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We need time to ourselves, moments of awareness, connections, meaningful work. We need cheap art, good sex, nights at the bowling alley and days at the beach. We need good coffee, hearty meals, lush gardens and time to relax and enjoy our lives without worrying so much that we are good enough mothers or skinny enough girlfriends or wives. We need to take care of ourselves so that we can mother our children soulfully and lead lives worth living.Amen, sister. --Gail Hudson
I read essay after essay, meaning to stop after just one more but finding myself unable to put the book down.
It is like a siren-song luring you away from mama guilt and martyrdom, with headings like: "Beware Of Those Who Talk Of Sacrifice Oh, it is such a good book!
I recommend it as the best book I have read about mothering and discovering yourself, which is The Mother Trip.
I almost bought this book from Amazon based on the excellent reviews, and a good price as usual, but I'm really glad I borrowed this from the library instead. Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Midwest Value Hunter
I read Hip Mamas Survival Guide years ago with my 14 and 8 year old kids. Now at age 37 I am doing the baby thing all over again. I was so happy to find this book. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by A. Krachinski
This book is awesome. Funny, smart and a really quick read.... After wading through at least 40 baby books and childrens books this one really got me. Read morePublished on April 11, 2007 by T. A. Olsen
get through that first month! lol I got it when my son was just born and I was having a serious hard time adjusting and newborns HARD HARD work. Very overwhelming. Read morePublished on July 21, 2006 by Rashchupkina
I am currently expecting my first child, so maybe I don't have enough first-hand knowledge to really appreciate the message here, but halfway through, I started to feel mildly... Read morePublished on December 4, 2005 by K. Kenny
If you are looking for a book to teach you about parenting, then this is not it. This book is about one womans life as a mother, and it is very enjoyable. Read morePublished on April 2, 2005 by DreamyDeppMama
I'm not sure what I thought I was getting when I bought the book. Maybe more of a "how-to" book with specific instructions on how to stay sane as mother (wouldn't that be... Read morePublished on July 13, 2004 by J. Dunlap
I agree with Ariel, mother's should keep a sense of humor and remember not to neglect their own needs. A happy mother is better for any child. Read morePublished on January 20, 2004 by Dianne Couris, author (whosrunningthings.com)
Ever fell as though there is no one out there who understands what you are going through as a mother? Or understand that there are times where you just want pull your hair out? Read morePublished on December 10, 2003 by Jennifer N.