Being a Mom certainly has it’s reward, however there are days when I can hear myself on the delivery table with my first, so overcome with fear saying, “I changed my mind; I don’t want to be a mom!” I often joke my last child, Li’l Man, is why we don’t have seven. I dream of a vacation–not necessarily to a hot spot on the globe, but no cleaning, no referring the bickering, no cooking and no parental responsibility.
Jackie Hennessey feels my pain:
“After months of new-baby bliss, something happens. The poop, basically, hits the fan. In between the diaper changes, sleepless nights, and headachy afternoons, reality sets in. And we snap.” – Jackie Hennessey, How to Spread Sanity on a Cracker
I’m not a novice at this thing called Motherhood. I’ve done it a few times. There are moments when I break down and cry because I feel the children have driven me to the edge of the cliff and I’m on my tippy-toes looking over thinking it may be my sanity! After reading Jackie Hennessey’s book, How to Spread Sanity on a Cracker: Mom-to-mom Whines, Wheese, Rants and Recipes I know I am not alone. I suppose I’ve always known this, but there are moments, like when you are PTA President and one of your counselors asks, “What do you do?” and I reply, “I am my children’s mother!” Only be told, “Oh, so you have a lot of time for volunteering.” And for those of you who don’t get it, I really don’t. I have to budget it all in just like everyone else.
Hennessey has worked full-time, part-time and been a stay at home mom–just like me! She understands the challenges. Using the best methods of coping with the pressures of motherhood–let’s face it that all translates to vent and eat (with other moms)!
The book is unique. There’s recipes for tasty dips, all involve cheese! But beyond that there are some hilarious stories from moms across the nation. They made me laugh out loud. I loved the chapter on Prekids vs. Postkids and Thirty-Something Old Pharts. There is just so much I can relate to inside these pages.
“Some women never complain or compulsively eat refined sugar or carbohydrates,” says Hennessy, “Bless their hearts, because I am not one of them and this book is for the rest of us.”–Jackie Hennessey, How to Spread Sanity on a Cracker.
You’ll love VentingSessions.com – a site designed for moms to let it out! Go ahead…it might be what keeps your sanity!
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