Author Christine Carr visited Storybook Cove on and spoke about and signed her insightful, realistic, parenting book Mother Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground
Many mothers and loved ones of mothers came to meet Christine Carr, hear her speak and have their purchased book(s) personally signed.
Christine Carr: "Mother Daze is a truthful account of modern motherhood, a virtual high five offered to the women of the world, written by a girl who thought she had life well under control until kids came along... surprise! It's been said that motherhood should unlock a universal understanding: same team, same goal... happy, healthy child, but what about the happy, healthy mommy? Where is she in the mix? This heartfelt story, told through entertaining anecdotes from my own adventures as a 37 year old mother of three young children, coupled with my fifteen years of teaching experience as a Physical Education teacher at a public elementary school, will provide smiles and sunshine for the many women of the world who honestly question, 'What happened to my life?' It is a story written directly from my heart to every woman out there. I am not a clinical person by any means, and my book is not a clinical diagnosis of life as a parent, and therein lies its strength... I am the woman in the audience, down in the trenches on a daily basis, and I am offering a collection of reflections from someone who exists right beside the reader. I have taken my many years of teaching experience and put it front and center as it relates to the everyday occurrences associated with life as a parent."
Biography from Christine-Carr.com:
Christine obtained her Bachelors Degree from The University of Rhode Island in 1993. Upon graduation, she immediately began her teaching career as a PE teacher in East Greenwich, RI. She spent many years coaching middle school girl's basketball and softball, and was the assistant tennis pro at Pt. Judith C.C. for eight years. Eventually she left coaching in order to pursue her Master's Degree in the Administration of Physical Education and Health Education. Her entire thesis research project was based on the over-scheduling of today's youth and how it related to future burn-out rates among athletes. She has been married to Andrew Carr for twelve years. They have three children Nolan (9), Jane (6), and Finley (4) and live in South Kingstown, R.I.