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The Mommy Chronicles
When girlfriends Stephanie Triplett and Sara Ellington realized they were both pregnant and their babies were due only two weeks apart, they began e-mailing each other constantly. Throughout their individual journeys, both women discovered many aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and especially motherhood that no one ever seemed to talk about. Stephanie and Sara had both ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Hay House
(first published January 3rd 2005)
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Two friends become pregnant right around the same time and chronicle their pregnancies through email. One friend lives in Atlanta and the other in Charlotte, so they are never able to get together, but through emails share their experiences. I loved the back and forth emails, it made it a very quick read, easy to pick up and put down as I wanted. Each woman has different experiences (one suffers postpartum depression, another decides to co-sleep with her baby, ...more
I didn't even bother to finish this one. All of these mommy type books I consider quick reads. This one? Felt like an imposter of a quick read. Two friends share their emails to each other while pregnant. Um, yeah. It's just about that exciting. DO you have a friend that is pregnant? Do they have email? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, don't even bother with this book. I made it about 55% of the way through before I realized it really wasn't worth my time.
Meh. Particularly skip-worthy, if you ask me. I think it seriously annoyed me that both of these women so bought into the theory that they can do everything all at the same time and nothing will suffer. No one can do that, dum-dums! That's why you were so mad at your husbands the whole book!
Sara is author of The Mommy Chronicles (Hay House, 2005) and The Must-Have Mom Manual (Ballantine/Random House, 2009). Before becoming a mom she was a copywriter. She lives with her husband and two children in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sara is also a cancer survivor.More about Sara Ellington...