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Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time

Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time

by Jenny Lee Sulpizio

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She may be tough, beautiful, and practically perfect in every way, but saving the world is only easy when you're Wonder Woman. Being a mom, on the other hand? Now, that takes some serious superpowers. A lasso of truth, bulletproof wristbands, and an invisible airplane. Throw in a golden tiara, great hair, and abs made of steel and you've got a gal theoretically capable of saving the planet (and looking fabulous in the process, too, I might add). But moms aren't looking to save the world. Nope. They'd settle for well-behaved kids, a clean home, an occasional nap or two, and maybe an uninterrupted trip to the bathroom every once in a while. They'd trade in the need for perfection--the desire for acceptance--and willingly cast aside those unrealistic expectations they've placed upon themselves in their roles as mothers. Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe provides the modern-day mommy with sanity-saving tips, advice, and hilarious real-life accounts that every supermom can most certainly relate to, benefit from, and appreciate. After all, the reader may not have been born with superhuman strength, but with God on her side, Jesus in her heart, and the Holy Spirit in her corner, she's more than equipped to handle the daily battles that rage before her. ""So hold on tight, girls, as we prepare to tackle this role of motherhood together: the good, the bad, (the slightly ugly), and everything in between."

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ISBN-13: 9780891127390
Publisher: Leafwood Publishers
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

As a self-proclaimed (and slightly crazed) Wonder Woman Wannabe herself, JENNY LEE SULPIZIO is a Christian wife and mother to three amazing kiddos. After hanging up her star-spangled bloomers (and that restrictive red corset) a few years back, Jenny now spends most of her "spare" time dishing out the latest in tips, hints, and practical advice to help guide other mommies through the trenches of motherhood. And when she isn’t cooking, cleaning, or attempting to raise her kids right (as in manner-possessing, respectful, God-loving little tikes), Jenny can usually be found writing about it instead. Jenny resides in Boise, Idaho.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 15

Preface 17

Introduction: Will the Real Wonder Woman Please Stand Up? 21

Section I The Wonder Woman Wannabe Tackles Motherhood

1 You're a Mom… Now What? 27

2 Rollin' in My 5.0 Minivan 39

3 Frazzled and Frustrated-This Mama's Stressed Out 55

4 The Wannabe's Need for Caffeine-and Lots of It 63

5 Peeing in Peace: Unlocking the Secret 71

6 Superhero-Sized Hormones: Battling PMS 79

7 Jesus, Take the Wheel-This Girl's Outta Control! 87

8 The Wannabe Gets Schooled 97

9 Did Someone Say DIY? The Wannabe Gets Crafty 107

Section II The Wonder Woman Wannabe Runs a Household

10 Wonder Woman Invests in a Crock Pot: Moonlighting as a Meal Planner 119

11 The Wannabe Cleans the Bathroom-And Does the Dishes, Too 129

12 The Wannabe vs. the Washing Machine 143

13 The Ailment Queen-Fighting Off Influenza, Viruses, and Other Bouts of Nastiness 155

14 Coupon Clipping, Superhero Style: Saving Moola & Maintaining a Budget 169

Section III The Wonder Woman Wannabe Reclaims her Identity Cwell … Sopt of)

15 Let's Get Physical: The Wannabe Hits the Gym 185

16 Donning Mom Jeans: When Mama Needs a Makeover 197

17 The Wannabe's Totin' a Huge Handbag 215

18 Adventures in Going Solo (No, Really!) 223

19 Waving the White Flag-The Wannabe Surrenders 231

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