And, it’s a real book. Not one made by my children with pictures that I have to say are princesses when they really look like poop balls.
Yep, a real published book, called The Mother of All Meltdowns: Real Stories of Moms’ Finest (Worst, Completely Awful) Moments! It’s an anthology of 30 stories written by “mommy bloggers” in which we share our best, worst, saddest and funniest mommy meltdown moments.
You’ll get to see the crazy, insane, maniacal side of motherhood through our words. They’re the kind of moments that we’d normally only share with our closets friends over cocktails.
How was I selected to be in a book?
Crystal Ponti of the Mommifried blog asked if I wanted to be apart of a book project she was working on. Her idea: collect as many stories of parents sharing their finest meltdowns in parenthood. The stories range from a mom who made the rookie mistake of moving her son’s Lego creation to a daughter who cut her own bangs the day before her school picture day and a son likes to get naked in public.
After months of writing, editing, offering feedback and comments, it slowly came together. The book launched this week.
An excerpt from my chapter:
So when the picture on the stick showed a positive sign, I did what every freaked out girl does – I took out the second, third and fourth test and took them all at the same time. Then, I did something that most freaked out girls don’t do. I drove directly to the OBGYN’s office. Yes, I drove right there without even an appointment. I walked up to the receptionist and said, “Uhmmm…I’d like a blood test because these say positive and there’s no way that can be right.”
Then, I did the grossest thing you can imagine. I dropped my pee sticks on her desk. Yep, dropped them right there for her to see. Yes, the caps were on them, but I’m not sure that really makes it less gross.
She stayed very calm, looked down at the sticks, and said, “You’re pregnant, now would you please remove those from my desk?”
Want to find out what happens next?
Enter to win a copy of the book on momaha.com. All you have to do is share your parenting meltdown moment with us in the comment section below. A winner will be selected at random and announced Monday on the site.
If you’re like me and can’t wait to find out, then buy the book on Amazon in paperback or Kindle by clicking here.
The process has been great. It’s been awesome to see women come together to support one another through our parenting adventures and inevitable meltdowns.