Book Review: “Just Tell Me I’m Pretty”

Have you ever read a book that felt like a long catch-up chat with an old friend? You know the one where you drink a little tea, and later some wine…there’s a lot of laughter…and a few tears…and sometimes both at the very same time. On my summer reading list this year, I tore through Read More

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Have you ever read a book that felt like a long catch-up chat with an old friend? You know the one where you drink a little tea, and later some wine…there’s a lot of laughter…and a few tears…and sometimes both at the very same time. On my summer reading list this year, I tore through Heather LeRoss’ new book “Just Tell Me I’m Pretty” while on vacation. I devoured the book in pretty much one sitting.

Disclosure: I’ve actually met Heather in person, and I’ve been a big fan of her writing for a long time. When I became the RealityMoms editor, she was one of the first people I invited to join our writing team. I relate to Heather on a personal level. I’ve also divorced and remarried. I’m a #boymom, and totally understand everything that encompasses. And my eldest has had some learning issues that have, at times, made it hard to figure out what to do.“Just Tell Me I’m Pretty” is a collection of essays about Heather’s life as a woman and a mother. Yes – there’s a bit of potty humor in it…but as a #boymom, it was nothing that I don’t hear five hundred times a day from my own farting and burping brood. Heather takes you into her confidence and writes bravely about her experiences with her son who has ADHD. She tackles the complications of blending a husband and a stepson into her already formed family. And as a girly girl who loves pink, she talks honestly about surviving a house now dominated by testosterone.

If you’re looking for a great fall read, you need to add “Just Tell Me I’m Pretty” to your list. And if you just want to know more about Heather, find her at TipsyTiaras, on Facebook or on Twitter.

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NYT Bestselling Author Andra Watkins

One of the perks of this blog is that I’ve been virtually introduced to some pretty amazing writers. But I’ve gotta say…today I’m pretty tickled. In November, I finished the book To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis by New York Times Bestselling Author Andra Watkins. The book is an interesting crossover of historical fiction Read More

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Have I Told You About Baron?

Yeah…I did. I did an interview with author Beth Teliho. We talked about her amazing book. AND she’s got a short story coming out in an anthology soon and I may have been a BETA reader.  OK, I was a BETA reader. And it was awesome. But I’ll tell you this. Beth has an awesome Read More

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Facing Surgery? Read This!

I bonded with writer Christine Carter from The Mom Café because we were both incapacitated by leg injury for a number of months. I was super excited to hear that she was writing a book to help others out with their recovery not only from similar injury, but from injury or surgery in general. She gave Read More

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I’m Lucky: My Friends are Inspirational Women Authors

I bought a new notebook today. I’m usually very comfortable typing when I write, but I got a nostalgic yearning to put pen to paper. I don’t know if it’s just a summer mood – but I really needed to feel the nib of my pen digging into a virgin sheet of paper. It’s quite Read More

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Order of Seven – Interview with Author Beth Teliho

In the course of my blogging, I have been introduced (virtually) to a cadre of incredibly intelligent and talented women who have shared their talents with the world – either by writing blogs – and some of them, even books.  I try not to fangirl (too much) with these women – especially after I’ve had Read More

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Negative Correlation Theory of Parenthood

I usually don’t spout scientific theory…but I was recently asked to do a review of “The Science of Parenthood” by Jessica Ziegler and Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, and as a result, have come up with my own theory of parenthood.  I am qualified to espouse this theory – because a) I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Read More

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Airing my Dirty Laundry #LoseTheCape

I have a system for doing laundry. Okay…maybe it’s not so much a system…there’s really not much system to it – it’s just my reality – but nonetheless it’s working for me. And today I’m going to share it with you. For free. First – I should point out that I didn’t do my own Read More

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Book Review – Three-Year Olds are A**holes

Don’t look for Pinterest type marshmallow fluff on Sarah Fader’s blog Old School Mom/New School Mom.  She tells it like it is.  Which is why her HuffPost Article – Three-Year Olds are A**holes went viral with (as of today) almost 60K shares on Facebook.  It’s a highly relatable piece to anyone who has ever had Read More

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