By Bridget DiRico
As soon as the pregnancy test reveals those two magical pink lines, Bridget is certain her baby is beyond perfection. She is determined to manage her new role as the most capable, happiest mother ever known to man.
Then, the baby arrives.
Bridget’s idealistic and perfect motherhood bubble is immediately popped by the harsh reality of a baby who cries nonstop, mental and physical exhaustion from sleep deprivation, and the bloody, raw truth of breastfeeding.
Bursting Bubblesshares the innermost thoughts of a new mother struggling to find value and self-worth while loving her daughter through every bewildering challenge. From raging throughout infancy, to outwitting teachers and getting kicked out of multiple preschools, to crawling on her hands and knees, meowing and acting like a cat for a week, there is no shortage of unpredictable events in Bridget’s parenting rollercoaster.
Determined not to give up, Bridget seeks help from her daughter’s pediatrician, occupational therapist, child psychologist and a mountain of Sensory Integration Disorder books, activities and resources. Just when she thinks things couldn’t get any more complicated, she discovers baby number two is on the way!
Throw in financial strains, her husband’s return to the military, a failed new “dream” career, and watch the bubbles really burst!
A must-read for all first-time moms, anyone who has ever struggled with a strong-willed child or fought to find their footing in the world of motherhood, Bursting Bubbles is sweet, tender and funny.