A couple of weeks ago, I was given the chance to review a book written by a group of mom bloggers. Not just any mom bloggers, but a bunch of mom bloggers most of whom I already loved and followed myself. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to do a review of that? I threw my name in that hat as quickly as possible! Thankfully, I acted quickly enough, scored a free copy and was ready to indulge.
When I first started reading the book, I was lounging in a hot bath, just relaxing. Imagine Hubby’s surprise to hear giggles and snorts emerging from our bathroom. I couldn’t help it. From the start, I was relating to almost all the posts in the books. Over the course of the next week and a half (I am usually a fast reader but in my defense, I have been sick), I have followed the journeys of these moms as they traveled through various stages of embarrassment, self realization, basically, real life as a mom with one or more kids. In many cases it was like reading my own story.
So what will you get? You name it, you will probably find it in here. Sex, pregnancy, toddlers, nudity, bodily functions, breakdowns….it is like watching reality TV on MTV and TLC all at the same time. Want to bond over the pressure of a 40th birthday party? You got it. Want to cry over the things no one told you about being pregnant? You got it. These moms will shoot straight from the hip about almost anything.
What did I love? These moms are real. They are not holding anything back, just telling it like it is. These women are putting their vulnerabilities on the table and that is something damned hard to do. For any of us, blogging is a lot like standing in public naked. What some of these ladies write about is like standing in Time Square naked while being displayed on a jumbo-tron doing a sassy little dance. That takes guts. The moms were sharing such authentic and real stories which hit so close to home, I almost felt like I could have written some of them myself (although they would have been way less entertaining and eloquent).
What did I love not so much? Everyone parents different and views thing differently. There were a few stories where I was uncomfortable about the way some moms were portrayed by others. I will not get specific, since everyone has their own views of motherhood but a couple did not line up with some of my own personal opinions of what makes a successful mom or happy family. But you know what they say, opinions are like……well….you know….
What is the bottom line? Seriously, go buy the book. Read it. Love it. I know you will not regret it.
Want to buy your very own copy of “I Just Want to Pee Alone”? Here you go!
KINDLE - CLICK HERE.
AMAZON PAPERBACK BOOK DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR - CLICK HERE.
APPLE - Buy it at iTunes.
NOOK - B&N is taking its sweet time. In the meantime, you can get it from Smashwords. Just follow the instructions for NOOK. CLICK HERE.
KOBO AND SONY READER - CLICK HERE.