Book Review & Giveaway: Reasons Mommy Drinks

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Reasons Mommy Drinks Book

When I’m having a rough day with my kids, my friends and I joke that it’s wine o’clock. It’s either that or locking myself in the bathroom (with my smartphone).  The authors of Reasons Mommy Drinks not only empathize with those crazy days but Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson have given us solutions.  In the form of cocktails.

Lyranda and Fiona are my new best friends.

There’s a special cocktail (or mocktail) for every parenting occasion accompanied by a hilarious (but true) rant that I can relate to. The “pacifier rating system” lets you know how badly the accompanying cocktail is needed for each event, with 5 being the most dire. I’ll let you guess what the pacifier rating is for #29 Explosive Poo for which we need mudslides. Exactly.

The book starts with mocktails to help moms celebrate their pregnancy with drinks like The Due Date to help you get through #1 The Baby Shower where “well-educated, properly raised successful women resort to eating baby food, guessing how fat Mommy is, and melting O’Henry bars in diapers to simulate poo.” I have been there. Eating mystery baby food is not fun.

The one that made me laugh out loud is reason #78 Working From Home. My 3-year-old is not in daycare or preschool; he’s home with me. My conference calls are eerily similar to the re-enactment in the book. I try to schedule all of my conference calls during my son’s nap time but he doesn’t always nap when he’s supposed to (see #49 Nap Time).

I think we could all partake in the accompanying drink for #78 which is the Career Suicide, which is rated at 4 pacifiers:

Career Suicide

1 oz Malibu rum
1 oz tequila
3 oz lemon-lime soda
splash of orange juice
splash of grenadine

Combine all ingredients in an ice-field glass and stir. Enjoy while surfing

Any cocktail that calls for tequila is my friend. I’ll have to go and check my bar for rum. Hmmm.

If you are a parent or around small children, you need a copy of Reasons Mommy Drinks by Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson. Why cry during those stressful parenting moments when we can laugh and pour ourselves a beverage?

I also think it would be an awesome baby shower gift. I’m not sure first time moms would get it, but they will soon. Check out the authors’ website for more hilarity. They are also on Twitter.

Want to win your very own copy of Reasons Mommy DrinksJust leave a comment sharing when you last needed a cocktail. I’ll draw a winner on Oct 7th.

I received a copy of the book for review. Winners will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize. Valid for US and Canadian addresses only. Void where prohibited. This post contains affiliate links.


About Thien-Kim

Thien-Kim is Editor of From Left to Write. She sneaks in her reading time late at night after her family is sound asleep. She also writes at I'm Not the Nanny.


  1. I last needed a cocktail 2 hours ago – when getting my kids up for school. It is now only 8:30, therefore I needed that carreer suicide at 6:30am!! LOL

  2. Awwwww – we want to besties with you, Thien-Kim! Time for this Mommy to have her THIRD coffee of the day. And it’s not even noon. I really should buy shares in Starbucks. Join the convo on twitter @mommyreasons

  3. I need a cocktail just about every morning, noon & night – ha ha! I’ve repeatedly told my husband that if I started drinking when I felt I needed one each day I’d be a raging alcoholic!

  4. Katherine Hazen says:

    I’d love a copy of this book!

  5. I love the blog and a copy of the book would be fabulous. I have a 6 month old daughter and a 3 year old son, we know the LCBO welll

  6. Today, yesterday, the day before, ha! Hubby was just out of town and I am T.I.R.E.D!

  7. Some days, my husband knows just by looking at my expression at the end of the day, just how big to make an amaretto sour for my dinner beverage. I’m thinking the last one was earlier this week. :)

  8. Jennifer Bairos says:

    I last needed a cocktail about a minute ago when I noticed my 17 month old son on top of the coffee table!

  9. Ha! Great drink name. We are actually in the middle of Dry October, which means no buying booze. We have to start drinking the stuff at the back of the pantry. Like the rum. So… not so dry really.

  10. Right now. I need a drink right now. Watched the Pirates ALMOST take their series against the Cardinals. And I yelled so much it woke up all three kids from nap time. Drink please!

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