Whether you’re a SAHM or a mom who drives to her job uphill in the snow (both ways), you’ve got your work cut out for you.
So when it comes to reading, you need digestible bits you can process before conking out. The latest mom lit (part self-help, part personal essay, part sketch comedy) gives on-point advice, tips, and giggles.
When Did I Get Like This?, by Amy Wilson
A collection of humorous and insightful essays that chronicle Wilson’s daily struggles with motherhood, self-doubt, and guilt. Moms who feel like they’re “walking the edge of wackadoo” will appreciate her honesty and wish that they could join her playgroup.
Momover, by Dana Wood
Former beauty director of W and Cookie magazines makes sense of the physical and mental chaos of new momdom. Don’t be put off by the jacket’s promise to “bring out your inner momshell”; Wood shares insider tidbits only a beauty journalist could like the best bust-firming creams and why to choose blush over concealer.
Balance Is a Crock, Sleep Is for the Weak, by Amy Eschliman and Leigh Oshirak
Amen, sisters. The truth-invoking title is just the first thing you’ll love about this book. Billed as a guide for working moms, it is filled with strategies and stories that will lighten every mom’s load — and mood.
What: Puppet shows, readings, performances, and more bring their favorite books to life.
Why: A portion of proceeds benefits Rainbow Days, an organization that helps kids living in high-risk situations stay drug free.
When: Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Where: NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expwy., 1st flr., b/t Nordstrom & Macy’s. Info at 214-871-3028.
What: Little boaters (ages 5 and up) and their parents navigate the waters around Greer Island.
Why: Get a few quick tips on steering before venturing out. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are provided — first come, first served.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd., Fort Worth (817-392-7410).
What: Petite Picassos can take a French lesson, hear a concert, and wander the museum after hours.
Why: Search for works of art with the Twitter Treasure Hunt.
When: Fri., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. (214-922-1200).
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