Hugging Jill Smokler was a highlight of my trip to BlogHer this year. I wanted to thank her personally for giving mothers a forum where it’s okay to laugh and to cry and to swear and to make fun of and make light of but still…absolutely love motherhood without having to just display all of the flowery beautiful crap on our blogs.
I may have also asked Jill to be my sister-wife. She either declined or walked away politely and maybe bought me a drink. I don’t quite remember….
Anyway, Jill’s Scary Mommy blog makes me laugh daily and nod my head in agreement and makes me feel a lot less guilty for thinking how ridiculous some days are when you spend them mostly around small children.
But what I love most about Jill is that through her humor and her very honest take on motherhood – I see her love and passion there for raising thoughtful and compassionate children and it makes me smile and love her even more.
So when Jill announced that Confessions of a Scary Mommy was being published I said “every mother needs to read this book and know that everything will be okay even when you laugh behind your kid’s backs.”
And I knew Confessions of a Scary Mommy would be fabulous when I turned it over and the back cover told me I must recite these vows before reading:
1. I shall remember that no mother is perfect and my children will thrive because, and sometimes even in spite, of me.
2. I shall not preach to a fellow mother who has not asked my opintion. It’s none of my damn business.
3. I shall maintain a sense of humor about all things motherhood.
A to the freaking men.
Jill’s stories are heartfelt, honest and hilarious. Sometimes I feel like it’s almost a guilty pleasure reading her essays, as how does she know how I feel about motherhood and HOW does she say it all so honestly and openly? Every mother – new and old(like me) need to read Jill’s book and share it with a friend. It should become the go-to new mom gift for 2012!
And now it can be yours! Confessions of a Scary Mommy comes out on April 3rd and you can pre-order your copy here!
However – Jill is generously giving away an autographed hardcopy of Confessions of a Scary Mommy to one of my readers!!!
How to enter to win – Just leave a comment on this post on what makes you a Scary Mommy.
Optional second entry for sharing on twitter or facebook – just leave a comment if you do either or both of these. Heck tweet and fb daily and leave a comment each day. You know you want a personal autographed book from Jill, right?
Giveaway closes on Sunday night April 1st at 9pm cst and winner will be emailed immediately.
Disclosure: I was provided an advanced signed copy of the book from Jill because I think she is still secretly thinking about my sister-wife offer. (Call me…;)