From Publishers Weekly
All mothers want to provide their kids the perfect childhood; as such, many try to become the perfect mother. In this humorous look at modern momhood, journalist and TV personality Syler uses her own experience as a working mom of two to show how "good-enough" is the new "perfect." Each short, punchy chapter is focused loosely on a parenting topic, including spouse management, math homework, assigning chores, taking time out for friends and "flunking the PTA." Syler believes in teaching by example, a strategy she uses on her kids and her readers; in honest, conversational prose, Syler gets very personal, giving readers plenty of lengthy glimpses into the life of a minor celebrity. Though it doesn't add a whole lot to the exploding mommy-memoir canon, this will make a satisfying read for any woman who knows what it's like to scramble through the day raising children, working full time and hoping her efforts are good enough.
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About the Author
has been an anchor of CBS's The Early Show.
She is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Syler is married to Buff Parham, with whom she has two children.Karen Moline
is a journalist, novelist, and ghostwriter. She has worked on a wide variety of bestselling books. Moline lives in New York City with her son.