The Imperfect Mom: Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World
Edited by Therese J. Borchard
About the Anthology
The supermom is a suburban legend. At some point, we've all forgotten to pack a lunch, yelled at our kids, or been late to soccer practice. This book is for every mom who has ever gotten angry at being interrupted from a consecutive five hours of sleep, or who has ever hid in the bathroom just to get a few moments of peace. Poignant and amusing, The Imperfect Mom is a refreshing look at mistakes we all make in mothering and a consoling and hilarious testimony to parents who don't have it all figured it out.
Jackie's Essay: "I Was A Car-Pool Dropout"
When I was a young widow, I tried my best to fit in with the neighborhood's rites and routines... and I was a miserable failure! Finally, I was drummed out of the car pool, and had to find my own way to fit in.