Because adulting is hard…

The last week of September really had me wishing for Fall weather. The Santa Ana winds brought the hottest days of the year to Southern California. I literally thought I was going to melt. I was so happy to wake up to cooler weather this morning and put jeans on! We got up at 4:30AM to go stand in line for coffee at a “pop-up” Luke’s diner from the show Gilmore Girls. 

I wanted to take a nap when I got home (because what could be more fun on a Fall day?), but of course the baby had other plans. Instead, I let her play on the floor and I curled up on the couch with a blanket and my new book: The Fireside Grown-up Guide to the Mom. I immediately fell in love with the humor in this book. Parodying classic children’s books, THE FIRESIDE GROWN-UP GUIDES (yes,there are more than just one) offer a darkly humorous and delightfully deadpan take on the complicated world around us—because life is just as confusing to a thirty-year-old as it is to a three-year-old. Preach!

An American adaptation of the U.K. bestseller list-dominating Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups, the series pairs images from beloved children’s books with subversive, laugh out loud (really!) new text to address the uniquely modern problems facing today’s “Dicks and Janes” and provides the gentle reassurance needed to grow up without giving up.

I folded over my favorite page and included it below. This page really struck a nerve. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom and making that my life, but I used to be known as more than just “B’s Mom.” *sigh*


Right now there are four installations in the series, The Fireside Grown-up Guides to..The Hangover, The Husband, The Mom, and To Mindfulness.  They each go on sale October 11, 2016; the Amazon links are above. I’m going to start on my next one tonight, The Husband; hopefully it will give me some insight into the complicated man I live with. 

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