I gotta love a mother who speaks her truth, and Ayelet Waldman does that and more in her new book Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamaties, and Occasional Moments of Grace.
And right now, we're giving away a five copies of Bad Mother to five lucky winners.
To enter to win, answer me this...
From the park bench to the play group, mothers often judge other mothers for their parenting choices. How can we change that to be more supportive to one another?
In Bad Mother, Ayelet Waldman takes on the mommy wars, parental expectations, breastfeeding, moms judging other moms, traditional gender roles, homework, promiscuous teens, and more. And in each essay, Ayelet says everything many moms are afraid to say (and much more), and she does it while revealing her own worries, anxieties, and shortcomings in the continuous struggle to find some sort of peace and acceptance in motherhood.
In the end, you'll find an honest approach to parenting and a lot of reprieve. Nothing better than a fellow mom's maternal confessions and life lessons to give us permission to relax our unrealistic expectations of our kids, our fellow mothers, and, most of all, ourselves.
Answer the question above, and you're entered to win a copy of the book.
Here are the giveaway rules...
Five lucky moms who reply to this post with a comment by 11:59pm (EST) on Thursday, June 18, 2009, will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Ayelet Waldman's book Bad Mother (valued at $24.95 each).*
Only your first comment counts as an entry.
*No Purchase Necessary. Starts Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 7am EST and ends Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. residents, 16 years and older, who are CafeMom members. Void where prohibited. Click here for Official Rules.