You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom [NOOK Book]

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For years, author Elizabeth Lyons has been asked how she does it all.

Whether she's negotiating a truce between her 10- and 5-year-old while eulogizing goldfish, swinging a sledgehammer in her garage-to-be-nursery, bribing her twins to keep their pants on in the grocery store, planning her product line, strategically placing carrot seeds in her garden, receiving life lessons from her oldest daughter, or explaining to her kids why a fellow post...
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You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom

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Overview

For years, author Elizabeth Lyons has been asked how she does it all.

Whether she's negotiating a truce between her 10- and 5-year-old while eulogizing goldfish, swinging a sledgehammer in her garage-to-be-nursery, bribing her twins to keep their pants on in the grocery store, planning her product line, strategically placing carrot seeds in her garden, receiving life lessons from her oldest daughter, or explaining to her kids why a fellow post office patron has pierced nipples, Elizabeth Lyons has discovered that the secret to navigating through the land of euphoria and hysteria is a carefully crafted set of rules--for herself!

You Cannot Be Serious is a contemporary and humorous roadmap for ''doing it all'' that any woman can relate to for untying her own ''nots.'' And for moms who lie awake at night wondering if their sanity will remain intact until the kids move out, Lyons provides a girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide, not just for getting through each day, but for being able to say with conviction, ''I love my life!''
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Editorial Reviews

Jenna McCarthy
Fresh, inspiring, and wickedly funny!
Ali Wing
A must-have for moms craving a heartfelt laugh
Marie A
This book inspires you to be positive and grateful for everything you have! I couldn't think of any better advice for a mom. I have my book being passed around amongst friends and I am now coming to Amazon to purchase 2 more to give as gifts to friends. Moms' time is so precious and this book is so deserving of that time! We all should be handed this book as we leave the hospital with our newborns!! Enjoy!
Rebecca Anderson
What a breath of fresh air!!!! So needed! Elizabeth removes the guilt of being a working mother and showed me how to balance it all again. There's no judgment rather support. Elizabeth offers conventional wisdom that reminds me of what being a mom is all about...slowing down and enjoying the moments, rather than wishing them away to the, "I can't wait till you can ______." This book is a great gift for a fellow mom. As a mom of twins myself, it's dear to my heart. Elizabeth puts it out ther
Cheryl Lage
With the same laughter-inducing style that's made her earlier books wildly popular with moms of multiples, in You Cannot Be Serious Elizabeth Lyons generously shares her insightful 'rules for becoming a (mostly) balanced mom'---no matter your number of children! Amidst the melange of maternal experiences Liz recounts---the chaotic and crazy, the frenzied and funny---one rubber ducky keeps rising to the top of the overflowing tub: love your life.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013666337
  • Publisher: Finn-Phyllis Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/31/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 1,189,419
  • File size: 223 KB

Meet the Author

These days, Elizabeth is many things: mom, wife, friend, lunch maker, chauffeur, hostage negotiator, writer, on-call plumber, DIYer, tile layer, guitar student, window washer, product designer, and on and on.

To be clear, one thing she is not is any sort of Superwoman. She simply demands the right to do things her way—a way that often defies even the most creative imaginations—and she strives to inspire others to do things their way (once she helps them figure out what their way is!).

Elizabeth lives in Arizona with her husband, five kids, two three dogs, two fish (RIP Cosmo and Paul), four barely surviving organic gardens, and whatever (or whomever) else has taken up residence with them in the last five minutes.

Please feel free to contact Elizabeth at . She would love to hear from you, and she prides herself on punctual responses. But if you send an e-mail between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., you’ll have to wait a bit because those are the hours during which she either thinks about or actually engages in sleep, the latter of which is completely non-negotiable.
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