Individual Author Record
Name: Rene SylerPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: @ Scott Air Force Base in O'Fallon, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMs. Syler was born in O'Fallon Illinois at Scott Air Force Base.
Biographical and Professional InformationMs. Syler has been anchor of CBS News the Early Show since October 2002.
- Good Enought Mother, Gallery, 2008
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Good-Enough Mother: The Perfectly Imperfect Book of Parenting
ISBN: 1416955291 Gallery Books. 2008
For every woman who's passed off store-bought cakes as her own at the school bake sale comes an honest look at motherhood.
In an ideal world, mothers would have time to hand-sew their kids' costumes for the school play, prepare all-organic meals, and volunteer in the classroom at the drop of a hat. In reality, most moms have to settle for plopping their little ones in front of SpongeBob so that they can prepare yet another chicken nugget-based dinner, guiltily convinced they're falling down on the job.
In Good-Enough Mother, René Syler shares how she learned to chuck perfection for practicality. She shows other women seeking to balance family, work, and some semblance of a personal life how to happily join the ranks of good-enough mothers who occasionally serve breakfast for dinner yet give their children plenty of what really matters -- love, time, and support.
Whether it's dealing with annoying Super-Moms, bluffing through a third grader's math homework, or coping with the words that strike terror into every parent's heart ("Your son's teacher on line one"), the welcome empathy and sage advice of Good-Enough Mother will have every modern mom laughing in relief and recognition.