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Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us [Kindle Edition]

Karen Moline , Mary Ann Zoellner , Alicia Ybarbo , Laurie Kilmartin
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend and When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby, as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.


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"Smartly, brashly, nearly criminally funny...it also carries a powerful message to all parents, but especially moms, that distilled to its essence is this: chill." (Time Magazine)

"Not often does it happen to me that I open up a "parenting" book and I find myself laughing, nodding and reading-out-loud to anyone who happens to be in the room with me." (babble.com)

"This book will have you in stitches...grab a glass of wine and enjoy--it's the antidote to a rough day on the front lines." (momtrends.com)

"Containing personal anecdotes from all four authors about navigating the minefield of motherhood, from scheduling conference calls while the kids are at home to successfully dropping the children off at camp, the no-nonsense tome hopes to help other mothers realize parenting is a challenge for everyone, but humor can help." (People)

"If you've having a bad Mom day, yelling at your kids because you're in a foul mood or ducking out during homework time because you'd rather play on your smartphone than tackle sixth grade math all over again, take heart: There are four women out there who know you're not perfect, and they're here to give you a break." (NBC Today Moms)

About the Author

Mary Ann Zoellner, Alicia Ybarbo, Karen Moline and Laurie Kilmartin are four women from all over the mumiverse: two long-time producers for hit US show, The Today Show (both married mums), one best-selling author and journalist (a single adoptive mum), and finally, a professional comedian and comedy writer who was a finalist on Last Comic Standing (and a single mum to her biological son - she thinks). Over 152,000 mums follow them on Twitter (@TodaysMoms) each day and Babble.com included them in 'The 50 Best Twitter Mums' for the last two years running.

Product Details

  • File Size: 556 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1444755188
  • Publisher: Abrams Image (September 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008JHQ492
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Hilarious. like all the awful stories Louise C.K. tells about his kids but better.

Yes, children are precious little angels sent from heaven in a basket, but its okay to make fun of them too. Made me feel like a great mom. And i'm a dad. So that's saying something.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud September 9, 2012
Format:Hardcover
If you can't answer 'yes' to at least one of the questions in the Sh*tty Mom quiz then I suggest you put this book down and walk away. It takes time to get a little perspective on the whole parenting thing so don't despair, in another year or two, or after another child or two, you will be ready to enjoy the irreverent advice and humour found in this tongue in cheek guide to motherhood.

Sh*tty Mom: The Guide for Good Enough Moms has a structure similar to the early parenting guides you read so intently while you were pregnant but with chapter headings such as "How To Hand Off the Newborn Who just Filled a Diaper" and "Stop Looking for a Great Babysitter and Settle for One who Shows Up", it lacks the traditional wise and scientifically proven judgements passed down from pediatricians whose own children were raised by their (bilingual) nannies.

Essentially this is a stand up comedy show script with lines written strictly for audience reaction. I couldn't help but snigger here and there and even laughed loud enough for my husband to ask 'what was so funny?' on occasion. There were scenes that went a little far, even for my relaxed mothering style, but I am sure a redneck somewhere thought they were hilarious.

Even though there is little in this book in the way of serious, or even legal, advice there is a kernel of wisdom buried under the snarky wit and carefree attitude of Sh*tty Mom. Parenting is, at times, exhausting, thankless, and insanely competitive. Sometimes "good enough" is the best you can do, and that's OK.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious August 28, 2012
Format:Hardcover
Having 4 children, ages 25-14, this book cracked me up. A very tongue and cheek approach to parenting. I do remember the alarm going off early enough on a Saturday morning to make the 8 AM soccer game, and thinking " Is he/she EVEN going to play today...will they REALLY miss him/her?" A great read for seasoned and new parents alike!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for moms March 9, 2013
By sandy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I laughed out loud with every turn of the page! Incredibly hilarious! A definite recommended read for every mom or mom to be!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it March 20, 2013
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I could not put this book down nor stop laughing!!! It is a must read for anyone with a sense of humor. Now I don't know what I will do with my 5 mins of spear mommy time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe it's just me... December 26, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
But I didn't like this book at all.
I'm far from being a perfect mom, so I thought I'd like this book a lot. But I didn't. Didn't like how it was written, the content... anything really. Regret the time I spent reading... I should have taken a nap instead...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If it's your type of humor November 6, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There are a couple chapters from the book circulating on the Internet. If these make you laugh out loud then this is definitely your type of humor. I only wish the book didn't end!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Parenting Guide For the Rest of Us September 4, 2012
By KSKORB
Format:Hardcover
About The Book: Sh*tty Momis the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as "How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend" and "When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby," as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.

About The Authors: Laurie Kilmartin is an Emmy-nominated writer for CONAN on TBS, and, as a stand-up comedian, has appeared on CONAN, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. She lives in Los Angeles with her son. Karen Molineis a journalist and author who has written more than two dozen nonfiction books, as well as two novels. Karen and her son live in New York City. Alicia Ybarbo is a four-time Emmy award-winning producer. She has worked on NBC's TODAY show since 2000. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Three-time Emmy award-winning producer Mary Ann Zoellner has worked at NBC news for 16 years. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

My Thoughts About The Book: I have to admit that I was less than thrilled about the title of the book. I believed myself to be a good parent....but had to admit that babies and children do not come with an instruction manual. It was because of that that I chose to review this book. It was hilarious! It was a humorous group of anecdotes at how to survive life with a baby in the house. The preliminary quiz brought tears to my eyes. One of the questions was, "if your kid does have a 100 degree fever do you debate keeping him at home.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent answers for some real questions... and funny.
Published 24 days ago by alex
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious!
Every mom should read this book. These ladies do not sugar coat anything & they say what most of us are already thinking!
Published 1 month ago by Ramanda
4.0 out of 5 stars It's funny, if you take it with a grain of ...
It's funny, if you take it with a grain of salt. If you believe that the author is serious in a lot of these suggestions then perhaps you need to go up a size in your mommy yoga's... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Too funny! Totally laughed out loud - a lot!
Published 1 month ago by Carrie DeJohn
5.0 out of 5 stars Best mom book out there!!
This is really one of my favorite books. It reminds me that I am not alone in the journey of motherhood and to remember that no matter which situation we are in as moms its... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a fun book to give a new mother who has a sense of humor!
Published 1 month ago by Janice Green
2.0 out of 5 stars Whiney. First half is okay, but then it ...
Whiney. First half is okay, but then it feels as if they were running out of content to write about.
Published 2 months ago by RitaMae Morin
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Poorly written and awful content. Do not buy.
Published 2 months ago by Nuha Kobeissi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Hilarious!
Published 2 months ago by Denise Rayl
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend for any new mom!
Absolutely loved this book! It kept me laughing, I didn't want to put it down!
Published 3 months ago by Beth
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