Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look by Jill Smokler

By Jill Smokler

Confessions of a frightening Mommy is a set of unique essays that take an irreverent examine the underbelly of parenting—things so much mothers may by no means admit, yet think each day. Brutally sincere and hysterically humorous, Confessions will leave you feeling much less on my own within the occasionally overwhelming and laborious international of motherhood. If you’re already a fan, lock the lavatory door in your whining childrens, run a bubble bathtub, and settle in. If you’ve no longer encountered frightening Mommy earlier than, escape a pitcher of champagne in addition, simply because you’ll be toasting your initiation right into a very opt for membership.
     Chapters conceal every little thing from husbands (“If he will be carried round in a child Bjorn all day, he would.”) to different people’s young ones (“Other people’s youngsters are only dead, undesirable impacts who play no helpful position in our lives.”) to PTA fundraisers (“It brings out the worst in people…and who desires an overpriced roll of wrapping paper, besides? How approximately whatever we really are looking to purchase? Alcohol, for instance.”) every one bankruptcy starts with the simplest nameless confessions from Smokler’s well known on-line Confessional.
     even if you’re a mother, a dad, a grandmother, a grandfather, an aunt, an uncle, a instructor, a godparent, or wanting contraception, Confessions of a frightening Mommy will make sure you depart you nodding your head in contract and giggling out loud.

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