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Because I Said So Paperback – April 1, 2009
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After Dawn auctioned a pack of Pokemon cards on eBay, she attracted the attention of nearly a hundred thousand readers in one day. Her blog, BecauseISaidSo, skyrocketed to become one of the most popular mommy blogs on the net. In 2008, her blog was voted the Best Parenting Blog by The Blogger's Choice Awards. It was also nominated for the Best Humor Blog, the Hottest Mommy Blogger, and the Best Blog of All Time.
Top Customer Reviews
If you want a light, easy and wildly funny look at parenting a large family, stop here. It's a ton of fun to read, and it will make you feel great to realize that all parents - no matter how many children they have - strugle with the same craziness in raising our kids.
Dawn started a blog in June, 2007, to earn money while staying at home with her children. She auctioned Pokemon cards on Ebay that somehow mysteriously appeared in her grocery cart. Her wild daily experiences with 6 children spread through the net like "a virus." She received 94,000 'hits' a day from around the world on her blog. She became so popular, her readers pressed her to write a book, thus Because I Said So came to print.
Dawn feels books did not prepare her for the many chaotic experiences she would face while rearing children. She says it usually took four hours to shop for food with her children. On one occasion, she found her account had no money. There was also another incident of embarrassment when fire trucks and police cars showed up at her house because her child had locked her out when she emptied the trash.
Meehan admits that, "before kids", she pictured the "idyllic world" and raising the "perfect child", but then you have your own. No one told her duties would be chauffeur, the Tooth Fairy, or children would become "budding artists" and would take two years to remove markers from walls.. Having kids' means you no longer have your own hobbies, it means, "play house, dress up, and pretend you work in a restaurant". Then, there's camping. "Food, Gas and Lodging next Exit"..., does not always mean "there is food, gas or lodging at the next exit." Meehan suggests, if you camp, locate the "nearest emergency facility."
Dawn says, her children have taught her well.Read more ›
Dawn is "every" mom. Her trademark humor and "scratch-out" technique from her blog are a welcome presence in the book. Every parent will enjoy reading Dawn's humorous description of the things are most likely happening in every family. Reading the craziness in Dawn's family, though, makes us feel better about the craziness in our own family. Anyone reading this stuff may think that there is no way that one person would have to deal with the number of things Dawn has had to deal with in just one morning! Every mother knows differently!
If you ever need a pick-me-up, read the "Clay story" that starts on page 122, it's hilarious. My favorite parts of the book are the introduction of the "Notme" character, Dawn's "sick" story, of course the "Clay story."
If you read her blog you will not be diassapointed. This is all new material. Thanks, Dawn. For the laughs and inspiration.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dawn is just FUNNY! If you haven't been reading her blog since the beginning? You've missed out! Never worry, this book will cover some of the highlights and have you laughing your... Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by Erica E. Mueller
Hilariously funny! Dawn Meehan provides a very entertaining look at the behind-the-scenes of living with six children, highlighting the times when all she wanted to do was pull her... Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by GamePlayer
I am the mother of 2 girls, ages 5 and 3. This book puts parenting into perspective. She tells things exactly how I felt when they happen to me. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by JamieLynn
It's basically a collection of parenting stories written by a mother of 6. Being a mom I can relate to the situations, but I am so tired of the snarkiness and exaggeration to make... Read morePublished on December 2, 2009 by B. and D. Wall
I have occasionally read Dawn's blog and was always amused by her family's antics. I thought this book was a good collection of anecdotes on her crazy life with 6 kids. Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by L. Campbell
Because I Said So
I recently read Because I Said So. I have to say it cracked me up and was so true. I highly recommend it.
Want an easy-to-read, wet-your-pants book? Dawn Meehan has written a very funny book about what it is like to parent 6 (or maybe 7 if her husband counts) very active children... Read morePublished on April 28, 2009 by S. Marcks