[amazon asin=0373892748&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Amber Dusick, author of Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures
Topic: Venting about the funny–and frustrating–moments of motherhood
Issues: Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes it just sucks; advice and commentary on sickness, sleeping, pooping, language, eating, and more
[amazon asin=045141814X&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink and Swear
Topic: True tales of one woman’s struggle to love her kids while losing her mind
Issues: Why family dinner are like herpes; how to avoid smashing toys that are being fought over; the joy of hearing that your son has murdered his imaginary friend.
[amazon asin=0307454339&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Izzy Rose, author of The Package Deal
Topic: One woman’s not-so-glamorous transition from single gal to instant mom
Issues: Social supports (or the lack) for step mothers; keeping expectations reasonable; dealing with the pressure to love the kids right away; dealing with the children’s biological mother; how to introduce the kids (“my step-kids” vs “my kids”)
[amazon asin=1592404553&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Amy Tiemann, author of Mojo Mom.
Topic: Nurturing yourself while raising a family.
Issues: how to negotiate a fair division of labor in the house; putting an end to the mommy wars; what happens to a new mother’s life when she brings home a baby? the huge identity shift that new parenthood creates.