‘Confessions of a Scary Mommy’ Book Is Addictive, Hilarious Fun

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Jill Smokler Scary Mommy

Confession: Scary Mommy Jill Smokler is awesome. And not just because Kathie Lee called her "smokin'" or Billy Ray Cyrus (you know, Miley's dad) said she has a "cool" last name while talking about her new book on the Today show today. Jill is an awesome mom blogger because she keeps it real and allows all the rest of us who screw up on a regular basis to keep it real, too. Confessions of a Scary Mommy, also the name of Jill's blog, is THE book you should be giving all moms-to-be and new mothers so they can get that notion of being "perfect" out of their mommy brains as soon as possible when they start having perfectly normal terrible thoughts like this:

Everyone thinks I'm such a great mom for teaching my daughter how to read already. It wasn't me. It was the LeapFrog pen. I had no idea she could read.

When I send thank-you notes to people I don't like, I dump an ass-load of glitter or confetti in the envelope just to passive-aggressively piss them off.

There's a brat bullying my kid at school. It's taking all of my might not to trip him every time I see him walking down the hallway.

I "accidentally" tripped a child on the playground yesterday.

I sometimes try to get sick, just so I have an excuse to go to sleep at 6 p.m.

My pregnancy has been blissfully easy, but I pretend to be crippled with exhaustion just so I can be alone. Otherwise, I might kill my husband.

Newborns are UGLY. Yes, even mine.

I'm 38 years old and I still pee in the pool.

Most nights, I end up doing my son's homework for him. It's wrong, but just so much easier.

I knew my daughter had lice but I sent her to school anyway because I didn't want to cancel my hair appointment.

Jill's book is a collection of the best confessions from her site, as well as some personal stories about becoming a mom and some of her own challenges and thoughts to put it all in perspective. Reading those confessions is pretty addicting and they make you feel pretty darn good.

But if you want more, you'll just have to order Jill's book, it's on sale now. You can also watch Jill's appearance on the Today show this morning -- she was on the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. time slots. She rocked it.

Care to confess anything yourself today? What's your biggest mommy confession?


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femal... femaleMIKE

It sounds like a book I would be interested in.

the4m... the4mutts

My 5yr old daughter had an accident in kindergarten a few weeks ago. I made her feel better by telling her "I peed my pants today too!"

She thought I was kidding......

I wasn't. I just sneezed too hard

Trisch Trisch

I am loving my copy so far. I have been in stitches pretty much from the get-go! Jill has the guts to say what most of us think, you gotta respect that -- whether you agree with her or not. I just cannot think of a reason why you wouldn't agree though!

TugBo... TugBoatMama

I saw these women on the Today show this morning and I must say these women are my soul sisters! I am getting a copy of the book pronto. Sanctimommies be forewarned: this one is definitely not for you.

Em Chappell-Root

the4mutts, I love you for that confession, after 3 kids and two surgieries, it happens to me too!

Heather Harrison

There’s a reason that Smokler’s work is on the number one list. Women are hungry for the truth about motherhood. We are like starving children in this area so when we find it we devour it as if it might be our last meal. Here’s why I think Smokler’s book is going to be just as successful as her blog:
http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/04/04/confessions-of-a-scary-mommy-is-finally-available/

the4m... the4mutts

Em- unfortunately, I've been this way since birth lol. My mom "potty trained" me *more like had good timing* when I was 11 months old. My bladder never devolped properly, and kids and also 2 surgeries made it that much worse.

Oh well, at least I made my kid laugh! Even if she thought I was kidding :)

Monamou Monamou

Sometimes i daydream of leaving my husband for having every other weekend off...

RoughGem RoughGem

Agh, some of these are pretty bad...


Sending your kid to school with lice and doing your kid's homework are the worst. Those are just irresponsible, and not in a cute "keepin' it real" kind of way.

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