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How to Be a Good Mommy When You're Sick: A…

How to Be a Good Mommy When You're Sick: A Guide to Motherhood with…

by Emily Graves

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This was just an ok read for me. I couldn't find enjoyment in the read and I didn't feel I gained anything from it. This could be simply that it's aimed at those who need every bit of direction and help but I can't say for sure. ( )
  Jenn.S | Jul 9, 2015 |
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This book has many good suggestions for new mothers who struggle with chronic illnesses (the author suffers from rheumatoid arthritis). She covers everything from exercise to good nutrition and reminds readers of her foundation at the end of every chapter: do not apologize: do what you can and be happy with it: take advantage of good days but don't run yourself into the ground; be honest; and accept support. There were a couple of typos which an editor should have caught (Bjorn shoes, not Born shoes), and the cover photo appears quite dated. The mother's hairstyle actually made me double check the publication date as I wondered if it was a book from the 70s! ( )
  forrestandsabrina | May 4, 2015 |
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I requested this book because my youngest sister Julie has tow daughters with Rheumatoid Arthritis both very young women. I will pass this along to her as it gave great ideas about it being OK to share your condition with others, and do not be afraid to ask for help when needed. I think both of these are very hard for women who have led productive lives before their illness and now must adjust to being dependent, in a society that stresses women be independent and strong. The lists of how to take short cuts in cleaning, cooking and shopping were invaluable for any busy mom. I feel the information was good coming from a woman who is living with a chronic illness. The spandex part to reduce swelling made me laugh, as we all want to look our best. ( )
  DianneBottinelli | Apr 28, 2015 |
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In "How to Be a Good Mommy When You're Sick" Emily graves uses her own story of parenting through arthritis to help other parents. This is sometimes a little too personal for me and I wish she had gotten insights from mothers with other illnesses. The advice is excellent , I never thought that different freezer bags where that different for people with disabilities. ( )
  FCClibraryoshkosh | Apr 24, 2015 |
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If this book had only been around when my children were younger, I think it would have helped me more. The tips and ideas are sold but since the author hasn't yet experienced the middle and high school years and the challenges that arise, I would encourage her to write again. I hope someone can benefit from this much needed book. ( )
  angela.vaughn | Apr 23, 2015 |
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