Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blog Tour -- The Crazy Daze of Motherhood

A mother's day is filled with all kinds of emergencies, from bumps and bruises to hospital stays. Find the perfect way to recover from your own family's little emergencies with Jane Isfeld Still's latest book on the hilarious daily challenges of a mother in the fray. You're sure to laugh and cry as you celebrate the joys of motherhood.

Jane Isfeld Still has written a collection of delightful vignettes that reflect on her years as a mother of six children.  Everything from emergency room etiquette, her compulsive- obsessive cleaning habits, hair-do disasters, and a first hand incident with non-waterproof mascara!

The beauty of motherhood-writing (a genre unto itself, I believe) is that all of us in this great mommy sorority, have experienced at one time or another, a situation similar to those being described.  And that certainly is the case with Jane's musings.  One that I particularly relate too is the chapter entitled, "Drama Queen."  Jane recounts, 
'Unless you're dead, don't bother me when I am on the telephone!'  Ok, maybe that language is a little extreme, but why do my children have all their little emergencies when I am trying to talk on the phone?  It's like a built in sonar from their mouths to the phone line.
It must be a trait inherited by ALL children that the moment a mother is on the phone all H*&^ breaks loose!

If stockings were a mode of decoration for Mother's Day, this compilation would be the perfect "stocking stuffer" for any mom.  It's the perfect size to fit in a purse, to be pulled out and re-read during a time of child conflict.

Equally endearing are the illustrations throughout the book by Matt Kelley.
Been there, done that.
 

You can win a fun prize from Jane to help celebrate the release of her book. Just go to her blog at http://www.janeisfeldstill.blogspot.com and become a follower, and then leave her a comment and tell her that you're a new follower. You could win:



1. Mother's Daze basket, soap, chocolate, lotion, decorative candles, and recipe cards


2. Box of blank cards with a smattering of Canadian chocolate


3. Chocolate


The Crazy Daze of Motherhood may be purchased at Amazon

Contact Jane at http://janeisfeldstill.blogspot.com/ or http://janeisfeldstill.com/index.html

Book source:  I was provided a copy of the book by the publisher -- I was not told what to say or how to review the book, nor was I compensated in any way for my thoughts.