Supermom Breaks a Nail is a humorous account of one modern mother trying to navigate her way through the avalanche of child-rearing advice as best she can. More
What happens when a perfectly content, married woman adds children to her orderly world? Chaos and self-doubt reign. The myth of Motherhood and the reality of it are two very different things. Author Kristen Thomas Easley makes it her mission to understand how far apart the two are in her book, Supermom Breaks a Nail.
This satirical look at raising children today never tells the reader what to do nor what to think, only occasionally to admit that motherhood is not all it’s cracked up to be. Supermom Breaks a Nail is a humorous account of one modern mother trying to navigate her way through the avalanche of child-rearing advice as best she can. As she faces mother-in-laws, mothers’ groups, seemingly perfect other mothers, she strives for a balance between the standards placed upon her and the simple joy she finds in her not-so-perfect family.
“Sometimes motherhood is more about trusting one’s own instincts than subscribing to the actions of others – and always have a bottle of wine at the ready,” says the author.
I am a writer and a planner living in Los Angeles with my husband, two kids, dog and cat. I hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and long to return. Supermom is my first novella. It appreared in full on Open Salon.
on March 11, 2011 :
The author of this book is welcome at my playgroup any time. She would fit right in with the rest of us who are just hanging on for dear life.
I don't do well with traditional parenting books, but this one really spoke to me. We are all in this together and it is nice to have another ally in the battlefield who isn't going to make me feel like an utter failure. (Oh, and I am glad to see I am not the only one who has drugged the kids with cartoons to grab a quickie)