Synopses & Reviews
If you dont have anything nice to say about motherhood, then… read this book. Robin OBryant offers a no holds barred look at the day to day life of being a mother to three, running a household and the everyday monotony of parenting. Its not always pretty but its real. Whether she's stuffing cabbage in her bra… dealing with defiant yet determined daughters… yelling at the F.B.I... or explaining the birds and the bees to her preschooler… youre sure to find dozens of humorous and relatable situations. From the creator of Robin's Chicks, one of the Souths most popular blogs on motherhood, misunderstandings and musings, comes a collection of essays that will not only make you laugh and cry, but realize that youre not alone in your journey.
Sit back and relax, pour yourself some “mommy juice,” throw a fresh diaper on your baby and deadbolt the bedroom door to keep your kids out… because once you start reading you'll be too busy wiping away tears of laughter to wipe anybody's butt.
"O'Bryant's terrific collection of sketches about motherhood will make readers laugh and think. Besides O'Bryant (Second Helping), author of the humor column and blog Robin's Chicks, her three daughters are the stars, with husband Zeb appearing as wonderful, intelligent, yet still frequently inept partner. Youngest daughter Sadie is full of sweetness, while middle sister Emma is 'uncanny in her ability to seek, destroy, and then cover her tracks' and might have 'a bright future with Cirque de Soleil or as a cat burglar.' Oldest daughter Aubrey is always ready with tough questions, as when she spots her father in the bathroom: 'You an ele-pant, Daddy?' Sunday School and appeals to the Lord crop up, but these stories will appeal to readers from any background. Besides her candor about bodily parts and functions, O'Bryant admits to having 'the mouth of a sailor' as well as occasionally treating herself to a bit of 'Mommy Juice.' Some passages would make great stand-up comedy, like her chapter on road trips and her five-day pedicure instructions, but the author also provides keen observations, helpful suggestions (cabbage leaves to stop milk flow, anyone?), and considerable wisdom. Parents will find O'Bryant's book, like parenting itself, to be 'freakin' awesome.'" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Robin O'Bryant is a writer and stay-at-home-mom to three daughters born within four years. She finally figured out where babies come from and got herself under control. Robin survives the hilarity of motherhood by making fun of herself in her self-syndicated humor column, Robin's Chicks and on her blog by the same name. She tweets compulsively andover shares daily on Facebook as Robin Wiley O'Bryant. Come point and laugh.
Ketchup Is a Vegetable is her first book.