I recently read the book Bad Mommy
by Willow Yamuachi and wanted to tell you all about it!
This book is the ultimate no holds barred for moms, comedically describing all of the reasons we are ALL “Bad Mommies”, touching on every guilty feeling we’ve every had. No mom category is left untouched either!
A funny take on the fact that there is no perfect way of parenting, Bad Mommy outlines everything from age to feeding to sports to parenting styles and discipline.
Are YOU a bad mommy? According to this book, we all are. The Too Young Bad Mommy, The Too Old Bad Mommy, The Attachment Parenting Bad Mommy, The Cry It Out Bad Mommy, Bad Money Mommy and Disposable Diaper Bad Mommy are just a few of the many ways we all fail to be the perfect mommy.
With each type of Bad Mommy, Willow Yamuachi has included different stories from all different kinds of moms. I love this aspect of the book, because I always love hearing other moms talk about the same things I fear make me a bad mom. It reminds me that I’m not the first or only mom going through the decision-making process for my children. It made me a little more confident in knowing that there is no perfect way. Just MY way.
There were many points that I laughed out loud reading Bad Mommy. Let’s face it: we’ve all had a judgmental thought or two ourselves about other parents, and this book brings every single judgmental thought to the table.
The writing can be a bit blunt at times, to the point that it could be taken offensively if not read with an open mind. There were a few points that I felt the wording could have been a little gentler, but I have a pretty open mind when it comes to comedy, so it didn’t bother me.
I would recommend this book to a mom who already has children. As much as pregnant mamas need a good laugh, I think it could be a bit much for some first-time moms!
I received a copy of this book to review, but opinions are strictly my own.