March 25, 2010 at 12:06 pm , by mhickey2
Just finished reading two memoir-type books about being a mom that I highly recommend: The first is Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Motherhood by Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones and Pamela Ferdinand. The authors were all successful journalists who, as they approached age 40, realized that they each wanted to have a child. The book is a riveting account of their journey to motherhood, which takes some unexpected twists and turns but ultimately ends with the babies they so wanted. The other book is Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom by Kristin van Ogtrop, which looks at motherhood through an entirely different prism. Anyone who has tried to balance the demands of a job and a family will appreciate the frustrations—and the rewards—that the author so perfectly captures.
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