Monday, August 13, 2012

Book review: Mommy Mixology

There was a day last week that was a NO GOOD, TERRIBLE day.  The kind of day where I hid from my kids in the bathroom at every opportunity.  (It passed and we were all happy again the next day, don't worry).  That was a day when I was very glad to have a cute new book called Mommy Mixology on hand to amuse and distract me. Here's a bit about this book:

Motherhood is “memorable,” but all too often for its calamities. Fortunately, Mommy Mixology shares stories, sympathies, and some strong drinks to keep you laughing through it all.
Sitcom housewives like June Cleaver and Carol Brady made mothering look like constant joy, but most moms know the reality is far from simple. Getting through the motherhood years will take a good sense of humor and a few cocktails:
• When your little darling starts to pick up on—and repeat!—every word you say, clean up your language with a Son of a Beach.

• When that budding Georgia O’Keeffe uses her skills to redecorate the home in permanent ink, clean up while sipping a Markerita.

• When your toddler digs in his heels and comes back with “NO!” 367 times, shake it off with a refreshing NO!Jito.

• When you pack the car with 99 diapers and 3 pounds of Goldfish, put your feet up at the end of the trip and enjoy a well-earned Long Drivin’ Iced Tea.
Seriously, you don't even have to make the drinks in this book to feel better- each recipe comes with funny stories and confessions from the author's life, and are enough to make you laugh and relax!  The recipes are pretty fabulous too though- from the non-alcoholic beverages to celebrate pregnancy, through to the drinks to celebrate (and survive) the early school years.  No matter what situation or stage of early motherhood you're in, you're likely to find a story and a recipe that makes your day better! This is a funny book that celebrates the not-so-glorious side of motherhood and I enjoyed it immensely. And I know I will continue to enjoy the recipes for many years to come!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.