Confessions of a Domestic Failure: A Humorous Book About a not so Perfect Mom

Confessions of a Domestic Failure: A Humorous Book About a not so Perfect Mom

by Bunmi Laditan

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Confessions of a Domestic Failure: A Humorous Book About a not so Perfect Mom by Bunmi Laditan

Instant Bestseller

"Freaking hilarious. This is the novel moms have been waiting for."—Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened

"Perfect for readers looking for a funny, realistic look at motherhood."—Booklist (starred review)

From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere


There are good moms and bad moms—and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably.

When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop?

With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley's story reminds moms that there's no way to be perfect, but many ways to be great.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778330684
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 62,532
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bunmi Laditan is an award-winning, Webby-nominated writer from California who lives in Quebec, Canada, with her family. She's contributed to the New York Times, Parenting Magazine and The Huffington Post, and is best known for the satirical Twitter account Honest Toddler.

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Confessions of a Domestic Failure: A humorous book about a not so perfect mom 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. In these times of Facebook perfection, a little honesty and transparency mixed with humor really fills a need.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so funny and so true. I had hives before leaving the hospital, my son (who is now 30) had colic 24/7, at MY 6 week check up the Dr asked me how his medicine for colic was working. I said ("What medicine?") He gave me drops which worked right away and my son slept through the night. 3 weeks later he was screaming again and the dr said why didn't you just increase the drops? Like I would know, it was a prescription! I had many of the same problems as in this book. I now have the perfect gift for baby showers. Thank you for a book that relates to all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't remember the last time I've been so sucked into a book that had me laughing, crying, sympathising and wondering how in the hell someone wrote a book about my life. I am Ashley. You are Ashley. We are all Ashley and we're all trying to survive motherhood the best we can.
Anonymous 26 days ago
This book was a fast and entertaining read.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Hilarious account of the juggling, doubts and life that all new mother's in the last 40 years have experienced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute book. Got a little mundane but then isn’t that the point?! The first year is HARD! Overall, funny and relatable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, sweet, real, loved every page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With each entry I couldn't help but laugh at the events as I could see myself going through them in real life. Wouldn't mind reading it over and over again. I'd love to see this as a mini movie or even a show
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the read this mama needed!
9410456 More than 1 year ago
This book is for every Mom! I felt so invested in Ashley's life because well...I've been there. I've been that overwhelmed, hot mess of a mom. Shoot I'm STILL that Mom two years later! Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i laughed i cried i laughed some more
Dianne57 More than 1 year ago
Reading this book brought out a lot of emotions that I really didn’t expect. One of the more interesting emotions was anger. Anger that social media/TV has brought us ALL to think that we are all failures, not just mother’s. At everything. (Remember Martha Stewart?) I never thought my attempts at homemaking/gardening was good enough after I saw her on her program! Now we are doing the same thing with mother’s, and social media is preying on their insecurities. It’s quite sad when you think about it. However, this book did make me laugh (a lot!) and then get angry when Ashley started with her trying to hide things from people, and David was really not much better. It was wonderful to see that these paragons of motherhood where not the perfect icon’s that everyone thought they were. This is a light humorous read that is just perfect for bringing to …well wherever moms can go to get a few hours peace and a nice glass of wine!!! I really liked the HEA since it was practical and not as cliched as it could have been. *ARC