I've said it before, and I'll say it again: being a mom is friggin' hard work.
And I'm a firm believer in the notion that the mom of the 1950's, with her perfect everything,
simply doesn't exist.
However, this precedent she seems to have set has left mothers everywhere crying and feeling as though they simply aren't enough. And I don't know about you, but I'm just not that okay with that.
Instead, I prefer for us just to be honest about how hard this job is and support each other in the trenches, while we are covered in spit up, surrounded by dirty clothes,
and in desperate need of....oh, I dunno...a shower.
And really the only thing I love more than honest conversations about motherhood is honest memoirs about motherhood.
Friends, I'd like to introduce you to my real life friend, Robin O'Bryant.
When I tell you that Robin is seriously one of the funniest people I've ever met, what I really mean is, I almost wet my pants and sprayed Diet Coke out of my nose in her kitchen while sharing birthing stories one night while we gorged ourselves on the most divine shrimp dip ever created.
She's real and honest and real honest.
And she literally makes me laugh out loud.
Oh, and did I mention she's an author?
Not only that, but she's a cool author.
(Note: I totally swiped this picture from her facebook page because how cool it would it be to purchase this book and find it was signed by the author. And how cool is the author who does this?!? Love it. Please also feel free to notice that sister friend is wearing Noonday. I spy with my little eye at least two pieces in this picture. The girl has good taste AND can write.)
And oh, her book.
With memoirs with titles like 'Boob Sweat' and 'Awkward Naked Moments', how could you not love it?
She loves Jesus, loves her husband, and loves her little girls to the moon and back.
And I found her book to inspiring, relatable, and hilarious....all at the same time.
And, because we need just one more reason why Robin is awesome, she'd like to give a copy of her book to one of you. Oh, and she'll sign it for you. Make that two more reasons why she's awesome.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post.
Perhaps tell me about one of your own funny moments as a mom.
Or one lie you tell yourself in terms of motherhood (my personal favorite is that just because I don't eat broccoli is no excuse for me not to force my kids to eat it. That's fair, right?).
Or just tell me why you'd like to read Robin's book.
I'll choose a winner on FRIDAY, so hop to it.
And if you'd like to get to know Robin a little better, check out her website or her oh so funny blog.
And just for the record, the thoughts and opinions presented here are all my own. Robin did not have to pay me to honestly say that she's all kinds of funny and talented.