Author: Kari Anne Roy
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release Date: 2006
This irreverent collection of candid haiku is full of laugh-out-loud observations on dirty diapers, playdate anxiety, obnoxious purple dinosaurs, choking hazards, stay-at-home dads, and more. It’s a book of verse every new mother will appreciate. Read, laugh, roll your eyes, and know that you are not alone!
I have really enjoyed reading Haiku Mama. I’m not sure I’ve even read them all yet, because I really just pick it up and flip around reading different haiku’s each time. Some are not for me, but others really do have me laughing out loud. As a still young mom to 4 kids, I can relate to so many of her haiku’s, but especially appreciate that they are Haiku’s! As the subtitle reads to this book “because 17 syllables is all you have time to read”.
It’s so true! My days are spent running here, doing that, finding shoes, make some food, 5x snacks, and more. I had a friend ask me recently if I ever made time for sleep, and my quick response was “psh, who needs sleep?”. HA, I do sleep actually. I hope you do too. But take some time to laugh a little and pick up Haiku Mama today.
Source: Personal copy