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I’m thrilled to be researching & writing my first solo book.

Think of it as a What to Expect When You’re Expecting for when what you’re expecting is to lose your identity and your sanity when you quit your job to become a stay at home mom. It’s the book I wish I had fourteen years ago, when I left my lucrative advertising career to become a stay at home mom. Leaving the office my last day felt a lot like driving a new car off the lot: my value dropped by a third just by crossing that threshold, and only got worse after years of being covered in Goldfish crackers. This book will be the guide moms need to redefine their time at home as a bridge to the next evolution of their career instead of a cliff they’re pushing their careers over.

If you’re interested in learning more about my progress writing the book and in being notified when it’s available, sign up for my newsletter in this handy little sign up form and I’ll add you to my list. Also, join me over at the Mom & … Facebook group where try to remind ourselves that our kids aren’t the only ones with interesting talents and hobbies. Last but not least, listen to the Mom & … Podcast where we’ll have professional career and life coaches help listeners (and me) answer all the big, and little, WTF questions about figuring out who we want to be when our kids grow up. Find more information about the Mom &… Podast here.

I’m honored to have my stories included in seven parenting anthologies.  These collections of short stories are perfect for busy moms – You can sneak in a story break, even if you only have a few minutes to spare.

Read the seventh book in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series!

Remember when we thought motherhood was hard when the kids were little? Ha! Now we realize it’s damn near impossible when they’re teenagers! The days of potty-training, bubble-wrapping every sharp corner, and begging for a freaking minute to pee alone are long behind us. We don’t read bedtime stories or sing lullabies to our children anymore. Instead, we’re communicating via TikTok videos and tracking them on their cellphones every time they leave the house. We lose sleep wondering if we’ve done enough or overdone it.

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This year has shown us that the future is decidedly female. While raising daughters has perhaps never been simple, it is growing more complex by the day. In a parenting age that often tells young girls that they are somehow “less than,” one award-winning publisher decided to assemble a collection of voices to celebrate the girls in our lives. These are those stories.

Learn more and buy here. Surviving Life With Boys

Raising boys is an amazing experience. There is nothing quite like the bond between a mother and a son. The Unofficial Guide to Surviving Life With Boys is a collection of hilarious and heartwarming stories from 35 fabulous bloggers.  If you have a son you are going to love this book!  Learn More & Buy Here.

But Did You Die Anthology

But Did You Die? is fifth hilarious installment in the New York Time bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series. But Did You Die? is a collection of terrible (but also kind of good) parenting advice from some of the funniest moms and dads on the ‘net. And that one super helpful childless friend we all have who loves to tell us we’re parenting wrong. Put your kids in front of the TV and let them eat junk while you read this book and laugh your tail off. We set the bar low so you can feel better about your parenting skills. You’re welcome.

I Just Want To Be Perfect - The Dusty Parachute
I Just Want to Be Perfect is the fourth book in the bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series. It brings together 37 hilarious and relatable essays that showcase the foibles of ordinary women trying to be perfect.
The cult of perfection is a thing. As women, we are constantly inundated with “helpful” and/or “ah-may-zing” tips to improve our looks, please our men, raise the next Einstein (in a wheat-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free environment), and feng shui the crap out of our homes. Whether it’s the hot new diet that involves only eating what you can forage from the floor of your minivan, bleaching everything from your hair to your teeth to your butt hole, or clearing your clutter by mindfully thanking your ratty underwear for its long, dedicated service before you toss them, we’ve all tried something to be more perfect. We all try strive for perfection and balance in our lives, and most of us fail–spectacularly. These are those stories.
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The girlfriends from It’s Really 10 Months are back with more hilarious and heartwarming stories about pregnancy, labor and delivery.

Welcome to the club of parenthood, however the heck you got here. We promise to make you laugh and give you that much needed break in the middle of all the crazy.

We have partnered with the most talented bunch of moms and dads to bring you the best, the funniest, and the most outrageous stories to get you from girth to birth.

Are you having strange cravings? Have you asked yourself what in the hell is happening to my body? Have strangers touched your belly? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then this is the book for you! Prop up your cankles, grab a bowl of your favorite ice cream covered in olives and have a laugh with our crew. Things are about to get real.


Martinis & Motherhood - Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!

Stories that inspire, entertain, and make you laugh ’til you pee. Plus martinis! And not just any-old-martinis—these ones were designed just for moms!

These tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF?! share a little glimpse into the lives of other moms, who are a lot like you. Through their tales, we’re reminded to savour the little things (like capturing extra morning snuggles), to let go of the stresses (they won’t be in that unfortunate phase forever), and to be grateful for the laughs that the unexpected brings (because laughing is better than crying and it may be the only workout our abs get!).

So shake up an easy-to-make martini, put your feet up (quickly, before the kids find you) and join us on our journey as we toast to the many clink-worthy moments that motherhood brings.

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