Jen Peters and Ginger Highland, a couple of real-life moms, share 76 stories from mother, fathers and grandparents who've survived embarrassing potty moments, rad trips gone bad, school mishaps, bedroom blunders and other parenting situations. They introduce the book by pointing out that as new parents attempt to navigate through the ups and downs of parenthood, they sometimes find themselves saying and doing things they never thought they would. Instead of laughing at those mistakes, many then assume they have failed as parents and think their children are destined for therapy. "Years ago," Jen and Ginger say, "we realized how healthy and hilarious it was to discuss our stories with our friends. Tears turned into laughter and we felt normal again. Our Mother of the Year writing adventure began."
|Publisher:||Leisure Arts, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Jen Peters and Ginger Highland are both stay-at-home moms who have relied on their friendships and laughter to handle every day situations. "These stories we have gathered from our own lives and those of our friends," they said, "are not only hilarious but a helpful reminder that we are not alone in this wonderful but intimidating world of motherhood."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a hysterical book! I am not a mom but I am a aunt and have been working with children for years. There are so many stories that I could relate to in this book! Being a mom/caretaker/nanny/grandmother or aunt can be overwhelming and sometimes (most of the time) the days just do not go as smoothly as planned. It was nice to reminisce on what seemed crazy and frustrating at the time and really just laugh about it. Raising and caring for children is such a blessing and being able to laugh at some of the uncomfortable situations that come is key to enjoying every part. I am buying a few of these for my mom friends and expecting mothers. ~Kristen
Having raised five children, I would NEVER write a book about their Poop, Pee or Sexual Innuendos, even if I could laugh about it later. There are way too many cute and wonderful stories to tell such as when we were dinning out with out daughter, her husband and two children. We were ready to go and our granddaughter had left a bit of her hamburger and French Fries. My husband started to laugh and we all looked over. She was calmly stacking her food against her chest. Her dad reached over and put them all back on her plate. She, of course, set up a howl to be heard throughout the restaurant. We immediately got a to-go box and she emphatically put the food in it. She was bound and determined that HER food was going home with her. Laughing at "those times" when raising children is very important if you plan on keeping your sanity but writing about the stories that would make a saint blush is not the contents I would expect to see in a book of this type. I also wouldn't put all the candy and sugary treats in the Sippy Cup. Children get way too much sugar and not enough healthy foods today. I do like the tote bag. And I know an extra Sippy Cup is always useful. Other than those two items, I find this book set to be in poor taste.