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"Mother" may be the most underappreciated job title of all time, as any woman who has raised children can confirm. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, proud mother of three, can certainly attest to that fact, which is why she has chosen to compile a "scrapbook" of the kinds of things any disheartened or overwhelmed mother needs to hear. She provides encouragement for women who want to s ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published April 7th 2001)
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Naomi Kenorak
This not a book that will revolutionize your life, yet it was full of the sort of insights that you should already know but have somehow failed to grasp even when you’ve experienced the same thing as the author: such as when your 2-year-old spends 30 minutes carefully putting piece after piece after piece of Scotch tape on a ribbon lying on the dining room floor. Despite your initial gut reaction, what your child is doing is NOT a gigantic waste of time or tape. In fact, “at that exact hour in t ...more
Melissa
I'm such a huge fan of her picture books and lots of that humor and sensibility is here too. I just wish I'd read the book much earlier. I think I'd have got more out of this book when my own boys were a little younger but I like how she includes passages from other moms with older children too. Somehow I think the 2009 date is not the original publishing date - it already feels just a bit dated with Palm Pilot jokes,etc. So many of us have become even more distracted by our devices than she cau ...more
Jeana
This woman blows my mind. She actually writes about things that I think about but never actually verbalize. She's brilliant. I would love to meet Amy K. R.
She is quirky and funny. I loved this book. If you're a mom and your kids have ever made you slightly crazy...put your feet up and read it.
Krissy
Thanks to Jeanna for turning me on to this writer--brilliant picture books and witty books for mom, as well.
Cynthia
Oct 20, 2008 Cynthia rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Just not that interesting.

I do love her children's book, Little Pea!
Janell
Not my favorite of her books but I did enjoy it.
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