The Not Good Enough Mother by Sharon Lamb

Told through little vignettes of foster kids she has evaluated, The Not Good Enough Mother is a memoir considering whether the author, someone paid to decide if other mothers (and fathers) were good enough, was good enough herself. She thought she was until her son became a drug addict. Throughout the book, she questions how she raised him and how their life went and what, if anything, separates her from what she calls good enough mothers and mothers who have had their kids removed by CPS. While it is very repetitive at times, the writing is really good and the questions posed are good for anyone who wonders if they are a good enough mother.

4 (out of 5) Stars

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