There are very few occasions when a book actually makes me laugh out loud.
Sure, I have read things that make me smile, or just kind of chuckle in my head; but to actually find myself out in public laughing hysterically while people are giving me weird looks for reading a book called Sh*tty Mom is quite a new experience!
When I first heard of this book, I immediately wanted to read it. Not because I consider myself a bad mom, nor does anyone else who reads this book (most likely). I just wanted to read it because I knew that it would play right into my snarky sense of humor. Honestly, if you are a mom, mom-to-be, or just want a good laugh, you should really consider checking out this book.
True, there are other “parenting guides” out there, but none of those even come remotely close to telling you the cold hard facts about what it really is to be a parent. I mean the truly honest, real life stories about parenting. Not this mamby pamby fluff it up for you stuff, I mean the sh*tt that really goes down between you and your kids!
I have to say, one of my favorite sections in this book is section three, “Stop not taking the easy way out.” There could not have been better advice ever given to a mom….ever. In this section, my favorite part is something that I thought I had mastered, but realized there were a few cards left to play. I give you chapter 9: How to Sleep In Until Nine A.M. Every Weekend
If you ask my husband, he will already say I have mastered this technique of allowing the children to basically care for themselves until I am ready to roll out of bed, but oh no no no my friends! There is more to learn; like leaving out breakfast the night before so your child is not running to your room to wake you because “they are hungry.” Wish I would have thought of that one myself! Would have saved me so many trips to the kitchen just so I could go lay back down for another 1/2 hour or so.
In all seriousness…if you have any sense of humor at all, you will want this book!
In case I haven’t already told you in enough words how great this book is, here is the book blurb:
Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. It’s about how to survive babies, and what they grow into: children. As hilarious as it is univeral, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep in Until Nine A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness that Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,” as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud-funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.
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