14 Following


Currently reading

The Brim Reaper (Style & Error Mystery #3)
Diane Vallere

A Real Mother: Stumbling Through Motherhood

A Real Mother: Stumbling Through Motherhood - Denise Malloy I did not care for this book one bit. I won it through GoodReads First Reads and I thought I might enjoy it because it was supposed to be humorous and a reflection on the struggles with motherhood but instead I feel like I just read through 120 pages of suburban mom complaining about her good fortune to be a stay-at-home mom in middle-class America. It was annoying.

Ms. Malloy came across to me as ungrateful and unappreciative. She complained about some of the most annoying little things such as having to come up with snacks for her son's t-ball game, her son's need to go to the bathroom while she was trying to check out of the store and her inability to say "no" to fundraiser volunteer opportunities. I kept hearing the world's tiniest violin playing just for her. I suppose, in a world full of so much poverty and actual struggle for so many people, that I found her complaints more pretentious than humorous. Throughout much of the book I just wished I could shake her in to a little bit of appreciation for the blessings in her life.

I didn't care for the book at all. The best thing about it for me was the fact that it was so short I was able to read it quickly and get move on.