Take the Sh*tty Mom Quiz...go ahead. You know what you'll learn? That you are, like most of us, a Sh*tty Mom. And this is ok. The first step is acceptance, but the difference between this book and other parenting books is that this one will help you to be a sh*tty mom and come out the other side with good kids and a clean conscience.
This book isn't for everyone. For example, if you brought a back-up pacifier instead of wiping your shorts on the one you just dropped on the ground before sticking it back in your baby's mouth, this book is not for you.
Sh*tty Mom is broken up into twelve sections, each consisting of a few short chapters. The moms take you through it all - from the last thing you need to do before you give birth (yes, get your roots done) and how to sleep until 9 AM every weekend (preparation is key), to how to put a stop to the awful nickname your father-in-law gave your kid and what to do when it comes to your attention that your kid is merely average.
I was actually smacking myself in the forehead at how the Sh*tty moms prep the house for the kids on a Friday evening!
Every chapter is full of hilarious tips, tricks, and truths, but be warned, the moms aren't all jokes and f-bombs. They lend a lighthearted hand in some of moms' more important duties - how to make sure your kid doesn't become a PDA-hole, how to leave your kids to go on a business trip, and how to celebrate when you think your kid might be gay.
Throughout the book, the Sh*tty Moms have also put helpful tips every Sh*tty Mom should remember in a box with a light bulb. For example:
"Some moms make athletes, Sh*tty moms make fans. Somebody's got to yell at the TV on Super Bowl Sunday."
This team of authors pushes the envelope, gets their readers laughing, and reminds all of us moms, you don't have to be perfect to get it right.
I highly recommend this book as a gift for the new mom or a mom-friend in your life that needs to brush up on her Sh*tty Mom skills.
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Laurie Kilmartin is an Emmy-nominated writer for CONAN on TBS, and, as a stand-up comedian, has appeared on CONAN, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. She lives in Los Angeles with her son. Karen Moline is a journalist and author who has written more than two dozen nonfiction books, as well as two novels. Karen and her son live in New York City. Alicia Ybarbo is a four-time Emmy award–winning producer. She has worked on NBC’s TODAY show since 2000. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Three-time Emmy award–winning producer Mary Ann Zoellner has worked at NBC news for 16 years. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters