About the book
It killed me that one of the hardest parts of being a mom was sometimes dealing with other moms. The judgments, the looks, the advice that feels like a slow plunging of a knife into an already sore spot. They were supposed to understand better than anyone. They were supposed to be the only people I didn't have to pretend for. They should have been my safe space, but they weren't.
Honestly, I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. But I just could not put it down. It was like everything I've ever wanted to read, as a mother. Because all too often I feel overlooked by my son and husband for the things I do to keep this household going, and I could never find a group of mothers to associate with on the regular while my spawnling was a wee lad.
What I loved most about while reading this is how validated I felt. Just because I'm not a certain way, it doesn't mean I'm a shit mom. It just means I do things how I want. And everyone gets fed, wears clean clothes, and sleeps in a nice bed every night. They're welcome I'm great.
Okay, so there's a lot of drama going on in this book. What great story is without drama? Ashley, the main character, has a little girl and a husband who works a lot. She's trying to figure out where she fits in the world while also striving to be a better wife and mother. In doing so, lots of things don't go as planned. So there's a lot of keeping the reader on their toes.
It's been so long since I've read a book that I could relate to so much, especially as a mother. So I really appreciated it. And I highly recommend it to any other mother out there in the world who feels like she's struggling trying to keep up with societal expectations.