One of the most popular mommy-bloggers thanks to a humorous eBay listing about her child's baseball which was circulated rapidly until she became a household name, Dawn Meehan offers readers a hilarious journey along with her six kids on madcap adventures, underscoring the notion that a sense of humor is an essential parenting skill.
Because I Said So affirms that parents are not alone in the daily chaos, struggles and joys of child-rearing. With a huge dose of laugh-out-loud, real-life examples, Dawn shares hard-won wisdom gleaned from life with six children.
With refreshing honesty, she examines episodes from her everyday life and spins them in a humorous light, offering reassurance and guidance to overworked, overstressed parents. Her stories communicate that it's okay for kids to be kids.
Poignant and amusing, this is a refreshing and instructive look at the mistakes we all make in child-rearing and a hilarious testimony to parents who don't have it all figured out.
Endorsements: "Stories more gripping than duct tape and humor funnier than a stand-up comic! I laughed until cappuccino came out my nose. Many have claimed to be the next Erma Bombeck, but only Dawn Meehan can rightfully wear that bathrobe. Hers is the permanent new voice of parenting humor for us all." -- Debi Stack, author of Smotherly LoveTM: I Know Where Your Buttons Are and I'm Not Afraid to Push Them
"No parent is perfect. But if you've ever found yourself in the unpleasant company of other parents who didn't happen to get that memo, then this is the book for you. Because I Said So will have you laughing until your cheeks hurt, and you might even start feeling a whole lot better about your own parental adventures. You're going to love this book!" -- Martha Bolton, bestselling author
"Dawn Meehan may just have to receive the first ever Lifetime Achievement Housewife Award®. I'm exhausted from just reading about her life with six kids and her quest to keep pencils, dolls and donuts from being flushed down the toilet. If you're having a crazy day, read Because I Said So... and not just because, er, I said so, but because it's fun and probably a lot like your life six times over." -- Jen Singer, creator, MommaSaid.net, and author, Stop Second-Guessing Yourself The Toddler Years
"Refreshing, candid writing to reassure the average mom that no parent has her act together. Some are just really good at pretending." -- Therese J. Borchard, editor of "The Imperfect Mom: Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World"
"I well remember the sensation Dawn caused on eBay when she auctioned her son's baseball, and told America why. Moms everywhere laughed, nodded knowingly and said to one another, 'This woman should write a book!' Happily for all of us, she did!" -- Joan Wester Anderson, author of Where Angels Walk