Monday, December 5, 2016

Book review: The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to The Mom

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

Momming. It is a hard job sometimes. Especially around this time of the year when we're juggling regular activities with holiday projects and gifts and assemblies at school and all of the other things going on this time of year. Need a break from it all? How about sitting down for a few minutes to read (and laugh!) with a wonderful little book called The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Mom. Here's the scoop on this book, from the publisher's website:

Have you been having trouble with the How, Why, and Wheres? Well fear no more. The Fireside Grown-Up Guide series understands that the world is just as confusing to a forty-year-old as it is to a four-year-old. We’re here to help and break down the most pressing and complex issues of our day into easy-to-digest pieces of information paired with vivid illustrations even a child could understand.

A mom has two very important jobs: to look after her children and to do everything else well. In this Fireside Grown-Up Guide to Mom, we learn about what moms like (making toys out of corks from her many, many wine bottles), what she hates (the sound of her own voice, which now sounds just like her mom’s), what she’s really thinking about when she leaves her children with a babysitter..

I thought this little book was just fabulous. I thought the illustrations were great and I definitely saw myself and my own mothering style in many of the little page-long stories. Very entertaining! And a quick read, so I was able to laugh and cheer myself up in just a few minutes. These Fireside Guides are available for a number of topics including The Cat, The Meeting, The Hangover, The Husband, and The Hipster, to name a few. You can see a full listing at the publisher's website.  Any of these books would be a great stocking stuffer or office gift for the adult in your life!