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Romi Lassally is the co-creator of the popular website and the founding editor of the Lifestyles section of The Huffington Post. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (April 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425226042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425226049
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,706,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Veriance on April 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book, as the mother of a toddler and a tween I could identify with many of the confessions in the book. Either "wow, I've felt exactly that" or "no way would I do that, could I do that"

It was a fine book, but I am giving it only three stars because about 100 of the 200+ pages are 1 liners taken from the website. I read the whole thing cover to cover in about an hour. While the book is listed at 288 pages, it's more like 90 pages if you take out all the snippets from her website.

If I'd bought the book I'd be giving it two stars. Thankfully it was a gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denise10s on August 12, 2009
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This is a cute gift-book maybe for a mom or mom-to-be, but not really a "good read" so to speak. There is a lot of wasted space. At least 50% of the pages have only one or two sentences on them. There was a lot that I could not relate to since it had to do with hubbies, breastfeeding and what your body looks like after giving birth and I'm single and adopting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT on April 11, 2009
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This book made me laugh and cry. I didn't expect it. As I read some of the confessions I wondered how did they get those quotes from me! I have said those things - especially the 'gas station' statement. I have so much to say as a mommy and even if it's not pretty, I still need someone to talk to. Moms need friends and other moms to confide in. Mostly I need someone to laugh and share my 'crazy' mom moments with...and that is what this book is, moms processing the unspoken truths...Sometimes it feels good to know we are all in the same boat. Thanks Romi Lassally for making me feel a little closer to perfect.

Kimberley Clayton Blaine
Founder, [...]
Author: Mommy Confidence: 8 Easy Steps to Reclaiming Balance, Motivation, and Your Inner Diva
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H. Serrano on May 19, 2009
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I really did love the book. I was alittle surprised in regards to most of the book is actually just a quote on each page. Making this a very quick read. But something I could actually go back and reread because it's so short, and so funny. It's very enlightening to see so many mom's different feelings and stories...I laughed out loud at parts. Very good read, wish it had more stories though!
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By Amanda on October 15, 2009
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This book may be technically considered a "parenting" book, but really its more a reminder for Moms not to forget that they are still people and just because they are taking care of kids doesn't mean that forgetting about themselves is ok.
I heard about it in an interview with the author on NPR and was instantly interested. It tells stories about Moms from any situation you can think of.
The thing that really got me was one women who had gained some baby fat that wouldn't go away and everyone kept consoling her about it. She wrote that she wishing everyone would just leave her alone and stop making it sound like she was somehow less now. She LIKED the way she looked!

But the book isn't just stories, its thought provoking. Like why was Mom snapping at her kids all day for no reason? Well, when was the last time she had a day off? Time for herself? Hell, when was the last time she had time to go soak (uninterrupted)in a hot bath for an hour??

The book makes a correlation between how you can be a better parent by taking care of yourself. Less stressed = more patient.

This book is a fantastic reminder to take care of yourself. Even if its something small like locking the bathroom door when you're using it.

I bought this for my overworked, Mom and she loved it! Relating to some of the brutally honest stories really cracked her up. She could read a little snipped here and there as a little pick-me-up during the day.

I am SO glad I got this book for her!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dawn M. Desilets on March 29, 2011
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I think this book is really bad, every whole page had about 1 to 2 sentences on it, I thought it was going to have actual stories in it. It could have been about 20 pages long!
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A fun, easy read, True Mom Confessions offers a refreshing look at truth about motherhood from the ones who know: real moms. With so many books about parenting offering blanket answers to the myriad of complex questions facing moms, it's great to finally read something that voices the reality of motherhood; it's hard, and we often have to make up our own answers as we go along. True Mom Confessions is poignant, hilarious, heart-warming and sometimes heart-breaking.

One mom confesses that her son thinks that between 8 and 9 am she's fighting the monster in the laundry basket so he'll stay in bed longer. Lassally offers a witty, down-to-earth take on these gray areas of motherhood.

Motherhood can be so lonely and we moms are often riddled with guilt as we feel like we're the only ones falling so short of the expectations we put on ourselves and society holds us to. True Moms helped me realize that I am far from alone and that none of us have it all figured out. This is definitely a must-read for moms in every stage of motherhood. It made me laugh and cry, like a much needed heart-to-heart with a close friend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhina Marma Ferrer Moran on March 3, 2011
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She is making money with our confessions! I can't believe it. I wish I could write her how I really feel about it in this place.
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