We all pray for world peace--but only moms need a Prayer at Preschool Pickup: "O God, please don't let me be late. Please keep the light green for just one more second. Please fill the small, tight heart of the program director with mercy and pity so that she doesn't charge me the completely outrageous $1-per-minute late fee."What if there were a whole volume of prayers just for the frustrations, absurdities, and joys that moms of little kids face every day Now there is: Mommy Prayers, a wry and witty manual for young mothers. The prayers cover early mornings ("Please God, let the baby go back to sleep. Let her find her thumb. Give me just a half hour more.") to noon and night, with entreaties for dozens of special occasions sprinkled in (Prayer for the Halloween Costume and Prayer Before the Plane Ride). Whether seeking divine intervention for help with a biting toddler or a mother-in-law's extended visit, frazzled moms will find comfort in this heartwarming and entertaining collection. It's the perfectly heavenly gift. Topics include: Prayer for the Five-Minute Shower, Prayer Upon Leaving Work at 5 p.m. on the Dot, Prayer for Daddy Coming Through the Door, Prayer on Date Night, Prayer on the Fifth Day of Rain, Prayer Upon Exiting the Aircraft, and many more.
Blogger and mother Tracy Mayor is an editor at "Brain, Child" magazine, and has written for a variety of websites and publications including Salon.com, the Boston Globe Magazine, and Child. She has a web site (www.tracymayor.com) and blog (www.tracymayor.com/index.php/site/blog/). She lives north of Boston.