“Every mother, at some point, inevitably becomes her own worst enemy. In a millisecond, her halo crumbles and she has a moment so crazed it is forever known as the one…The Mother of All Meltdowns. The following anthology was written by women who have had their moments. Together we have experienced the anguish and frustration of the adult-sized tantrum. We have shed the tears, dropped to our knees in agony, and asked the age-old question, “Why me?” From poop-decorated rooms to having our liquid gold scrutinized and confiscated by TSA, we’re not afraid to share our collection of thirty tell-all stories. We are survivalists and know that within every meltdown there is a silver lining.”

The Mother of All Meltdowns was by far one of the most fun books I’ve ever read.  It took me a little longer than usual to read it with being so busy with my newborn son, but it was well worth it!  I read it many times during my late night nursing sessions with my son, and I must say it really helped.  While being dead dog tired, I was able to pop on my deemly lite iPad and enjoy a few laughs while my son filled his belly.

Being a new mom, this book was so fitting and relevant to me.  I could relate to many of the stories, and the others…well I’m sure I’ll be able to relate in no time.  I laughed and cringed, and thought to myself “That will be me one day.”.  Every expectant mom, new mom, and parent in general should read The Mother of All Meltdowns.  Its reminds you that you’re not in this game called parenting alone.

Its so easy to get discouraged and be uncertain about being a mother.  In the two months I’ve been a mom, I’ve gone through so many highs and lows.  Reading The Mother of All Meltdowns let me know that what I was experiencing was normal, and that every other mother has been through it as well.  I will definitely be re-reading it and I hoping for a part 2 in the near future!

The Mother of All Meltdowns: Real Stories of Moms’ Finest (Worst, Completely Awful) Moments is available on Amazon in paperback and for download on Amazon Kindle.  It is written by Crystal Ponti, who blogs over at MommiFried.com and a slew of contributing bloggers.


Tenns Reid

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  1. Thank you for reading/reviewing our book! And relating. And boy – I understand about being behind when you have a new baby. Glad you found it so relevant!!

    1. Your welcome! I’m so glad you all wrote it and were wiling to share your experiences. It really helps out those like me who are brand new to parenting and motherhood. 🙂

  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! You are right – mothers have so much in common and it helps to know you’re not alone. If you are experiencing something, chances are someone else has too. Enjoy that new baby!

    1. I absolutely did! I am so relieved that I’m not the only one going through some of the trials and tribulations of being a new parent. I am, however, enjoying my son everyday and seeing him grow and development has been so exciting. 🙂

    1. Your welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading it. Yes, I found it very encouraging. I’m so glad that a book like it exist for those like me who are new to the mom/parenting world. 🙂

  3. Thanks for reviewing our book. And congrats on joining the crazy-but-totally-awesome mama’s club! I wrote the story on breastfeeding, and I can’t tell you how many books I read in the early days of nursing baby #2. I sat with my Kindle and read everything in sight!

  4. Thanks for the great review! I honestly think all new moms should read it because no one tells you about these crazy experiences! Congrats on your little one. Hope you’re getting some sleep in here and there. 🙂

  5. I definitely felt the same way since I am a first time mom, too, girl! At some points, I could recall being like some of the kids when I was younger and that was a bit of a reality check about the Mommy point of view since I haven’t gotten to certain ages with my son yet. It was definitely a fun read.

  6. When I was nursing my newborns, I read a lot! It was actually my pediatrician who gave me that idea when I complained that I was so tired from getting up with the baby all night. Thinking about it now gives me such good memories…although at the time I just wanted a good night’s sleep!

    Thanks for reading The Mother of All Meltdowns and for the great review! 🙂

  7. Thanks for the great review, Tenns! It’s so true that all of the stories are fitting for any mom. I wish I had this book when I was nursing my son or when he was asleep. He refused to sleep in his bassinet or crib, so I spent a lot of time sitting up in a chair rocking him, bored out of my mind. This book would have been perfect for those tiresome nights.

    I’m so glad to be a part of this book! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing The Mother of All Meltdowns!

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