From the humorist behind the popular Crash Test Parents blog comes this collection of cleanly hilarious, irreverently honest, and undeniably charming essays that humanize the challenges, frustrations and rare victories of every parent—unless you’re a perfect one, in which case this book is not for you.
Rachel shapes stories around the everyday happenings of parents—trying to leave the house with kids, eating at the same table as kids, wrestling plungers (and other undesirable “toys”) from the hands of kids. She opens a window into the trenches of parenthood, where she says you’ll feel like Cinderella without the fancy ballgown, dream of sleeping like Rip Van Winkle, and aspire to master that Pinterest perfect party—which won’t happen, by the way, because kids live to thwart their parents at every turn. Also, you’ll be so glad you’re here.
The essays collected in Parenthood: Has Anyone Seen My Sanity? are not only deeply introspective and encouraging but also wildly hilarious and entertaining. Rachel pulls her readers along for the ride of a lifetime (parenthood excepted, of course) and shows parents how they, too, can laugh at themselves, their situations and the antics of their children—laugh their way right into hope.
Parenthood: Has Anyone Seen My Sanity? includes essays like:
Things You Don’t Consider Before Becoming a Parent
Sleep While the Baby Sleeps and Other Unhelpful Advice
No, I’m Not Still Pregnant. This is Just My After-Belly.
Do I Ever Feel Like Giving Up? Every Other Minute.
That Frightening Time When Your Kid is Learning Autonomy
What Happens When a Kid Environmentalist is on Trash Duty
How to Talk Like a 3-Year-Old
Why Traveling With Kids is Maybe the Worst Idea Ever
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for a Pinterest Perfect Party
Parenting is Like Living In an Insane Asylum
and many more.
Called the Erma Bombeck of a new generation of parents, Rachel’s first full-length humor book in the Crash Test Parents series is sure to set parents laughing in recognition and relief that they are not the slightest bit alone.
Rachel is the mother of six young boys who daily give her inspiration for comical essays. Her essays can often be seen on Huff Post Parents, Scary Mommy and Babble. She lives with all her males in San Antonio, Texas, where she faithfully writes 5,000 words a day, five days a week.