Oh Momma!
Danielle Dufayet
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Get *Oh Momma!* delivered to your door! Oh Momma!:
Secrets to Loving a Super Single Mom and her Kids
Danielle Dufayet
Danibooks Publishing
Copyright 2000
59 pages
rated 3 of 5 possible stars

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Without going into too much depth on any specific point, this slim volume nonetheless provides valuable tips to the single man either already in or considering entering a relationship with a divorced or single woman with children. Oh Momma!, written from experience by Danielle Dufayet, offers pointers on everything from disciplining her children yourself (don't) to intimate moments (use discretion around the kids) to the battle of the exes (stay out of it).

Curled Up With a Good BookUsing copious bulleted lists and boxing important talking points, Dufayet keeps things simple for the man trying to figure out where his niche is in his "Super Single Mom's" ("SSM's") life. She underscores the particular stresses a single mother experiences (money shortages, uncertainty about her ability to successfully parent alone, etc.) as well as addressing the needs and fears of her children. Oh Momma!'s best role may be as a handy reference for when things get tricky (as they often do in today's complex family dynamics), to serve as a gentle reminder to a frustrated but loving man to take things slow and easy.

Perhaps the most useful list in the entire book is the one enumerating other recommended relationship books -- which includes all of the works by the famously antagonistic divorced couple Barbara deAngelis and John Gray, amusingly enough, which just goes to show that you can never have too many points of view on any given subject. Dufayet plans several more books in the same vein: Oh Poppa! (a single woman's guide to loving a single father and his children) and Aw, Ma! (a daughter's guide to dealing with her mother's boyfriend).

To order directly from the publisher, visit the author's website at www.danibooks.com

© 2001 by Sharon Schulz-Elsing for Curled Up With a Good Book

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