Have you gotten a gift for mom yet. (Me neither.) I’m a mom and I love receiving books. Parenting is not an easy job and sometimes those moments are so rough, you just have to laugh so you don’t cry.
The books on our mother’s day gift guide also share a humorous (and, oh, so true) view on parenting. At least when she starts crying, you know it’s because she was laughing too hard from reading these books.
Let me make the point that our kids don’t drive us to drink. However, a little cocktail does make things run more smoothly on rough days. Reasons Mommy Drinks by Lyranda Martin-Evans and Fiona Stevenson offers creative mocktail and cocktail recipes with names such as Explosive Poo and Working From Home. A laugh out loud anecdote accompanies each recipe.
Full disclosure: Tracy Beckerman is just as hilarious in person as she is in her “momoir” Lost in Suburbia. We met last year at Blogalicious when we spoke on the same panel about book publishing for authors. I think most moms will empathize (and laugh) with Tracy’s move from hip New Yorker to a suburban New Jersey mother.
I also met Robin O’Bryant at the same conference and these two women had me cracking up. You can hear Robin’s southern accent as you read her adventures parenting three young kids in Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves. Don’t miss the story of how one child hid her birth control pills.
What happens when Jerry Mahoney and his longterm boyfriend try for their own 2.5 kids and white picket fence home? In Mommy Man: How I Went from Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad, he reveals his journey from start (meeting his boyfriend) to finding a surrogate mother for their child.
Peeing alone is a huge luxury when you have little children. I Just Want to Pee Alone is an anthology of essays from mom bloggers that captures the embarrassing, but entertaining, moments of motherhood.
In Reasons My Kid Is Crying Greg Pembroke captures our children’s worse moments. Which, thankfully, are not really our fault. Father and blogger Greg Pembroke began documenting these moments on his humorous blog Reasons My Son Is Crying. Soon his readers joined in on the fun and submitted their own photos. Even better, check out From Left to Write members’ photos and stories inspired by Reasons My Kid Is Crying.
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