The goal of parenting is to train your children to have slightly better manners than a dog. If you’ve achieved that by the end of day (or even if you’ve failed majestically trying), it is important to celebrate the little things. Like bedtime. And screw-top wine. And with Mommyfesto, by award-winning humor blogger Leanne Shirtliffe, you’ll learn the nitty gritty about what it means to be a real parent. Without resorting to stereotypical toilet humour, Shirtliffe finds humor in the insanity of raising children and celebrates using how-to-parent-like-an-expert books as paperweights for your child’s art collection in the recycling bin. Mommyfesto contains over 150 realistic (and downright humorous) truths about parenting, such as:
- A Band-Aid and a kiss solve most daily crises. So does talking like a pirate.
- Expectations of childrearing should be thrown out the window. It’s better than throwing out your child.
- If you can survive parented piano lessons, you can survive a Zombie Apocalypse.