This book was hilarious, but it wasn't all laughs, a serious book in disguise. I suppose I am somewhat of a slacker mom myself as I found myself nodding in agreement throughout most of the book. In this book Muffy Mead-Ferro points out the ridiculousness of many fads in parenting, not to mention capitalism. I highly recommend this book, a good quick read!
I was a slacker Mom- I just never knew that I actually had a NAME for it- I just thought I wasn't this completely over obsessed Mother who was some sort of freak because I didn't completely flip out over the really little things-
Now that my children are in their teens! All the little things that you worried about back then seem ridiculous when you think about what faces our adolescents!
As a self-confessed slacker mom myself, it was refreshing to see that someone else was parenting their kids with a "less is more" kind of mentality. I have never been overly sentimental or protective as a mom, and am a firm believer in natural consequences. This book reassured me that THAT'S OK and that I'm not damaging my children by my slacker ways. I highly recommend this book, both for the admitted slacker mom and for those who are seriously overprotective and need to relax and let their kids be kids.
Though filled with humor, this book has many valuable "nuggets of truth". It alleviates some of the pressure we all feel as parents instead of making us feel bad for not making home made valentines for the whole class. :) I read this over 6 years ago before my first child was born, and I still re-read it from time to time help me "get my bearings straight".
Wonderful perspective of how marketing has made most mothers overachievers, and that it really isn't in your or your child's best interest.
This is an interesting book for new mom's that think they have to buy into all the hype about perfect parenting. Literally buy into it.
Love this book & the authors down to earth writing. You will definitely get a laugh out of this one. Perhaps even recognize yourself in this slacker mom.
Somewhat funny book. If you're the soccer mom type who gets out of bed before the sun even wakes up and is super busy throughout the whole day...well then, this book will probably disturb you a bit. I thought it was a good book and the author does make some interesting points!
Funny book about a mom who realizes she doesn't have to follow every silly whim in order to be a good parent to her children.
Mom drops out of the super competitive, super child centered world.
Interesting read. I'm not a complete slacker Mom nor am I like the other Mom's she portrays in the books.