You’re a mom. Your kisses have magical healing properties, you play a mean game of hide and seek, and you have your child’s favorite picture book memorized. But since it isn’t all fun and games, sometimes you yearn to hear from someone who understands. Here are six books written by mommy bloggers who have seen it all and will have you laughing out loud at this crazy, wonderful thing called motherhood.
1. I Just Want to Pee Alone by Some Kick Ass Mom Bloggers
You’ll certainly be able to relate to I Just Want to Pee Alone, a collection of humorous essays written by a bunch of mommy bloggers. With titles like “Embarrassment, Thy Name is Motherhood,” “Bubble Baths and Shaved Legs,” and “The God’s Honest Truth About Breastfeeding,” you know the ladies behind the essays can understand both the struggle and the humor of motherhood. The authors include Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Kimi Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying, and many more.
2. Lose the Cape by Alexa Bigwarfe and Kerry Rivera
Alex Bigwarfe started her blog, No Holding Back, after losing an infant daughter to Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Kerry Rivera’s blog, Breadingwinning Mama, offers advice and camaraderie for working mothers. These two busy moms teamed up to write Lose the Cape, a handbook full of strategies to help women survive motherhood.
3. Women are Scary by Melanie Dale
If you’ve ever felt isolated as a mom and just needed a friend who could understand what you’re going through, check out Melanie Dale’s Women are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends. This hilarious how-to book will take you through the process of finding and maintaining those friendships that will get you through the toughest days of motherhood. And if you enjoy her book, be sure to check out Dale’s blog, Unexpected.
4. Go Unleashed by Rhonda Doherty
If you’re looking for a funny take on everyday mothering, Rhonda Doherty is the blogger/author for you. Her blog, Mrs. Doherty Unleashed, is a study in finding the humor and joy in the daily challenges of motherhood. And her book, Go Unleashed: I couldn’t keep up with Mrs. Jones…so I tripped her, is just what you need to unwind in those rare moments when you actually have time to read a book.
5. The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting by Ilana Wiles
Mommy Shorts is a blog written by Ilana Wiles and includes not only her own personal take on motherhood and life, but also video episodes of “The Mommy Show” in which she interviews celebrities in her home. Her book, The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting, is the perfect read for all us parents who may not be perfect, but know how to laugh at our imperfections.
6. Listen to Your Mother edited by Ann Imig
Listen to Your Mother is a live-reading series that seeks to “give motherhood a microphone.” Its founder, Ann Imig, has been blogging for 8 years and calls herself a stay-at-home humorist. You can find her personal blog at Ann’s Rants. She’s also the editor behind Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now. This book, like the video series, is a celebration of motherhood in all its many forms.
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