It’s no secret that Jill Smokler and I are BFF’s. I mean seariously, if we weren’t would I have this photo?
If you know anything about body language you can clearly see that we are just hours away from matching tattoos and BFF charm necklaces.
Okay, so that’s not entirely true. I may, or may not, have run up to her like a 15 year old Belieber, gushed and giggled and asked for a photo. All while probably touching her entirely too much and then running away swearing never to wash that side of my face ever again. I’m not exactly sure, I had a lot of coffee that day.
Regardless, the details aren’t important. The point is I’m a huge fan, as are thousands of other moms that make up her extremely huge readership.
Jill, and her little corner of the internet, have hit a chord with moms like me and it’s easy to see why. It’s funny, it’s entertaining, it’s often heartbreaking…it’s real life parenting. The yelling, the gross, and the parts we are not proud of. More often than I’m proud to admit, I find myself looking to the confessional, on those especially difficult days, and saying “well, I haven’t done that yet, so I’ll consider the day a win”.
Well I am happy to announce to you (if you weren’t already aware) that the lovely Jill has written her SECOND book and it’s exactly what you would think with a title like Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies). Just in case you are wondering what type of awesome is in this book I have featured a few of my favorite excerpts for you.
From LIE #19: BEING HOME WITH YOUR KIDS WILL BE THE MOST FULFILLING JOB
“If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that staying home with my kids would be the most fulfilling job I’d ever have, I’d hire a really good hit man to kill all of those f***ing liars.”
“What’s for dinner? DINNER? What, I’m your personal chef, too? Seriously? I had a bowl of cereal. It was delicious.”
“I have many friends who consider themselves SAHMs. But the reality is, most of them have hobbies or a side gig selling jewelry or body creams online. Even the littlest job or hobby gives them an identy other than simply Mommy. And that’s really, really important.”
From LIE #21: YOU WILL SUCCUMB TO SENTIMENTALITY
“It’s a tough situation to find yourself in, suddenly facing your very own Sophie’s Choice: your children’s feeings or your sanity. I remember the moment I made the choice myself, swimming in piles of the kids’ artwork as I tried to organize our files. It was then and there that I decided there had to be a better way. There had to be a compromise. And so began my career as a selective curator of kids’ shit.”
If you’re interested in seeing Jill Smokler on her book tour check here for dates and locations. If she was coming to Arizona, I would be all over that. Restraining order be dammed.
This book is full of wonderful and I am recommending it so much that I would like to give you, dear reader, a free copy of your own! Good luck!
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