A celebration of the hilarity of everyday suburban family life and the daily battle of maintaining sanity in motherhoodHumorist Melissa Jarvis offers a hilarious look at American motherhood in an Erma Bombeck tradition updated for a new generation of harried moms. Each of the two dozen stories portrays an amusing real-life situation as the book's protagonist, a busy wife and mother of children aged five to seven, struggles to juggle work and parenting and to cope with the many aspects of modern motherhood for which she is not prepared. The goings-on in this happily dysfunctional household will have mothers laughing out loud as they identify with the frustrations, challenges, and small victories dealing with the Girl Scout cookie business, the terrors of crafting and volunteerism, babysitting nightmares, exotic pets, and foul smells of an unknown origin.
Author BiographyMelissa Jarvis is the author of a weekly Gannett-syndicated humor column, "Family Album." She lives in Laurel Springs, New Jersey.