Thursday, February 28, 2013

Confessions of a Cereal Mother Blog Tour‏


In this humorous memoir you’ll discover several mind-saving rules, which include:

- Don’t throw your pregnancy test away before the full three minutes is up.

- Unless there is a rush on the grocery store pending a zombie-virus outbreak, never take your kids shopping.

- If your toddler is going to chew on a Band-Aid, hope it’s one found inside the community swimming pools chlorinated pool and not one found in their locker room.

- Never throw up in a cookie sheet.

- Things can always get worse. You could discover your child playing with a used tampon applicator. It’s not a whistle, sweetie.

- And most importantly, the moment one of your children is seriously ill, forget about everything else. You have the greatest honor in the world – being a Mom.

My Review of Confessions of a Cereal Mother:

I don’t think I’ve ever both laughed and cringed my way through an entire book—simultaneously. Seriously. Anyone who’s a “mommy” can so entirely relate to Rachel McClellan’s Confessions of a Cereal Mother. 

McClellan sheds light on the side of motherhood that we all pretend we’re not experiencing, as if it’s somehow shameful to admit that we all have days when we look around us and wonder where in the world all these little people came from. Or that we’re not the perfect mom who rises before her children to make a nice, hot breakfast and send them out into the world well-fed and prepared rather than in a frenzied, chaotic haste. McClellan shows us that we are all completely normal when we feel overwhelmed by life, and that we’re not alone. Then you’ll hit the last chapter (no spoilers, I promise) and your heart will thud with McClellan as you remember exactly why it is that you did become a mommy—and how grateful you are for being one. 

I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s had a child, not matter how old that child now is—whether a baby whose name you can’t remember or an adult who sometimes feels like a complete stranger that resembles a child you once had. You’ll laugh, cry (sometimes absolutely sobbing that finally someone understands), and nod when you recognize yourself in the amazing pages that McClellan has gifted to us.
What others are saying:

"A realistic and humorous take on motherhood. Are you in my house?" --Robin O'Bryant, author of Indie Best-seller, "Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other lies Moms Tell Themselves."

"Delightfully humorous with factual truths about motherhood and womanhood. You’ll immediately be hooked with her fun story-telling and hilarious hooks. A truly fantastic read that will not only lift your motherly spirit, but remind you what motherhood is truly all about… and it’s all worth it." --Karie Elordi, author of the popular blog "The Dating Divas"

Author Bio:

Once upon a time, in a wonderful and carefree world, Rachel McClellan fell asleep in a warm and spacious bed, her long hair in great locks around her, and not a single blemish upon her face. Outside her window, bluebirds sang and the cloudless blue sky was full of promise.

However, when she awoke she discovered gum in her now ratted hair, a tiny, chocolate fingerprint smeared across her forehead, and four very wiggly children crowding her bed. There were no bluebirds singing outside her window (or perhaps she couldn’t hear them anymore), only a tornado, pulsing with thunder and lightening. Her world was in chaos, a raging storm on all fronts.

But what a perfect storm it was…

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  1. I was NOT a funny kid :( Now as an adult, I always put my foot in my mouth :}}

    1. I wasn't a funny kid either, but I've been "blessed" with one who is. Everything she says makes me laugh, many times very inappropriately.

  2. We were at the beach and had a pool. There was no lifeguard and had a sign that said "Do not let children in pool without parent's supervision". My 6 year old said to me, "Mommy, I didn't know you had super vision!"

    1. That's hilarious! And, let's face it, your 6 year old had a point. :o)

  3. I've introduced my 7 and 9 year old daughters to the world of John Hughes. Well, they love Curly Sue. I was taking my 9 year old to dance and here in wintry PA, it was frigid one night. As we came out, I said, "Let's hurry and get in or we'll freeze!" And, she comes out with a line from the movie - "So cold you're gonna freeze your nuts off?!" I about died of laughter. :) Of course, I asked her if she understood what it meant and then we had a talk about inappropriate things to say. Lol. But, I got a good laugh out of it... And, I kind of felt bad for laughing because she's one of those beyond well-behaved children and get's embarrassed if she does/says something that's considered "bad." It was only about a month ago and to this day, if I bring it up, she gets red-faced and changes the subject. It was cute though. A definite memory. :)

    1. Ahh, John Hughes. Love his movies. But yeah, there are certain lines we don't really want our kids repeating. That's so funny she'd come up with that of all things. Great story!

  4. I don't have my own kids, so I'll have to go with my favorite thing my niece said. When asked who God was, she said, "He's Jesus' dad, and Jesus was all, 'hi guys,I'm gonna be dead for a while'". She has a funny view of religion.

  5. My daughter had it all worked out - I was Merry Christmas!! My name is Mary.

  6. Looking forward to reading your new book! Funny thing, humm... "I want a girled cheese sandwich." That is the best I can think of now.

  7. I can't stop laughing at Rachel's incredibly realistic bio. I can picture that scene with ratted hair and tiny chocolate fingerprints because I live it every day! As a mom of two, I appreciate other moms who aren't afraid to laugh at their motherly imperfections. I can't wait to read this book!