When I was a new mom at home on maternity with my babies, I often wondered if I was doing things right. It was before the days of social media, group chats and texting, so I was left with old re-runs of A Baby Story on TLC and the times when I could squeeze in a phone call when my baby was napping. I would frequent a few message boards on websites, but for the most part, I felt pretty alone as a new mom. Any resources about Mom Life that I found didn’t talk about some of the funny parts, or difficult parts of being a new mother.
Fast forward several years and I happened to connect with author Meredith Ethington on a Facebook group about writing. We ended up chatting and striking up a bit of a friendship. When I say friendship, I mean that at first it was mostly me asking her questions and her very freely answering and giving me her time and resources. Meredith has a super active social media presence (see her Facebook page here) and she had already published an e-book about how to grow your Facebook page (which has been super helpful to me btw!) and she’s a terrific writer. I was a little in awe of her quite frankly.
When Meredith told me she was going to be publishing a book, she then also very generously answered all of my questions behind the scenes about publishing. If there is one thing about Meredith, I can attest to the fact that she is very thoughtful and giving. I’m a naturally curious person, and she is not one to shy away from that – she always responds to my inquisitive questions! Not only that, she is hilarious. Her first book, Mom Life: Perfection Pending – which is now available on Amazon – is a perfect mix of funny stories and honesty, and her absolute warm nature shines through. It is the book I wish I would have had as a new mom and mom of youngsters, but even as a mom of teens, there is plenty that I relate too. When your kids get older, you still are the life coach, the chef, and the housecleaner and most always, a chauffeur.
Meredith’s website, Perfection Pending, is a collective of Stories of Perfectly Real Parents. I’m proud to be a part of her writers on the website, and sincerely value the online friendship that we have too. If you are looking for a funny read for yourself, a baby shower gift or simply something to gift a friend, Mom Life: Perfection Pending, is the book that takes a real, honest and hilarious look at parenting.
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