Confessions of the Perfect Mom: Baby and Toddler Years
Kat appears to have it all: She homeschools her three daughters, bakes, creates crafts and has dinner on the table when her husband walks in the door, all done with perfect hair and makeup. But behind the scenes she has embarrassing moments and baby-rearing problems just like all moms do.
In Confessions of the Perfect Mom: Baby and Toddler Years, Kat shares some of those moments: being in labor and acting less than polite to the nurses, disasters on the changing table, and a toddler yelling obscenities in restaurant. From her stories of the first days of having a new baby to temper tantrums, the ritual of potty training, sibling rivalry and the first trip to the emergency room, it’s clear motherhood is not for the faint of heart. This witty, honest book offers a glimpse into the wild ride that is the toughest job anyone will love.
Kat Ryan has been called the ‘perfect mom’ by many when she goes out with her three daughters. She seems to be the envy of other moms who can’t quite seem to get it together. In this memoir that recounts her three births and raising three girls through their toddler years, Kat lets us in on the craziness, embarrassment, joy and love that can come from motherhood.
With a whole chapter dedicated to poop, yes just to poop alone, this book offers a realistic view into what a new mother might be in for. With a stress on the fact that everyone’s situation is different and nothing you do for your child is wrong for you, Kat gives us her down to earth insights on her forays into motherhood. Starting from the birthing process, this book is not for someone of the faint of heart. Kat had three very different birthing experiences that she tells us about along with three very different experiences with her newborns. Some of the best advice in the book is the funniest, what went wrong, poop on the walls, milk squirting everywhere, toddlers that simply refuse to be potty trained until their ready, the magic words to stop sibling rivalry and potential trips to the emergency room. Overall, this book is perfect for any mom or mom to be that needs to know that nobody is perfect, but whatever you decide for you and your child will be perfect.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
About the Author:
Kat Ryan and her husband, the love of her life, have three beautiful daughters. The successful blogger and author, who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, juggles being a stay-at-home mom; who has also been a working mom and a work-from-home mom. Learn more about her joys (and tears) by reading her blog, www.confessionsoftheperfectmom.com.