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Scary Mommy book review and a Mother’s Day Giveaway

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Hey it’s Mother’s Day next week. You know what that means? Macaroni necklaces and handprint pictures that you will treasure forever. Or not.

Don’t think I’m a bitch for saying this- but sometimes for Mother’s Day, I would actually like a present that isn’t an outline of my child’s hand, or I don’t know, a shower head fixture. Now that the kids are older, I don’t get many egg crate jewelry boxes or seashell decoupages. And not to say I didn’t enjoy the ones I did get in my past. I did. I remember vividly tearing up at the hand print poem Owen gave me the Mother’s day he was in Kindergarten. It was precious. And I understand that McSweetie doesn’t really know what to do with Mother’s day anyway. Do I get a simple bouquet of flowers and call it good? Or do I need a giant diamond pendant that signifies all the fabulous things I do each and every day?

Well, neither.

I think flowers are a rip-off at Mother’s Day. They jack up the prices. And a giant diamond pendant is a little ridiculous. Just a little. A medium-sized diamond pendant wouldn’t be that ridiculous though…

So let’s be real here. We want to share all the real things we love and hate about Mother’s Day. You know there are those things that suck about it! And I thought what would be more perfect than a review of an awesome new book. Recently, I got the privilege of a copy of the new book Scary Mommy; Motherhood Comes Naturally  (and Other Vicious Lies) by Jill Smokler. I was tickled that I got a preview of the book from her publisher and I couldn’t wait to share my book review with you. It does not disappoint.

If you come from the point of view that motherhood isn’t all baby powder freshness and cooing lullabies, you will love Jill’s book. This is a second installment of her Scary Mommy tales. All I can say is, where was this woman when Emma was a baby?

Some Scary Mommy Confessions you can probably relate to:

“I beat my kids at Super Mario Bros. and proceeded to do a victory dance that made them all cry. Whoops.”

“For Mother’s Day, I will trim my pubes. And then I’ll pleasure myself while fantasizing about child-free days, endless bottles of wine, and the time when my husband was actually sexy.”

And my favorite-

“For years we’ve been assuming our daughter is just in an annoying phase. Turns out, she’s actually just really annoying.”


So for all you hard working, (every mom is a working mom) tireless, selfless mothers out there- I’m doing something special.

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies) by Jill Smokler, and I will throw in a copy of I Just Want To Pee Alone! As a bonus giveaway- if you prove in the comments with a link to a social media site that you told your friends about Scary Mommy’s book, I will randomly select a winner for something special by ME! No macaroni necklaces here, this will be a great load of loot, I promise.

Jill has been crazy busy promoting her book on the Today show and is starting a book tour- Find her cities here. 

I want to help her sell a ton of books. She has three kids to put through college people- or pay for therapy, either way.

So enter and share!
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  1. Love this giveaway and this year Mother’s Day and my husband’s birthday fall on the same, so guess how relaxing that day will be for me!! I think I need a do-over!!

    • Frugie says:

      Oh dear. Yes you do!!! Don’t forget to tell your friends about Jill’s book then share the link with me if you did.

  2. Love this giveaway too. I got a full hysterectomy two weeks before Mother’s Day and my birthday is at month’s end. I will be 34. I love your work, helps when my hormones are nuts. Most of it I’ve either said or thought myself and just makes me laugh harder! Thanks for helping this old lady smile!

    • Frugie says:

      Well you deserve a whole basket of goodies!! Old? Girl, you know I’m 40 right?

      • Sarah Sowl says:

        Age is a number, right? In this case, right about now I feel 90 lol. I got your email today about winning a copy of the book and am so very much looking forward to it! You crack me up! Thanks again Frugie!

  3. I hosted a giveaway for Jill’s book on my blog, pimped it on Twitter, and shared it on Facebook! Proof: http://whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com/autographed-scary-mommy-book-giveaway/

    I actually wrote a review for your book, too! More proof: http://whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com/the-most-official-review-of-i-just-want-to-pee-alone/

    Since I already have a copy of her read and IJWTPA, I didn’t enter your giveaway. BUT I am shamelessly asking for a favor: your vote. Winning Jill’s photo contest is the ONLY chance I have of bringing her to my hometown of Pittsburgh. My boy is the one on the potty: http://woobox.com/6siao2 It’s pathetic of me, I know this, but the competitor in me is to blame 😉

    • Frugie says:

      Okay, that pic is hilarious! I’m voting and telling everyone to vote too!
      Thanks for the reviews! And so far, you’re the first person to share links on getting the word out for Scary Mommy. Entries- Crazy Meets Exhaustion- 1, the rest of the internet- 0.

  4. Heather says:

    Love this giveaway! A good book is like a medium shaped diamond sometimes…well maybe not but I’ll take what I can get!! 🙂

  5. reading saves me, gonna hafta pick these up! shared with twitter, facebook, and good reads. awesome blog, and giveaway.

  6. Lauren Moylan says:

    I shared on Twitter! What an awesome chance! I’ve read her first and I’d love to have her second! https://twitter.com/mathairlauren/status/332529168535416833

  7. I shared on my Face Book

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