Confessions of a Cereal Mother Blog Tour: Giveaway and Review

Confessions of a Cereal Mother: True Stories to Let Every Mother Know She's Not Alone in the Craziness
Confessions of a Cereal Mother
By: Rachel McClellan
Published by: Sweetwater Books
Release date: March 12, 2013
Genre: humorous memoir 
208 pages
Source: Kindly provided by author

Maybe y'all weren't aware, but I'm a mom. A working mom, though for two months every summer, I am a stay-at-home mom. Some of my own adventures in motherhood include things I never thought would be so: for example, for the first year, I slept nearly as often on the floor in front of my cherub in the baby swing as I did in my own bed. Which isn't nearly as bonkers as the fact that at the time, I didn't think a thing of it- I was doing what had to be done.

Moms get each other when it comes to stuff like this. Rachel McClellan's stories in Cereal Mother aren't wild or outrageous- they're the kind that moms get, because we've all been there. This is the beauty of the book: the one thing we all need, when we are up to our eyeballs in the mess and chaos, is to know that we're not alone.

Rachel assures us that we're not only normal when we feed our kids cold cereal for dinner, but that they really are none the worse for it- and if it helped Mommy save the last few shreds on her sanity or humanity or whatever is helping her keep it together, then it is not only convenient, but necessary. Because Mommy can't lose it- who would find your missing ball jersey?

I encourage you to give this book a go, and if you do, promise me that you'll see it through. It's a quick 200 pages, and yes, it's mostly light and silly and reassuring. But it's that last chapter that seals the deal, reminding us of why we all endure the tribulations of all the events that came before. You want to be there for that ending.

Summary from Goodreads:
In this humorous memoir you’ll discover several mind-saving rules, which include:

- Don’t throw your pregnancy test away before the full three minutes is up.

- Unless there is a rush on the grocery store pending a zombie-virus outbreak, never take your kids shopping.

- If your toddler is going to chew on a Band-Aid, hope it’s one found inside the community swimming pools chlorinated pool and not one found in their locker room.

- Never throw up in a cookie sheet.

- Things can always get worse. You could discover your child playing with a used tampon applicator. It’s not a whistle, sweetie.

- And most importantly, the moment one of your children is seriously ill, forget about everything else. You have the greatest honor in the world – being a Mom.


What others are saying:

"A realistic and humorous take on motherhood. Are you in my house???" —Robin O'Bryant, author of Indie Best-seller, "Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves."

"Delightfully humorous with factual truths about motherhood and womanhood. You’ll immediately be hooked with her fun story-telling and hilarious hooks. A truly fantastic read that will not only lift your motherly spirit, but remind you what motherhood is truly all about… and it’s all worth it." —Karie Elordi, author of the popular blog "The Dating Divas"

Once upon a time, in a wonderful and carefree world, Rachel McClellan fell asleep in a warm and spacious bed, her long hair in great locks around her, and not a single blemish upon her face. Outside her window, bluebirds sang and the cloudless blue sky was full of promise.

However, when she awoke she discovered gum in her now ratted hair, a tiny, chocolate fingerprint smeared across her forehead, and four very wiggly children crowding her bed. There were no bluebirds singing outside her window (or perhaps she couldn’t hear them anymore), only a tornado, pulsing with thunder and lightening. Her world was in chaos, a raging storm on all fronts.

But what a perfect storm it was…

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