Hope, humor, and spiritual inspiration to families in the trenches of parenthood from the founder of Mom Babble.
Mary Katherine Backstrom spends her days mending booboos, conquering the boogie man, comforting heartaches, laughing at knock-knock jokes, cooking pancakes, throwing baseballs, and mopping muddy floors. In other words she spends her days relishing in the beautiful, constant noise that is a life with children.
In Mom Babble Mary Katherine (MK) Backstrom, founder and personality behind the Mom Babble online community, offers up hope, humor, and spiritual inspiration to families in the trenches of parenthood. With laughter, crying, and eye-rolls MK’s, oh so, real essays about raising littles will delight all the not perfect, not always holy, not completely normal, messy, honest and wonderful moms that read them. MK’s conversational approach connects with readers like dear friends cozied up on a coffee date.
Praise for Mary Katherine Backstrom
“I love how honest and relatable Mary Katherine is in her writing. When an author is raw, it is easy to make a connection to their work.”
– Meredith Masony, Founder of That’s Inappropriate
“One of Facebook’s funniest parents!”
– Today Show Parenting Team
“Mary Katherine brings love, wisdom, compassion, humor, and insight to her writing that is a must read for every parent.”
– Love What Matters
“I have probably read more parenting essays than anyone on the planet, and Mary Katherine’s voice still surprises me. I laugh out loud, cry, and recall the magic of being a mother in those fresh early years. She is a friend to the struggling moms in the trenches of motherhood.”
– Jill Smokler, Founder of Scary Mommy and New York Times Best-selling author
“Thank you for cracking us up.”
– Today with Hoda & Jenna
- Features funny and relatable personal essays.
- Expands on Backstrom’s already popular Mom Babble community posts and stories.
- Includes a forward by Meredith Masony, founder of That’s Inappropriate and That’s Inappropriate Parents online communities with nearly 1 million followers across multiple channels.
- 4-color photographs throughout.
- Grain embossed hardcover with ribbon.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Birth of a Mother 16
Wild at Heart Kids 28
A Mother's Milestone 36
When Fear of Miscarriage Looms 44
Talk to Your Kid about Being a Weirdo 50
Every Day I'm A Mother, A Little Piece of Me Dies 58
What's It Like? 66
Crying in the Laundry 74
Duh-Duh-Dead Bird 82
Mental' Overload 88
Out of Gas and in Need of Grace 96
Hate is on the Playground 104
One Thousand Tiny Breakups 110
You Can Have It All, Just Not All at Once 116
I Really Miss That 122
Pink Toenails 128
Grand Theft Auto 136
Hurry Up, Papunzel 144
The Magic of Slowing Down 152
Shift Happens 158
You Won't Know, but I Will 166
Take Our Picture 174
I Said Yes 184
I Am Not the Mom I Thought I'd Be 190
Every Day I Tell My Daughter She is Beautiful 204
Call Your Mother 210
Something Stinks 216
What's Your Number? 222
"I Made You from Scratch, You Know," 230
Some Children are Just Born Feral 236
I Dreamed of Being Something Great Now I'm a Mother 244
Out of the Mouths of Babes 252
Grace Chips 258
Letting Go 264
Baggage Claim 268
Mary Poppins 274
The Day I Was Left Behind 278
The Badge of Busyness 284