Thursday, March 14, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Confessions of a Cereal Mother by Rachel McClellan


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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (written by the author)

I love ranch dressing, the homemade kind. It makes everything taste better. Coming in a close second are Mayo and real butter. Second, I want to buy Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and turn it into a sauce factory using the items I mentioned above. And I’d keep the Oompa-Loompas. I can tell by looking at them that they like the sauces as much as I do. Third, I would bring to life some of my favorite literature characters, such as Odd Thomas, Dr. Jekyll (Hyde can come too), Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennett, and Sherlock Holmes (because someone’s sure to die in this crowd), to break bread and dip the pieces into my Oompa-Loompa sauces.

A few other random things you may or may not want to know: I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, aka Mormon. I love to run. I love music just as much, dark, moody stuff. I love my TV shows, dark, moody stuff. I currently live in the New England area and am obsessed with its forests and cemeteries. I am married and have four young children. They are just as strange as I am, but they love the sauces, so we get along. I like sports. I especially love to play volleyball and racquetball. One day I’d like to get back into theater. And run for President. Of the world. But above all…I love to write.

To find out more on Confessions of a Cereal Mother and author Rachel McClellan, visit:

Confessions of a Cereal Mother: True Stories to Let Every Mother Know She's Not Alone in the CrazinessREVIEW

Can I just say: HILARIOUS! I will never look at motherhood the same way again.  After reading this book I have a much greater appreciation for my own mother who raised five children.  And it NEVER ends, the problems just get bigger.  In my opinions, there is no greater or more difficult job on the planet than motherhood. Raising children takes more stamina, patience, creativity, and love than any other job in existence.  McClellan does an excellent job of showing both the incredible challenges of motherhood, along with the amazing benefits of a job that is 24-7 and never ending.  Her stories are funny and sympathy-inducing. I seriously had to hold my tummy after laughing through some of her stories.  Working with children myself, I am now more grateful than ever that at the end of the day I get to send them home to their families. ;)  All I can say is thank goodness for the loving, nuturing mothers of the world! Highly recommended.


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