I tried. Really I did. I'd honestly never heard of the Mommy Shorts blog but since I dig a good reminder that I'm not the only parent flailing around from disaster to disaster I gave it a shot. It's not that there's nothing relatable about Wiles's book... there just wasn't enough. It's just another mommy book from a NYC based author living a lifestyle that only fellow NYC moms can really appreciate.
Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.
Parenting, Motherhood, Humor
Print/Digital (224 pages, ABRAMS)
Ilana Wiles is not a good mother. She’s not a bad mother either. Like most of us, she’s normal. From the creator of the wildly popular blog Mommy Shorts comes Ilana Wiles’s first humor book on remarkably average parenting. If you want solid advice about raising kids, this book is not for you. If you want to wallow in your own misery about how having kids is AWFUL, this book is not for you. This book pays homage to the every-parent and suggests that they are the people having the best child-rearing experience of all. Using Wiles’s signature infographics and photographs to illustrate her personal and hilarious essays on motherhood, the book is an honest guide that celebrates the fun of being a mom.