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Tales from the Crib Paperback – April 4, 2006
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About the Author
Risa Green grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and graduated from both the University of Pennsylvania and The Georgetown University Law Center. She has worked as a corporate finance attorney and, more recently, as a college counselor at a private day school. She currently resides with her husband, their children, and their dog in Los Angeles.
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I would avoid this book. Read something better...Tony Morrison's "Beloved" perhaps.
I know I have had struggles with that as I have been adapting into my Mom role. The end of the book has some discussion/ interview with the author and she brings up an interesting point about motherhood and how it has affected some members of this particular generation. That more of us have lives before we become moms (esp if we have kids in 30s and 40s) and that we need to realize that although we may love having a child, we need to acknowledge that we mourn for our past lives. In previous generations, she notes, many women went from being a member of one household/ family (daughter) and into another (wife. mother) without having the "single" or "married without kids" life.
Overwhelmed by the relentless baby-tending schedule, lack of sleep, and loss of control, Lara struggles to hold on to her pre-baby life. She finds herself competing with her nanny, worrying that her husband is on the verge of an affair, and freaking out when her long-lost father appears on her doorstep and announces his engagement to the likes of Heidi Fleiss.
But when she makes an unlikely new friend, Lara finally learns to let go, trust her own instincts, and find a new kind of happiness.
Tales from the Crib guarantees a good laugh for any mom who has ever felt helpless, clueless, or in the running for Worst Mom of the Year.
Armchair Interviews says: Perfect for passing around the playgroup.