Friday, April 25, 2014

"The Mother Of All Meltdowns" -- A Great Mother's Day Gift For The Young Mom


The Mother Of All Meltdowns is a
great Mother's Day gift for the 
young mom. Find it here.

How I wish this collection of essays was available when I was a young mother! It would have provided me with much-needed relief and an emotional lifeline! “The Mother of All Meltdowns” is a collection of essays from 30 of the today’s most popular mommy bloggers who share personal parenting meltdowns. I really like it for a couple of reasons.

First, 30 moms totally spill regarding some of their biggest parenting meltdowns -- what got them there, the fallout and what they learned. I expected a humor book, and while there were plenty of funny moments, there were a lot more poignant and relatable ones. Feelings of  “Oh, I remember having a day like that,” alternated with feelings of “Wow! I’ve never had it quite that bad” while reading it. These moms bare it all – the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny. In doing so, they make you feel normal, relieved and connected to the greater sisterhood of mothers. While there are tales of mothering meltdowns involving kids of all ages (there’s an entertaining story about a meltdown with teenagers that results in a memorable powdered sugar war), it’s an especially great read for the young mother. I know I would have loved to have a copy when my now 21-year-old boys were little. At that time, I felt too ashamed to admit that once in a while, motherhood had me screaming on the inside! These moms are brave and generous to share these stories.

Second, this book is a great way to get a “taste” of and introduction to 30 great blogs! If you get the kindle edition (a real bargain at just 99¢!), you can link to the blog of each author with the tap of a finger! It’s like a wonderful sampler box of chocolates -- some are rich and deep, some are a little nutty, and some are really sweet! All are deliciously satisfying!

“The Mother of All Meltdowns” is a terrific gift for the young mother or mother-to-be this Mother’s Day. The paperback version is just $8.99 and is available for two day shipping with amazon prime membership! Pair it with her favorite bottle of wine and take the kids for a few hours for a most-appreciated Mother’s Day gift combo. 

For the, ahem, more mature mom, may I humbly suggest a copy of “Aging With Ungirdled Passion” also available on amazon.com? Don’t worry about getting her a bottle. The more mature mom has learned to keep herself well-stocked. Happy Mother’s Day!


33 comments:

  1. The cover says it all!! As a "mature woman", "Aging with Ungirdled Passion" is a good fit!

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  2. Thanks so much for checking out our book! You rock! And I'm off to get yours now!

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    1. Thanks, M & M! It is really a great book for all young moms to have! Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. You are so kind and such an idol for so many women and moms! Thank you for taking the time to read the book and leave this wonderful review. It means so much to all of us, Tracy! :)

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    1. Thanks, Crystal, and thanks to all the authors/bloggers for a great read for young mom! Glad you all are having such success with it! Well-deserved!

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  4. Huge thank you for sharing our book here and all your kind words about it. Seriously, cannot thank you enough!! :)

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    1. Janine - happy to! It's a terrific book for young moms!

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  5. Thank you so much for the awesome review! I was poking around your site and you are HILARIOUS! You rock, sister!!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! And thanks for a great book!

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  6. Aw, what a wonderful review! Thank you so much for reviewing our book so thoughtfully. I wish I had it before I had kids!

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    1. Yes, Tamara! This is a great gift for expectant moms, too!

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  7. Thanks Tracy! I love your Mother's Day combo idea! I'm the mom who lost it with the ER doc, but my kids are teenagers now. A whole new type of meltdowns...haha! I have to say when we first started the project, I thought to myself "what am I doing telling the whole word about my finest (NOT) moment?" But it was immensely satisfying to read everyone else's story and realize that it happens to all of us! And that is really what the book is about. Every mom should know that she isn't alone, that we all have moments. Looking forward to checking your book out too!

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    2. So glad you told your story, Michelle! While I haven't been exactly in your spot before, all moms have been in similar ones and will appreciate your story!

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  8. What an awesome review! I am so thrilled to meet YOU Tracy! And I have to say- you are ahem, mature in experience and reasoning perhaps- but good LORD not in AGE!!! You are GORGEOUS!!! My first 'look' here was at the hilarious lady on your header... and I thought "hmm... this should be hilarious and she must really be 'seasoned'" LOL

    Thank you so so much for your support of our book. I am honored to be a part of it, and I really hope for it to encourage moms everywhere. :)

    Now- I surely need to be looking into a new book, now don't I??!! :)

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Chris! Thrilled to "meet" all of you lovely ladies. And trust me, I am well-seasoned! With "salt" in my roots, a turkey neck, cottage cheese thighs, etc. I am like an icky buffet! Congrats on a great book, and yes! Please look into "Aging With Ungirdled Passion!"

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  9. Thank you so much for the great review! I'm definitely going to check out your book since I am one of those "mature moms." :-)

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    1. Menopausal Mama - I'm right there with ya, sistah! Congrats on a great book! And blog!

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  10. Just put your book in my Amazon cart, Tracy. Thanks for the review of our book! I'm closer to the mature mom than the young mom; now most of my meltdowns are teen-induced.

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Dana! Yest, bigger kids can equal bigger meltdowns! Thanks for buying my book and thanks for writing such a great book!

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  11. Thanks you so much for the lovely review!

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    1. You're welcome, Lisa! Well-deserved! Congrats on a great book!

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  12. Thank you so much for reading and loving our book!!

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    1. Angela - my pleasure! It's easy to love!

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  13. Thanks for the amazing review and for mentioning the great way to drive traffic to our blogs. Every bit helps. We appreciate you!

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    1. Happy to do it, C. Lee! Thanks for a great book!

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  14. The powdered sugar war is one of my favorite stories from the book! It's hilarious! And I love how you recommend your book for "mature moms"...not old moms! I'm heading to maturity faster than I like to admit!

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    1. Ginny, that "maturing" thing sure has a way of sneaking up on you, doesn't it? Thanks for a great book!

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  15. By the way, I wanted to let you know I clicked on the link to your book in the sidebar, and it doesn't work. I'll click on the link in this post, but thought you might want to take a look at your sidebar. :)

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  16. I so love that you compared our blogs to a box of chocolates! Love it! Thank you for the great review. I think the combo of our books is the perfect Mother's Day gift. How could you go wrong?

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  17. Thanks, Jennifer! Agreed! No way to go wrong with that combo! Thanks for a great book!

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