About a month ago I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of: See Mom Run: Side-Splitting Essays from the World’s Most Harried Blogging Moms by Beth Feldman founder of Rolemommy.com.
When I first took a look at the book, I thought to myself “This shouldn’t take me long to read at all.” you know, between the sleeping 4-6 hrs a night, bath time, fixing 3 meals and 2-3 snacks a day, grocery shopping, washing piles of laundry, paying the bills, cutting the grass and finding time to exercise. I don’t know what I was thinking. O.k., actually I do. I was thinking in the “Pre-mommy” mode. You know? The mode where for a split second you totally forget that you’re the mother of an 18 Month old that never stops moving. The mode where you completely forget that you don’t have the luxury of reading books for hours on end, or get to take showers that last for more than 10 minutes.
Once I brought myself back to reality I decided the only time I would actually get to read it was during my son’s bath. So I brought See Mom Run into the bathroom with me. I usually sit next to him on a little stool, twiddling my thumbs thinking about all the things I need to get done, so reading during bath time would be easy, or at least I thought.
Between being splashed and responding to “want want want” every 2 seconds, even though I could be considered a speed reader, I was only able to digest 1 story each night. For me that was perfect though. Even though I’ve never been one of those people who like to read funny books or watch comedies (except for a select few) I guess when the comedy could be starring me it’s a different story. It sort of puts things into perspective when you realize you’re not the only one to go through such silly situations. Best of all though.. when you are done reading one of these stories you start thinking back to your own funny happenings. Which for me, always left me in a better mood than I started with.
Every single story in this book will make you laugh out loud. From the story by Danielle Dardashti talking about the time she was asked if she was pregnant 5 months after her pregnancy to the hilarious story by Jenna McCarthy, author of The Parent Trip who describes in hilarious detail her experience while on a day trip with her 3 and 5-year old kids, which included car sickness, stepping in dog poop and being forced to walk into Target with only a bathing suit on. If that story alone doesn’t make you laugh then you have absolutely no sense of humor.
I won’t spoil any of the stories for you, but you can read a few pages right here. Just click on the cover and it will come up full size.
More about See Mom Run
See Mom Run is due out in November 2009 and includes contributions by: Mom 101, Because I Said So, Momma Said, Twinfatuation, Lost in Suburbia, Crafty Mamas, NYC Moms Blog, SVMoms Blog, Real Moms Guide, Jenna McCarthy, Ciaran Blumenfeld, Suburban Jungle, Ex Marks the Spot, Modern Jewish Mom, Ageless Body Timeless Mom, Your Single Parenting & more.
You can Pre-order your copy at Amazon.com today.
About Beth Feldman
Beth Feldman is the founder of Role Mommy, an online community and events company dedicated to inspiring, entertaining and empowering today’s busy moms to pursue their passion while raising a family. Feldman is a former television network executive who pole vaulted off the corporate ladder to become the president of her own PR consulting agency, and she’s the host of Blog Talk Radio’s brand new Role Mommy Radio network. Additionally, Feldman was recently named the co-editor for the Just For Fun section of LifetimeMoms.com.