in order from the sun?), the relentless pursuits of the Bad Mother police, balancing the work-family dynamic, and the bane of every mother's existence (homework, that is), Bad Mother illuminates the anxieties that riddle motherhood today, while providing women with the encouragement they need to give themselves a break.

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mstockwe
Jun 23, 2011

This book makes me feel as if it's healthy to be a BAD MOTHER. This is a realistic look at what modern day motherhood is about.

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jdatwell
Mar 15, 2011

a must read for any parent, grandparent.
i loved it. it really opened my eyes.
it was really down to earth,
things were really simple and funny.
i hope to read more.

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jlrose
Feb 08, 2011

Returned 2/8 downtown Olathe

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