Item description for Sahm I Am: Tales of a Stay-at-Home Mom in Europe by Christine Louise Hohlbaum...
"Diary of a Mother" author Christine Louise Hohlbaum champions the stay-at-home parent movement with her second book, "SAHM I Am: Tales of a Stay-at-Home Momin Europe". As a spokesperson for parental empowerment, Christine offers her readers a renewed look at raising children through the eyes of an American expat in Germany. How different is it to bring up kids in a foreign country? From peculiar store hours to getting milk at midnight, Christine Hohlbaum's hilarious look at life with children in a Bavarian cow town will leave you laughing and crying for more.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
ISBN 1932279148 ISBN13 9781932279146
Reviews - What do customers think about Sahm I Am: Tales of a Stay-at-Home Mom in Europe?
S.A.H.M is hilarious and insightful May 29, 2007
Christine Louise Hohlbaum book, S.A.H.M. I Am: Tales of a Stay-at-Home Mom in Europe is a smart, well written and witty story. I do not live in Europe, however, this ia must read for any parent.
Terribly disappointing Mar 14, 2007
Being a SAHM in Europe, too, I had high hopes for this book. But the jokes seem to be missing their punchlines, the "touching" stories are trite, and all the while the author seems to be trying just a little bit too hard. And why bother mentioning she's in Europe at all? She could be anywhere for the amount she has discussed her host country's culture or quirks and how they affect her life as a SAHM.
I can read this kind of thing, only better, on the internet, for free.
Not European Enough for Me Jan 6, 2007
I am planning on being a stay-at-home mom in Europe and thought this book would be a perfect read. The author, however, could easily be writing from her home anywhere in America. The chapters seem to end abruptly and the punchlines just aren't funny. I'd suggest reading Vicki Iovine's books!
Real Mothering at it's Best! Apr 28, 2006
Christine Louise Hohlbaum is a down-to-Earth mother and it shows in every word she writes. There is no sugar-coating here. She tells it like it is and it is refreshing to read.
It is one of those books that comes back to you when you are standing in line at the grocery store wearing mismatched socks and hot pink nail polish your daughter insisted she apply to you. You are getting dirty looks because your children are screaming, and you feel like the worst mother in the world. Then you remember that you are not alone. Chistine Louise Hohlbaum has been there, done that and survived.
She creates magic with her writing. It amazed me as I read it that Ms. Hohlbaum can take the smallest events and turn them into stories I will never forget. An excellent follow on to Diary of a Mother.
Just Not Amusing or Interesting Mar 15, 2006
I wanted to love, or at least like this book, but I just couldn't. In the author's defense, I read her book right after reading Haven Kimmel's books and the latter's books are so incredibly witty that I laughed out loud through them--not so with S.A.H.M I Am. The humor in this book made me wince because I knew the author was really trying, and I was rooting for her, but she just was not funny. I also just completed the Happy Housewife by Darla Shine and I laughed and cried through that whole book, so I think that spoiled me for S.A.H.M I Am.
Maybe lots of mothers will see themselves in this book, but I am not amused by not cleaning your house. Maybe when you have a newborn, but not after that. Sitting at the computer is a luxury enjoyed AFTER the work is done.
Finally, I was hoping for lots of info about living in Germany (because of the title), but that was scarce. This read more like a journal and may be interesting to some people, but I was hoping for more.