Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind

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If you feel like your kids are killing you, you’ve come to the right place.

Attention all potty-mouthed, cheap-wine-drinking mothers: Prepare to meet your match. Any bad thought you’ve had about your kids, Nicole Knepper has had worse. Much worse. It’s not that she doesn’t love her kids. It’s that she understands what a mind-f*?% it can be to try to civilize those wild little beasts.

Based on her hugely popular Facebook page, “Moms Who Drink ...

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Overview

If you feel like your kids are killing you, you’ve come to the right place.

Attention all potty-mouthed, cheap-wine-drinking mothers: Prepare to meet your match. Any bad thought you’ve had about your kids, Nicole Knepper has had worse. Much worse. It’s not that she doesn’t love her kids. It’s that she understands what a mind-f*?% it can be to try to civilize those wild little beasts.

Based on her hugely popular Facebook page, “Moms Who Drink and Swear,” this book reveals why family dinners are like herpes, how to avoid smashing toys that are being fought over, and the joy of hearing that your son has murdered his imaginary friend. As Nicole rants and raves about caring for children (without crushing their souls), family togetherness (without too many tears), the saving grace of girlfriends (and vodka), and love and marriage (and all the baggage that goes with them), she gets to the heart of what every exasperated mom is thinking, just much funnier.  

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Mothers in movies are generally gifted with offspring who misbehave only briefly before seeing the error of their ways; moms in real life often must cope with unregenerate brats whose antics only grow worse as they get older. As a parent and as a licensed clinical professional counselor, Nicole Knepper knows that real parenting involves recurring nightmares that Mike and Carol Brady never experienced. What she writes about her blog is doubly true of this book: "My goal is to provide you with support, tolerable discomfort, giggles and thought provoking information. I am also hoping to discover the meaning of life. This is not a site for the humorless and prone butt-hurt type of parent. If you feel like your kids are killing you, you've come to the right place." A trade paperback and NOOK Book original.

Publishers Weekly
Knepper offers a collection of mostly funny, often irreverent essays on the umbrella subject of how to drink, swear, laugh, and love one's way through motherhood. The collection—derived from her eponymous blog —stalls at the beginning with an over-long introduction and an unfortunate chapter rehashing tired male-female battle lines concerning all things menstrual. Because they're nothing we haven't read before, the sections dealing with PMS, men's view of female friendship (and anatomy), and daily household struggles on the lines of dinner prep don't showcase Knepper's real gift for witty observation. She hits her stride relating one-off incidents, and uses a spice rack of approaches to her sundry domestically-focused topics. The almost absurdist tone of "Focus Girl" feels forced whereas the chapters in which Knepper invokes her son's point-of-view and pens a manic letter on lice on behalf of Everyschool Elementary's principal prove some of her funniest. Overall, Knepper's is an entertaining collection that many a parent may enjoy over a glass of wine (after the kids are in bed). (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451418142
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 119,429
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicole Knepper is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the fields of substance abuse, trauma, dual diagnosis and autism spectrum disorders and the mom to two special needs kids. In addition to running her Facebook page, "Moms Who Drink and Swear," she blogs for The Chicago Tribune and works to spread awareness about special needs.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Must read for any mom, hilarious

    I loved this book, I follow her on Facebook and read her blogs, her book does not dissapoint. It had me laughing throughout, has some emotional parts as well. I as well as many moms can relate to this book. Definitely recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2013

    I wanted to cry whole reading this book because it was just so d

    I wanted to cry whole reading this book because it was just so darn perfect.  Nicole touches on the raw, honest heart of motherhood with a hefty does of her brilliant wit and humor.  Reading this book was a gift.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Wow!

    I couldnt put it down. Dont drink while reading. Have a box of tissues at hand. I have never laughed out loud and teared up with the same book. Follow her on Facebook.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Unprudish mothers must read

    Witty, vulgar and downright "f"ing funny. Loved this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Fantastic and funny read!

    I truly enjoyed this short story. I loved the details that really give a true glimpse into military life and the times the story occured in. All that and the story is very funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Amazing! So relatable! Hysterically funny, emotionable, and hy

    Amazing! So relatable! Hysterically funny, emotionable, and hysterically funny again. A must read for all moms and even dads!

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    Posted August 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    This is a must read for Mommies!

    This book is a fun, witty, potty-mouthed, sarcastic, wine-buzzed source of oh-so-relatable scenarios written as though Nichole Knepper can read my thoughts. I constantly had a smile on my face as I read this. Definately a future re-read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Awedome!!!

    I laughed and laughed and cried and then laughed and laughed again. Great book!

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

    I peed my pants laughing, ran for the tissue box in tears, and n

    I peed my pants laughing, ran for the tissue box in tears, and nodded my head in agreeable silence as I read this book. Beautifully written, honest and endearing a must read for all parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Frightfully true and Fantastically funny!

    Love... love... love it!

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