Every Thanksgiving, we head down to Philadelphia from MA to spend the long weekend with our in laws. Last year’s five hour road trip ended with my biggest motherhood meltdown to date. There is a comedy of errors that happened along the way, but I ended the day locked in a bathroom, crying, and eating a cheese steak on the toilet.
For along time I’ve carried a lot of guilt with about that day. I realized it happens to everyone but thing is, not everyone talks about it. Recently, 30 bloggers put on their brave to share their own meltdown stories in the recently published The Mother Of All Meltdowns.
If you are a mother, have a mother, are about to become a mother, married/partnered/dating someone who is a mother, or just generally love honest, authentic, GOOD writing, this book is for you. This book is written by real mamas who are sharing their meltdown moments straight from the heart. You will laugh, you will cry, you might even snort your drink, but best of all, you’ll walk away knowing you’re not alone. Every mama melts down at some point.
I’d love to get into the details of each story with you, but I love them all so much I’d spoil them for you. But I will say this. My favorite story of the book came from Stephanie Farley who blogs at Crayon Marks and Tiger Stripes. Her meltdown came during a potty break while in the middle of a road trip. She and her toddler son were in the bathroom together. There was cheering on the other side of the door. FROM STRANGERS.
You could try to guess the rest of the story or you could pick up a copy and read all of her hilarious details. The Mother Of All Meltdowns is available in paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble or you can get it digitally for your Kindle or Nook.
Or, you can enter below for your chance to win a paperback copy, courtesy of Crystal Ponti who curated and edited these fabulous stories.
*Disclosure- I was provided a copy of The Mother Of All Meltdowns in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.