The Mother of All Meltdowns: Real Stories of Moms’ Finest (Worst, Completely Awful) Moments
Every mother, at some point, inevitably becomes her own worst enemy. In a millisecond, her halo crumbles and she has a moment so crazed it is forever known as the one—The Mother of All Meltdowns. This eye-opening anthology was written by women who have had their moments.
Together they have experienced the anguish and frustration of the adult-sized tantrum. They have shed the tears, dropped to their knees in agony, and asked the age-old question, “Why me?” From poop-decorated rooms to having their liquid gold scrutinized and confiscated by TSA, they’re not afraid to share their collection of thirty tell-all stories. They are survivalists and know that within every meltdown there is a silver lining.
What people are saying about The Mother of all Meltdowns:
“We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve had a meltdown or witnessed your child or another in the throes of one, any mom can relate to the universality of the experience. It’s easy to feel alone, crazed, or even mortified in the moment, but as proud mothers, we rise above and do what we are often compelled to do—share. The Mother of All Meltdowns is a smart, honest collection by bloggers who tell it like it is, or as we sometimes wish it was. Parenting, warts and all, is celebrated, questioned, and laid bare. You’ll chuckle or cringe with recognition, and it’s a thoughtful, amusing read for the weary. So, make a cup of tea, carve out some well-deserved downtime, and curl up with The Mother of All Meltdowns. It’s a page-turner that will have you smiling!”
~ Robin Gorman Newman, Founder, MotherhoodLater.com, Associate Producer, Motherhood Out Loud and author, How to Marry a Mensch
“Do you ever find yourself wondering if you are the only one who doesn’t react to all situations like June Cleaver? Are there days as a mother where you wish *you* could throw yourself to the ground and have a toddler-style tantrum because you.just.can’t.take.it.anymore? Well, so have the thirty hilarious bloggers of The Mother of All Meltdowns! These ladies tell it like it is.
Gone bonkers because your child didn’t appreciate the expensive, theme park vacation you booked to make their childhood complete? Check. Lost your cool because your child decided to play barbershop using her own head? Yep, they have been there. Ever punish your child for not eating the lunch you accidentally forgot to make him? They feel your pain.
We could not have enjoyed The Mother of All Meltdowns more … partly because we laughed so hard while reading, we could legitimately skip our abs workout for the week! Score! Every mom reading will come away feeling like she has thirty new girlfriends who just “get it!” All moms deserve the laughter and validation The Mother of All Meltdowns delivers!”
~ Lisa and Ashley (a.k.a. The Dose Girls), The Dose of Reality
I am a proud contributing author of The Mother of all Meltdowns. The book is currently available for download and in print from Amazon as well as on Barnes and Noble for Nook or in paperback. You can also order it at your neighborhood bookstore.