Mother Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground By Christine Carr

Title: Mother Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground

Author: Christine Carr

Publisher: PublishingWorks, Inc

Date: 2009

Mother Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground is former teacher and consummate educator Christine Carr’s first foray into the full length book world.  Her insight into the modern world of motherhood is refreshingly candid. In a world of over scheduled children and caffeine crazed carpool moms, mommydom has gotten edgy and childhood has gotten micromanaged. Carr’s book gives an interesting perspective of suburban childtopia – where all the children are gifted and talented and the parents are going nuts to make that dream a reality.

While Carr’s book is light, self-deprecating and full of wit, wisdom and thoughtful insights into a child centric world. Much of the work is relayed to the reader through descriptive stream of consciousness narrative rather than story format. A bit more story and less description would really make this book come alive for the reader in a few of the lengthier segments of the book. Never preaching always full of relative information for the new mom or the more experienced mothers of multi-age groups, any mom can relate to the desire to let out one’s inner maniac mom (what my children call my ‘Irish Fishwife Voice’) and the inadequacies we feel when confronted with those parents of the ‘perfects’ that seem to be growing and multiplying faster then our own kids can just learn to count to ten!

Carr’s book is a great gift for a new mom, a friend with toddlers, a soccer mom pal, or any mom on your list. Child rearing has never been easy but with Carr’s book we can at least giggle and be grateful for this temporary time of insanity called parenthood.


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