Today I’m going to share the love with a couple of books I recently reviewed for Cool Mom Picks. Both of them were so much fun, I feel I can only show them the proper respect they deserve by passing them along to another harried mom in need.
First off, we have Mommy Prayers by Tracy Mayor, who is a Brain, Child editor and someone who understands that every mom has, at one time or another, prayed for an uninterrupted shower or for Skittles to keep a child quiet until we’re done checking out with our groceries. These are not “now I lay me down to sleep” prayers, but “please, can this shred of Beloved Blankie just last a little longer?” kinds of prayers. Very funny and would make a great baby shower gift.
Next, I also have a copy of Just Let Me Lie Down by Kristin van Ogtrop, who is a Real Simple editor and working mother of three. The subtitle of this one is “Necessary terms for the half-insane working mom,” and it’s organized sort of like a mini-encyclopedia of relevant items. Very well done and funny and—best of all—the cover features a little “mom” Lego minifig laying there missing an arm, which is so perfect and clever I would’ve read it on that basis alone.
Want to win them, either for you or for a mom in need who need a bit of commiseration and humor? I’ll be sending the pair to one luck Want Not reader! First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (that’s 8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 to be entered. Winner to be determined by random number generation and level of harriedness (that’s totally a word).