- File Size: 892 KB
- Print Length: 247 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1941682073
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Monkey Star Press (April 23, 2015)
- Publication Date: April 23, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00WNEXO54
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,477,327 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Mom Stories from the Trenches (Revised Second Edition) (What Is a Mother to Do? Adventures in Motherhood and Mayhem) Kindle Edition
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"What could be better than stories from actual moms? Motherhood is a mix of many things. Keeping your sense of humor is what keeps mommy sane! A must read for the frazzled mom who has forgotten to just laugh!" - Michelle Smith, Your Spiritual Garden
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• Kristi Rieger Campbell’s angry letter to sleep
• Tracy Winslow’s description of a sleepless night as a mixed martial arts battle between her kids and their “Petered Out Progenitor”
• Shannon Drury’s funny, surreal description of what happens when Mom takes an Ambien instead of her morning Paxil
• Shannon Lell’s analysis of the flaws in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and her suggestion for the new paradigm that should replace it
• “Waiting Around,” Trish Hopkinson’s revision of a Pablo Neruda poem
• Jean Heffernan’s insights into the benefits of sleep deprivation
The pieces address co-sleeping (intentional and not), husbands, depression, well-meaning (and often annoying) advice, and the alarming presence of goats in the backyard. Any mother whose children have deprived her of sleep will find something to make her laugh and cry in this collection.
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
As I read my way through each story I found myself laughing, relating, and remembering. It was the remembering part that touched me the most. I hadn't expected to find myself on a nostalgic roller-coaster of emotion when I opened this book. With each story I was whisked away, back in time to when my own children and I battled the bedtime wars, the late night feedings, the moments of seeming despair, those precious times I may not have even realized were precious as they unfolded. I admit to shedding a few tears along with quite a bit of heartfelt laughter as I read through the many been-there-done-that-and-survived-it-all moments that touched my heart on every page.
Mothers with children of any age will find pieces of joy sprinkled throughout the words that fill this book. There are funny moments, sad and sincere and honest moments, realization moments, and so much more filling the pages of Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness. This book is a lovely reminder that while sometimes we may feel alone, *like how on earth am I going to live through this and am I even doing anything right?* we are far from alone, we are right where we are meant to be, doing the best we can, along with every other mother (and father) crouching knee-deep in those muck-lined trenches, and we will eventually crawl out victorious and unscathed *mostly*.
A wonderful read I recommend to moms sitting up wide-eyed with a nursing babe at their breast, moms who finally got their little angel down for a much needed nap, moms who feel overwhelmed, moms who made it through those early, sleepless years . . . all moms. And dads. Dads definitely need to read this book.
If you are a sleep deprived mom or know one, this is a book you definitely want to read. I know my best friend with a new baby is getting one instead of onesies and baby bottles!