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Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures is now in a really non-crappy book

Do you know the blog, Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures? If you don’t, you need to.

Here’s why:

It’s funny

She nails the parenting stuff to a ‘T’

The pictures really aren’t that crappy (okay, maybe a little), but make everything more funny.


Her book comes out this week and I was thrilled that I received an early-bird copy to get to read. Oh my goodness- I snorted out loud! My husband wondered what I was reading. He thought it might be that I was re-reading I Just Want to Pee Alone. True- I snorted at that too, but this time, it was Crappy Pictures I was laughing at.

Here’s some of my favorite highlights-from the Chapter- The 50 Crappy Laws of Parenting

Law #10- “After a long car drive during which you hoped they would nap, they fall asleep a mile from your destination.”

Law #39- “They only spike a fever after the sun goes down and the doctor’s office is closed.”

Law #44- “The baby will fall asleep on you, but only when you have to pee. Very badly.”

Amber has asked her readers what they want her to do in the event her book gets on a best seller list. Like a challenge, per se to encourage people to buy the book.

Here’s some of her kids’ suggestions. By the way- she has two boys they are called Crappy Boy and Crappy Baby-

Here’s one idea


I think this is a good one though-


My vote is that she takes a real picture of her face and let’s us see her non-crappy self! But going to Disneyland is a good 2nd choice.

I’m giving away a copy of her book to one of you!!

And… wait for it- a copy of I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE as well!

Yay- everyone is happy. By the way, she wrote a review of our book here that you can read. And low and behold, she graced us with some of her fine artwork. I just love it!


Here’s what you have to do:

Enter according to the Rafflecopter instructions, it gives you all kinds of chances to win.
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You can always buy the book as well!

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  1. Denise says:

    These books do look pretty fun…if I don’t win one, I’ll have to make a trip to the book store! E-books don’t work for me–if they aren’t sitting out in the real world, I forget I own them!

  2. Karin says:

    I LOVE Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. She’s been one of my faves for a long time. I’d LOVE to win her book!

  3. HouseTalkN says:

    Her crappy pictures send me into hysterics!

  4. Allison says:

    Her crappy pictures are nowhere near as crappy as mine would be. LOL They’re at least kind of recognizable as people. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. MereMere says:

    Thanks for the laugh. Went perfectly with my coffee.

  6. Mina says:

    She nails it! I love the crappy pictures since its sorta how I draw

  7. I love her! I think she’s hilarious and so original.

  8. Rebecca says:

    Everyone is coming out with funny books! I can’t wait to read them all!! I want to pee alone was AMAZEBALLS as rants from mommyland would say!! Lol

  9. Dawn says:

    This look AMAZING! I would love to win a copy for my new mommy friend! I may have to run out and get her one anyway (and one for me!)

  10. Houseslave says:

    I love how every thought I’ve had as a parent is now in a book!

  11. Kate says:

    I think this book would be such a great gift for my new to being a mom friends. Great!

  12. Chrystal says:

    Ohhh, these books look hilarious. Now I just need to find a newly pregnant friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Heather Lester says:

    I’ve been wanting to pick through this book!

  14. Rachel Butcher says:

    I love giveaways!!

  15. Anne says:

    Looks hilarious!

  16. Jennifer says:

    Yes, I think I could pee my pants reading these books-hopefully in the bathroom alone….

  17. Anna says:

    That book doesn’t look crappy at all! Can’t wait to read it, and she should totally shave her head *and* go to Disney.

  18. Wendy O. says:

    I love Crappy Pictures… and can’t wait to read the book! I’ve not heard of I Just Want to Pee Alone, but it looks hilarious as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Carole says:

    I’d love to win copies of both of these books!! Can’t wait to read both. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Krisha Collins says:

    I love her and would love to win. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Erin says:

    Her website is hilarious – would love to see more in her book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Kurt says:

    I love her blog, and my wife and I can’t wait to read the book!

  23. Emily C. says:

    These stories are so true to life!

  24. Lori H says:

    Amber’s blog is the best and I MUST have her book. Help save me a trip to the bookstore – you know you can’t walk into one of those while pulling your children along. They don’t understand the need to browse and instead rip everything off the shelves leaving you looking like a gorilla All bent over with your long arms grabbing everything in sight.

  25. Charlene H. says:

    I love love looooooove Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. I can’t afford to buy a copy and would be thrilled to win a copy of her book. I have also heard great things about the second book. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  26. Lesley says:

    I love Amber’s blog, I read it twice sometimes, on Facebook and then again in my blog reader feed. She’s that good.

  27. Jessica says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  28. Tiffany says:

    This book looks hilarious, now all I need to do is find the time to read it!

  29. Julia Zin says:

    Love her blog – would love to read the book

  30. Megan Smith says:

    I can’t wait to read the other crappy laws of parenting! those three are so true!!

  31. Meggin D says:

    I love Amber and I’ve got her book coming as a gift for a friend. I was going to read it oh so carefully before giving it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Marina says:

    Would love to win the not so Crappy book!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. mees says:

    I love this blog and depend on it for days I just really need a good laugh. Would love to win a copy of the book!

  34. Cherie says:

    I would love to win the books. I look forward to every blog post and have hooked quite a few other moms onto the master piece called crappy pictures!

  35. ChristineW says:

    I’m looking forward to reading both books!

  36. DebbieKL says:

    I love the blog – I’d love to check out the book!

  37. Mallory says:

    I love Amber’s blog and I’ve been wanting to read I Just Want To Pee Alone since she wrote about it.

  38. Natalie says:

    I need some good laughs!

  39. Raven says:

    Her blog never fails to make me laugh hysterically & I haven’t even got my little one yet. She’ll be here in May, though, so I’m sure I’ll have plenty of my own stories to laugh at soon.

  40. Keren says:

    I love Amber’s blog and am sure her book is hilarious! It would make my day to win it ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Joanie Pape says:

    Pick me! I’ve loved this blog for years!

  42. kara says:

    I want a Crappy Book!

  43. Sapphyre says:

    Law #10- โ€œAfter a long car drive during which you hoped they would nap, they fall asleep a mile from your destination.โ€

    So true. Actually I remember the first time my son said “Are we there yet?” We were 15 minutes into a 2 hour car trip. Both hubby & I started laughing hysterically – we’d only ever seen this in the movies before. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the only time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love Amber’s work.

  44. Lisa says:

    I love the Crappy blog and I’d love to win these books!

  45. Brianne says:

    This book is going to be awesome. And with a 2 1/2 year old a 6 month old, I could use an awesome book break.

  46. Kristen says:

    I laugh out loud when I read her blog….while I’m sitting on the can. . Cause thats the only “”me time” I get ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. Pick me!

  48. Ashley says:

    I’d love a “crappy” book

  49. Mary Ann says:

    Every time an email from Crappy Pictures, I know I’m in for a treat. I plan on buying Amber’s book at my local indie store, but maybe I’ll win another for a gift. The pair would be a great for my friend with 3-year and 6-month old boys!

  50. Liz says:

    I am so excited to read this and would LOVE to win it.

  51. Becky says:

    Cannot wait to read this book!

  52. Avia says:

    I have a crappy baby on the way and can’t wait to see how my crappy experiences match up with Amber’s!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Leighan says:

    Love Amber and her crappy pictures!

  54. Stephanie M says:

    Love your blog and Amber’s! Would love to win her book!

  55. Laura says:

    Pick me! Her blog is hilarious! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  56. Kristy says:

    I LOVE Amber and would love to win a copy of this sure-to-be-awesome book! I actually already have a copy (just haven’t started reading it yet) but want to give one to my cousin who is expecting her first baby this June!

  57. She’s hilarious – I can’t wait to read her crappy book!

  58. Mandy P says:

    I love this blog! I quite frequently pass it on to others to share actual LOL moments:)

  59. Erika says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Here’s hoping I win a good book to read over spring break while the kids are driving me bonkers!

  60. Elizabeth says:

    WOuld love a copy of this book. Great blog!

  61. kylie ford says:

    would love to share this book around my mums group how generous of you to support crappy parents book love her blog

  62. Cristi says:

    I love her blog, I would love to win this book!

  63. Nancy says:

    I love Amber and I love you! And I would really love to win her book!!

  64. Nina says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love her blog!

  65. Olga says:

    I came to your blog because of this book – and love your blog instantly! Will be following it! Congratulations on your own book too! Hope to win it as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Tasha says:

    I will get the the family into Disney WORLD (emphasis: WORLD not LAND!) for **FREE** in exchange for a copy of her book. Tell here that! And, no, I’m not joking… ๐Ÿ˜‰