Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Need a Great Idea for Mother's Day?

Then you'll want to pick this book up for the mommy in your life (mom, wife, sister, friend, anyone who has a child). This book is absolutely perfect for anyone who has little children - even if those children are now grown.

In this narrative 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.

This is a reposting of my review:

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.

Pick a copy up today at:

Amazon or at your local bookstore (including Barnes & Noble, Seagull, and Deseret Book)

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