Mother Daze Tales from the Imperfect Playground by Christine Carr.
When my first child was born ten years ago I had no clue what an adventure I was about to embark upon. So much love spilling over in my heart. So much to learn about parenting. So much sleep deprivation. I wish at that time that I had a copy of the book Mother Daze by Christine Carr. Christine is a married Mom of three children who has a daytime gig as a grade school PE teacher. She is candid and funny as she relates stories of her parenting mishaps and triumphs. Oftentimes this book is laugh out loud hilarious. This book is a must read for us Moms who never seem to have a spare second for ourselves. I found myself nodding my head in agreement while I was reading many of the chapters; especially Chapter 3 The Mental F-Bomb and Chapter 11 That Face In The Mirror.
This book put a smile on my face and left me feeling reassured about the parenting job that I am doing with my own two girls. It is a celebration of Moms everywhere. I am grateful that I was able to review this fun to read book. Review By: Wendi
Mother Daze Review
I received my book in an envelope with it personally signed by the author which was a nice touch. This is a beautiful book from a mother who gives detailed raw messages about her pregnancy and being a mom. It is very helpful for moms to be and current moms. As a current mom, I enjoyed identifying with several of the stories and thinks that I thought about but haven't talked to other moms about. The illustrations throughout the book put a smile on my face. I would recommend this read to a mom for a realistic point of view. Review By: Linda
Have you ever gone over to someone Else's house and seen how their children act and think well I guess my kids aren't so bad? Or seen all the clutter and thought, well my house isn't so dirty? Come on admit it. I have one friend that I love going to her house because then I don't feel so bad about my house and kids.
Mother Daze - Tales from the Imperfect Playground is a wonderful and funny book about motherhood. Everything about motherhood. Christine Carr tells stories about motherhood that make you say, good, I'm not the only one who did that. I loved reading her book! It's a laugh out loud, make you cry kinda book. You know when you and your girlfriends sit down and talk? This book is just like that. A must read for all moms.
Christine Carr is an Elementary School Physical Education teacher and she suggests if you really want to know how your children are doing in school, ask the PE teacher. They can tell you how your child plays with other children, how they interact on a social level. I'm definitely going to do this the next time I'm at school. Review By: Anne
Tales from the Imperfect playground
How comforting it is to read a book about motherhood and be able to think, “I’m so glad someone else feels that way.” Being a mother is the hardest, yet most amazing and rewarding thing women will ever do! Christine Carr hit it right on the nail! The experiences made me laugh and cry, hitting so close to home. Having the same feelings, from the first day ever finding out about pregnancy, to adding another and figuring out how to balance it all and feel like a normal person at same time. Then, between all of that, how do we raise these children? She definitely has great advice and wonderful stories to back it up. There are many pages I have marked with quotes I would like to remember and refer to. One favorite is, “Acknowledging we are not perfect is refreshing, and admitting that fact is quite freeing. Release, relax, and most importantly, be free!” Each of us get irritated, frustrated, and overwhelmed, but we love our children more than anything in life and it is okay to have these feelings. “I trust that as long as our children know they are loved, in every sense of the word, they will most definitely be okay.” I believe Christine Carr truly was inspired to write this book for all mothers to know they are amazing! Review By: Melinda
Have you ever felt guilty when another mother lists off the mile long list of extra curricular activities her 6 month old is involved in? Did you look at your child and feel sorry for them assuming they were already behind the curve because you were a slacker mom? Now as a mom of three I realize how ridiculous those things are but when I only had one it was far too easy to fall into parenting traps. Mommy Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground by Christine Carr is a light hearted and humorous book. This book is a quick read that will act as the perfect pick me up for any mom who is feeling inadequate in her parenting skills. I love how Christine recounts her own Mommy Daze or as I call it Mommy Brain moments and how her kids turned out just fine. This is the perfect gift for a new mom to help her relax and enjoy being a mom.
Review By: Ellen
Mother Daze By: Christine Carr was a true joy for the begining to end. I am a mom of three and truly related to so many things she talks about... I love that she is direct and to the point. I know we have all read what to do the first year,2nd and so on... This book opens up about the realistic lives of being a mom... We do fall into a world of trying to be perfect and make sure everything is perfect when in reality, it isn't and even when feeling down in the dumps and exhausted that it's O.K. to have these feeling... Motherhood shouldn't be a judgement ,but rather a learning process... I look at it this way. If in the end, our kids say please,thank you,excuse me,god bless you,help others,hold doors,are respectful,love then we did a damn good job of raising them, no matter how hard it is.. Thank You Christine for this book. I loved it... Keep up the good work! Review By: Heather