Kissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, and Careening Into Middle Age

Kissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, and Careening Into Middle AgeKissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, and Careening Into Middle Age by Kara Martinez Bachman
Published by Quill Driver Books on February 1st 2017
Pages: 145
ISBN: 1610352904
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three-half-stars

Kissing the Crisis is a collection of essays geared at Mothers in the 40’s – but let’s be honest any Mother at any age can appreciate this book. Not all of us are the picture perfect PTA Moms who appear to have it all together. Some of us walk out kids to school in our pajamas (guilty!). Some Moms out there struggle with mid life, with aging, with aging husbands/partners dealing with their own issues. In other words – we are all in the same boat. The Author has essays dealing with navigating mid life and all the “fun” things that come with it. There will be stories you can relate to and stories you wont. Who hasn’t had a child say something inappropriate (foul mouthed) in public. When my son was 3 he told his preschool teacher that he was “jumping like an asshole” when she asked him what he was doing when he was jumping up and down in the sand box.

This book is not a “how to” but a funny relate-able collection of events/situations/feelings/crisis that occurs in midlife aka mid 40’s. Issues such as aging, staying up past 9 p.m., and trying to find child friendly places to have a drink or two are discussed along other topics.There were parts where I knowingly nodded, parts I laughed out loud at, and parts that made me cringe.

This is an enjoyable light fast read with funny moments and parts of self reflection.

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

three-half-stars