I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood

I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood

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by Trisha Ashworth, Amy Nobile
     
 

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"I don't know how she does it!" is an oft-heard refrain about mothers today. Funnily enough, most moms agreethey have no idea how they get it done, or whether they even want the job. Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile spoke to mothers of every stripeworking, stay-at-home, part-timeand found a surprisingly similar trend in their interviews. After enthusing about her

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"I don't know how she does it!" is an oft-heard refrain about mothers today. Funnily enough, most moms agreethey have no idea how they get it done, or whether they even want the job. Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile spoke to mothers of every stripeworking, stay-at-home, part-timeand found a surprisingly similar trend in their interviews. After enthusing about her lucky life for twenty minutes, a mother would then break down and admit that her child's first word was "Shrek." As one mom put it, "Am I happy? The word that describes me best is challenged." Fresh from the front lines of modern motherhood comes a book that uncovers the guilty secrets of moms today . . . in their own words. I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids diagnoses the craziness and offers real solutions, so that mothers can step out of the madness and learn to love motherhood as much as they love their kids.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811856508
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/19/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.56(d)

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Trisha Ashworth has produced advertising for American Express, PepsiCo, and Levi's. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three children.

Amy Nobile has led public relations programs for Visa, FritoLay, and Webvan. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children. The authors have been on Oprah, Today Show, 20/20, Rachel Ray, Early Show, Fox News and NPR.

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I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a stay at home mom of 2, I have constant "mommy guilt" and self-doubt about how I am raising my girls & it was nice to read that I'm not the only mom who doesn't think she's always doing a stellar job. The next time I'm on the verge of breakdown and my husband wants to know what's wrong (so he can "fix" it), I'm just going to hand him the book. It expresses some of the emotions we sometimes have better than I could and probably in a lot nicer way!
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This book needs to be read by every mother! It was easy to relate too and it had me laughing and crying through out the entire book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful read for any mother. I highly recommend this book. I found the book to be practical and inspiring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. As a mom who works full time outside the home with two little boys, it offered hope to the days of feeling like a bad mommy for having a crying toddler trying to snot on you before a presentation. I have handed it off to other moms already, and will be purchasing it for other moms for Christmas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Funny book with a good dose of reality. Too often, we forget that all of us moms face the same challenges and fundamentally have the same goals for our children. My girlfriend gave me this book knowing that I was going through a challenging transition. The authors do a great job at holding up the mirror to our own shortcomings and at gently reminding us to stop the judgemental attitude that we all so easily get carried away with. Great, quick read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really funny book at the beginning- something I think all Moms need to read. It's an honest portrayal of how most of us REALLY feel about motherhood. It seems to fizzle out a little at the end though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really rang true for me. It's hard to admit you're not a 'perfect' mom and this book enlightened me to the fact that other moms were feeling as disheartened as I was. This would have been a great book to read right after I quit working to stay with my kids full-time. Even now, I could identify with alot of what the authors said. There were parts that I actually laughed out loud because it could have been me writing this book. I would highly recommend this book for all moms and even moms-to-be who think motherhood will be a piece of cake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel horrible. I love the cover of this book, and am sure that the authors put a lot of time into writing it. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy it at all and cannot give it more than one star. There were a few funny lines sprinkled throughout - but again, there were few. I felt as though I was listening to a lecture on why mothers across America hate this inescapable role they have assumed, willingly or unwillingly. Further, it was if the lecture was on repeat play: the same thoughts were repeated over and over and over again, the further I got into the book. I am sure that the authors are wonderful parents. I just wonder if they are truly happy ones. J.R. Reardon author, CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS