BAD MOM•MY MO•MENTS
1. short periods of time – that feel like eternities – when you do something “bad” that will haunt you for the rest of the day. Or week. Or forever.
2. the 4th stage of labor
- stage 1: contractions
- stage 2: delivery of child
- stage 3: delivery of the placenta
- stage 4: delivery of selfish acts, mean words and miscellaneous mistakes towards your offspring, resulting in mom guilt
Cindy Kane is a stay-at-home mom who swapped sleeping for coffee 8 years ago. She was pretty sure her daughter (ONE) would be an only child because as much as she loved her, she struggled with life as a mom. She was overwhelmed, claustrophobic, and felt guilty because no one else around her seemed to miss their lives Before Child.
After 10 months of varying degrees of mothering failure, Cindy was secretly relieved when finances made it necessary for her to return to work full-time. She planned to remain a working mom until retirement, but when her second daughter (TWO) was born, day care fell through. It was during the insanity of house renovations, the loss of a third child, no life, and less sleep that she decided to give staying-at-home one more try. To cope she started blogging, and with the support of her husband, family and friends, she began the six-year process of writing this book.
Some days she’s so in love with her life and family and round-the-clock job(s) that she can’t imagine why things seemed so hard the week before. And other days? Other days her biggest accomplishments range from hiding in the bathroom (unnoticed) for enough time to read a chapter of a book, to keeping her girls from whining and tattling each other into oblivion.