{Book Review} : The Mother of all Meltdowns

Monday, February 24, 2014

Okay Mommies, we all have meltdowns, don't we? Feeling guilty of having them? I do. This book could not have come to me at a better time, as I am guilty of having them more frequently recently, due to the lovely terrible two's.  The Mother of all Meltdowns by Crystal Ponti is a hilarious book put together by mommy bloggers of stories of the finest and worst mommy moments ultimately ending in a "mommy meltdown" every single time. The best part is that all of these meltdown moments do not necessarily occur when these mothers' children are toddlers, half of them happen when they have grown kids!

“Are you getting sick? Where is the boy? How did you guys
get locked out?”
“WE did not get locked out. YOUR SON locked me out.”
-Jennifer Kehl

It was so nice to read something that was honest and REAL, for a change. These stories are real life stories from real moms, that actually happened. I loved that. It made me feel like I wasn't the only mom that totally lost it every once in awhile.

I was reading these stories, dying laughing and half the time I was telling myself, "yep that happened to me", or "me too, me too!!!". Sometimes, as a mother you simply just have to find the humor in the things that happen to you with your children. 

The book includes a bonus chapter, The Dirty Dozen: Coping with a mommy meltdown....Fabulous! You probably know all these tips on how to deal with these "episodes" yourself , but it's nice and comforting to hear them from a fellow mommy. One of the "Dirty Dozen"...

"Drink. Doesn’t have to be wine or liquor. In fact, it’s best to
avoid those before 10:00 a.m. A cool glass of water—splashed in
your face if you have to—can do the trick, or a quick taste of that
awesome homemade lemonade that you were saving for your
kids to use for their roadside stand might be enough to put you
back in balance."
-Melissa Swedowski

I, personally, pour myself a nice glass of Cabernet after I have had a mommy meltdown type of day. After I have put the kids to bed, of course. It tends to help me relax and solve all worries ;)

This is a must read for mommies!! It is available on Amazon.com for purchase!

Happy Monday Lovelies!


  1. That wine sounds like a great plan to me and trust me I to have taken to a nice glass once the kids go to bed from time to time myself. Thanks for the wonderful review of our book today!! :)

  2. Thank you so much for reviewing our book. I'm so glad that you liked it. I absolutely agree that it's such a breath of fresh air to hear what really happens when we parent our children!

  3. Thanks for the review Elda! I'm glad you liked the book!!

  4. Thank you so much for reviewing, Elda! So happy you liked the book!

  5. Jennifer's story was one of my favorites, although they all were so great because they were real! Thanks so much for the review! :)

  6. So funny! I'm not a momma yet, but it's good to know some great reads for when the day comes! Thank you for linking up with us today, girl! xoxo

  7. Pretty sure I need to read this book! Thanks for sharing!


  8. hahaha this looks fantastic! Can I get it for preliminary planning since I don't have kids yet? :) I'm sure I'll need it! xoxo Thanks for sharing!

  9. Pass me that wine! Thanks so much for writing lovely things about our book!


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